Game of Thrones: What’s Next for the Cast?

Where will we see Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Maisie Williams after "Game of Thrones"?
Wednesday 22 May 2019
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While some, like Kit Harrington, will take a much-deserved break after the end of Game of Thrones, whose final episode was broadcast in the US on 19 May, other members of the cast are already working on other projects for the small and silver screens. What’s in store for the actors behind the inimitable Tyrion, the fear-inspiring Daenerys, and the indomitable Arya?

The season finale of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season has seen the end of eight years of endless wars for the control of the Iron Throne. And while the conclusion has left some of its hordes of fans wanting, the actors were able to say their goodbyes to the characters they brought to life over the show’s eight seasons. The door to Game of Thrones might be closed, but other projects are already on the horizon for some of the series’ stars.

Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark).

Mere weeks after the end of the series, the actress who played Sansa will be back on screens as Jean Grey in the movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix, in US theatres 7 June opposite Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. She is also slated to appear in Matthew Coppola’s forthcoming thriller Broken Soldier.

Maisie Williams (Arya Stark).

The other Stark sister will be playing Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane, in the Josh Boone horror flick The New Mutants, out 3 April 2020 in the US. She is also cast in the thriller The Owners, directed by Julius Berg.

Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister).

After meeting her fateful end as fearmongering queen Cersei, the actress will do a 360 and join the cast of The Flood in the role of Wendy, a British immigration agent fighting for a refugee’s rights. The drama will see her reunite with one of her former co-stars, Ian Glen, who played Jorah Mormont. The film is set to be released by the end of 2019.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister).

The Danish actor also finds himself reunited with a former partner, Carice van Houten (who played Game of Thrones‘ Melisandre), in the thriller Domino in which he will be playing a Copenhagen policeman. The film, slated for release sometime in 2019, is being directed by Brian De Palma.

Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister).


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Game of Thrones Family ❤️

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The actor will be lending his voice to the character of Mighty Eagle in The Angry Birds Movie 2, coming to US theatres 14 August, and to another animated character, Phil Betterman, in The Croods 2 (alongside Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone). He will be seen again on the big screen as the star of Brad Anderson’s drama The Dwarf.

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen).

Game of Thrones‘ Khaleesi will be trading in her dragons for Santa Claus’s elves in Paul Feig’s upcoming comedy Last Christmas. She will be sharing the romcom’s bill with Emma Thompson and Michelle Yeoh. The film is due out in the US on 8 November 2019.

Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei).

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It’s been one of my greatest joys playing Missandei of Naath… The quiet and kind translator. A brilliant woman who overcame so much suffering and found herself, her voice… and her one and only love. She represented so much for me, personally, that I have no choice but to carry the things she has taught me into my life going forward. Thank you to everyone who made it possible for me to play this part… this life changing part… there are too many to list… @emilia_clarke GIRL! I love you… SO much. I’ve loved playing your BFF for the past 7 years. Thank you for being such a wonderful person in my life and a source of light and laughter. The Bad Ass Boss Lady Warrior Goddess club will live on forever 😂🙌🏽 @raleighritchie…. Jacoooob! I literally cannot tell you what sharing the screen with you has meant to me. I found performances I didn’t know I had inside me, simply because you gave me so much to work against. Playing Missandei and Grey Worm’s journey has been so special. I couldn’t have asked for a more generous and supportive co-star… Also… We’ve been out in these streets together boiiii🤣😂 negotiating so much but always having each other’s back. Thank you for all of it… you have been a dear friend at every point. To the entire cast and crew… You will always hold a special place in my heart. The love and energy we shared will be hard to match. I feel like I hit the jackpot meeting and working with you all. I love you. To the fans of the show, and of Missandei… Thank you for all the love and support… It’s been a pleasure playing her for you. I know last night was pretty intense for some of you so I invite you to participate in my fantasy where I like to think that, right now…. Missandei is sipping a rum on a beach somwhere in sky 😂… 🍹🌴 #andnowmywatchhasended #MissandeiofNaath #Dracarys #thankyouforsupportingme #RIPMissandei #isleofbutterflies #🦋 #illbeseeingyou

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The Mother of Dragons’ best friend will be leaving HBO for Hulu to star in the TV remake of Four Weddings and a Funeral, co-created by Mindy Kaling. Her fans will be able to stream her once more from 31 July.

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