It would be a gross understatement to say that Game of Thrones is huge. The mega fantasy TV show from HBO has regaled and scared viewers, right from its debut back in 2011. The series has a loyal global fan-following that is emotional towards it as a family. However, there have are some people who haven’t been watching the show with the same sentiments – the actors who refused to be a part of the show.
Although TV viewers enjoyed the breathtaking action and drama, these actors would have simply spent time imagining how their careers would have been and wonder at the epic proportions acquired by Game of Thrones. That must be really a terrible feeling. From the tiniest roles to the leading characters, Game of Thrones has converted all its cast members into permanent stars because it is not just another regular TV show, it is a mega event, and the people listed here came to realize this truth the painful way.
We don’t have the slightest doubt that these actors would have done a great job playing these roles, but, is it even possible to imagine another actress to play the Emilia Clarke’s character of almighty Daenerys? Can you think of any other lady apart from Lena Headey as the Cersei Lannister? (That lady has sheer villainery dripping from her). It is probably a great thing that the casting turned out the way it is. However, try consoling these unfortunate souls. Let’s have a look at these 15 famous and unlucky actors who slammed doors on the opportunity called Game of Thrones.
15. GILLIAN ANDERSON (CERSEI LANNISTER)
14. DOMINIC WEST (MANCE RAYDER)
13. MARK STRONG (STANNIS BARATHEON)
12. JENNIFER EHLE (CATELYN STARK)
11. LILY ALLEN (YARA GREYJOY)
10. GILLIAN ANDERSON (MELISANDRE)
9. BRIAN COX (UNKNOWN)
8. PERDITA WEEKS (ROSLIN FREY)
7. TAMZIN MERCHANT (DAENERYS TARGARYEN)
6. RAY STEVENSON (UNKNOWN)
5. JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER (NIGHT’S WATCHMAN WAYMAR)
4. SAM CLAFLIN (VISERYS TARGARYEN)
3. DANNY DYER (PYP)
2. SAM HEUGHAN (RENLY BARATHEON/LORAS TYRELL)
1. IZZY MEIKLE-SMALL (SANSA STARK)