‘Game of Thrones:’ Did You Notice These Characters Were Recast? (Photos)
From The Mountain to The Night King, these characters have been played by multiple actors
Ashley Boucher | September 3, 2017 @ 2:08 PM
Last Updated: September 3, 2017 @ 2:10 PM
Now that Season 7 is over, we have a giant "Game of Thrones"-shaped void in our lives. To help ease the loss, here's some "GoT" trivia for you. Did you know there has been a preponderance of popular characters who have been recast over the span of the hit HBO series? Browse through to learn who they are.
Ser Gregor Clegane
In Season 1, The Hound's older brother was played by Conan Stevens (left). When scheduling conflicts with his role as an Orc in "The Hobbit" arose, Stevens was replaced by Ian Whyte (center) for Season 2, who was playing a White Walker. Icelandic actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (right) took over the part for the remaining seasons.
One of Daenerys' love interests, the leader of the Second Sons, has been played by two actors. Ed Skrein (left), who played Daario in Season 3, told E! News in 2015 he left because of "politics." "It was a wonderful experience, but politics led to us parting ways," Skrein said at the time. Michiel Huisman (right) took over the role for Season 4 and beyond.
The young Callum Wharry's (left) first acting role was that of Tommen Baratheon, son of Cersei and Jaime Lannister. He played Tommen in the first two seasons, but by Season 4, Dean Charles-Chapman (right) took over the character. Charles-Chapman previously played the part of Martyn Lannister, Tommen's cousin.
The Three-Eyed Raven
For the very brief scene in which The Three-Eyed Raven is introduced in Season 4, the mystical character was played by British actor Struan Rodger (left). The role was taken over in Season 6 by Max von Sydow (right) for the meatier scenes in which he takes Bran through time.
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Another one of Cersei and Jaime Lannister's children, Myrcella, was recast after a two-season hiatus. In Seasons 1 and 2, Aimee Richardson (left) played the (bastard) princess after being a stand-in. But after Myrcella was sent to Dorne, she didn't reappear until Season 5. Nell Tiger Free (right) then took over the role to play the older Myrcella.
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The Night King
Richard Brake (left) played The Night King in Seasons 4 and 5, before the role was taken over by professional stunt performer Vladimir Furdik (right) from the episode "The Door" onward. In that episode, we see The Night King when he was still human, and the producers said they wanted to give the cold weather character a more distinctive look from the other White Walkers.
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