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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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Kit Harington looks compelling in Netflix’s Criminal season 2 trailer

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Jason Momoa looks badass in the new ‘Dune’ movie trailer

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Maisie Williams recreates Arya Stark’s iconic Night King kill move for her new show ‘Two Weeks To Live’

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