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Robb Stark

The Character: Robb Stark is the heir to Winterfell, as well as the King in the North. He is Ned and Catelyn Stark’s eldest child. As Ned’s son, he holds honor and justice highly and has great responsibility for the North.
The Actor: Richard Madden is a Scotland-born actor. He has a lot of achievement in English theatre.

 
Edmure Tully

Edmure Tully

The Character: Edmure Tully is Hoster Tully’s eldest son and Catelyn Stark’s younger brother. He is the heir to Riverrun. He often disrespects Robb as a King because Robb is his nephew.
The Actor: Tobias Menzies is a London-born actor. His career began with his appearance in popular UK series, like Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders, and Casualty.

 
Rickard Karstark

Rickard Karstark

The Character: Lord Rickard Karstark is from House Karstark that is sworn to the Starks. He is the head of the house.
The Actor: John Stahl is a British stage actor, as well as screen actor. He has gained many experiences in acting. He ever played in Frankenstein, directed by Danny Boyle, at the National Theatre, and starred in various BBC series.

 
Talisa Stark

Talisa Stark

The Character: Talisa Stark, née Maegyr, is Robb Stark’s wife. She is a nurse who meets Robb after a battle. She is from Volantis. In the book, this character is named “Jeyne”.
The Actor: Oona Chaplin is Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter. She grew up in Switzerland and Madrid, and now she has starred in several movies and BBC’s The Hour.

 
catelyn stark

Catelyn Stark

The Character: Catelyn Stark is Ned Stark’s wife and the mother of five Stark children. She is from House Tully, the eldest child of Hoster Tully. She holds duty and honor strongly, and loves her family. She also has strong faith in the Seven.
The Actor: Michelle Fairley is from Northern Ireland. She is a stage actor who has many experiences in theatres in London.

 
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Brynden Tully

The Character: Ser Brynden Tully, known as “the Blackfish”, is Catelyn Stark’s uncle. He is a skillful fighter and serves to King Robb, where he becomes his adviser and captain.
The Actor: Clive Russell was born in Scottish. He started his acting career from theatre and now has starred in various British TV series.

 
Roose Bolton

Roose Bolton

The Character: Lord Roose Bolton is the head of House Bolton that is sworn to the Starks. He is the Lord of the Dreadfort. He seems to be soft, as he never raises his voice. However, he is actually cold and can be very cruel.
The Actor: Michael McElhatton is a stage and screen actor from Ireland. He is also a writer.

 

The North

Bran Stark

Bran Stark

The Character: Bran Stark is Ned Stark’s fourth child, and second son. He is tough and holds his duty strongly, just like the rest of the Starks. His name is from his uncle, Ned’s late elder brother, Brandon.
The Actor: Isaac Hempstead-Wright is a British child actor. He has appeared in Kent Youth Theatre and some advertisement video.

 
Rickon Stark

Rickon Stark

The Character: Rickon Stark is Ned Stark’s youngest child, and son. He has a direwolf named Shaggydog.
The Actor: Art Parkinson is an Irish child actor. His mother, who is also an actress, has a drama school in Ireland. Before he stars in Game of Thrones, he has appeared in a horror movie, Red Mist, taking a small role.

 
Hodor

Hodor

The Character: Hodor is a stableboy in Winterfell who always takes Bran everywhere after he loses his ability to walk. He is friendly, childish, and easily frightened. Throughout the series, “Hodor” is the only word he says. That’s why he is called “Hodor, although his real name is Walder.
The Actor: Kristian Nairn is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is originally a DJ and musical performer. Hodor is his first acting role.

 
Osha

Osha

The Character: Osha is a wildling captured by the Starks. Although at first she attacks Bran, she finally befriends him and takes care of him and Rickon even when Theon sacks Winterfell.
The Actor: Natalia Tena is a British actress and musician. She sings and plays accordion in Molotov Jukebox. She also has appeared in various movies, including some Harry Potter movies.

 
Jojen Reed

Jojen Reed

The Character: Jojen Reed is Howland Reed’s son. He is from House Reed that is loyal to House Stark. He meets Bran on the road when Bran is escaping Winterfell, and finally becomes his ally. He is a warg.
The Actor: Thomas Brodie-Sangster is an English actor and musician. He has appeared in various TV movies as well as film.

 
Meera Reed

Meera Reed

The Character: Meera Reed is Jojen’s elder sister and Howland Reed’s eldest daughter. She and Jojen are looking for Bran to protect and accompany him to go north.
The Actor: Ellie Kendrick is a British actress, who has appeared in various TV series. She is best known for her role as Anne Frank in BBC’s The Diary of Anne.

 
Theon Greyjoy

Theon Greyjoy

The Character: Theon Greyjoy is Balon Greyjoy’s son and supposedly heir. He was taken by the Starks at the age of 10 after Balon’s Rebellion and was raised with the Starks children. He has to choose between Stark and Greyjoy before he finally belongs to neither.
The Actor: Alfie Allen is an English actor. He is Alison Owen and Keith Allen’s son, and Lily Allen’s younger brother. He has made appearance in various TV shows and films, as well as theatre.

 
boy

Boy

The Character: There is no official detail regarding the “Boy”. Fans speculate that he is actually Ramsay Snow, Roose Bolton’s bastard son. He is a sadistic boy who tortures Theon at the Dreadfort.
The Actor: Iwan Rheon is a Welsh stage and screen actor, as well as a musician. He has a band called The Convictions.

 

King’s Landing

tyrion-lannister

Tyrion Lannister

The Character: Tyrion Lannister is Tywin Lannister’s youngest child. He is called “The Imp” and “Halfman”, for being a dwarf. He is smart like his father, but is often despised because of the “shame” he has put into the family. He is cruel to his enemies, but deeply sympathizes outcasts and the mistreated.
The Actor: Peter Dinklage is an American actor, having great achievement on stage and in films. His first role was in The Station Agent as Finbar McBride.

 
Tywin Lannister

Tywin Lannister

The Character: Tywin Lannister is the head of House Lannister and Lord of Casterly Rock. He is a controlling man with lots of calculation. Though he loves his children Jaime and Cersei, he hates Tyrion for causing his wife’s death in childbirth and bringing shame to the family by whoring.
The Actor: Charles Dance is a British actor who originally studied graphic design before he switched to acting through theatre and finally, screen.

 
cersei lannister

Cersei Lannister

The Character: Cersei Lannister is Jaime Lannister’s twin sister (older). She is King Robert Baratheon’s wife and now the Queen Reagent. She is an ambitious woman, yet she often feels put aside because of her sex. She is always concerned for her children’s safety.

 

The Actor: Lena Headey is a British actress. She has starred in various films, including 300, where she played as a queen as well.

Lancel Lannister

Lancel Lannister

The Character: Lancel Lannister is Kevan Lannister’s eldest son (Kevan is Tywin’s brother). He was King Robert’s squire, but now has been knighted.
The Actor: Eugene Simon is a young British actor. He starred in some series and films, like Ben Hur and Casanova. Rumor has it that he was initially auditioned as Prince Joffrey, before he ended as Lancel.

 
Olenna Tyrell

Olenna Tyrell

The Character: Olenna Tyrell is Loras and Margaery Tyrell’s grandmother. She arrives at King’s Landing after King Joffrey and Margaery’s betrothal.
The Actor: Diana Rigg is a British actress, who has so many experiences is theatre as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She also has starred in many series and films. She was named Dame Commander of the British Empire.

 
Margaery Tyrell

Margaery Tyrell

The Character: Margaery Tyrell is from House Tyrell, Mace Tyrell’s daughter and Loras Tyrell’s sister. Though a woman, she is intelligent and sharp.
The Actor: Natalie Dormer is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors. She began as a stage actor before debuting on big screen. She also starred in Hollywood’s Captain America: The First Avenger.

 
Loras Tyrell

Loras Tyrell

The Character: Loras Tyrell, or “Knight of the Flowers”, is the heir to Highgarden. He is a skilled knight and warrior, despite his slender build. He is also good-looking, making him a heartthrob in the Seven Kingdoms.
The Actor: Finn Jones is a British actor. He is known for his acting in TV shows, such as Hollyoaks and its spin-off, Hollyoaks Later.

 
Sansa Stark

Sansa Stark

The Character: Sansa Stark is Ned and Catelyn Stark’s second child and eldest daughter. She is very feminine and beautiful, and does female leisure activities very well. She is not always in good relationship with her sister Arya, because Arya is “wilder”.
The Actor: Sophie Turner is a British actress who is a member of the Playbox Theatre in Warwick, UK.

 
Ros

Ros

The Character: Ros is a prostitute from Winterfell. She moves to King’s Landing then and works for Petyr Baelish. She is actually a minor character invented for the series.
The Actor: Esmé Bianco was born and raised in England. She has performed on stage many times and is active in modeling, cabaret, acting, and singing. She received BA in Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmith’s College.

 
Joffrey Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon

The Character: Joffrey Baratheon is the King of the Seven Kingdoms. He is strong-willed yet spoiled. That is what makes him temperamental, uncontrollable, and sadistic. He bears the Lannister appearance with blonde hair.
The Actor: Jack Gleeson started as a stage actor when he was a child and has starred in some major and indie films.

 
Tommen Baratheon

Tommen Baratheon

The Character: Tommen Baratheon is a prince of the Seven Kingdoms. He is Robert Baratheon and Cersei Lannister’s youngest child.
The Actor: Callum Wharry is from Northern Ireland. He is a child actor, and the role of Tommen Baratheon in Game of Thrones is his first experience in acting.

 
Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish

Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish

The Character: Lord Petyr Baelish, also known as “Littlefinger”, is a member of the king’s council. He is an ambitious and smart man, yet hard to trust. His house probably has the smallest holdings in all the Seven Kingdoms.
The Actor: Aidan Gillen (born Aidan Murphy) is an Irish actor, starting his acting career in Dublin. After he moved to London, he gained significant achievement both on stage and TV screen.

 
Grand Maester Pycelle

Grand Maester Pycelle

The Character: Pycelle has been a Grand Maester for several kings’ councils. He is now 84 years old, and because of his old age, his advice in the council has been dulled, despite his high education.
The Actor: Julian Glover is a British actor. He made his major debut in the Oscar-winning Tom Jones. He is very skillful in playing a villain and comedy relief.

 
Varys

Varys

The Character: Lord Varys, also known as “the Spider”, is the spymaster for the Iron Throne. He is a eunuch, who often hides his true motives and feelings. That is why many think that he is untrustworthy.
The Actor: Conleth Hill is an actor from Northern Ireland. Though he has starred in TV shows and films, he is still best known as a stage actor.

 
Bronn

Bronn

The Character: Bronn is Tyrion’s best “friend”, despite his being low-born. He is a skillful sellsword, with wolfish appearance and dark sense of humor and philosophy.
The Actor: Jerome Flynn is an English actor. His best known role is Corporal Paddy Garvey in the series Soldier Soldier. He is a direct descendant of Oliver Cromwell.

 
Shae

Shae

The Character: Shae is a young prostitute in Lannister armies’ camp. She then goes to King’s Landing with Tyrion, as she develops a relationship with him. There, she becomes Sansa’s maid.
The Actor: Sibel Kekili is a German actress of Turkish origin. She is best known for starring in Gegen die Wand (Head-On) and has won Lola Prize twice.

 
Podrick Payne

Podrick Payne

The Character: Podrick Payne is Tyrion Lannister’s squire. He is from House Payne that serves House Lannister. He is an honest, pure, and quiet boy.
The Actor: Daniel Portman is a young actor from Scotland. Before taking the role of Podrick Payne in Game of Thrones, he took small roles in some films, which are Outcast and The Angel’s Share.

 
Meryn Trant

Meryn Trant

The Character: Ser Meryn Trant is a knight in the Seven Kingdoms. He serves as a member of the Kingsguard.
The Actor: Ian Beattie is an actor from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has many experiences on stage, television, and in film. He starred as Antigonus in Alexander, making it his most well-known role. He also starred in The Tudors as well.

 
Ilyn Payne

Ilyn Payne

The Character: Ser Ilyn Payne is known as the King’s Justice, because he serves as the King’s executioner. He never speaks as he is unable. The Mad King Aerys had cut his tongue out.
The Actor: Wilko Johnson is originally an English musician, being a guitarist and songwriter. His band is a UK rhythm and blues band, Dr. Feelgood. His role as Ilyn is believed as his first acting experience.

 

The Riverlands

Arya Stark

Arya Stark

The Character: Arya Stark is Ned and Catelyn Stark’s third child and youngest daughter. She is tomboyish and spirited, as well as interested in fighting and exploring. It is said that she resembles her aunt, Lyanna Stark.
The Actor: Maisie Williams is an English child actress. Her role as Arya Stark is her debut in acting.

 
gendry

Gendry

The Character: Gendry is late King Robert Baratheon’s bastard son. He was a blacksmith’s apprentice back at King’s Landing. He was initially taken for the Black before finally wanders with Arya and Hot Pie.
The Actor: Joe Dempsie is an actor who debuted at the Central Junior Television Workshop. Since then, he has starred in many series, including Doctors, Merlin, and The Damned United.

 
Hot Pie

Hot Pie

The Character: Hot Pie is an orphan from King’s Landing, a baker boy. He was also taken for the Black along with Gendry and finally wanders with Arya and Gendry.
The Actor: Ben Hawkey has jus gained a few credits. He starred in the films The Kid and RA. One. He has won an honorable mention though, for the Sir Michael Caine Drama Award.

 
Sandor Clegane

Sandor Clegane

The Character: Sandor Clegane, commonly known as “The Hound”, is a retainer to House Lannister. His brother is Gregor Clegane, or “The Mountain”. He is called “The Hound” because of his family three-dog arms and his savage nature.
The Actor: Rory McCann is a multi-talented artist from Glasgow who began as a painter, before starting to appear in commercials, then TV shows and films. He is also a singer, pianist, and harmonica player, as well as a sportman.

 
Beric Dondarrion

Beric Dondarrion

The Character: Beric Dondarrion was once the Lord of Blackhaven. He was also a reputable warrior. Now, he is the leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners, a group of outlaws.
The Actor: Richard Dormer is an actor, as well as a playwright and screenwriter. He is from Northern Ireland. His most well-known performance is as Alex Higgins in Hurricane, written by himself.

 
Brienne of Tarth

Brienne of Tarth

The Character: Brienne of Tarth is Lord Selwyn Tarth’s only daughter, and thus the heiress of Evenfall Hall. Her siblings didn’t survive childhood. She is stronger and larger than many men, which makes her a skillful warrior.
The Actor: Gwendoline Christie is an actress from London. She stands 6’3” tall. She has appeared in many stage productions, and in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

 
Thoros of Myr

Thoros of Myr

The Character: Thoros is a Red Priest. He serves the Lord of Light, like Melisandre. He is from the Free City of Myr, in Essos, and now is a key member in the Brotherhood.
The Actor: Paul Kaye is a comedian and actor from England. He received bad name when he played Dennis Pennis in The Sunday Show. Now he’s known to play Mike Strutter in his own show, Strutter.

Anguy

Anguy

The Character: Anguy is a key member of the Brotherhood, like Thoros. He is a highly skilled archer, as he never misses his target.
The Actor: Philip McGinley is an actor from England. He has played in many stage productions. He is best known for starring in Coronation Street as Tom Kerrigan. He also has a small role in Prometheus.

Locke

Locke

The Character: Locke is believed to be one of the bannermen to House Bolton. Therefore, he serves Roose Bolton.
The Actor: Noah Taylor was born in London. His family lived in England and New Zealand before he moved to Australia and started his acting in theatre there. He has starred in many popular films, including Almost Famous, Lara Croft movies, Vanilla Sky, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

qyburn

Qyburn

The Character: Qyburn is formerly a master of the Citadel. Because of his “unordinary” health treatment, he was stripped of his chain. Now he serves the Bloody Companion, a sellsword group.
The Actor: Anton Lesser is a British actor who has appeared in many Shakespearian stage productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He’s known to play in Great Expectations from Charles Dickens. He also appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Jaime Lannister

Jaime Lannister

The Character: Jaime Lannister is Tywin Lannister’s son and Cersei’s twin younger brother. He is very famous in Westeros and is called as “Kingslayer” because he murdered King Aerys.
The Actor: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is an actor from Denmark. He debuted in a Danis film, Nattevagten (Nightwatch). He also played in Fox TV series, New Amsterdam and Virtuality, as well as in popular movies, like Black Hawk Down and Oblivion.

 

Dragonstone

Stannis Baratheon

Stannis Baratheon

The Character: Stannis Baratheon is King Robert Baratheon’s younger brother (elder to Renly Baratheon). He is a rigid man with a sense of justice. His aim is to gain his right for the Iron Throne after Robert’s death.
The Actor: Stephen Dillane is a highly respected stage and TV actor. He first worked as a journalist before he pursued acting. He has appeared in TV shows, including The Real Thing, and films, including The Hours.

 
Melisandre

Melisandre

The Character: Lady Melisandre of Asshai is a Red Priestess, serving the Lord of Light. She is in service to Stannis Baratheon, providing prophecy of future events and “black magic” to beat their enemies.
The Actor: Carice van Houten is a Dutch actress. She has played in TV shows and films in Netherland before making an international debut in Black Book. She also appeared in Valkyrie, Repo Man, and Black Death.

 
Selyse Baratheon

Selyse Baratheon

The Character: Selyse Baratheon is Stannis Baratheon’s wife. She lives in a secluded and gloomy tower, shutting herself from the outside world.
The Actor: Tara Fitzgerald is an English actress, grand-niece of actress Geraldine Fitzgerald. She has appeared in stage productions and well as screen production. Her debut is a romantic comedy Hear My Song.

 
Shireen Baratheon

Shireen Baratheon

The Character: Shireen Baratheon is Stannis and Selyse Baratheon’s only child. She has a lonely life, locked inside a tower. Her only escape are myths and stories from the book she reads.
The Actor: Kerry Ingram is a child actress from Britain. Her most well-known role is Matilda in the musical Matilda, which brought her to receive the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.