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Photos of young Game of Thrones stars from a 2009 Song of Ice and Fire book signing

It may be hard to imagine now, but some of Game of Thrones’ most prominent stars were absolute newbies when they joined the cast 10 years back. Well, we are here to help you imagine. Old photos of Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and others from a 2009 event have resurfaced, and how young and cute they all look!

The photos were taken by Adam Whitehead, prominent British blogger and Fantasy/genre fiction expert. He was attending a book signing event in Belfast by his favourite writer George R.R. Martin. The HBO Adaption of Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire had just been announced, and the fans were super excited.

Nobody paid much attention to a small group of young adults hovering in a corner of the bookstore. Turns out, some of the actors were shooting for the pilot episode of Game of Thrones nearby and came to pay a visit.

Photos of young Game of Thrones stars from a 2009 Song of Ice and Fire book signing

They still had no idea if the series will be taken up or not. But the craze around Martin’s books that night perhaps gave them a slight hint of what was to come. In a recent interview with EW, Whitehead said,

“I think that was the first time they realized it wasn’t going to get cancelled after five episodes.”

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner – 12 and 13 then – were not even allowed to read the books because of their adult themes. Whitehead fondly remembers how surprised little Maisie was when he told her that Arya will become an assassin. He also informed Sophie about her increased importance in the story later on. She was gracious just as Sansa would be.

In fact, in a blog he wrote for Variety in 2017, Whitehead says that all the young actors behaved much like their screen counterparts.

Photos of young Game of Thrones stars from a 2009 Song of Ice and Fire book signing

Richard Madden was the most charming and engaging of the lot, just as the young King in the North was. Alfie Allen joked around much like the young Theon Greyjoy. And sometimes later a bespectacled young man came in, exhausted from a 5-day shoot.

The beardless Kit Harington looked a far cry from his screen counterpart. But his resolve to be with the team despite exhaustion was very in-character, Whitehead thinks:

“It was very Night’s Watch-ish: turned up, did his duty and took off.”

Photos of young Game of Thrones stars from a 2009 Song of Ice and Fire book signing

Well, Game of Thrones went on to create television history and the kids went on to become stars. Now it all culminates in the 8th and final season, set to begin on April 14.

How time flies!






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Game of Thrones reveals 14 brand new photos from Season 8

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Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones has finally ended. Through the last couple of seasons, we had some amazing coverage and insight into the show, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, and James Hibberd. The final bits from this coverage are now coming through, and one of those includes a set of fresh photos from Game of Thrones Season 8. Read on!

Entertainment Weekly released this set of 14 photos recently, featuring the cast of the show. Take a look:

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

What do you guys think about these photos? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary, The Last Watch

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HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

Game of Thrones might have ended, but we have a bit of a follow up coming up. The behind the scenes bits we have been having through Making Game of Thrones are culminating into a beautiful documentary, called The Last Watch. HBO has now released photos from the same. Read on!

The set has 12 photos and one picture of what looks like an embroidery art/poster featuring the filming of “The Bells”. Check them out:

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

Excited to take a little trip behind the scenes? The documentary will air this Sunday, 26th May, in the usual Game of Thrones slot of 9 P.M. Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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The cast of Game of Thrones bid an emotional goodbye to the fans

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Eight seasons and nine years later, Game of Thrones has finally come to an end. One of the biggest reasons it became the cultural behemoth that it is today is its incredible cast and the way they brought the characters to life. They made us laugh, cry, fear for their lives, and cheer for them through their victories and defeats.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO has now released a video with the stars signing off and it is giving all of us some major, major feels.

This video is a thank you note to the viewers who made the show such a massive cultural entity and kept it going throughout the years. Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), John Bradley (Samwell), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Maisie Williams (Arya), and Sophie Turner (Sansa) all acknowledged how the fandom’s love kept them inspired to do better.

Emilia talked about how the show became her identity, while Gwendoline and Kristofer spoke about how fortunate they felt to be so loved by the fans. Sophie and Maisie admitted they never imagined that the show would become so big. And finally, Isaac acknowledged that it was the fandom’s excitement about the show – the intense discussions, theories, viewing parties – that kept them going.

Watch the video below:

But, as Kristofer points out, “everything has an end, even Game of Thrones”. Here’s wishing the wonderful cast great futures ahead!






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