With an iconic storyline, Game of Thrones became popular among young adults in 2011. Not only did Game of Thrones offer splendid visual effects and spectacular sets, but it also produced inspiring characters.
Characters in the show were played mainly by renowned British actors. With their award-winning performances, these actors were able to win the hearts of millions of viewers all around the globe. These are some of the most outstanding TV series that have aired and have been very popular among the watching audience. These TV series star some of Game of Thrones‘ most professional and skillful actors.
10 Downton Abbey stars Iain Glen, known as Jorah Mormont throughout Game of Thrones
Iain Glen, the actor who played Jorah Mormont’s character, starred in the popular TV series Downton Abbey. He played the character of Sir Richard Carlisle.
For a long time, throughout Game of Thrones, Jorah is one of Daenerys Targaryen’s most loyal servants, and as a character, he is best defined by the relationship he shares with Danny. Jorah is motivated by his love for the Mother of Dragons and almost all of his actions revolve around her.
9 Ygritte, Jon Snow’s former lover, appears in The Good Fight
Rosie Leslie, also known as Ygritte in Game of Thrones, played role of Maia Rindell in the series The Good Fight. This show was a spin-off of the original show The Good Wife.
Ygritte is first introduced as a wildling. She is short-tempered but trustworthy and has a kind of courage rarely seen throughout Game of Thrones. Despite their different personalities, she comes to exert a lot of influence on Jon Snow for a couple of seasons, and she is someone that comes to care deeply about him.
8 David Bradley & Jacob Anderson co-star in Broadchurch
David Bradley, who played several successful characters in different movies, as well as the character of Walder Frey, played the role of Jack Marshall in the TV series Broadchurch. House Frey comes in as close second for most hated House in GoT, after the Lannisters. It is in large part because of Walder Frey. Walder’s hateful act of betrayal in “The Rains of Castamere” was made even worse by the arrogance with which the Red Wedding was carried out. Walder Frey will forever be remembered as one of GOT‘s most loathsome characters.
David Bradley was accompanied by Jacob Anderson, also known as Grey Worm, another Game of Thrones’ actor, who played the character of Dean Thomas in Broadchurch. Torgo Nudho would have followed Daenerys to the ends of the world—with an unshakeable loyalty for his queen.
7 Skins starred multiple Game of Thrones actors
Skins was a British TV series that starred Hannah Murray (Gilly), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), and Joe Dempsie (Gendry).
In Skins, Hannah Murray played the character of Cassie Ainsworth, Jacob Anderson played Ryan, and Joe Dempsie played the character of Chris Miles.
6 Maester Luwi can be seen in HBO’s Chernobyl
The great Chernobyl TV series stars Donald Sumpter, who is known for his character of Maester Luwin. Donald Sumpter played the role of Zharkov in the renowned Chernobyl TV series.
5 Pedro Pascal plays an even more heroic role in The Mandalorian
Pedro Pascal, the actor who played Oberyn Martell’s character, starred in the Disney Plus series The Mandalorian. He played the role of the titular character.
Oberyn Martell didn’t even make it past Game of Thrones’ Season 4—he is completely crushed to death by Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane after showboating, assuming his opponent to be dead.
4 Sherlock starred Mark Gatiss, known for his role of Tycho Nestoris in Game of Thrones
The popular TV series Sherlock welcomed Mark Gatiss, known for his character of Tycho Nestoris throughout Game of Thrones. Mark Gatiss played the character of Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock.
3 Ian McElhinney is Grandpa Joe in Derry Girls
The actor Ian McElhinney, also known as Barristan Selmy from Game of Thrones, played the role of Grandpa Joe in the series Derry Girls. He plays the role of the main character’s grandfather.
In Game of Thrones, Barristan Selmy, The Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, betrays the Iron Throne by joining Daenerys. Barristan Selmy, a great swordsman, is unfortunately killed in Meereen by a surprise attack guided by the Sons of the Harpy. Barristan Selmy is one of the few truly noble characters in the series, making his early death quite heartbreaking.
2 Black Mirror stars multiple Game of Thrones actors, including Oona Chaplin, Donald Sumpter, & Faye Marsay
Black Mirror, a famous tech-dystopian TV series, starred many actors from Game of Thrones. Oona Chaplin, known for playing the character of Talisa Stark, starred in Black Mirror’s Season 2 episode “White Christmas” as Greta.
Several other Game of Thrones actors appeared throughout different Black Mirror episodes, including Donald Sumpter (Maester Luwin), Natalia Tena (Osha), Tobia Menzies (Edmure Tully), Jerome Flynn (Ser Bronn), and Faye Marsay (The Waif).
1 Jojen Reed is a chess champion in The Queen’s Gambit
One of the most popular TV series of 2020, The Queen’s Gambit, starred Thomas Brodie-Sangster, known for playing Game of Thrones’ character Jojen Reed. Thomas Brodie-Sangster plays the role of Benny Watts in The Queen’s Gambit, one of the fellow chess champions.
As a Greenseer, Jojen Reed has great insight and a great understanding of the world around him and is the one who helps Bran learn how to use his newfound powers. Jojen’s death is unbearably sad and probably represents one of the show’s most pointless deaths.