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.

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

6. Or as Katharine in The Jungle Book.

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

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.

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

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

12. She’s friends with Sansa IRL.

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

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.

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

17. And is a huge fan of Girls.

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.

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

21. She’s also good on Vine.

Run Sophie Run

— Sophie Turner (@Sophiee_Turner)

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Run Sophie Run

22. Behind the scenes, she raps with Joffrey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31. She is allegedly dating fashion designer Giles Deacon.

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

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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