What's the best thing about watching Game Of Thrones? Reading everything about it after you've watched it! We know a lot about the famous shows' characters: their likes and dislikes, their passions and fears, whether or not they're involved in an incestuous relationship, the number of dragons they possess, etc. The performances are so captivating that we often forget that Game of Thrones actors are real people beneath Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen. Often these famous actors and actresses have appeared in many other productions before their appearance on HBO's most popular series. And since we already know who's going out with who, now is the time to see how our beloved Game of Thrones cast looked when they were young (or in some cases - kids) in this 'then and now' photo compilation.

Take a look at this list, compiled by Bored Panda, and see if you can find your favorite GoT cast member before they arrived in Westeros. If you're yearning for more of Game of Thrones trivia - check our post on Game of Thrones Facts That You Probably Didn't Know.

#1

Jason Momoa As Jason (In 2003's Baywatch) And As Khal Drogo (In GoT)

Jason Momoa As Jason (In 2003's Baywatch) And As Khal Drogo (In GoT)

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Dawn Renee 2 years ago

Hot!!

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Diana Rigg As Emma Peel (In 1961's The Avengers) And As Olenna Tyrrel (In GoT)

Diana Rigg As Emma Peel (In 1961's The Avengers) And As Olenna Tyrrel (In GoT)

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Yna Milyana 2 years ago

her younger self looked a bit like margaery tyrell

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Young Kit Harington And As Jon Snow (In GoT)

Young Kit Harington And As Jon Snow (In GoT)

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André Chambel 2 years ago

Isn't there Alfie Allen in the back?

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Gwendoline Christie As Lexi (In 2012's Wizards Vs. Aliens) And As Brienne Of Tarth (In GoT)

Gwendoline Christie As Lexi (In 2012's Wizards Vs. Aliens) And As Brienne Of Tarth (In GoT)

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Gypsy Lou 2 years ago

you keep saying that about her nose, I think she is beautiful

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#5

Iain Glenn As Carl Galton (In 1988's The Fear) And As Ser Jorah Mormont (In GoT)

Iain Glenn As Carl Galton (In 1988's The Fear) And As Ser Jorah Mormont (In GoT)

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Dwi Purwanti 2 years ago

He looks much more handsome now <3

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#6

Peter Dinklage As Finbar Mcbride (In 2003's The Station Agent) And As Tyrion Lannister (In GoT)

Peter Dinklage As Finbar Mcbride (In 2003's The Station Agent) And As Tyrion Lannister (In GoT)

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Aaron Matthews 2 years ago

Peter more than any other actor on Got has over come tremendous prejudice being a dwarf has not stopped a great actor from showing the world he is not to be overlooked or typecast

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#7

Young Kristofer Hivju And As Tormund Giantsbane (In GoT)

Young Kristofer Hivju And As Tormund Giantsbane (In GoT)

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Ashley Flowers 2 years ago

Way hotter as a wildling.

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#8

Charles Dance As David Carlton (In 2002's Ali G Indahouse) And As Tywin Lannister (In GoT)

Charles Dance As David Carlton (In 2002's Ali G Indahouse) And As Tywin Lannister (In GoT)

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Bitch Pudding 2 years ago

Yass, hunty! You betta get to werk and werk that puss, miss thang!

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#9

Lena Headey As Young Mary (In 1992's Waterland) And As Cersei Lannister (In GoT)

Lena Headey As Young Mary (In 1992's Waterland) And As Cersei Lannister (In GoT)

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Carol Branston 2 years ago

Gorgeous!

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#10

Emilia Clarke When She Was A Child And As Daenerys Targaryen

Emilia Clarke When She Was A Child And As Daenerys Targaryen

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Aaron Matthews 2 years ago

She is one to watch she made a terrific Younger Sarah Conner in the terminator reboot this last year she has the acting chops to go a long way

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#11

Sean Bean As Horace Clark (In A 1984 Episode Of The Bill) And As Ned Stark (In GoT)

Sean Bean As Horace Clark (In A 1984 Episode Of The Bill) And As Ned Stark (In GoT)

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Anna Pearson 2 years ago

He was great in LOTR ❤️????

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#12

Carice Van Houten As Suzy (In 1999's Suzy Q) And As Melisandre (In GoT)

Carice Van Houten As Suzy (In 1999's Suzy Q) And As Melisandre (In GoT)

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Aparna Kar 2 years ago

???? Wow!

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#13

Maisie Williams When She Was A Child And As Arya Stark (In GoT)

Maisie Williams When She Was A Child And As Arya Stark (In GoT)

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WhiteNight 2 years ago

Cuteness overload

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Sophie Turner When She Was A Child And As Sansa Stark (In GoT)

Sophie Turner When She Was A Child And As Sansa Stark (In GoT)

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Aparna Kar 2 years ago

Poor thing. Has to frown on the show all the time when she has a beautiful smile

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#15

Young Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson And As The Mountain (In GoT)

Young Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson And As The Mountain (In GoT)

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Louise Roberts 2 years ago

Wow he's beefed up!

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#16

Aidan Gillen As Frank (In 2000's The Low Down) And As Petyr Baelish (In GoT)

Aidan Gillen As Frank (In 2000's The Low Down) And As Petyr Baelish (In GoT)

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Laura Ingles. 2 years ago

He really is a fantastic actor..Very under rated and has produced some brilliant performances!!

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#17

Rose Leslie As Gwen Dawson (in 2010's Downton Abbey) And As Ygritte (in Got)

Rose Leslie As Gwen Dawson (in 2010's Downton Abbey) And As Ygritte (in Got)

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Jorden Birch 2 years ago

You know nothing John Snow

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#18

Natalie Dormer As Victoria (In 2005's Casanova) And As Margaery Tyrell (In GoT)

Natalie Dormer As Victoria (In 2005's Casanova) And As Margaery Tyrell (In GoT)

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Betty Osthoff 2 years ago

Would have loved to see the shot from Tudor's as Anne Boleyn.

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#19

Tom Wlaschiha (In 2008's Spoons) And As Jaqen H'gar (In GoT)

Tom Wlaschiha (In 2008's Spoons) And As Jaqen H'gar (In GoT)

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Melissa Spencer 2 years ago

A man knows he is gorgeous

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#20

Ross Mullan As Puppeteer (In 2007's Bear Behaving Badly) And As White Walker (In GoT)

Ross Mullan As Puppeteer (In 2007's Bear Behaving Badly) And As White Walker (In GoT)

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Aparna Kar 2 years ago

He aged worst ????

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#21

Thomas Brodie-Sangster As Sam (In 2003's Love Actually) And As Jojen Reed (In GoT)

Thomas Brodie-Sangster As Sam (In 2003's Love Actually) And As Jojen Reed (In GoT)

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Shaheris Suhel 2 years ago

I remember him from Nanny Mcfee.

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#22

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau As Martin (In 1997's Nightwatch) And As Jaime Lannister (In GoT)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau As Martin (In 1997's Nightwatch) And As Jaime Lannister (In GoT)

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oriane_vanloo 2 years ago

his night watch has ended?

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#23

Young Kristian Nairn And As Hodor (In GoT)

Young Kristian Nairn And As Hodor (In GoT)

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Shayenne Van Geel 2 years ago

At night, a raver, at dawn, holding the door

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#24

Young Gwendoline Christie And As Brienne Of Tarth (In GoT)

Young Gwendoline Christie And As Brienne Of Tarth (In GoT)

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Carol Branston 2 years ago

She's brilliant on GoTs????

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#25

Michelle Fairley As Teresa Doyle (In 1990's Hidden Agenda) And As Catelyn Stark (In GoT)

Michelle Fairley As Teresa Doyle (In 1990's Hidden Agenda) And As Catelyn Stark (In GoT)

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blugeagua 2 years ago

She is so gorgeous and lovely!

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#26

Max Von Sydow As Antonius Block (In 1957's The Seventh Seal) And As Three-Eyed Raven (In GoT)

Max Von Sydow As Antonius Block (In 1957's The Seventh Seal) And As Three-Eyed Raven (In GoT)

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Сашка Бес 2 years ago

great actor

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#27

Young Iwan Rheon And As Ramsay Bolton (In GoT)

Young Iwan Rheon And As Ramsay Bolton (In GoT)

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WhiteNight 2 years ago

I thought he was Smeagol from TLOTR when I first saw him

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#28

Richard Madden As Young Andy (in 2000's Complicity) And As Robb Stark (In GoT)

Richard Madden As Young Andy (in 2000's Complicity) And As Robb Stark (In GoT)

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Joanna Kałczewiak 2 years ago

Puberty done right!????

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#29

Liam Cunningham As The Onion Knight (In 1995's First Knight) And As Ser Davos (In GoT)

Liam Cunningham As The Onion Knight (In 1995's First Knight) And As Ser Davos (In GoT)

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Sarah Garland 2 years ago

What! The Onion Knight, haha, that is his name in GoT too... he was destined for this role.

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#30

Mark Addy As David 'Dave' (In 1997's The Full Monty) And As Robert Baratheon (In GoT)

Mark Addy As David 'Dave' (In 1997's The Full Monty) And As Robert Baratheon (In GoT)

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Laura Ingles. 2 years ago

Hasn't changed much at all...

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#31

Alfie Allen As Arundel's Son (In 1998's Elizabeth) And As Theon Greyjoy (In GoT)

Alfie Allen As Arundel's Son (In 1998's Elizabeth) And As Theon Greyjoy (In GoT)

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Aparna Kar 2 years ago

I think his core competency is crying in a way that makes you feel sorry for the character

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#32

Young Jerome Flynn And As Bronn (in Got)

Young Jerome Flynn And As Bronn (in Got)

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Kara Williams 2 years ago

Way more handsome now!

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#33

Jonathan Pryce As Sam Lowry (In 1985's Brazil) And As High Sparrow (In GoT)

Jonathan Pryce As Sam Lowry (In 1985's Brazil) And As High Sparrow (In GoT)

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Linda Reynolds 2 years ago

He was also Elizabeth Swan's father in Pirates of the Caribbean! :)

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#34

Rory McCann As Kenny Mcleod (in 2002's The Book Group) And As Sandor Clegane Aka The Hound (In GoT)

Rory McCann As Kenny Mcleod (in 2002's The Book Group) And As Sandor Clegane Aka The Hound (In GoT)

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Bitch Pudding 2 years ago

Hot sexy hunk biscuit!

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#35

Conleth Hill As Roache (In 1992's Blue Heaven) And As Lord Varys (In GoT)

Conleth Hill As Roache (In 1992's Blue Heaven) And As Lord Varys (In GoT)

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olemann77 2 years ago

He nails his character/role so damn perfect.

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#36

Isaac Hempstead Wright As Tom Hill (In 2011's The Awakening) And As Bran Stark (In GoT)

Isaac Hempstead Wright As Tom Hill (In 2011's The Awakening) And As Bran Stark (In GoT)

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Aaron Matthews 2 years ago

Wow dint realize that was him in awakening

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#37

Charles Dance As Anthony Bowles (In 1988's Pascali's Island) And As Tywin Lannister (In GoT)

Charles Dance As Anthony Bowles (In 1988's Pascali's Island) And As Tywin Lannister (In GoT)

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Lily Mae Kitty 2 years ago

distracted by Helen Mirren. I hope I could be half as hot as her at her age.

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#38

Jack Gleeson As Little Boy (In 2005's Batman Begins) And As Joffrey Baratheon (In GoT)

Jack Gleeson As Little Boy (In 2005's Batman Begins) And As Joffrey Baratheon (In GoT)

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Vanessa 2 years ago

he's the perfect actor for Joffrey

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#39

Stephen Dillane As Michael Henderson (In 1997's Welcome To Sarajevo) And As Stanis Baratheon (In GoT)

Stephen Dillane As Michael Henderson (In 1997's Welcome To Sarajevo) And As Stanis Baratheon (In GoT)

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Jarmila Sabo 2 years ago

Very handsome.

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#40

Richard Brake As Pierce Tencil (In 1996's Subterfuge) And As Night's King (In GoT)

Richard Brake As Pierce Tencil (In 1996's Subterfuge) And As Night's King (In GoT)

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Jeanna Magary 2 years ago

The original Night King! I wish they hadn't re-cast him.

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#41

Michael Mcelhatton As Raymond 'Rats' Doyle (In 2001's Paths To Freedom) And As Roose Bolton (In GoT)

Michael Mcelhatton As Raymond 'Rats' Doyle (In 2001's Paths To Freedom) And As Roose Bolton (In GoT)

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streetlights002 2 years ago

Jesus, that hair...

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#42

David Bradley As Colin Woodcock (In 1971's A Family At War) And As Walder Frey (In GoT)

David Bradley As Colin Woodcock (In 1971's A Family At War) And As Walder Frey (In GoT)

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Tere Rañada 2 years ago

Andd Argus Filch in the Harry Potter movies :)

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