Game of Thrones: the UNcastby kcalle94 | created - 10 Jun 2015 | updated - 04 Oct 2017 | Public
This is essentially a list of people that should have been and still be cast in Game of Thrones.
1. Mark Strong
Actor | 1917
British actor Mark Strong, who played Jim Prideaux in the 2011 remake of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), is often cast as cold, calculating villains. But before he became a famous actor, he intended to pursue a career in law.
Strong was born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia in London, England, to an ...
as Stannis Baratheon (Let's be honest, as much as we somewhat liked Stephen Dillane as Stannis, Mark Strong would have been better. Also the fact that he's played bad guys before, he could naturally be seen in that light because of the decisions Stannis makes)
2. Ray Stevenson
Actor | The Three Musketeers
Tall, dark, but somewhat gentle-looking actor Ray Stevenson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on 25 May 1964, on a British army base. His father was a British pilot in the Royal Air Force, and his mother is Irish. He moved with his family to Lemington, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England in 1972 at ...
as Victarion Greyjoy Lord Captain of the Iron Fleet (While he originally went for the role of Robert Baratheon; and would have taken a slightly darker tone such as being depressed after taking the Iron Throne, he would be fantastic as a Greyjoy.)
3. Lily James
Actress | Cinderella
Lily James was born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson in Esher, Surrey, to Ninette (Mantle), an actress, and Jamie Thomson, an actor and musician. Her grandmother, Helen Horton, was an American actress. She began her education at Arts Educational School in Tring and subsequently went on to study acting at...
as Jeyne Westerling (Stark) (I didn't really like the fact that her family betrayed Robb along with the Boltons and the Freys. But I really would have like to see Jeyne and Robb meet and "do the dirty". As much as I like the romance between Robb and Talisa, the fact that they made a love story is just stupid. They made Robb look like a jack-ass whereas in the books, Robb tries to be much like his father and does what he believes is the right decision.)
4. David Oakes
Actor | Vikings: Valhalla
David Oakes is a British actor who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and graduated in 2007. He is represented by Conway Van Gelder Grant Inc.
Before training professionally as an actor he studied at Manchester University where he received a first class degree in English and Drama. David ...
as Raynald Westerling (I would really like to see some interaction between Raynald and Robb, like Robb is trying to replace him with Theon after his betrayal)
5. Robbie Kay
Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Robbie Kay was born on September 13, 1995 in Lymington, Hampshire, England, UK. He is an actor, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Once Upon a Time (2011) and Fugitive Pieces (2007).
as Edric Storm (I can totally see him playing the kid. Edric doesn't have a real role in the books, but I can see him as the obnoxious kid who brags about the cool mom/dad he has)
6. Izzy Meikle-Small
Actress | Never Let Me Go
Izzy Meikle-Small was born in March 1996 in Hove, East Sussex, England, UK. She is an actress and producer, known for Never Let Me Go (2010), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and Private Peaceful (2012).
as Shireen Baratheon (recast) (Izzy had gone after the role of Sansa Stark but didn't get the part. While I don't hate the performance of Kerry Ingram, Izzy might've done a better job at portraying the sweet and sympathetic Shireen)
7. Rupert Friend
Actor | Hitman: Agent 47
Rupert William Anthony Friend is a British actor, screenwriter, director, and lyricist. He first gained recognition for his roles in The Libertine (2004) and Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005), both of which won him awards for best newcomer. He portrayed George Wickham in Pride & Prejudice (2005)...
as Willas Tyrell
8. Sam Heughan
Actor | Outlander
Sam Roland Heughan was born April 30, 1980 in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. When he was 5 years old, he and his brother and mother moved to the area of the city-New Galloway. Sam grew nearby Kenmure castle, where he and his brother played as children. An accomplished stage and ...
as Garlan Tyrell
"Garlan the Gallant"
He would've been either Loras Tyrell or Renly Baratheon. It's only fitting if not them, then be the most bad-ass of the Tyrell brood; the better warrior than Loras and less of an arrogant gloryhound
Alternative casting choice: Hugh Dancy
9. Tom Weston-Jones
Actor | Warrior
Tom was born to parents Nick and Irma on June 29 1987 in Burton-on-Trent in the English West Midlands. He has two siblings, sister Bethan and brother Ben. His parents were drama teachers at the school in Dubai where he and his siblings were educated. He was in a school production of "Blood Brothers...
as Lazy Leo Tyrell
10. Will Tudor
Actor | Game of Thrones
William James Sibree Tudor was born on April 11 1987, in London to two doctors and comes from a medical family, at one time considering following in his parents' foot-steps. Brought up in the Stratford-upon-Avon area Will read English at Leicester University graduating in 2008, and it was here, ...
as Harrold "Harry" Hardyng "Harry the Heir" "The Young Falcon" (Mostly because he seems to match the pure physical description of Harry at the moment. If he wasn't so busy playing a man-whore, I could definitely see him portraying the young brash cousin of the Lord of the Eyrie
11. Max Minghella
Actor | The Handmaid's Tale
Max Giorgio Choa Minghella is an English-born actor and filmmaker. He was born in Hampstead, London, England, the son of choreographer Carolyn Choa and the late Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella. He is the half-brother of Hannah Minghella, who has also worked in film.
Minghella is a former ...
as Prince Quentyn Martell (It kinda annoys me that they have not included the Dornish plot. Chris is one of my favorite actors and I think that he would do a fairly decent job in portraying him)
12. Yolanthe Cabau
Actress | Polis Akademisi: Alaturka
Yolanthe was born on March 19, 1985 on the Balearic islands of Ibiza. She has a Spanish father and a Dutch mother. She moved to the Netherlands when she was 5 years old and had most of her upbringing there. At the age of 16 Yolanthe started her acting career.
In 2001 She starred in the "School TV" ...
as Princess Arianne Martell (She is EXACTLY how I pictured Arianne to look like!)
13. Ben Hardy
Actor | X-Men: Apocalypse
Ben Hardy was born Ben Jones on 2 January 1991 in England, United Kingdom. He grew up in Sherborne and attended The Gryphon School.
Ben starred in The Judas Kiss (1998) play, written by David Hare, in 2012 and played the character Arthur Wellesley, a member of the hotel staff. The play was held in ...
as Gerris Drinkwater I can see totally him as the brash, confident and headstrong companion of Quentyn
14. Christian Antidormi
Actor | Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Christian Antidormi was born on May 20, 1992 in Sydney, Australia. He is an actor, known for Spartacus (2010), Strike Back (2010) and Home and Away (1988).
as Maester Kedry
15. Ed Speleers
Actor | Downton Abbey
Ed Speleers was born on April 7, 1988 in Chichester, England, UK. He is an actor and producer, known for Downton Abbey (2010), Outlander (2014) and Wolf Hall (2015).
as Cletus/Archibald Yronwood I actually liked the Quentyn Martell storyline and a condensation of the these two characters being alongside Quentyn would be cool
16. Jessica Brown Findlay
Actress | Brave New World
Jessica Brown Findlay is an English actress. She is known for Emelia Conan-Doyle in the British comedy-drama Albatross (2011), Winter's Tale (2014), This Beautiful Fantastic (2016) and Lady Sybil Crawley in ITV's Downton Abbey (2010). She also starred in the TV series Misfits (2009) and mini-series ...
as Bella Rivers (I found that part in the book to be kinda funny, and honestly, I think it would be kinda funny to see Arya give like a scowl or retch/gag at Bella making a pass at Gendry
17. Kate Bracken
Actress | Calibre
Kate Bracken is known for Calibre (2018), Being Human (2008) and Killing Eve (2018).
as Mya Stone (I really would like to see the friendship presented between Sansa and Mya)
18. Mitch Hewer
Actor | Behaving Badly
Mitch Hewer was born on July 1, 1989 in Bristol, England, UK. He is an actor, known for Behaving Badly (2014), Britannia High (2008) and Skins (2007).
as Edrick "Ned" Dayne (I really wanted to see the interaction between Edrick and Arya, and a potential rival for Gendry; as it kinda seems like they're both romantically interested in her in some way. Not to mention, bring back the majority of the Skins cast!)
19. Michael Malarkey
Actor | Project Blue Book
Michael Malarkey was born on June 21, 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is an actor and composer, known for Project Blue Book (2019), The Oath (2018) and The Vampire Diaries (2009). He has been married to Nadine Lewington since June 6, 2009. They have two children.
as Sigorn, Magnar of Thenns (He's just got a really intimidating look about him that would make him perfect as a Thenn)
20. Kathryn Prescott
Actress | Skins
Kathryn Prescott (born 4 June 1991 in London, England) is an English actress best known for her role as Emily Fitch in the double BAFTA-winning teen drama Skins (2007). Prescott was born in Palmers Green, London, and is six minutes older than her twin sister Megan Prescott. Prior to professional ...
as Alys Karstark
21. Eline Powell
Actress | For Elsie
Eline Powell is a Belgian actress. Powell was born in Leuven, Belgium. She has a brother. When she was in high school she participated in theater classes. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2011 with a BA degree in acting, with special skills in ballet, Hip Hop, Flamenco, ...
as Jeyne Poole (Its really *beep* up and strange that they gave her plot to Sansa. But overall, she's a pretty good actress and seems close as to how she is described. And assuming that Sansa and Jeyne are the same age, she's about Sophie Turner's age)
22. Craig Horner
Actor | See No Evil
Craig Horner was born on January 24, 1983 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for See No Evil (2006), Legend of the Seeker (2008) and Once Upon a Time (2011).
as Soren Shieldbreaker
23. Tabrett Bethell
Actress | Dhoom:3
Tabrett Bethell is a talented Australian film, television, model and theater actress. Prior to her acting career, she worked as a cheerleader for the NRL (National Rugby League) Cronulla Sharks. She was also a model for the Chadwick Model Agency in Australia. Bethell trained at Australia's Leading ...
as Val "The Wildling Princess" (Same with Arianne Martell; she's exactly how I imagined her to be)
24. Rupert Young
Actor | Doc Martin
Rupert Young is an English actor best known for his role as Sir Leon in the medieval fantasy fiction series, Merlin.
Though acting from a young age, Rupert has often praised his drama teacher for encouraging him to study at drama school. In order to raise the funds, he took on a number of jobs ...
as Addam Marbrand
Addam is regarded as a close companion to Jaime and a skilled commander in the Lannister army. I would've liked to see a camaraderie between him and Jaime
25. Thomas Law
Actor | The World's End
Thomas Law was born on 17th December 1992 in Hertfordshire, England. His first TV appearance was a minor role in four episodes of Casualty in 2005. His most notable role to date is that of Peter Beale in the popular soap opera EastEnders, taking over the role from James Martin. Thomas played the ...
as Josmyn Peckledon "Peck" (Jaime's newest squire who he tries to instill the concepts of chilvary and bravery a knight must have. I'd really like to see a sidekick-like dynamic between the two)
26. Jamie Bamber
Actor | Battlestar Galactica
Jamie Saint John Bamber Griffith known professionally as Jamie Bamber, is a British actor, known for his roles as Lee Adama in Battlestar Galactica and Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin in the ITV series Law & Order: UK. He also had a supporting role as 2nd Lt. Jack Foley in the HBO miniseries Band of...
as Daven Lannister He's one of the actual good Lannisters in the books and one of the most kick-ass and interesting.
27. Travis Fimmel
Actor | Warcraft
Travis Fimmel was born near Echuca, Victoria, Australia, to Jennie, a recreation officer for the disabled, and Chris, a cattle farmer. He was raised on a 5500-acre farm located between Melbourne and Sydney. Until the age of seventeen, his life was spent at school and working on the family farm, ...
as Aurane Waters "Bastard of Driftmark" "Lord of the Waters"
28. Robert Sheehan
Actor | The Umbrella Academy
Irish actor Robert Sheehan was born in Portlaoise, County Laois, the son of Joseph and Maria Sheehan. His father was a member of the Garda Síochána, the police force of the Republic of Ireland. As a child, Sheehan was interested in performing music. He learned how to play the banjo, the bodhrán, ...
as Satin Flowers I just like Sheehan and I honestly think that they missed out on a really great character and the friendship he has with Jon Snow
29. Saffron Burrows
Actress | You
Saffron Burrows, known for her work in critically acclaimed films, this fall reprises her role in the hit Netflix show YOU, season 3. Burrows previously starred in the Golden Globe winning Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle. In 2019 Burrows directed the short films: Michael & Indigo, starring Jason...
as Taena Merryweather "Taena of Myr"
30. Pana Hema Taylor
Actor | Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Pana Hema Taylor is known for Spartacus (2010), Boy (2010) and Dirty Laundry (2016). He was previously married to Danielle Cormack.
as Andrey Dalt Knight of the Lemonwood
31. Anna Shaffer
Actress | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Anna Shaffer was born on March 15, 1992 in London, England, UK. She is an actress, known for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).
as Sylva Santagar
32. Reece Ritchie
Actor | The Lovely Bones
Reece Ritchie was born on July 23, 1986 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, UK. He is an actor, known for The Lovely Bones (2009), Hercules (2014) and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010).
as Daemon Sand "The Bastard of Godsgrace"
33. Tamzin Merchant
Actress | Carnival Row
Tamzin Merchant is a British born actress, writer and director. She grew up in Dubai and was cast in her first professional role as Georgiana Darcy in Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice (2005). She attended The University of Cambridge to read Education Studies and continued to develop her career as...
as Tyene Sand While not disagreeing on the original casting choice, Tamzin is a blonde and is rather known for being able to portray the supposedly sweet and innocent girl
34. Michelle Lukes
Actress | Strike Back
Michelle Lukes is a mixed race, British actress from London. She trained at Bristol Old Vic and graduated in 2007 winning the Newton Blick award for versatility. Michelle is best known for playing Series Regular Sgt Julia Richmond in the HBO/Sky production 'Strike Back', and Lisa Torres in the BBC ...
as Sarella Sand
35. Ivana Baquero
Actress | El laberinto del fauno
Ivana was born in Barcelona, Spain. She graduated High School at The American School of Barcelona.
She got her big break in 2006 when Guillermo Del Toro cast her as the lead in his critically acclaimed fantasy thriller "Pan's Labyrinth." The role of Ofelia was originally intended for an ...
as Elia Sand "Lady Lance"
36. Christian Cooke
Actor | Love, Rosie
Christian Louis Cooke was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. He began his acting career at the age of 10 when he appeared in a production of Bedazzled at the Bingley Arts Centre. His first television appearance was in a commercial for Birds Eye beef burgers. His career has progressed from ...
as Qarl the Maid or Tristifer Botley The Ironborn are some of my favorite characters and having Yara's Ironborn lover or childhood crush explored in the show would be decent at best.
37. Jack Donnelly
Actor | Atlantis
Jack Donnelly is a British actor, writer and director. He trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama. He is best known for his roles in BBC's 'Atlantis', feature films 'FriendsGiving', 'United We Fall' and 'Slayers'.
In 2021 he wrote, directed and starred in the award winning short ...
as Qarl the Maid or Tristifer Botley The Ironborn are some of my favorite characters and having Yara's Ironborn lover or childhood crush explored in the show would be decent at best."
38. Robert Carlyle
Actor | The Full Monty
Robert Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left him when he was four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting ...
as Tom O' Sevenstrings
39. Danny Dyer
Actor | The Football Factory
Danny Dyer was born in the Custom House area of east London, England, on 24th July 1977. Danny was spotted at a Sunday Drama School for underprivileged kids, in Kentish Town, by the agent Charlotte Kelly who got him an audition for the part of Martin Fletcher in the Granada Television series Prime ...
as Donal Noye Typically cast as the "hard man", he could bring out the vast potential this character has to offer from humbling Jon Snow to giving his assessment about the Baratheon brothers
40. Tom Wisdom
Actor | 300
Tom Wisdom was born on February 18, 1973 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK. He is an actor, known for 300 (2006), The Boat That Rocked (2009) and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008).
as Iron Emmett Emmett is a really skilled swordsman and is something of a friendly rival to Jon; it would have been great to see that.
41. Alex Pettyfer
Actor | Magic Mike
Alexander Richard Pettyfer was born in Hertfordshire and raised in Windsor. His mother, Lee (Robinson), is an interior designer. His father, Richard Pettyfer, is a fellow actor. His parents divorced and Alex now has a younger half-brother, James, from his mother's re-marriage to a property ...
as Mychel Redfort
42. Brenock O'Connor
Actor | Game of Thrones
Brenock O'Connor was born on April 9, 2000 in Sackville Road, Worthing, West Sussex, England, UK. He is an actor, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Dickensian (2015) and Alex Rider (2020).
as Devan Seaworth
He would have done a much better role as Davos's third youngest son; squire to King Stannis and friend (possible crush) to Shireen Baratheon
43. Sam Claflin
Actor | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
English actor Sam Claflin was born in Ipswich, England, to Susan A. (Clarke), a classroom assistant, and Mark J. Claflin, a finance officer. As a child, he was football-mad, often going to see his favorite team, Norwich City. He was a talented footballer, playing for Norwich schools at city level ...
as Justin Massey(?)
(He could definitely bring out Justin's playful teasing and mockery as well as being as serious as can be when the situation calls for it)
44. Jack O'Connell
Actor | Unbroken
Jack O'Connell was born in Alvaston, Derby, England, to Alison J. (Gutteridge) and John Patrick O'Connell. His mother is English, and worked at British Midland, and his father was Irish (from County Kerry), and worked on the railways for Bombardier. Jack went to Saint Benedict Catholic School, and ...
45. Brian Cox
Actor | Succession
Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish ...
46. Dominic West
Actor | The Wire
Dominic West was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West. He is an actor and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Chicago (2002), 300 (2006), The Affair (2014) and The Forgotten (2004). He has been married to Catherine Fitzgerald since June 26, 2010. They have ...
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