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- 6Up 514Down 277CHARACTER:Gendry is a blacksmith’s apprentice from King’s Landing.
BACKGROUND:Joe Dempsie got his start in acting at the Central Junior Television Workshop in Nottingham which led him to securing roles in Doctors, Peak Practice and Sweet Medicine. He had his big break when he landed a role in Skins as party boy Chris and he delayed his education to work on the show. Since then, he has had appearances in Merlin and Doctor Who and recently starred in The Damned United alongside Michael Sheen.
Age: age 27
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Institution: Central Junior Television Workshop, West Bridgford School
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- 7Up 589Down 361CHARACTER: Tyrion Lannister, is Tywin Lannister’s third child, he his nicknamed "The Imp" and "Halfman". Tyrion shares his father’s talent for political maneuvering, no one in his family respects him because of his deformity. Tyrion is a fan favorite due to his sharp tongue. He can be very cruel when it comes to his enemies, but also has great sympathy for fellow outcasts and the mistreated.
BACKGROUND: Peter Dinklage
is four feet five inches tall, and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and the Welsh School of Music and Drama in Wales. He worked in several off-Broadway productions and wrote his own play entitled Frog. He made his film debut in Tom DiCillo’s 1995 independent comedy Living in Oblivion as the dwarf in the dream sequence. He then appeared in Safe Men, Bullet, Never Again, and Just a Kiss before returning to independent comedies. He received Independent Spirit and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actor for his performance in in Tom McCarthy’s The Station Agent. Last year he won the Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister.
Age: age 45
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States of America
Profession: Actor, Voice acting
Institution: Bennington College, Delbarton School
Medical Conditions: Dwarfism
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- 8Up 871Down 591CHARACTER: Kovarro, is not a character that appears in the books. However, we can deduce that he is likely a Dothraki character. The speculation is that he may be replacing Elyes Gabel’s Rakharo in season two.
BACKGROUND:Steven Cole is a British actor and model. He was born and raised in Liverpool and attended Calderstones School. In 1996, by chance, Cole had the opportunity to audition at Mersey TV to make his acting debut in Brookside. He has also appeared in Doctors and Merseybeat for the BBC.
Age: age 32
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
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- 9Up 593Down 415CHARACTER: Ser Jorah Mormont is an exiled knight. Mormont fled Westeros to escape execution for trading in slaves, and entered the service of the last Targaryens, Viserys and Daenerys.
BACKGROUND: Iain Glen was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and University of Aberdeen and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. After graduation he won the Bancroft medal, and appeared in many films such as: Gorillas in the Mist, Rosencratz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Silent Scream. In 1998 he returned to stage to star opposite Nicole Kidman in The Blue Room,he stared in Beautiful Creatures, and Tomb Raider (2001) playing Angelina Jolie’s arch villain, Powell. Returning to stage, he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play for The Crucible in 2007. He also had a recurring role on the hit series Downton Abbey as Sir Richard Carlisle.
Age: age 53
Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Institution: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Aberdeen, Edinburgh Academy
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- 10Up 490Down 426CHARACTER: Viserys Targaryen hopes to return to Westeros and reclaim his father's throne so he arranges the marriage of Daenerys to Khal Drogo, hoping to buy Drogo's armies with her, and to use them to reclaim the Seven Kingdoms. Viserys demanded Drogo's aid and verbally abused his sister, Drogo, considering Viserys rude and too dishonorable to be a king or ruler of any sort, keeps giving him the runaround about what Viserys thinks is owed to him, while Daenerys, imbued by her newfound power as Drogo's khaleesi, began to stand up for herself, refusing to let Viserys bully her. The final straw was when he drew a sword in the sacred city of Vaes Dothrak (where it was forbidden to carry weapons or spill blood) and threatened the life of his sister and Drogo's unborn baby unless he received the crown Drogo promised. Drogo responded by "crowning" him with molten gold, killing him.
BACKGROUND: Harry Lloyd played Will Scarlet in the first two seasons of the BBC drama Robin Hood before staring on Game Of Thrones.
Age: age 31
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Institution: Christ Church, Oxford, Eton College
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