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How the Cast of Game of Thrones Aged from the First to Last Season

Updated August 2, 2019 28.2k votes 2.2k voters 95.0k views24 items

List RulesVote up the characters who have changed the most from the first to the final season of Game of Thrones.

From fighting white walkers to angling for a seat on the Iron Throne, viewers have been on the edge of their seats while watching the characters of Game of Thrones for eight seasons. From that gripping first season in 2011 to the eighth season's long-awaited premiere in 2019, the cast aged right along with the feuding families of Westeros.

How old is the cast of Game of Thrones? Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has portrayed Jamie Lannister on all eight seasons of Game of Thrones from the ages of 41 to 49. While Jamie has gone through a lot of physical changes, including the loss of a limb, Coster-Waldau looks as though he hasn't aged a day. From the ages of 37 to 45, Lena Headey has played Jamie's sister-with-benefits Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones seasons one through eight.

Kit Harington has played Jon Snow for all eight seasons of Game of Thrones from the ages of 24 to 32. Other Game of Thrones cast members include Sophie Turner, who was 15 when she first played Sansa Stark in season one, and Maisie Williams who has played Arya Stark during all eight seasons from ages 14 to 22.

Which Game of Thrones cast member do you think has changed the most? Check out the Game of Thrones cast members then and now list and vote the actors that look the most different up to the top.

  • Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran S is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list How the Cast of Game of Thrones Aged from the First to Last Season
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    Isaac Hempstead has played Bran Stark as he grows from a child into the three-eyed raven from seasons one to four and six to eight of Game of Thrones. Hempstead was only 12 in season one and will be 20 at the start of season eight.

    • Birthplace: England
    • Born: 1999-04-09
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  • Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list How the Cast of Game of Thrones Aged from the First to Last Season
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    Game of Thrones fans have watched Sophie Turner grow up playing Sansa Stark from ages 15 to 23.

    • Birthplace: Northampton, United Kingdom
    • Born: 1996-02-21
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  • Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list How the Cast of Game of Thrones Aged from the First to Last Season
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    From the ages 14 to 22, Maisie Williams has portrayed Arya Stark on Game of Thrones seasons one through eight.

    • Birthplace: England
    • Born: 1997-04-15
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  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie L is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list How the Cast of Game of Thrones Aged from the First to Last Season
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    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has portrayed Jamie Lannister on all eight seasons of Game of Thrones from the ages of 41 to 49. While Jamie has gone through a lot of physical changes – including the loss of a limb – Coster-Waldau looks as though he hasn't aged a day.

    • Birthplace: Rudkøbing, Denmark
    • Born: 1970-07-27
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