#GameOfThrones has pretty much taken television shows to another level with its fantasy storyline and amazing characters. What a lot of people however don’t know is that a number of the amazing characters on #GameOfThrones were recast and that perhaps made the show much more enjoyable for the viewers.
The Lord of Bones
In seasons two and three of #GameOfThrones, the Lord of Bones was portrayed by Edward Dogliani under the mask, while Ross O’Hennessy took over in season five of the show.
Callum Wharry initially had a brief role as future king Tommen Baratheon, but was replaced with Dean-Charles Chapman who portrayed the character as king and Margaery Tyrell’s third husband.
Another Lannister incest baby that was recast alongside Tommen is, Myrcella. Aimee Richardson initially played the princess in the first two seasons, with Nell Tiger Free coming on board in season five even though she had to die, not long after.
Theres a chance that you may have noticed the encounter of Jamie Lannister with Dickon Tarly in Episode 4 of Season 7 of #GameOfThrones but you most likely missed the changes. Dickon was last seen at dinner with the family when Sam passed through with Gilly and little Sam in season 6. The Dickon character was initially played by Freddie Stroma but was replaced by Tom Hopper.
Daario Naharis was first portrayed in season three by Ed Skrein, who was next seen in Deadpool and The Transporter: Refueled. From season four of #GameOfThrones upwards, he was however played by Dutch actor Michiel Huisman, who has also made an appearance in Orphan Black.
Ser Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane
Australian stuntman and bodybuilder Mark ‘Conan’ Stevens who has appeared in The Hobbit trilogy played Clegane in two episodes of season one, but had to be replaced by Welsh stuntman and basketball player Ian Whyte (who also portrayed giants on #GameOfThrones) due to a scheduling conflict.
Another basketball player in person of Iceland’s Hafthór Júlíus ‘Thor’ Björnsson, joined the cast of the show in season four for some head-pulping action and remains as the character to this day.
The Three-Eyed Raven
The mysterious ‘Three-Eyed Raven’ has been present from season one of #GameOfThrones but the first time he was seen in his human form was in in the final episode of season four and then in season six.
In the season finale of season four of #GameOfThrones, he was played by Struan Rodger but was replaced in season six by Max von Sydow.
The first season of #GameOfThrones saw David Michael Scott briefly appear as the seemingly immortal ‘Lightning Lord’ Beric Dondarrion. He was however replaced by Northern Ireland’s Richard Dormer who all but had the fun of dying and coming back to life in a number of grisly ways in season three of the show.
It’s very easy to forget Rickard Karstark, especially as there are hundreds of names to remember. He was one of Robb Stark’s bannermen who fought with him for the throne before losing faith and executing two Lannister boys against his lord’s will.
Steve Blount played the role of Rickard Karstark in the season one finale, but was shuffled off for seasons two and three, where John Stahl took over instead.