We imagine every character in George R.R. Martin's universe in a certain way. Likewise, as more and more characters are realized in HBO's Game of Thrones, we now ONLY envision the actors that way. How weird would it be to see HODOR walking down the street? Or Daenerys without her trademark platinum hair? Or Tyrion Lannister in jeans and a t-shirt? It just wouldn't be right.
Seeing Game of Thrones actors in other roles is just wrong. But where else have you seen the GoT cast? Here are some hints: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Love, Actually, and freaking Return of the Jedi.Well, these guys are actors, of course, so they HAVE, in fact, all played other roles - and done a damn fine job of it, too. Below are the most surprising roles played by GoT actors.
Rose Leslie - Downton AbbeyThe actress who plays Ygritte also played housemaid Gwen Dawson on "Downton Abbey" (2010).
Kit Harington - Silent Hill: RevelationThe actor who plays Jon Snow also played Vincent Cooper in the 3D horror movie Silent Hill: Revelation (2012).
Peter Dinklage - ElfThe actor who plays Tyrion Lannister also appeared as children's author Miles Finch in Elf (2003).
Julian Glover - The Empire Strikes Back
The actor who plays Grand Maester Pycelle also played General Veers in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980).