The women of Game Of Thrones in real life

Carice Van Houten

We don’t know about you, but we are dying to see what the characters from Game of Thrones look like in real life. With winter on its way, and the new season upon us, let’s celebrate all the women on the show, and see what they look like in real life, compared to their characters as the seasons have progressed. You’ll be surprised at how many of them are really friends in real life too, and that warms our heart. You might not recognize some of the characters without their luscious locks and hair gel and makeup, these photos are a lot of fun. We even love how some of the co-stars have found love on the show and the incredible relationships they have forged all these years on. With all the excitement over the coming series, take a look at these wonder women.

Carice Van Houten

Carice Van Houten is an acclaimed Dutch actress, who has won many awards for her talents. In Game of Thrones Van Houten played the role of Melisandre of Asshai. Speaking of her role she said “I’m [Stannis’] right hand. I manipulate him. I take the decisions for him almost. I wouldn’t say I’m a very sympathetic character. I have a great wig, great red hair. I hope I did it right”.

Carice Van Houten

There are many wigs used on set, and among the 30 or so hair pieces that the characters’ wear, they can cost up to $7,000 each! She is amazing in her wig we wonder if she misses it off set.

Gwendoline Christie

British actress and model Gwendoline Christie won the fans over in Game of Thrones, and became a show favorite depicting the character Brienne of Tarth. When choosing the right actress for the part, the director stated: “We looked at a dozen actresses who were reading for Brienne, and one actress who WAS Brienne.”

Gwendoline Christie

Since the show, she has also featured in in the new Star Wars trilogy, playing Captain Phasma, also in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Christie has also made appearances in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Hunger Games.

Natalie Dormer

Natalie is a British actress, and plays the role of Margaery Tyrell in Game Of Thrones, starting from season 2. Speaking of her character she stated: “I find, about Margaery: ‘Oh, she’s another malicious, calculating character who’s after the Throne.’”

Natalie Dormer

Before the show, she was an actress in her own right, starring as Anne Boleyn in the very acclaimed program The Tudors. She was also in The Hunger Games last two films. In the show, she wears a brown wig, however in real life, she actually has blonde hair. She is stunning both on screen and in real life.

Kerry Ingram

Kerry Ingram plays Princess Shireen Baratheon in the show. She appeared in the third, fourth, and fifth seasons until her untimely death, which fans were in uproar about. Ingram started her career in musical theater when she was nine. She won the Laurence Olivier Award for her role as “Matilda” in Matilda the Musical.

Kerry Ingram

She also has a small part in the renowned film Les Misérables. Speaking of her final scene, she stated: “It was such a different experience, nothing I’ve ever done before. And yeah, I was sad when the scene finished filming. I wish I could do it again.”

Nell Tiger Free

Many of the fans were heartbroken and truly mourned for the death of princess Myrcella Baratheon when she was killed off the show. English actress Nell Tiger Free, who played Myrcella in the HBO series truly wowed over viewers with her role.

Nell Tiger Free

The English actress has also released an album called Long Drives and Sunsets, which is comprised of five alternative/indie tracks. She used to date her fellow co-star Dean Charles Chapman.

Lena Headey

Headey is a British actress, most iconic for her character of Cersei Lannister. For this role, she has received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. Headey first made her big screen appearance in Waterland (1992), and has carried on featuring in British films and on television.

Lena Headey

She also had leading parts in The Brothers Grimm (2005) and 300 (2007) Ripley’s Game (2002), Dredd (2012) The Purge (2013), and 300: Rise of an Empire. We cannot wait for her in the final season.

Sibel Kekilli

Kekilli appeared as a guest star in the show’s primary season, and has since become one of the show’s regular characters. The German native portrays the character of Tyrion Lannister’s mysterious, lover, Shae. She reached international recognition and fame for this role.

Sibel Kekilli

She stated that she is ‘proud of the way women are portrayed on the show’, claiming that Shae is one of these strong women.” She feels that women are equal to men, and that isn’t always the case in shows.

Indira Varma 

Indira Varma is a British actress who made her first debut on the big screen in Kama Sutra, and then went to feature in The Canterbury Tales, and the Netflix series Paranoid.

 

Indira Varma

In Game Of Thrones, she plays the role of Ellaria Sand, the paramour of Prince Oberyn Martell. Originally, she came onto the show as a guest character in the fourth season, and became part of the main cast in the fifth season.

Esme Bianco

Bianco said goodbye to a burlesque career when she became the fiery redhead, Ros, fighting her way to a position of power within The King’s Landing brothel. The 29-year-old English actress was only supposed to appear in just the pilot, creating intrigue with the viewers, as they never know what to expect from her character.

Esme Bianco

“No matter where any of the characters think they’ve gotten to in terms of power, there’s always somebody that’s willing to beat them down”.

Gemma Whelan

Whelan is a British actress and comedian, also a jazz and tap dancer and trained in musical theatre. The talented individual was cast as the fierce and proud character of Yara Greyjoy in Game Of Thrones.

Gemma Whelan

She started from the second season and became a recurring cast member from then onwards, with the season finishing as she is led in chains through King’s Landing. She lives in London with her husband and two year old child.

Diana Rigg

Rigg has been acting since 1965 and is an acclaimed actress, first making her stage debut for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She received Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Olenna Tyrell in GOT.

Diana Rigg

Also known as “The Queen of Thorns, the season 6 finale was quite monumental for the character.

Hannah Murray

Hannah Murray first got her start on the screen portraying Cassie Ainsworth in the UK teen series Skins. For this she gained a BAFTA award, and was chosen for GOT in 2012. She has also been nominated with her castmates for two SAG awards.

Hannah Murray

She plays the part of Gilly, one of Craster’s many daughters. Let’s see what season 8 brings for Gilly. When not filming, Hannah enjoys quiet time and laying low.

Maisie Williams

The now 21 year old was just 14 when she won her leading role in Game of Thrones. Off the screen, the fire-cracker is actually best friends with her co-star Sophie Turner and will be her bridesmaid when she marries her fiancé Joe Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers.

Maisie Williams

She is also a passionate advocate about the problems with social media, and admits that she gets trolled just as much as anyone. She will appear in a channel 4 drama called Cyberbully.

Rose Leslie

In 2012 Leslie got the part in GOT from season two onwards. On set, she and Kit Harrington fell in love and the fans went wild. Nobody could get enough of the two of them together.

Rose Leslie

They announced that they had got engaged in 2017 and in June 2018 they got married in Scotland, in a castle owned by her family. In 2016, Leslie starred in The Good Fight, a CBS drama.

Hannah John Kamen

Hannah is an English actress, in Game Of Thrones, she plays the character of Ornela, who is part of the Dosh Khaleen and takes a liking to Daenerys Targaryen.

Hannah John Kamen

She only appeared in two episodes of the show, but has also starred in a range of box office hits, including a role in Star Wars The Force Awakens and Ant-Man and the Wasp, and an episode of the Netflix series Black Mirror.

Michelle Fairley

Michelle Fairley is an Irish actress, who has appeared in many top movies, and is widely acclaimed. You may also recognize her as the mother of Hermione Granger in the final two Harry Potter movies.

Michelle Fairley

In GOT she plays the part of Catelyn Stark, replacing Jennifer Ehle, She was chosen for the particular part, after directors saw her play “Lady Macbeth” in a play opposite Ewan Mcgregor. She is a well-loved character.

Faye Marsay

Faye is an English actress, predominantly acting on stage and on screen. She is most recognized as Anne Neville in The White Queen, and also featured in Doctor Who. In Game Of Thrones, she plays the Waif in both seasons 5 and six.

Faye Marsay

After fans took the show very seriously, they often commented on her social media about her character, which led her to famously quit her social media pages in 2016.

Natalia Tena

The British actress and musician has a lot of credits to her name, such as the film About A Boy with Hugh Grant, and The Harry Potter film series.

Natalia Tena

She also sings in a band and plays the accordion. In the series Game Of Thrones, she plays the character Osha, when originally she was just supposed to be a guest star but was kept on and returned through to the fourth.

Nell Williams

Nell’s character in Game Of Thrones is the young Cersei Lannister in season 5 for the flashback scenes. Due to her young age, before filming she had never even see the show or read the books, she tried to read them but said they were too long.

Nell Williams

Speaking of the role she said “I think the importance of this scene is making sure the audience knows how she became the person she is. And that was really interesting to do.”

Tara Fitzgerald

Tara is a British actress, and has featured in the TV series The Camomile Lawn and Waking The Dead. She joined the cast of Game Of Thrones in its third season playing the character of Selyse Baratheon.

Tara Fitzgerald

She spoke of when a fan saw her “He hugged me, lifted me off the ground and swung me round, saying: ‘It’s you, isn’t it?” “It was one of those amazing sweet moments that I didn’t expect to be having at this stage in my life.”

Keisha Castle- Hughes

The Australian born, New Zealander has not only appeared in GOT as Obara Sand from season 5, but since the show, she went on to appear in Star Wars Episode III and also had a small cameo in The Walking Dead.

Keisha Castle- Hughes

She was even nominated for an Academy Award for best actress in her role for Whale Rider, when she was only 13 years old, making the youngest nomination at the time. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Aimee Richardson

Aimee Richardson is a Northern Irish actress who rose to fame after playing Georgina in Miss Conception, a romantic comedy in 2008. In 2011 she got her chance to shine, receiving her role in Game Of Thrones playing the character Myrcella Baratheon, but she only lasted two seasons after being exiled.

Aimee Richardson

After the show, she also featured in The Sparticle Mystery in 2016 and another television show My Mother And Other Strangers.

Sahara Knite

Sahara Knite is a British model, actress and features in many adult films. Her real name is Saeeda Vorajee. She was cast in Game Of Thrones in 2010, and plays the character Armeca.

Sahara Knite

Originally she played a guest role, but her character was continued into season 2. She was cast for the role, as she is very comfortable in this type of character, and of course it got many fans talking.

Sophie Turner

The blonde beauty won over fans in her television debut of Game of Thrones, playing one of the main characters Sansa Stark. She turned down a career as a ballerina to be an actress, and she has proven herself so far.

Sophie Turner

The now 22 year old is currently engaged to singer Joe Jonas, and is best friends with co-star Maisie Williams, frequently showing off pictures on her Instagram page with the hashtag #mofie. We can’t wait for the wedding.