We can’t deny the range or skill of this actor. No “GOT” character was more despised than Joffrey Baratheon. And none of us can deny that Season 4 is one of the best seasons simply because of the infamous “purple wedding,” a.k.a. Joffrey’s exit from the show. Gleeson has been acting since he was a child. One of his first appearances was in “Batman Begins” as a scared child whom Katie Holmes protects. Following his role as Joffrey, the Irish actor featured in the TV series, “Out of Her Mind.”
However, we can expect to see more appearances from the actor in “In the Land of Saints and Sinners.” Last year, Gleeson also married his long-time partner, so now we know why the actor took a break from showbiz.
Carice van Houten – Lady Melisandre
Most of us had a very complex relationship with “GOT” characters simply because they’re so complex. It takes a dedicated cast to pull off this complexity and create this complicated relationship with these “GOT” individuals. And one of those individuals is Lady Melisandre, also known as “The Red Woman” or “The Red Witch.” Minus the bright red hair, the actress behind the convincing role is Dutch actress Carice van Houten.
After the super successful series, van Houten featured in the Brian de Palma crime “Domino.” Interestingly, van Houten couldn’t quite put her “GOT” days behind her as she teamed up with one of her “GOT” co-stars, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, in the de Palma film. Since 2015, Van Houten has been dating the Australian-English actor Guy Pearce.
Jason Mamoa – Khal Drogo
Before joining “GOT,” this actor was making a name for himself in the entertainment industry. After his role as Khal Drogo, Jason Mamoa cemented himself in showbiz despite spending only one season on the show. Khal Drogo is a larger-than-life character, and Mamoa brought just that to the epic season. However, this is something the American actor, Mamoa, seems to have a knack for.
Even in his subsequent roles, Mamoa is unforgettable, like “Aquaman” and its sequel “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” – which we’re patiently waiting for. He’s also starred in the massive production “Dune” and joined the “Fast & Furious” franchise featuring in “Fast X.” It looks like we’re going to see plenty more of Mamoa in the showbiz circuit.
Harry Lloyd – Viserys Targaryen
Joining the main cast of “GOT” was a golden opportunity for rising actors. Some of them enjoyed much less screen time than others, but even with that being so, they still stood out. Harry Lloyd was one such actor with a “golden” opportunity. He may have only starred in the first season, but no one will forget the bratty, brooding, and vindictive Viserys Targaryen.
Following his first season on “GOT,” Harry Lloyd has had acting opportunities come his way, including featuring in the critically acclaimed “The Theory of Everything” and the war film “Anthropoid” with Cillian Murphy in the lead. When it comes to TV series, the actor has had a true goldmine featuring in the series “Brave New World.”
Iain Glen – Ser Jorah Mormont
Even we’re not so sure that this character is deserving of his eventual fate. That’s one thing that is true of “GOT” – sometimes, the characters experience tragic endings, even those undeserving of it. Fortunately, actor Iain Glen has had quite the acting resume, so he need not be obsessed with “GOT.”
Glen has starred in classic films such as “Gorillas in the Mist.” He also was cast as the baddie Manfred Powell “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.” After the end of “GOT,” he joined the cast of the film “Black Beauty,” “The Peter Pan-inspired film “The Lost Girls,” and the Icelandic thriller “Operation Napoleon.”