33 Things You Never Knew About The Women Of “Game Of Thrones”

We don’t need the Wester-bros.

1. Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey — it’s pronounced ‘Heedy’) found out about the role through Peter Dinklage.

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2. She’s a true Northerner, and grew up in Huddersfield (but was born in Bermuda).

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3. She has several tattoos, and enjoys the process. “I have found a state of peace unlike any other during a seven-hour session”.

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4. She respects the fandom too.

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5. You may recognize her from the Sarah Connor Chronicles.

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6. Or as Katharine in The Jungle Book.

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7. Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) played Mrs. Granger in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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8. She’s sat on the Iron Throne, but claims “it’s really uncomfortable.”

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9. And she didn’t expect the series to do as well as it did.

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10. Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) has never acted before — Arya is her first big role.

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11. She’s a dancer, and the showrunners are keen to include it somewhere.

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12. She’s friends with Sansa IRL.

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13. And she’s very dedicated to the books.

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14. She’s also great value on Vine.


— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams)

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15. You may recognise Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) from this advert.

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16. She’s very fond of her blonde Dany wig.

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17. And is a huge fan of Girls.

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18. Like Cersei, Daenerys respects the show’s fans.

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19. Talisa Maegyr (Oona Chaplin) is the grand-daughter of Charlie Chaplin.

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20. Sansa Stark’s (Sophie Turner) family adopted Zunni, the dog that played Sansa’s direwolf in the show.

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21. She’s also good on Vine.

Run Sophie Run https://t.co/wuiFSIZT1e

— Sophie Turner (@Sophiee_Turner)

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22. Behind the scenes, she raps with Joffrey.

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23. And she got a ‘congratulations’ card from the network for her wedding.

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24. Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) played Anne Boleyn in The Tudors.

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25. She is to feature in Elementary as Irene Adler.

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26. Gilly (Hannah Murray) played Cassie in Skins.

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27. Ygritte (Rose Leslie) was born in Lickleyhead Castle.

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28. And though she’s Scottish, she doesn’t have a Scottish accent.

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29. Before Game of Thrones, she was in Downton Abbey.

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30. Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) was going to be a gymnast as a youth.

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31. She is allegedly dating fashion designer Giles Deacon.

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32. Osha (Natalia Tena) was Tonks in Harry Potter.

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33. And she plays accordion in the band Molotov Jukebox.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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