- 6Up 496Down 263CHARACTER: Eddard Stark, Eddard, Ned, is the head of House Stark and Lord paramount of the North. He is a dedicated husband and father, a loyal friend and an honourable lord. He becomes Hand of the King to his lifelong friend Robert Baratheon when the previous hand dies in suspicious circumstances. He follows his predecessors footsteps and uncovers an incestuous relationship between Queen Cersei Lannister and her brother Jaime Lannister. Robert dies after being injured while hunting and Eddard challenges the legitimacy of his successor Joffrey Baratheon. Eddard is betrayed by his political allies and arrested for treason. He confesses to the crime to protect his family.
BACKGROUND: Sean Bean is best known for playing Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and, previously, British Colonel Richard Sharpe in the ITV television series Sharpe. He is also known for his film work playing such roles as Alec Trevelyan in GoldenEye, Jason Locke in Essex Boys, Odysseus in Troy, Ian Howe in National Treasure and Andy McNab in Bravo Two Zero.
- 7Up 416Down 229CHARACTER: 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.
- 8Up 464Down 264CHARACTER: 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.
- 9Up 754Down 445CHARACTER: 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.
- 10Up 314Down 185CHARACTER: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.
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