Played by: Richard Brake (Seasons 4-5), Vladimir Furdik (Season 6-7). We can’t think of many people … Furdik, a stunt performer who's been with Game of Thrones since Season 5, also got to play the Night King in his pre-deceased human form during one of Bran's season 6 flashbacks. Not only does she have the look, but Jolie possesses the intensity and intimidation factor necessary to portray Cersei properly. Who is Dickon in 'Game of Thrones' and why does he matter? The character had a much meatier arc in Seasons 4-6, once big brother Joffrey bit the dust and the task of ruling the kingdom fell to Tommen. It's just about perfect as is. What's more, it's not even the first time the show's pulled such a casual switcheroo. Played by: Ed Skrein (Season 3), Michiel Huisman (Seasons 4-6). Only in one season, but still part of the main cast. Let’s start by saying it’s hard to picture anybody but Lena Headey playing the role of Cersei Lannister. Namely, the fact that Dickon Tarly looks nothing like we remembered. While Björnsson's held the role the longest, Whyte's actually appeared in more seasons of the show (albeit in different guises). We're using cookies to improve your experience. And let us continue by saying the world of television has more than enough Americans in it. That being said, Angelina Jolie would absolutely fit the bill. His new job included marrying Margaery, which meant a more age-appropriate actor was needed. Thus, Game of Thrones recast the role with a name actor in von Sydow, who is fresh off of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. MacKeever had an uncredited appearance in Season 1 as a woman widely assumed to be Selyse because of her proximity to Stannis in a key scene. The Mountain, has the dubious distinction of being the only significant character who's been played by three different actors. Ser Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. The current Mountain is actually 18 years *younger* than Rory McCann, who plays Gregor's "little" brother Sandor. Better Business Bureau Accredited Business. Fitzgerald, by default. Let’s start by saying it’s hard to picture anybody but Lena Headey playing the role of Cersei Lannister. Which version is better? This is the first version of the Night King, not that anyone would know the difference. Gregor Clegane was recast for Season 2 and yet again for Season 4. Mashable, Inc. All Rights Reserved. YMMV! We can’t think of many people who could go from a sweet, caring mother to a complete badass in a matter of seconds — and Jolie is at the top of that list. by American producers (David Benioff and D.B. (Credit: HBO) is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Played by: Struan Rodger (Season 4), Max von Sydow (Season 6). The Game of Thrones cast might as well start calling themselves the Faceless Men, given how often they've swapped faces. The production turned to Chapman, who, as it happened, already had some experience playing Lannisters – he portrayed Martyn Lannister in two episodes of Season 3. Major tb to pilot #foetuses @maisie_williams @sophiet, A post shared by Aimee Richardson (@aimee_p_r) on Aug 7, 2017 at 6:18am PDT. Huisman, just look at him. Let us begin by saying we'd never tinker with Game of Thrones. Poor Tuite. The Baratheons are *not* happy about coming in last. Peter Dinklage is from New Jersey. He got to participate in the Red Wedding and didn't get turned into pie. In addition to Gregor, Whyte has played a White Walker in Season 1, Dongo the Giant in Seasons 3 and 4, and Wun-Wun the Giant in Seasons 5 and 6. Brightcast prides itself on finding high-quality contributors who are as passionate about the content as the fans reading it. That being said, Angelina Jolie would absolutely fit the bill. Played by: Conan Stevens (Season 1), Ian Whyte (Season 2), Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Seasons 4-7). For a television show based on a fantasy series written by an American writer (the Bayonne, New Jersey born George R.R. WATCH: Good Day Westeros: The 'Game of Thrones' battle we've all been waiting for. Stahl gets more to do. We know. Edit: I forgot about Jason Mamoa, who was born in Hawaii, and raised in Iowa. It's not just our imaginations. Not only does she have the look, but Jolie possesses the intensity and intimidation factor necessary to portray Cersei properly. As much as I loved him as Tyrion, his accent on the show is pretty bad. They do say death changes people. HBO's hit show has been criticized in the past for its lack of diversity. Which version is better? Sometimes, apparently, it makes them hotter. HBO's massive hit series Game of Thrones has been a worldwide sensation since its 2011 premiere, giving new life to George R.R. Look, if you can recast a role with a gosh-darned legend like Max von Sydow, you recast the role with a gosh-darned legend like Max von Sydow. Played by: Sarah MacKeever (Season 2), Tara Fitzgerald (Seasons 3-5). This one may be the most obvious change the show has ever made. Since the series finale on Sunday, fans have been reimagining the show with a cast of black actors. Below, a comprehensive history of Game of Thrones' recastings, in order of how jarring they are. Brooke. Which version is better? Fans suggested spot-on replacements like Yara Shahidi as Sansa Stark, Jaden Smith as Bran Stark, and Tessa Thompson as Daenerys Targaryen. He gets turned into a pie in Season 6, and he didn't even get to participate in the Red Wedding in Season 3. Played by: Freddie Stroma (Season 6), Tom Hopper (Season 7). Daario Naharis was given a full introduction as a major new character in Season 3 with significant dialogue and primary interaction with Daenerys Targaryen, but was recast due to scheduling conflicts. Tommen was a little kid in early seasons of Game of Thrones, so Wharry didn't have much to do but sit around and look cute. Richardson, but only because she took news of her termination in such hilariously memorable fashion. Played by: David Michael Scott (Season 1), Richard Dormer (Seasons 3-7). Three major roles were prominently recast by Season 4: Ser Gregor Clegane, Daario Naharis, and Tommen Baratheon. Disappointingly, the third eye is some kind of metaphorical nonsense and not an actual, literal, physical third eye. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.