Liam Cunningham‘s portrayal of Ser Davos Seaworth on Game of Thrones has made him quite the popular actor, and he’s earned it based on his stellar performance of the character. Cunningham’s unmistakable accent and near-perfect portrayal of one of the many complex characters of Game of Thrones has created a very memorable image in the minds of the viewers. Just like many other actors on the show who became popular owing to the immense popularity of it, Cunningham is also one of those who gained recognition post Game of Thrones. He spoke about the show and how it has impacted him as a person, during a conversation with Irish media site Goss.
Discussing the popularity of the show, he said,“I knew it was going to be good but I’d no idea it was going to be so huge, but I don’t believe anybody knew. When I read the first episode I knew this was gold. It was such a magnificent, mad anarchic story. When you compress my career down it looks like not many years, but I was an overnight success after 27 years.”
He then spoke about how he has worked with many famous directors, but gained this much popularity only after Game of Thrones.
“I’ve worked with Spielberg and all sorts of people, but I can still disappear off the radar for a while, and people forget about me, and I kind of like that,” he said. “But Game of Thrones has changed that because now everyone knows who I am; I’ve been outed so to speak. My ego is too big anyway, I don’t need to be famous because I know how wonderful I am!”
Cunningham’s character, Ser Davos, has managed to stand out despite the number of easily popular characters on Game of Thrones, and we hope to see a lot more of him in the next season!