Now that season 7 of Game of Thrones has come to a dramatic end, we thought it was time to revisit the 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 actors weren't always the conniving, cynical, dour and battle-hardened residents of Westeos and Essos, but as you can see from these eye-opening pictures, some of your favorite GoT characters were virtually unrecognisable in their younger days. From Ser Davos Seaworth and Tyrion Lannister to Thoros of Myr and The Hound, Sandor Clegane, the list 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 do you recognise? Let us know in the comments below.

#1 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. 1 year ago

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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#2 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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lindsaymad2000 1 year ago

He was also in stargate atlantis :)

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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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Wazz 1 year ago

Reasons to grow a beard!

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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 1 year ago

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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coffee zombie 1 year ago

Same spooky smile

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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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Brendi Price Davis 1 year ago

She was ridiculously gorgeous in 300!

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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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Sean Chambers 1 year ago

The left is what Tormund sees

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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. 1 year ago

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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Agnes Jekyll 1 year ago

yup--that's a shocker

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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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Wazz 1 year ago

The difference is quite Stark

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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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Laura LaTata 1 year ago

That was a great flick.

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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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Sonja Götten 1 year ago

BAHAHAHA!

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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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Benny Lava 1 year ago

Is the guy behind him Alfie Alen (Theon)?

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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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Rebekah 1 year ago

Such a cutie.

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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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MagicalUnicorn 1 year ago

i was shocked to learn he had hair :D

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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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Ben Smith 1 year ago

He's bulked up a bit eh?

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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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Ian Carter 1 year ago

she is way hotter now

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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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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

F*ck the King!

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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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John Porter 1 year ago

I am so in love

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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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Sonja Götten 1 year ago

Ser Davos is called the Onion Knight

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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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Nikki Bates 1 year ago

From blonde to red...beautiful as both.

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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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Ben Smith 1 year ago

Hottie McHottie!

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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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Seno Putra 1 year ago

dat escalated quickly

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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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Carly Lawless 1 year ago

OMG night watch haha

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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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MagicalUnicorn 1 year ago

this dude never ages

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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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Daniel Darko 1 year ago

Looks like Foggy Nelson.

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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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Cherie O 1 year ago

I loved her in Fortitude!

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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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Ada Da 1 year ago

Basicaly the same year

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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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Becca Jones 1 year ago

Fantastic actor. He was great in Minority Report.

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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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Bina Acharya 1 year ago

:) i kinda like him. he is cute ^_^

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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 1 year ago

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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Mimis Nachbarin 1 year ago

You know nothing, Jon Snow!

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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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Leila Ellis 1 year ago

Yes the moment when he's poisoned. Die MF die!!

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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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Saint Victoria 1 year ago

What about Simon Bellamy?

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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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Bhizzz 1 year ago

He's a DJ in real life

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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 1 year ago

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 1 year ago

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. 1 year ago

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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Stellou 1 year ago

Cassie 💕🍏

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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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Eleanor Orser 1 year ago

Bran is CREEPY in GOT!

#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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Rahuljit Kalita 1 year ago

Isn't he prof slughorn as well

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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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mulk 1 year ago

mmm.. nice haircut!

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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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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

No, that's mr Filch from Harry Potter.

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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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MagicalUnicorn 1 year ago

it's actually different actor nowadays

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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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Laury M. 1 year ago

He still does the side-eye well.

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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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Susanna Vesna 1 year ago

Ahahhahaha!

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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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Krystafre Stormecloud 1 year ago

Looked like James Van der Beek

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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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MagicalUnicorn 1 year ago

i have to admit he's hot.

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