Spot the random GOT actor

Dame of Mercia
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:24 am

As I'm based in the UK and the showrunners decided that an English accent would be the "go-to" accent for Westeros, I suppose I (and my countryfolk) am (are) a little more likely to see actors who have played in GoT in other productions. I don't want to go over the really well-known examples but I came across one that surprised me last month. My TV is down so I've caught up via the internet on some shows I missed the first time round and watched Canal+'s "Versailles". It was a strange kettle of fish - sometimes it adhered to historical fact, sometimes it went into wild realms of fancy. I did enjoy it though I think some of the cast were a lot better looking than their historical counterparts and they had an English actor and a Welsh actor playing the king of France and his brother who were, well French, and a Swiss actress playing Charles II's (of England's) sister and the queen of France who was Spanish in real life was played by a French lady. And there, 11 lines into my post we come to the random GoT player. Elisa Lasowski who played Louis XIV's queen, Maria Theresa, also played a small part in GoT in season 3 (the prostitute Bronn is with when Pod summons him to guard Tyrion near the beginning of the season). I didn't pay that much attention at the time but she is a bona fide actress and a capable one at that.

Peter Dinklage has shared screen time with some attractive ladies on GoT but arguably his female co-star in this 2005 film was one of the loveliest though rumour has it she was something of a bitch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AaX-0H38NE

Has anybody else spotted any random GoT actors in anything?

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:19 am

In British drama "No Angels" about nurses who were not particularly angelic (show dating from the earlyish 2000s) at 1.16 Yoren's actor gets embroiled in a fight [not one he started] in this clip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdASN6rpgNA

Both Yoren and Lancel were in "House of Anubis" - children's series - I can't find a clip of Lancel acting in that show but here he's doing a cover of a Selena Gomez song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrQngZ_cuek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0pHchAZmsA - Yoren as Victor (Viktor) in "House of Anubis"

and an even younger Lancel in the 2005 version of "My Family and Other Animals" (adaptation of Gerald Durrell's book) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3P0GKvYwG0

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Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:35 am

These posts are only for fun really (and I'm avoiding spoilers like the plague). I may have mentioned this one in a thread on the main site at some occasion but in the 1989 made for TV The Fifteen Streets based on a Catherine Cookson book a young Sean Bean played the bad brother (at about 1 minute in) and Owen Teale (Ser Allier) played the good brother - at about 5 mins or 5 mins and a bit (I'm not suggesting anyone wades through the whole film - it's about 3 hours long. ▶ 3:18:34
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM_YRo97gRc

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Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:48 am

I'm sure this has been mentioned before but at 1.00 Maester Aemon as "Grouty" (Harry Grout) the prisoner who organised all the smuggling and other nefarious doings under the noses of the prison guards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xOldHAIXXo The show was called "Porridge" - slang term for jail time.

Same programme but no GoT actors, but trivial fact, the younger actor here was Kate Beckinsale's father (he died while Ms Beckinsale was still a child) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEsxfpK_8L0
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Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:24 pm

I didn't post a link to Elisa Lasowski as Her Majesty Queen of France, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8WDw0xu-UU

She appears at about 0.03 in the clip linked above and talks a bit later.

Richard E Grant who played Lady Crane's boss, the rather disagreeable actor manager, played the title role in the 1999 dramatisation of The Scarlet Pimpernel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGhL_Ep2TdU The link I have posted is one of those clips that someone has put to a song.

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:53 am

A teenage Jessica Henwick (Nymeria Sand) in BBC children's series Spirit Warriors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIi-lsqawvU


Michael McElhatton (Roose) when he was a bit younger as Rats from the Flats in Irish comedy Paths to Freedom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adv4XGIhlzo
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:59 am

This one I'm really not sure about but in this video made by a then singer (as in sang catchy pop songs, not anything frightfully highfalutin') who is now more known as an actress - is that Rob Stark at about 1.43 with sunglasses on? Whether it's him or not the person is only an extra and not on screen very long but there is definitely a resemblance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkRf7gDVT54

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Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:04 am

Again, I'm not sure about this one and it's one of those times when someone has put a pop song to extracts of a series they liked, but is it "The Tickler" at circa 0.15 on this video holding a knife to the throat of the Queen of France in The Musketeers? https://youtu.be/0s_zT4w7IBQ

I can't get it to copy over but Billie Piper played a part-time prostitute in a series called "Belle de Jour" and in the last episode Iwan Rheon played a customer who realised he had been at school with her; very different from Ramsay.

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Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:53 am

From the revival of Miss Saigon an actor from the Philippines who was playing the Engineer in the revival (and played a street urchin in the original) explains that back in 1989 no-one thought it strange (not in London anyway) for Jonathan Pryce, aka the High Septon to play an Asian part. JP is at about 1.50(ish) on the clip https://youtu.be/GaREa3vfgbU

In a 2007 British programme The Street Jodhi May and Michelle Fairley play the working class mothers of a murdered boy and his murderer respectively. https://youtu.be/NpVZWKK9C8U They were also in a realistic nitty-gritty TV film called Common but I can't find a clip at present.

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Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:51 pm

Ygritte (Rose Leslie) is a hand maid in Downton Abbey! Just started watching it and it's great, need to fill the game of thrones void during the long night lol... not sure if any other GOT actors are in it yet though?

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