Now that season 7 of GoT has come to a dramatic end, and we thought it was time to revisit the Game of Thrones cast in their days before they became a part of HBO's most popular series.

It's hard to believe when you watch the show that the popular actors weren't always the conniving, cynical, dour and battle-hardened Game of Thrones characters from Westeros and Essos, but as you can see from these eye-opening pictures, some of your favorite characters were virtually unrecognizable as young actors. From Ser Davos Seaworth and Tyrion Lannister to Thoros of Myr and The Hound, Sandor Clegane, the list of Then and Now should help to satisfy your Game of Thrones cravings while you - and the rest of the world - wait for season 8 to arrive. How many actors when they were young did you recognize? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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Laury M.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Natalie Dormer bears a striking resemblance to younger Diana Rigg. Less apparent in the particular picture above, but it is in many others.

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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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#3

Young Kristofer Hivju And As Tormund Giantsbane (In GoT)

Young Kristofer Hivju And As Tormund Giantsbane (In GoT)

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#4

Charles Dance As David Carlton (in 2002's Ali G Indahouse) And As Tywin Lannister (in Game Of Thrones)

Charles Dance As David Carlton (in 2002's Ali G Indahouse) And As Tywin Lannister (in Game Of Thrones)

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Sonja Götten
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He could have danced his enemies away... "Oh my god, RUN, he starts to dance!!!"

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#5

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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#6

Lena Headey As Young Mary (In 1992's Waterland), Guinevere (In 1998's Merlin) And As Cersei Lannister (In Got)

Lena Headey As Young Mary (In 1992's Waterland), Guinevere (In 1998's Merlin) And As Cersei Lannister (In Got)

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#7

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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#8

Iain Glenn As Brendan (in 1988's Gorillas In The Mist) And As Ser Jorah Mormont (in Got)

Iain Glenn As Brendan (in 1988's Gorillas In The Mist) And As Ser Jorah Mormont (in Got)

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Laury M.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think Alfie Allen looks a bit like young Iain there :3

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#9

Paul Kaye As Dennis Pennis (in 1995's Anyone For Pennis) And As Thoros Of Myr (in Got)

Paul Kaye As Dennis Pennis (in 1995's Anyone For Pennis) And As Thoros Of Myr (in Got)

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#10

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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#11

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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#12

Young Jerome Flynn And As Bronn (In Got)

Young Jerome Flynn And As Bronn (In Got)

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#13

Young Kit Harington And As Jon Snow (In Got)

Young Kit Harington And As Jon Snow (In Got)

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#14

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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#15

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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#16

Young Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson And As The Mountain (in Got)

Young Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson And As The Mountain (in Got)

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#17

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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#18

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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#19

Emilia Clarke As Savannah (In 2010's Triassic Attack) And As Daenerys Targaryen (In GoT)

Emilia Clarke As Savannah (In 2010's Triassic Attack) And As Daenerys Targaryen (In GoT)

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#20

Liam Cunningham As Sir Agravaine (In 1995's First Knight) And As Ser Davos (In Got)

Liam Cunningham As Sir Agravaine (In 1995's First Knight) And As Ser Davos (In Got)

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#21

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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#22

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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#23

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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#24

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau As Martin (In 1994's Nightwatch) And As Jaime Lannister (In Got)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau As Martin (In 1994's Nightwatch) And As Jaime Lannister (In Got)

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#25

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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#26

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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#27

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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#28

Richard Madden As Kirk Brandon (in 2010's Worried About The Boy) And As Robb Stark (in Got)

Richard Madden As Kirk Brandon (in 2010's Worried About The Boy) And As Robb Stark (in Got)

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#29

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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#30

Jacob Anderson As Angelo (in 2010's 4.3.2.1.) And As Grey Worm (in Got)

Jacob Anderson As Angelo (in 2010's 4.3.2.1.) And As Grey Worm (in Got)

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#31

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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Neeraj Jha
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

so when he was Low-ry, he had wings.. when he became High Sparrow, he had none...

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#32

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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#33

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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#34

Young Iwan Rheon And As Ramsay Bolton (In GoT)

Young Iwan Rheon And As Ramsay Bolton (In GoT)

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#35

Young Kristian Nairn And As Hodor (In GoT)

Young Kristian Nairn And As Hodor (In GoT)

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#36

Gemma Whelan As Gwen's Maid (in 2010's The Wolfman) And As Yara Greyjoy (in Got)

Gemma Whelan As Gwen's Maid (in 2010's The Wolfman) And As Yara Greyjoy (in Got)

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Cherie O
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She looks like Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory)....

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#37

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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Agnes Jekyll
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Totally the same guy--he just became a king and grew a beard

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#38

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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#39

Indira Varma As Ruttie Jinnah (in 1998's Jinnah) And As Ellaria Sand (in Got)

Indira Varma As Ruttie Jinnah (in 1998's Jinnah) And As Ellaria Sand (in Got)

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Ana T.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she was even hotter in kamasutra a tale of love

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#40

Hannah Murray As Cassie Ainsworth (in 2007's Skins) And As Gilly (in Got)

Hannah Murray As Cassie Ainsworth (in 2007's Skins) And As Gilly (in Got)

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#41

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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#42

Jim Broadbent As Jean Pierre Dubois (in 1987's Superman Iv: The Quest For Peace) And As Archmaester Ebrose (in Got)

Jim Broadbent As Jean Pierre Dubois (in 1987's Superman Iv: The Quest For Peace) And As Archmaester Ebrose (in Got)

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#43

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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#44

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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#45

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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#46

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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#47

Anton Lesser As Feste (in 1988's Twelfth Night, Or What You Will) And As Qyburn (in Got)

Anton Lesser As Feste (in 1988's Twelfth Night, Or What You Will) And As Qyburn (in Got)

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#48

Owen Teale As Maldak (in 1985's Doctor Who : "vengeance On Varos") And As Alliser Thorne (in Got)

Owen Teale As Maldak (in 1985's Doctor Who : "vengeance On Varos") And As Alliser Thorne (in Got)

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#49

Pilou Asbæk As Teis (in 2008's Worlds Apart) And As Euron Greyjoy (in Got)

Pilou Asbæk As Teis (in 2008's Worlds Apart) And As Euron Greyjoy (in Got)

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