Celebrities You Never Knew Had Cameo Appearances In #GameOfThrones

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HBO’s #GameOfThrones is one show that never stops bringing up surprises and we are sure that by the time you take a run down of this list, you’d be surprised at the celebrities that had cameo appearances on the show. These celebrities range from the writer of the books on which the show is based George R.R Martin to band members of musical group Coldplay.

Come along and be surprised as you discover in shock that some of your favourite celebrities had a cameo appearance on your favourite show.

Of Monsters And Men (The Door)

Of Monsters and Men is an Icelandic band who had their on brief cameo appearance as musicians performing in Braavos in the episode The Door.

Wilko Johnson from Dr. Feelgood (The Kingsroad)

Ever heard of British rock band Dr. Feelgood? If you have, you’d probably know the guitarist Wilko Johnson from the band who played the role of the executioner Ilyn Payne in several episodes.

Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol (Walk of Punishment)


Gary appeared in the episode, “The walk of Punishment” where he showcased his musical talents acting as one of the Bolton soldiers who sang “The Bear And The Maiden Fair.” He is a frontman for snow patrol.

George R.R. Martin


The original unaired pilot for #GameOfThrones had the writer of the books on which the show is based, George R.R. Martin make a cameo appearance as one of the numerous guests at the wedding of Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo.

Will Champion from Coldplay (The Rains of Castamere)


Will Champion is the drummer for the band Coldplay and he made a cameo appearance in what is perhaps the most emotional and gruelling scene on television yet. He can be seen playing a drum at the infamous Red Wedding where most of the States and their loyalists were murdered.

Neil Marshall (The Watchers On The Wall)

Movie director, Neil Marshall also made a cameo appearance on the show even after directing two episodes namely The Watchers on the Wall and Blackwater. He made his quick cameo appearance in the former as one of the archers of the Night’s.

Kevin Eldon from Hot Fuzz (The Door)


Kevin Eldon is a British comedian who also made a guest appearance on HBO’S #GameOfThrones. He played the role of Eddard Stark in a play in the episode The Door.

Mastodon (Hardhome)

Metal band Mastodon made their own appearance on #GameOfThrones by playing the role of some of the wildlings who turned to become wights in the episode Hardhome.

Mackenzie Crook (appeared in Pirates of the caribbean 1 – 3)

Mackenzie Crook is a well known British comedian who it was said was initially casted for a small cameo appearance but who immensely left an impression on producer Dave Benioff who went on to cast him as Orell the wildling warg.

Essie Davis from The Babadook (The Door)


Essie Davis is better known for her role in the horror movie The Babadook but she also made a guest appearance as an actress playing Cersei Lannister in a play. The character met an unfortunate end with the Waif, who was bent on murdering Arya.



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