Game of Thrones actors who have performed in London theatres
With the final season of Game of Thrones coming to our screens in just a few weeks, we take a look at some of the television show’s biggest names to have performed in theatres across the West End. Whatever fictional house you’d want to be a part of, any Game of Thrones fans would love to see these performers take to the stage.
Game of Thrones actors in the West End stage
Tom Brooke starred in Season 3 of Game of Thrones as “Lame” Lothar Frey and will make his Old Vic debut in the world premiere of A Very Expensive Poison. Performing credits include Bodyguard and Preacher on television and The Death of Stalin, released in cinemas in 2017. Theatre credits include Jerusalem at the Royal Court, reprising his performance at the Apollo Theatre.
Indira Varma is a British actress who has appeared in numerous works at the National Theatre including Othello, Remembrance of Things Past, and Man and Superman, as well as her screen role as Prince Oberyn Martell in ‘Game of Thrones’. More recently, she has starred in Exit the King but this summer, she will return to the theatre to star in Present Laughter opposite Andrew Scott.
Starring in Game of Thrones from 2012, Gwendoline Christie made her stage debut six years earlier. In 2006, she starred as Cindy in Pravda at the Chichester Festival Theatre,exploring the play of journalism in society. Her West End debut came in 2009, playing Mag Wildwood in a production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 2009. Christie will star in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre later this year, one of two summer revivals of the Bard’s regularly performed comedy.
Best known as Jon Snow, Kit Harington has starred in two West End productions in recent years. In 2016, Harington played the lead role in Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York’s Theatre, but star-spotters could recently see him in True West at the Vaudeville Theatre, opposite Johnny Flynn. An impressive actor whose career has meteorically risen since Game of Thrones, who knows what role Harington will take on next in the West End?
The Olivier Award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce stars as the High Sparrow in Game of Thrones, but his performance in The Height of the Storm at Wyndham’s Theatre inspired theatregoers. Alongside Eileen Atkins, Pryce played André, an elderly man who feels stuck when a series of events lead his marriage to come under scrutiny. Having been involved in the theatre industry for decades, it’s no surprise that seeing Jonathan Pryce on stage makes for an electric atmosphere in the auditorium.
Even though Richard Madden was only in the first three seasons of Game of Thrones, his portrayal of Robb Stark catapulted him to become a household name. In 2016, Madden starred alongside Lily James in Romeo and Juliet, playing the male title role and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Even though he was in Game of Thrones, audiences may also recognise him as PS David Budd from Bodyguard, which aired on the BBC last year.
Known to Game of Thrones fans as the evil Ramsay Bolton, Iwan Rheon is no stranger to the West End stage, winning an Olivier Award in 2010 for his performance as Moritz in Spring Awakening at the Novello Theatre. In 2018, Rheon returned to the West End to play William Bloor in Foxfinder at the Ambassadors Theatre.
Best known for playing Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, Maisie Williams made her theatre debut in I and You at the Hampstead Theatre last year. A two-man play, Maisie played Caroline, a young woman who hadn’t been to school in months, but became friends with her classmate Anthony.
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