With Game of Thrones now in its final season, fans are constantly speculating on how this groundbreaking fantasy series is going to end. Who is finally going to take the Iron Throne? In honor of the last season, we have decided to take a look back at where some of the most beloved and hated characters on the show started out in the acting business. Some of these stars were already very established in the industry such as Charles Dance who plays Tywin Lannister and Sean Bean who plays Ned Stark. But others were relatively unknown before the series such as Sophie Turner who plays Sansa Stark and Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark.
All of these stars are, for the most part, household names now and have steadily moved onto huge roles in franchises like The X-Men or gone the indie route so that they are not typecast. Keep on reading to find out about your favorite characters and how this series has launched them into superstardom and significantly increased their net worth.
Undoubtedly you will recognize this actor right away as he plays the notorious Jaime Lannister. The actor hails from Denmark and already had a fairly successful acting career prior to starring on the series.
He was seen in the film Black Hawk Down which was directed by Hollywood heavyweight Ridley Scott, and his co-stars were other very famous actors like Eric Bana and Ewan McGregor. To date, it is estimated that he is worth about $16 million.