Entertainment by Harris Ahmadzai, Dylan Fraychineaud. Brooke. His new job included marrying Margaery, which meant a more age-appropriate actor was needed. Below, a comprehensive history of Game of Thrones' recastings, in order of how jarring they are. Played by: Conan Stevens (Season 1), Ian Whyte (Season 2), Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Seasons 4-7). We can’t think of many people … Peter Dinklage is from New Jersey. Let’s start by saying it’s hard to picture anybody but Lena Headey playing the role of Cersei Lannister. We're using cookies to improve your experience. Since Rickard Karstark was barely a character in Season 1, no one batted an eye when he returned looking like Stahl in Seasons 2 and 3. And let us continue by saying the world of television has more than enough Americans in it. by American producers (David Benioff and D.B. Let us begin by saying we'd never tinker with Game of Thrones. We know. Huisman, just look at him. Played by: David Michael Scott (Season 1), Richard Dormer (Seasons 3-7). In a similar vein, Myrcella Baratheon took two seasons off from Game of Thrones (the in-story excuse being that she'd been sent off to Dorne to marry Trystane Martell when she came of age) and returned looking much different. When Selyse became more central to the story, Fitzgerald took over. Played by: Struan Rodger (Season 4), Max von Sydow (Season 6). Ah yes, adolescence, that time in one's life when one occasionally just wakes up with an entirely different face. YMMV! 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. For a television show based on a fantasy series written by an American writer (the Bayonne, New Jersey born George R.R. HBO's hit show has been criticized in the past for its lack of diversity. 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. Better Business Bureau Accredited Business. The Game of Thrones cast might as well start calling themselves the Faceless Men, given how often they've swapped faces. This is the one who gets baked into a pie. Played by: Callum Wharry (Seasons 1-2), Dean-Charles Chapman (Seasons 4-6). HBO's massive hit series Game of Thrones has been a worldwide sensation since its 2011 premiere, giving new life to George R.R. Which version is better? It's not just our imaginations. He gets turned into a pie in Season 6, and he didn't even get to participate in the Red Wedding in Season 3. Indeed, hardly anyone seemed to notice when the character disappeared for the entirety of Season 3. Which version is better? 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. Disappointingly, the third eye is some kind of metaphorical nonsense and not an actual, literal, physical third eye. I doubt even the Faceless Men could pull off a change this dramatic. Stahl gets more to do. Not only does she have the look, but Jolie possesses the intensity and intimidation factor necessary to portray Cersei properly. Mashable, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Fitzgerald, by default. While Björnsson's held the role the longest, Whyte's actually appeared in more seasons of the show (albeit in different guises). Which version is better? WATCH: Good Day Westeros: The 'Game of Thrones' battle we've all been waiting for. Björnsson, mainly because Björnsson's Instagrams of his tiny dog are the best thing. SEE ALSO: Who is Dickon in 'Game of Thrones' and why does he matter? Martin), for an American network (H.B.O.) Last year, Bronn's new favorite mocktoy was played by Freddie Stroma of Harry Potter and UnREAL fame; when we caught up with him again this year, he'd suddenly transformed into Tom Hopper from Merlin and Black Sails. Tommen Baratheon had appeared as a third-tier character in Season 1 and Season 2, and was recast for Season … Which version is better? That one particular death really took a lot out of him. Gregor Clegane was recast for Season 2 and yet again for Season 4. 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. Not only was Daario a pretty high-profile character when he was recast, the two Daarios look and act nothing alike. They do say death changes people. Hey, we've all had friends who went abroad and came back with entirely new wardrobes and odd new affectations, right? Recasting Game Of Thrones With American Actors Cersei Lannister — Angelina Jolie. That being said, Angelina Jolie would absolutely fit the bill. The current Mountain is actually 18 years *younger* than Rory McCann, who plays Gregor's "little" brother Sandor. Which version is best? This wasn't so much a simple recasting as it was a wholesale reimagining of the character. Who is Dickon in 'Game of Thrones' and why does he matter? The artist formerly known as Martyn Lannister. 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. Fans suggested spot-on replacements like Yara Shahidi as Sansa Stark, Jaden Smith as Bran Stark, and Tessa Thompson as Daenerys Targaryen.