One of the most successful and insanely popular HBO series; Game of Thrones has taken us by storm! We just can’t seem to get enough of the dark and depraved atmosphere; garnished with sizzling, sexually charged scenes. If you share our fascination for the show, then you are going to love these 25 things you didn’t know about Game of Thrones:
Robb Stark is currently going out with Jenna Louise Coleman from Doctor Who.
Actor Richard Madden who plays the role of Robb Stark is said to be dating Doctor Who female star Jenna Louise Coleman.
Soon after Jon Snow disclosed his fancy for Richard Madden, Samwell Tarly told the media he felt just the same. In an interview, he said “I find family values very sexy, so I like somebody like Robb Stark. He’s the man that gets me hot under the collar. I’m going red just thinking about it.”
Game of Thrones’ Theon Greyjoy is related to Lily Allen.
Theon Greyjoy, played by actor Alfie Allen, is actually the brother of Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper, more professionally known today as singer Lily Allen.
Alfie Allen was engaged to the daughter of Ray Winstone.
In real life, Alfie Allen was all set to marry the daughter of actor Ray Winstone, Jaime Winstone. The two got engaged in 2008 but they broke up in 2010. However recent news reports have claimed that Alfie and Jaime finally decided to rekindle their romance.
Rory McCann is an avid supporter of the Scottish Green Party.
Scottish film and television actor Rory McCann, currently playing the role of The Hound may look menacing but he is actually more than most people give him credit for. McCann is an advocate of a green movement in Scotland known as the Green Party.
Aidan Gillen got his big break after he played his role in Queer as Folk.
Aidan Gillen, more commonly known as Little Finger, rose to fame after playing a role of a gay man named Stuart in the 2000 television series Queer as Folk.
Jerome Flynn used to be a member of a popular duo in the 1990s.
Actor Jerome Flynn who currently plays the role of Bronn used to be one of the two members of the 90’s crooner duo known as Robson and Jerome. The English pop duo was most active during the latter part of the 1990’s and was composed of Jerome Flynn and Robson Green.
Actor Jason Momoa is married to Lisa Bonet.
Jason Momoa, the one who plays the role of Khal Drogo, has been in a relationship with American actress Lisa Bonet since 2005 and were married in 2007.
Actor Jason Momoa played the Haka in his audition tape.
When actor Jason Momoa auditioned for the role of Khal Drogo, he performed the Haka, a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from the Maori people of New Zealand.
Jojen Reed played a significant role in the popular movie Love, Actually.
Actor Jojen Reed, the one who plays the role of Thomas Brodie-Sangster, has been in the acting field since he was a child. In fact, he was the kid in the 2003 British movie entitled Love, Actually.
Robert Baratheon played a funny role in the popular movie The Full Monty.
One of the most remarkable characters in the 1997 British comedy film The Full Monty was the fat guy named Fred. Today, the fat guy Robert Baratheon is doing justice to his role as Mark Addy.
Charles Dickens is an ancestor of Viserys Targaryen.
Actor Harry Lloyd, the one who played the role of Viserys Targaryen is the great, great, great grandson of famous English writer and social critic Charles Dickens. In fact, the country house owned today by Lloyd used to be Charles Dickens’.
Walder Frey played the role of a Squib in the popular movie Harry Potter.
Actor David Bradley who plays the role of Walder Frey was Argus Filch in Harry Potter, the caretaker of Hogwarts Witchcraft.
Ser Ilyn is a guitarist in a famous pub rock group.
Actor and musician Wilko Johnson who plays the role of Ser Ilyn is also the guitarist for the pub rock group known as “Dr. FeelGood”.
Actor Joe Dempsie had a role in the series entitled Skins.
Gendry used to play the role of Chris in Skins, a North American television series that first aired in 2007 and lasted until 2013.
Peter Dinklage played an amusingly sexy role in the American television sitcom Seinfield.
Actor Peter Dinklage who now plays the role of Tyrion Lannister used to be part of the hit American TV sitcom entitled Seinfield. In the series, he was the ‘wake up guy’ known for his sexy voice.
Peter Dinklage is a hard core vegetarian.
What most fans do not know about actor Peter Dinklage is that he is a vegetarian. In fact, he actually eats tofu in scenes where he is required to eat meat. He believes that being a vegetarian is the kindest thing he can do for animals.
Sean Bean bears a “100% Blade” tattoo on his left shoulder.
Sean Bean; the actor who played the role of Ned Stark, has a “100% BLADE” tattoo on his left shoulder in honor of his favorite football team Sheffield United AKA “The Blades.”
Jack Gleeson first rose to popularity for his role in Batman Begins.
Irish actor Jack Gleeson who currently plays the role of Joffrey Baratheon gained notoriety for his role of a young boy from The Narrows in the movie Batman Begins.
Joffrey Baratheon is afraid of heights.
In one of his interviews, actor Jack Gleeson disclosed that he was actually afraid of heights. He first discovered his fear when he and his family went to a hill in the West Coast of Ireland known as the Skellig Rock.
Joffrey Baratheon draws inspiration for his role from an actor in Gladiator.
In doing justice to his role as Joffrey Baratheon, actor Jack Gleeson is largely influenced by the acting of Joaquin Phoenix in the movie Gladiator. He admits that whenever he sits on his throne and does that smirk on his face, he is reminded of Phoenix.
Jaime Lannister is an awesome cook.
Jaime Lannister, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is a great cook. He is known for his “wicked chicken,” a dish where Parma ham is stuffed under chicken skin.
Samwell Tarly also appeared in the movie Merlin.
Actor John Bradley currently plays the role of Samwell Tarly. Long before he undertook the project, he was part of the movie Merlin.
Jon Snow dated Ygritte in real life.
Actor Kit Harington who plays the role of Jon Snow dated his co-star Rose Leslie (Ygritte) in real life. Sadly, the relationship did not last.
Kit Harington is a big fan of Bjork.
Kit Harington (Jon Snow) admits that he is a huge fan of Bjork, an Icelandic singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and producer. In one of his interviews, he shared how he freaked out when he saw his idol sitting next to him in a restaurant in Iceland.