The latest season of Game of Thrones is here and it has come with new characters and reintroduction of old characters. What’s interesting apart from the twists and surprises in the plot is the fact that some of the characters have really grown up in the past one year, like Bran. For this reason, we got interested in knowing how the older actors looked like when they were younger. You may be surprised that the looks changed from good to bad or from bad to good as they grew older. For the ladies, they look so different in character that looking at their photos when they were young, you wouldn’t believe they are the same people. Let us look at some of the actors with their photos then and now.
1. Sean Bean as Ned Stark
Back then before he became a hairy built man carrying swords around, he was a lad with brown hair and pierced ears. The eyes are still as stern as they are now but the fashion sense is still a game of fur.
2. Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon
Love him or hate him, the lad has that sneer well preserved since childhood. And here I thought it was just an act he was putting on for his character. He hasn’t changed a bit.
3. Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon
Tthe gruff old vulgar king who happened to die mysteriously in the first season of Game of Thrones was actually a handsomely built young man back in the days. This photo of him is a proof that looks do fade away. That smile though…
4. Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H’ghar
The man with many faces who keeps on acting the now you see me now you don’t part in game of thrones is Tom Wlaschiha. He goes by the name Jaqen H’ghar in the series. Behind the long hair and mysterious eyes he carries, Tom is pretty handsome in short hair and a polished face, at least according to this photo back in his younger days.
5. Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark
Michelle Fairley was and is still fair even in the last season of game of thrones that she featured as Catelyn stark. Back in the days, she was as insisting as she was in the previous seasons of game of thrones. Point to note is her flawless face without makeup goes back years before the birth of GOT.
6. Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
Arya Stark is one Game of Thrones character that keeps me glued to the series. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) had the same eyes, smile and even the shape of the face when she was a toddler. The only thing that seemed to change was her hair color. She is cute as a toddler and gorgeously fierce in character.
7. DJ booth as the one and only… HODOR
Hodor. You know that guy who only speaks one word the entire series? Well, he sure used to be the real deal back in the days with his hairy built physique and skills in the DJ booth. He was a DJ and a cool one as a matter of fact.
8. Richard Madden as Robb Stark
Richard Madden (Robb Stark) is still cool, collected and focused. Perhaps in the present the only thing that changed on that serious face is the growth of a beard and moustache.
9. Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), innocent face with cute smile is permanently hers. Nothing can take that away from her, not even the bad luck of marrying the worst guys in Game of Thrones.
10. Tyrion Lannister as Peter Dinklage
The dwarf, the king of wine and women. Tyrion Lannister in Game of thrones, acted by was a handsome young man with silky black hair. What we do not know is if he was the prince of wine then. The eyes were as deep as they are now in their sockets.
11. Emilia Clarke – Daenerys Taegaryen
The beautiful actresses that plays Daenerys Taegaryen, the beautiful lady with white or cloned hair that commands the dragons. This picture of her back then and now definitely makes you like her now although her smile is still intact.
12. Kit Harrington as Jon Snow
The king in the north was always unable to smile even as a teenager. Let’s give the guy some credit for maintaining his good looks. Who needs a smile with a cute face like this?
13.Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon who has never smiled all his life
Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon) in his younger days had the same hard suspicious eyes he has now. He was better looking though when he was young.
14. Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell
Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell). Same cunning eyes, same pretty face and that killer smile that qualified her to be a sly woman in the series are what she possessed way before game of thrones graced our screens.
15. Iain Glen acting as Ser Jorah Mormont
Iain Glen acting as Ser Jorah Mormont has changed quite a lot from his early years. A closer look reveals his sharp eyes and the high cheek bones that have become his identity on the series.