There are also plenty of “GOT” characters who do awful things because they are driven by their own selfish agendas – and then there’s Ramsay Bolton. Though Bolton is the son of a very hard (and disloyal) northerner, Roose Bolton, Ramsay is as ruthless as they come.
We’d have to say, as chilling as his character is, Iwan Rheon, the Welsh actor portraying Ramsay, has done pretty well for himself in the acting world. Recently, he starred in the 2022 version of the German musical (film) “The Magic Flute” and also had a role in “Berlin I Love You.” In terms of TV, the actor continues to be strong. You can see him in the series “Wolf” and “American Gods.”
Kristofer Hivju – Tormund Giantsbane
While “GoT” is renowned for having confusing and difficult fictional names, we’re happy to say in the case of Tormund Giantsbane and Kristofer Hivju – the actor who played this wildling – Hivju certainly has the more difficult name to remember. However, Hivju isn’t a name you should forget. Since “GOT,” the Norwegian actor, Hivju has had several roles.
While we can definitely say “The Bear” is not going to be any actor’s finest work, you will catch Hivju making an appearance in it. The Norwegian actor has also added appearances in “The Witcher” and roles in the Norwegian crime drama “Twin” to his acting credentials. In terms of film, the actor has expanded his resume, including appearing in “Red One” and “Distant.”
Nathalie Emmanuel – Missandei
Missandei was once a slave, but under Daenerys, she becomes a trusted advisor and messenger. It helps that she speaks 19 languages. While her real-life counterpart, Nathalie Emmanuel, cannot add those many languages to her acting resume, she can add a number of roles. Though the actress was born in 1989, her career in showbiz has taken off after “GOT.”
Interestingly, one of Emmanuel’s first performances was on stage in the musical production of “The Lion King.” After “GOT,” you will certainly remember her face if you watched the vampire horror “The Invitation” or the animation fantasy “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” which she did voice work for.
Michael McElhatton – Roose Bolton
This character gave viewers one of the most chilling scenes in the episode “The Rains of Castamere” – and there are plenty of tense and haunting moments. Only an immensely capable actor would have been able to act out such a scene. It was the Irish actor, Michael McElhatton, whose performance in this scene was so on point.
While Michael McElhatton is not a household name, he has long contributed to the entertainment world. One of his notable roles was in the comedy series “Paths to Freedom.” The Irish actor is certainly by no means done. You might have recognized him in Ridley Scott’s historical drama “The Last Duel” and the Amazon Prime series “The Wheel of Time.”
Maisie Williams – Arya Stark
This Stark character is one of the fans’ favorites. Arya Stark, the second sister, is a “stark” contrast to her older sister. Where Sansa is feminine, Arya wants to learn to be a formidable fighter. And though the “GOT” world is ruthless, Arya does just that. In fact, eventually, her sole mission is to seek vengeance for her loved ones. Maisie Williams is the face behind this onscreen persona.
“GOT” gave this young actress the boost her career needed as since the epic series, Williams has had plenty of acting gigs despite her age. In 2017, she was cast in “Mary Shelley” alongside Elle Fanning, and in 2022, she joined the cast of the biographical miniseries “Pistol.”