As “Game of Thrones” finished in May of 2019, the conflicting emotions to the finale overshadowed the conclusion of one of television’s most ambitious projects. The 73 episodes, each like a movie in its own right, cost hundreds of millions of dollars and were produced in a dozen different nations.
Despite the fact that showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss battled with planning and dialogue once they ran out of George R.R. Martin’s source material to deal with, they managed to traverse one of the most complicated storytelling difficulties ever to grace the airwaves.
According to IMDb, the program has 836 credited cast members, making it by far the biggest cast in the history of dramatic television.
As “Game of Thrones” blossomed into a tremendous smash, maybe the last “water cooler show” that we’ll all be talking about at the same time, it elevated several of its previously unknown performers to household names.
Aside from the stars that appeared in the opening credits, hundreds and hundreds of cast members have benefited from being on the biggest TV program ever, becoming at the very least neighborhood names, if not household names. Interestingly, some people have vanished from the map in some way. Here are the cast members who haven’t acted since the conclusion of “Game of Thrones,” and why.
Jack Gleeson – Joffrey Baratheon
Prior to “Game of Thrones,” Jack Gleeson was best known in Ireland as a tiny kid with impossibly huge eyes in “Batman Begins.” In the opening chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, he appears briefly as “Little Boy on the Balcony” beside the caped crusader.
Gleeson was cast as Joffrey Baratheon on “Game of Thrones” in 2011, and immediately became the villain audiences loved to despise the most. After the death of his (alleged) father, King Robert Baratheon, we witnessed him grow from the petulant, spiteful, and angry Prince of the Seven Kingdoms to the petulant, spiteful, and vengeful King of the Seven Kingdoms.
His self-centered behavior leads to the deaths of Arya’s stable boy, Sansa’s direwolf Lady, and, finally, the most stunning killing in the first season, the execution of former Hand of the King Ned Stark.
This would turn out to be the horrible deed that memorably demonstrated that no one is immune from death on “Game of Thrones,” not even the lead billed actor. For many, Jack Gleeson’s visage became the personification of evil.
He has subsequently remained engaged in the theatre as a producer, co-founding the Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, and has attended Trinity University in Dublin for college. He had presented a short cameo on Sara Pascoe’s show “And out Her Mind” lately, but it was a sort of meta-commentary on the wicked persona that pushed him away from the spotlight.
Gleeson plays the ghost or image of a pregnancy that the main character opted not to take to term years ago. Pascoe told the Independent that she purposefully picked “an actor whom everyone wishes was dead.”
Stephen Cole – Kovarro
Stephen Cole is mainly remembered as Leo Johnson on the lengthy Liverpool serial opera “Brookside” between 1996 to 2001 before being casted as Kovarro in Season 2 of “Game of Thrones” in 2012. Following Khal Drogo’s death at the end of Season 1, Kovarro becomes one of Daenerys Targaryen’s most trusted bloodriders, navigating the treacherous city of Qarth and the desert of the Red Waste.
Kovarro, who had a minor role in that plotline in Season 2, never appears again for unknown reasons. Steven Cole had brief roles in 2014 and 2018, but has yet to appear after the end of “Game of Thrones” in 2019. It’s unclear if he avoided the spotlight due to the epidemic or personal reasons. Out of a cast of hundreds, it’s probable that at least one is just unlucky.
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