Game of Thrones Children: Where the Young Actors Are Today

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Game of Thrones Children: Where the Young Actors Are Today

The hit HBO series Game of Thrones, based on author George R.R. Martin’s book series of the same name, aired from 2011 to 2019. It was renowned for its brilliant acting, stunning visuals, and captivating storyline, and undoubtedly left its mark on television. However, it was not just the grown-up characters that we fell in love with. One of the many ways that the show continues to lure viewers even after its conclusion is its more youthful stars.

In this article, we’ll be taking a peek at some of the pivotal roles that young actors had on Game of Thrones, as well as what a few of them are up to this day. Without further ado, let’s dive in.

The Stark children

The Starks were at the heart of the show, depicting a family facing conflicts and turmoil while attempting to maintain their honor. Let’s begin by looking at the three youngest Stark children:

• Bran Stark (played by Isaac Hempstead Wright): Bran is the second son and fourth child of the Stark family. A courageous survivor of a wildling attack, Bran is left endowed with supernatural powers. Nowadays, Isaac is promoting his movie Voyagers and lending his voice toVicious, an animated Netflix show.

• Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams): Arya is the tomboyish second daughter of the Stark family, who very early on makes the decision to defy gender roles and become a fighter. Even though her storyline has been dark and complex, it has also been endlessly fascinating and inspiring. Maisie’s trailblazing projects include the AppleTV+ show The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch and a recurring role in the upcoming sequel to the cult classic movie, The Matrix.

• Sansa Stark (played by Sophie Turner): Sansa, the eldest daughter of the Stark family, is a persistent and strong-willed young woman who is able to evade adversity through her wisdom and inner strength. Presently, Sophie is seen playing the role of Jean Grey in the X-Men movie series, and is also starring in Kitchen Scene, a psychological horror feature film.

The Baratheon children

The Baratheon family was another prominent family in the show, being prominent players in the political battles that ensued throughout. Here’s a look at the two Baratheon kids:

• Joffrey Baratheon (played by Jack Gleeson): Joffrey Baratheon was the heir to the Iron Throne during the first four seasons of the show. His cruel and tyrannical habits made him one of the most disliked villains of all time. Jack Gleeson is no longer a part of the acting scene, but has taken to academia and is studying philosophy at the University of Dublin.

• Tommen Baratheon (played by Dean-Charles Chapman):
Tommen Baratheon is a sweet and generous young boy who becomes King after his elder brother Joffrey’s death. Dean-Charles Chapman moved onto to a range of roles, including two BBC miniseries, Ordinary Lies and The Violent Heart. He also recently landed a role in the upcoming reboot of The Woman in the Window.

Families from beyond the Narrow Sea

We can’t discuss the children of Game of Thrones without mentioning the characters from beyond the Narrow Sea. Here are a few of the younger generation that regularly featured in the show:

• Myrcella Baratheon (played by Aimee Richardson & Nell Tiger Free): Princess Myrcella Baratheon is another of the Baratheon children. First portrayed by Aimee Richardson for two seasons, she was recast as Nell Tiger Free for the fifth season. Free has since been seen in various projects, such as Hanna and the upcoming live-action SpongeBob movie.

• Shireen Baratheon (played by Kerry Ingram): The only child of Stannis Baratheon, Shireen Baratheon met an unfortunate demise in season 5. She is remembered most for her precociousness, bravery and kind-heartedness. Ingram went on to play Jax in the award winning musical Matilda and appears in the upcoming movie Hope Gap.

• Prince Oberyn Martell (played by Pedro Pascal): Prince Oberyn Martell was a stand out character with his swagger, cunning, and combat skills. Pedro Pascal rose to further fame ever since his involvement in the show, appearing in projects such as Narcos: Mexico, The Mandalorian, Wonder Woman 1984 and Triple Frontier.

• Prince Trystan Martell (played by Toby Sebastian): Prince Trystan Martell was Oberyn’s son who found himself in some sticky situations for aiding Jaime Lannister. Toby Sebastian appeared in the British soap opera Doctors and the movie The Song of Names.

• Walder Frey’s Children (played by Dean S. Jagger & Poppy Lloyd): Walder Frey’s two sons played crucial roles in the infamous Red Wedding. Jagger stared in the movie Marrowbone. Lloyd, who played Walder’s daughter, is appearing in a British crime drama upcoming drama Strangers.

The children of Game of Thrones have come a long way since the show ended, with each of them exploring different paths and, often, blazing trails. Some of them found international fame and recognition while others abandoned the field to explore opportunities in academia and business. Nevertheless, they will always be remembered for their part in this excellent series.

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