Here's what these 17 Game of Thrones actors looked like before the show

The cast of Game of Thrones is brilliant and they are some of the most popular actors across the world but that wasn't always the case...

Game of Thrones is one of the most (if not the most) popular TV shows of today. The HBO fantasy drama has managed to attain a cult following at par with The Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who and Star Trek. It is more than just a show. It is a phenomenon! So, it does not come as much of a surprise that the cast of Game of Thrones has a huge and dedicated fan following.

It was through the grandeur of the show, that even recurring cast members found their way to fame. While some of them were pretty popular before as well, others made their major career breakthroughs thanks to this show for some of them, like Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, it was their first acting roles. But, are you aware of what the cast of Game of Thrones was like before they were cast on the show?

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Game of Thrones is currently making its way through its seventh season. The season finale will air on August 28.

Here is a side-by-side comparison of 17 Game of Thrones actors today and before they were famous:

1. Aiden Gillen (Petyr Baelish aka Littlefinger)- Before and After

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2. Carice van Houten (Lady Melisandre) – Before and After

3. Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) – Before and After

4. Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell) – Before and After

5. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) – Before and After

6. Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) – Before and After

7. Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont) – Before and After

8. Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon) – Before and After

9. Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) – Before and After

10. Kit Harington (Jon Snow) – Before and After

11. Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) – Before and After

12. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) – Before and After

13. Mark Addy (Robert Baratheon) – Before and After

14. Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) – Before and After

15. Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell) – Before and After

16. Rory McCann (Sandor Clegane aka The Hound) – Before and After

17. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) – Before and After

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