Forget about the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Ever since 2011, “Game of Thrones” has been the one show to connect them all. Not only has HBO’s fantasy drama won over a global viewership, but its epic scope has required that hundreds of actors find their way to Westeros and its neighboring lands.
If you’re a British actor, chances are that you’ve been on “Game of Thrones” or have co-starred with someone on “Game of Thrones.” And the gift keeps on giving, as even the newfound stars from the show have gone on to appear in even more media projects. It’s the one show in which dying is a privilege and can open doors for you.
As fans wait for the show to return for its final season, check out where else you can watch the cast of “Game of Thrones” in the real world. Consider yourself forewarned about death spoilers from the first seven seasons. Valar morghulis.
BetterKnown As: Tyrion Lannister, aka The Imp, aka Half-Man. Currently acting Hand of Daenerys Targaryen. Where Else You Can See Them: Dinklage added to his already impressive resume by joining the MCU as Eitri, king of the dwarves in “Avengers: Infinity War,” making a stellar turn opposite Elle Fanning in Reed Morano’s post-apocalyptic film, “I Think We’re Alone Now,” and portraying “Fantasy Island” star Hervé Villechaize in the HBO biopic “My Dinner with Hervé.” He’s also the narrator for the David S. Pumpkins Halloween special. Any questions?
Better Known As: Cersei of the House Lannister, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms. Where Else You Can See Them: Headey hasn’t been resting on her Lannister laurels. She previously starred as the titular character in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and after “Thrones” added “The Purge,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” to her film resume. She’ll also star opposite The Rock in the upcoming Stephen Merchant-directed wrestling movie, “Fighting With My Family.”
Better Known As: Daenerys Targaryen, aka Dany, aka Daenerys Stormborn, etc., etc., Mother of Dragons Where Else You Can See Them: Clarke stars opposite Sam Claflin in the romantic drama “Me Before You,” as a newer version of Sarah Connor in “Terminator: Genisys,” and, of course, the ambitious Qi’ra from “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
Better Known As: That bastard Jon Snow, the King in the North Where Else You Can See Them: His film credits include “Silent Hill: Revelation,” “Pompeii,” replacing Robert Pattinson in “Brimstone,” and the voice of Eret in a couple of “How to Train Your Dragon” films. On HBO, he starred opposite Andy Samberg in the “7 Days in Hell” tennis mockumentary and the “Gunpowder” miniseries, which he wrote, produced, and starred in as his ancestor Robert Catesby. He also appears often in West End productions, including “True West” in November.
Better Known As: Sansa Stark, the eldest living Stark sibling Where Else You Can See Them: She starred opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Claire Forlani in the mystery thriller “Another Me,” but her biggest movie role is young mutant Jean Grey in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and 2019’s “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”
Better Known As: Arya Stark, trained in swordwork and deception Where Else You Can See Them: Williams has appeared in the British mystery miniseries “The Secret of Crickley Hall,” and in the charming “Gold” and “The Book of Love.” In the genre world, she’s also appeared as the multifaceted Ashildr on “Doctor Who” and as the Scottish mutant with a hairy problem Rahne, aka Wolfsbane in 2019’s “The New Mutants.”
Better Known As: Jaime Lannister, aka The Kingslayer Where Else You Can See Them: Coster-Waldau’s most significant post-“Thrones” credits are playing criminals in the acclaimed “Shot Caller” and the less acclaimed Netflix movie “Small Crimes.” He’ll also appear alongside fellow “Game of Thrones” actress Carice van Houten in the crime thriller “Domino.”
Better Known As: Bran Stark, aka the Three-Eyed Raven Where Else You Can See Them: He’s a boarding school lad in the 2011’s creepy “The Awakening,” appears in the drama “Closed Circuit,” and has lent his voice to various projects, including “Family Guy,” “The Boxtrolls,” and “Revolting Rhymes Part Two.”
Better Known As: Jorah Mormont, loyal to Daenerys and had nasty greyscale Where Else You Can See Them: He almost won Lady Mary’s hand in “Downton Abbey,” plays the Irish private investigator Jack Taylor in the eponymous TV mystery franchise, and also appears in the sci-fi series “Cleverman” and restaurant comedy “Delicious.” He’ll next co-star in Masterpiece’s upcoming “Mrs. Wilson,” starring Rush Wilson as a young version of her own real-life grandmother.
Better Known As: Theon Greyjoy, aka Reek Where Else You Can See Them: He’s one of the awful people hunted by Keanu Reeves in “John Wick,” has a role in Shane Black’s “The Predator” and in Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit.”
Better Known As: Samwell Tarly, aka Sam the Slayer Where Else You Can See Them: He portrayed Giovanni de Medici in the series “Borgia,” Wesley in “Shameless,” and the big-idea guy in the twisted drama “Traders.”
Better Known As: Brienne of Tarth Where Else You Can See Them: Before she began her intimidation tactics as Captain Phasma in the “Star Wars” franchise, she was seen as Commander Lyme in the “Hunger Games” films. Christie also recently appeared as Miranda Hilmarson in “Top of the Lake.”
Better Known As: Tormund Giantsbane Where Else You Can See Them: Hivju appears in the acclaimed Swedish avalanche dramedy “Force Majeure,” a couple episodes of Netflix’s Norwegian-American crime comedy “Lilyhammer,” as Rhodes in “The Fate of the Furious,” as Stainer in the Swedish detective series “Beck” and the peppy “wyzard” in various Wyndham Rewards ads.
Better Known As: Bronn the mercenary Where Else You Can See Them: He played the detective inspector Bennet Drake on BBC America’s “Ripper Street” for years, and also starred opposite Alex Lawther in the disturbing “Black Mirror” episode “Shut Up and Dance.”
Better Known As: Missandei, Dany’s interpreter Where Else You Can See Them: Emmanuel has appeared as computer hacker Ramsey in “Furious 7” and “The Fate of the Furious,” and was also seen in two of the “Maze Runner” films.
Better Known As: Lady Lyanna Mormont Where Else You Can See Them: Ramsey plays an inept witch-in-training in Netflix’s children’s series “The Worst Witch.” She’ll also appear in the comedic “Holmes and Watson” with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.
Better Known As: Sandor “The Hound” Clegane Where Else You Can See Them: McCann can be seen in A24’s Western “Slow West.” He’s also portrayed the getaway driver Tennyson “The Torch” in “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.”
Better Known As: Melisandre, the Red Priestess Where Else You Can See Them: Some of the actress’ most recent credits are in the Julian Assange drama “The Fifth Estate” with Benedict Cumberbatch, the Western “Brimstone” with Dakota Fanning and Guy Pearce, and playing Annika van Houten, the cool cousin of the decidedly uncool Milhouse van Houten on “The Simpsons.”
Better Known As: Osha, the wildling who had helped the Stark boys escape Winterfell Where Else You Can See Them: Argh, let’s forget that Tena was in the thankfully ill-fated “Wisdom of the Crowd” and celebrate her pivotal role in the “White Christmas” episode of “Black Mirror,” playing Nymphadora Tonks in “Harry Potter” films, starring with fellow “Thrones”-er Iwan Rheon in the sci-fi miniseries “Residue,” as the best friend in “SuperBob,” and her upcoming YouTube Premium sci-fi series “Origin.”
Better Known As: Grey Worm, leader of the Unsullied Where Else You Can See Them: Anderson has also appeared as the boyfriend of Chloe in “Broadchurch” and in “Skins.” He’s also an R&B artist who goes by the name Raleigh Ritchie.
Better Known As: Gilly, the wildling girlfriend of Sam Where Else You Can See Them: She played Cassie Ainsworth for two seasons on “Skins” and returned for the seventh and final season. Her film credits include “God Help the Girl,” “Lily & Kat,” and “Charlie Says.”
Better KnownAs: Gendry, the blacksmith and bastard son of Robert Baratheon Where Else You Can See Them: While he was also on “Skins” with Hannah Murray, he has a pivotal role in the MI-6 drama “Deep State” on Epix opposite “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’s” Mark Strong.
Better Known As: Meera Reed, who helped Bran escape Winterfell Where Else You Can See Them: Previous to “Thrones,” Kendrick played a maid in “Upstairs Downstairs,” a student in “An Education,” and Anne Frank in the Masterpiece miniseries. More recently, like Iwan Rheon, she’s donned the orange jumpsuit for “Misfits,” and has roles in the “Vanity Fair” miniseries reboot as well as the newspaper drama “Press,” which will be coming to Masterpiece.
Better Known As: Eddard “Ned” Stark, former Hand to King Robert Baratheon Where Else You Can See Them: Although his other biggest claim to fame is as Boromir in the “Lord of the Rings” films, since getting beheaded in “Game of Thrones” Season 1, Bean has had an eclectic resume that includes “Jupiter Ascending,” “The Martian,” Crackle’s gang culture series “The Oath,” BBC’s Catholic priest drama “Broken,” Netflix’s crime procedural twist on Mary Shelley with “The Frankenstein Chronicles,” and TNT’s crime drama “Legends.”
Better Known As: Robb Stark, the King in the North Where Else You Can See Them: He had a different crown as the Prince in “Cinderella,” sought gold in Discovery Channel’s miniseries “Klondike,” and plays Agent Ross in “The Hood Maker” episode of Amazon’s “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.” Over on Netflix, he’s a 15th century banker and politician in the series “Medici: Masters of Florence” and, IndieWire’s particular favorite, as a sexy celebrity DJ in the comedy “Ibiza.”
Better Known As: Catelyn Stark Where Else You Can See Them: No time for Lady Stoneheart! Fairley has been non-stop after the Red Wedding, appearing for the recurring role of Dr. Ava Hessington in USA Network’s “Suits,” as terrorist Margot Al-Harazi in “24: Live Another Day,” and the ambitious Margaret Beaufort in Starz’s “The White Princess,” just to name a few.