Grenn makes up the trio of men of the Night’s Watch who first torment Jon Snow but later become his friend and ally. One-third of the trio is Grenn, and actor Mark Stanley portrays this man of the Night’s Watch. Stanley is a British actor who hails from Leeds in Yorkshire. Since his teens, he has been acting, but his first true breakthrough was in the epic fantasy, “Game of Thrones.”
Afterward, Stanley added several more acting parts to his resume in the entertainment industry. He made an appearance in the seventh “Star Wars” film, “The Force Awakens” and starred as King Arthur in the reboot “Hellboy” (2019). With TV, Stanley has had more opportunities. One of his bigger roles was as King VIII in the miniseries “Anne Boleyn.”
Eugene Simon – Lancel Lannister
This knight is the nephew of Tywin Lannister and cousin to Cersei, Jamie, and Tyrion – although it is suggested that he might be much closer to Cersei than a cousin (then again, who isn’t). The actor behind Lancel Lannister is the English actor, Eugene Simon. Though one of his notable roles was in the epic fantasy, Simon is also known for his role Nickelodeon mystery show, “House of Anubis.”
He made a reappearance in the “House of Anubis” spin-off, “House of Anubis: Touchstone of Ra” (2013). Later in he had a minor role in the British comedy thriller “Kill Ben Lyk.” Things have picked up a bit for Simon. In 2021, he was cast in a lead role in the British mystery series, “Sensation.”
Ralph Ineson - Dagmer Cleftjaw
They don’t come any more Iron Islanders than Dagmer Cleftjaw. Ralph Ineson portrayed the Iron-islander and Pyke’s man-at-arms and first-mate. Though Ineson did a fantastic job portraying this rugged and harsh Iron Islander, Ineson has had a career in the British acting scene spanning three decades and several amazing credentials on his resume. Following his guest appearances on “Game of Thrones,” Ineson delivered one of his best performances yet on the critically acclaimed “Chernobyl.”
Subsequently, he has also starred in the medieval film “The Green Knight” and the historical movie “The Northman” where Ineson reunites with fellow “GOT” cast member Kate Dickie. Ineson also starred in “To Catch a Killer,” alongside American actress Shailene Woodley.
Peter Vaughan – Maester Aemon
You never know who you might find at Castle Black. Jon Snow meets an unlikely individual known as Maester Aemon, who’s really one of the remaining Targaryens. Portraying one of the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch’s closest advisors and one of the most inconspicuous characters, Maester Aemon, is the late actor Peter Vaughan. During his career in entertainment, Vaughan had made a name for himself on stage.
Some of his finest work up to date includes portraying Grouty in the classic sitcom “Porridge” and Winston the Ogre in the classic “Time Bandits” alongside John Cleese and Shelley Duvall. Sadly, Vaughan did not star in other films after “GOT.” Before the series had finished, Vaughan passed away at the age of 93.
Julian Glover – Grand Maester Pycelle
While you might think this character is just another doddering old man, you’d be rather wrong. Grand Maester Pycelle knows exactly where his bread’s buttered, and he likes to make sure it is buttered – no matter which king he councils. The classically trained actor Julian Glover stars as this shrewd character.
As Glover has received a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for his contributions to acting, it’s clear Glover is quite a big deal when it comes to the silver screen. In fact, one of his most well-known roles is portraying General Veers in the classic “Star Wars” film “The Empire Strikes Back.” This actor of many talents also did the voice acting for the gargantuan spider Aragog in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”