WHERE ARE THEY NOW: 33 actors who were killed off 'Game of Thrones'

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  • Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Game of Thrones” through season seven.
  • Actors killed off from “Game of Thrones” are now starring on new TV shows and in movies.
  • Harry Lloyd (Viserys) will appear on the final season of FX’s “Legion,” while Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton) stars in a new 2019 Netflix movie about Mötley Crüe.
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No TV series kills off characters quite as tragically, or frequently, as HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” From minor characters to the show’s first main protagonist Ned Stark, dozens of key actors have come and gone over the years.

We’ve rounded up the biggest character deaths and checked in on the actors to see what they’re up to now.

From voicing video game characters to starring on Netflix series, keep reading to see what your favourite ex-“Game of Thrones” actors are doing now.

Daenerys’ spiteful brother Viserys was played by Harry Lloyd.

HBOSeason 1, Episode 6: ‘A Golden Crown’

Viserys was killed on the first season after he crossed a serious line and Dany’s then-husband Khal Drogo poured molten gold over his head.

Now Harry Lloyd stars in a new spy thriller series from Starz called “Counterpart,” and will have a role on the final season of FX’s “Legion.”

Gary Gershoff/Getty ImagesLloyd visits Build Series to discuss ‘Counterpart’ on December 6, 2018 in New York City.

The “X-Men” series “Legion” will air its third and final season sometime in 2019, where Lloyd will join the cast as Professor X.

Mark Addy starred as the formidable Robert Baratheon.

HBOSeason 1, Episode 7: ‘You Win or You Die’

King Robert Baratheon was a commanding presence on the first several episodes of “Game of Thrones” before his untimely death thanks to several skins of wine and a boar.

Mark Addy went on to appear on several UK television shows, including “Atlantis,” “New Blood,” and an experimental Amazon show called “Oasis.”

Frederick M. Brown/Stringer/GettyMark Addy hasn’t been on ‘Game of Thrones’ since 2011.

Addy also had a role on the 2018 season of “Doctor Who,” and voiced Clyde the Horse in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Jason Momoa was unforgettable as Daenerys’ husband Khal Drogo.

HBOSeason 1, Episode 10: ‘Fire and Blood’

Khal Drogo met his death after a gnarly fight wound he sustained became infected and Daenerys mistakenly put her trust into a witch healer.

Now he’s playing DC’s Aquaman in a standalone movie as well as in “Justice League,” plus he stars on the Netflix original series “Frontier.”

Alberto E. Rodriguez/GettyJason Momoa always looks like he’s having fun.

Momoa’s “Aquaman” recently grossed more than $US1 billion worldwide, becoming the first movie of 2019 to do so.

Read more:
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Nobody can forget Sean Bean as Ned Stark, whose death was one of the most shocking on the series.

HBOSeason 1, Episode 9: ‘Baelor’

Many who hadn’t yet read George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series would be forgiven for thinking Ned Stark was the end-game protagonist of the series.

Now he’s starring on a TV series called “The Oath” on Sony’s streaming platform Crackle.

Chris Jackson/GettySean Bean also voiced a video game character for ‘Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.’

He also starred in “Medici: Masters of Florence,” which is streaming now on Netflix.

Renly Baratheon — played by Gethin Anthony — was murdered with blood magic halfway through season two.

HBOSeason 2, Episode 5: ‘The Ghost of Harrenhal’

Stannis Baratheon had his younger brother Renly killed when he refused to bend the knee to the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.

Gethin Anthony played Charles Manson in NBC’s 2015 drama “Aquarius.”

Frazer Harrison/Getty‘Aquarius’ was canceled by NBC after two seasons.

He also voiced a character in the “Mass Effect: Andromeda” video game.

Maester Luwin was left for dead after the sack of Winterfell on season two.

HBOMaester Luwin lived in Winterfell with the Stark family.

After Theon Greyjoy’s failed coup and the Bolton’s attack on the castle, Maester Luwin was mortally wounded and died in the godswood.

Actor Donald Sumpter can now be seen on HBO’s new miniseries “Chernobyl.”

Liam Daniel/HBOSumpter on HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ miniseries.

The five-part drama begins airing on HBO this may. You can also watch Sumpter in his small role on “Peaky Blinders,” which is currently streaming on Netflix.

The bloodiest episode of the series was “The Rains of Castamere,” where Robb Stark’s wife Talisa (Oona Chaplin) was the first of many brutally killed.

HBOSeason 3, Episode 9: ‘The Rains of Castamere’

Known as the Red Wedding, this massacre wiped out a whole family of storylines with one murderous feast.

Now Oona Chaplin stars opposite Tom Hardy on FX’s new racy historical drama series “Taboo.”

Matt Winkelmeyer/GettyFun fact: Oona Chaplin is the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin.

The second season of “Taboo” is still underway, but in the meantime Chaplin had a small part in the HBO film “My Dinner with Hervé.” Chaplin will also have a role in the coming four “Avatar” sequels.

Robb Stark, played by Richard Madden, was killed on the same episode.

HBOSeason 3, Episode 9: ‘The Rains of Castamere’

The Young Wolf’s death was brought about after he betrayed his promise to Walder Frey.

Now you can watch Madden in Netflix’s original movie “Ibiza: Love Drunk” and on BBC One’s show “Bodyguard.”

Monica Schipper/Getty ImagesYou can also see him on Amazon Prime’s ‘Electric Dreams’ and on ‘Medici: Masters in Florence’ (available on Netflix).

Madden won a 2019 Golden Globe for his performance on “Bodyguard,” which is streaming now on Netflix.

He is also co-starring in the coming movie biopic about Elton John, titled “Rocketman.”

Michelle Fairley played Robb’s mother, Catelyn, who was the final person killed at the Red Wedding.

HBOSeason 3, Episode 9: ‘The Rains of Castamere’

Catelyn Stark did all she could for her children before she was murdered in one of the biggest shocks of the series.

Michelle Fairley stepped into a role as a different king’s mother on the Starz historical drama, “The White Princess.”

Karwai Tang/Stringer/Getty‘The White Princess’ tells the story of England’s War of the Roses.

She is currently filming a new TV show called “The Feed,” which will air on Amazon Prime.

King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) didn’t live long after the Red Wedding.

HBOSeason 4, Episode 2: ‘The Lion and the Rose’

His murder took place at the “Purple Wedding,” when Olenna and Littlefinger worked together to poison Margaery Tyrell’s brand new husband and the crowned king.

Gleeson took a break from acting for a while after exiting “Game of Thrones,” though he returned to the stage for a play called “Bears in Space” in 2016.

Gleeson told Vulture he was interested in doing some “Adult Swim-style” content one day, but so far his acting career has stayed on hold.

Lysa Arryn, played by Kate Dickie, was unceremoniously pushed to her death by Littlefinger on the fourth season.

HBOSeason 4, Episode 7: ‘Mockingbird’

Lysa revealed herself as the co-conspirator behind her husband Jon Arryn’s murder just before she was killed.

Dickie starred in 2015’s horror movie “The Witch,” and most recently had a small role in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

John Phillips/Getty ImagesKate Dickie attends The British Independent Film Awards in 2016.

Dickie was the First Order soldier who patched in the call from Poe Dameron to General Hux. She also had a role on the BBC’s 2018 miniseries called “The Cry.”

We’ll spare you the visual of Oberyn getting his head smashed in, but fans will never forget seeing Pedro Pascal’s final moments as the Red Viper.

HBOSeason 4, Episode 8: ‘The Mountain and the Viper’

Oberyn Martell died during his trial by combat fight against Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane.

Pascal now stars on Netflix’s original series “Narcos,” and on the coming “Star Wars” TV series “The Mandalorian.”

Frazer Harrison/GettyThe third season of ‘Narcos’ premiered in 2017.

Pascal is also slated to have a “key role” in the anticipated “Wonder Woman” sequel coming in 2020.

One of the most heartbreaking deaths came when Ygritte — played by Rose Leslie — died in Jon Snow’s arms.

HBOSeason 4, Episode 9: ‘The Watchers on the Wall’

Ygritte was one of many casualties in the battle at Castle Black towards the end of the fourth season.

Leslie is now starring on CBS’s lawyer drama “The Good Fight.”

Frederick M. Brown/Getty ImagesRose Leslie and Kit Harington fell in love while filming ‘Game of Thrones,’ and are now married.

“The Good Fight” is the critically acclaimed spinoff of CBS’ previous series, “The Good Wife.”

Read More:A complete timeline of Kit Harington and Rose Leslie’s love story.

The season four finale delivered many more deaths, including Jojen Reed — played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

HBOSeason 4, Episode 10: ‘The Children’

Jojen helped Meera and Bran escape with Hodor before he died at the hands of the wights.

Brodie-Sangster reprised his “Love Actually” role for new short created for Red Nose Day in 2017.

NBCBrodie Sangster was unforgettable as little Sam in ‘Love Actually.’

He also starred in the “Maze Runner” teen dystopian movie trilogy, which concluded in 2018.

Read more:See what the rest of the “Love Actually” cast looks like now.

Charles Dance played the intimidating Tywin Lannister, whose vicious moral code came back to bite him when Tyrion murdered him.

HBOSeason 4, Episode 10: ‘The Children’

After humiliating Tyrion at court and effectively sentencing him to death, Tywin Lannister met his demise while sitting in on the loo.

Dance has had numerous movie roles since, including 2016’s “Ghostbusters” remake and “Underworld: Blood Wars.”

Jeff Spicer/GettyCharles Dance is one of Britain’s most iconic actors.

He also had a role in the romantic film “Me Before You,” which starred Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen).

Shireen Baratheon’s death was one of the most gut-wrenching of the whole series.

HBOSeason 5, Episode 9: ‘The Dance of Dragons’

Actress Kerry Ingram played the role of the last surviving trueborn Baratheon child, until her father sacrificed her to the Lord of Light.

Now Kerry Ingram can be seen on a Netflix original show called “Free Rein.”

Limepictures/Netflix‘Free Rein’ is a teen series set in the UK.

“Free Rein” is a young adult series about a girl who learns to ride horses in England. A new Valentine’s Day special for “Free Rein” premiered on Netflix in February 2019.

Roose Bolton — played by Michael McElhatton — was one of the first characters to be killed off on the sixth season.

HBOSeason 6, Episode 2: ‘Home’

Ramsay Bolton murdered his father once he thought his line in the House Bolton succession was threatened.

Michael McElhatton can be spotted among other “Game of Thrones” alumni in the Guy Ritchie movie “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”

Alberto E. Rodriguez/GettyMcElhatton also appeared in ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife.’

He also had a role on second season of the National Geographic series “Genius,” which focused on the life of Pablo Picasso.

Ramsay Bolton also ruthlessly murdered Osha, played by Natalie Tena.

HBOSeason 6, Episode 4: ‘Book of the Stranger’

Osha was killed after she and Rickon were captured and brought to the Boltons.

Tena starred alongside Jeremy Piven on a 2017 CBS drama called “Wisdom of the Crowd.”

Carlos Alvarez/Stringer/GettyYou probably recognise Natalie Tena as Tonks in ‘Harry Potter.’

“Wisdom of the Crowd” was cancelled following an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Piven.

Kristian Nairn nailed every “Hodor” that was Hodor-ed on “Game of Thrones.”

HBOSeason 6, Episode 5: ‘The Door’

Hodor died while protecting Bran and Meera from a horde of wights led by the Night King.

His time on the show may be over, but Kristian Nairn has built a strong DJ career over the past few years. He still tours, and you can catch “Rave of Thrones” at a city near you.

Ethan Miller/GettyNairn also DJ’ed the 2016 Critic’s Choice Awards.

You can find a list of Kristian Nairn’s tour dates for “Rave of Thrones” here.

Ian McShane had a brief stint on “Game of Thrones” as Brother Ray.

HBOSeason 6, Episode 7: ‘The Broken Man’

Ray was leading a peaceful group who followed the Faith of the Seven, but their camp was attacked by outlaws and Ray was among the dead when Sandor Clegane returned.

Now you can see McShane in Starz’s new fantasy series “American Gods,” which is based on the Neil Gaiman book of the same name.

Francois Durand/GettyIan McShane plays Mr. Wednesday in the series.

McShane will also reprise his role for the “John Wick” movie trilogy in the 2019 instalment titled “Chapter 3 – Parabellum.”

Icelandic actor Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson played Lem Lemoncloak for a brief series of episodes on season six.

HBOLem was part of the Brotherhood without Banners.

The Hound tracked him down and hanged him after Lem murdered Ray and the other peaceful followers of the Faith.

Jóhannesson now stars on a Netflix show, too.

Aimee Spinks/NetflixJóhannesson on Netflix’s ‘The Innocents.’

“The Innocents” is a teen-driven drama series about a supernatural group of women who can all shape-shift. Watch the trailer for the show here.

Essie Davis also had a brief role on season six.

HBOSeason 6, Episode 8: ‘No One’

She played Lady Crane, the actress who helped Arya in Braavos.

Davis went on to appear in the “Assassin’s Creed” movie, and now she’s playing a queen opposite Michelle Fairley on Starz’s show “The White Princess.”

Noam Galai/Stringer/GettyDavis had a small but significant role in ‘Game of Thrones.’

Davis also reprised her role as the flapper detective, Phryne Fisher, from the Australian series, “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries,” for its upcoming movie spinoff.

At the start of the Battle of the Bastards, Ramsay Bolton murdered Rickon Stark (played by Art Parkinson).

Helen Sloan/HBOSeason 6, Episode 9: ‘Battle of the Bastards’

Rickon was forced to run across the field towards Jon Snow, and Ramsay shot him with an arrow before the two could reunite.

Parkinson voiced the lead role for breakout animated movie “Kubo and the Two Strings.”

Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ was a stop-motion movie from Laika Studios.

Parkinson also had a role in the 2018 indie movie “The Belly of the Whale.”

Iwan Rheon convincingly played the psychopathic Ramsay Bolton, who was finally killed at the end of season six.

HBOSeason 6, Episode 9: ‘Battle of the Bastards’

Ramsay went above and beyond the normal “villain” archetype on “Game of Thrones.”

Iwan Rheon appeared on ABC’s Marvel series, “Inhumans,” in 2017, and stars in a Netflix original movie called “The Dirt.”

Getty Images‘Inhumans’ was cancelled after just one season on ABC.

“The Dirt,” streaming now on Netflix, is a biopic about rock band Mötley Cruë and will feature Rheon as guitarist Mick Mars.

Margaery Tyrell met her end on the season six finale, which meant no more Natalie Dormer for “Game of Thrones” fans.

HBOSeason 6, Episode 10: ‘The Winds of Winter’

Cersei’s wildfire plot wiped out the entire Tyrell family, with the exception of Olenna.

Dormer now stars on an Amazon miniseries called “Picnic at Hanging Rock.”

Getty ImagesYou can also hear Dormer as the voice of Dr. Lexi T’Perro in the ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ game.

Dormer will also voice a character for the coming 2019 Netflix series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” which is a prequel to Jim Hensen’s 1982 movie.

Margaery’s brother, Loras, met the same fiery end.

HBOSeason 6, Episode 10: ‘The Winds of Winter’

Actor Finn Jones had a pretty solid gig lined up even before the finale aired, though.

Jones played Danny Rand on Marvel’s “Iron Fist” series on Netflix.

Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Netflix‘Iron Fist’ received mixed reviews from critics over its two seasons.

The series was canceled by Netflix, along with most of its other Marvel series, in 2018.

The High Sparrow — played by Jonathan Pryce — was another figure killed by Cersei on the season six finale.

HBOSeason 6, Episode 10: ‘The Winds of Winter’

Cersei had enough of the High Sparrow’s meddling with the power dynamics of King’s Landing.

Pryce co-starred alongside Oscar-nominated Glenn Close in the 2018 movie “The Wife.”

Pier Marco Tacca/Stringer/GettyHe plays the husband of the titular wife.

Pryce is also starring on FX’s new series “Taboo” (along with Oona Chaplin and Tom Hardy).

Roger Ashton-Griffiths played Mace Tyrell, father to Loras and Margaery and yet another victim of Cersei’s wildfire plot.

HBOSeason 6, Episode 10: ‘The Winds of Winter’

Mace was the rather useless patriarch of the Tyrell family.

Ashton-Griffiths is yet another “Game of Thrones” alumni you can now see on FX’s new series “Taboo.”

FXThere he is next to Jonathan Pryce’s character.

He also had a small role in the 2018 Disney movie “Christopher Robin.”

Cersei failed to consider Tommen after she murdered his wife and in-laws, and he died by suicide following the explosion in the sept.

HBOSeason 6, Episode 10: ‘The Winds of Winter’

Tommen was devastated after being manipulated by his mother and forced to watch his beloved wife die.

Dean-Charles Chapman appeared alongside Liam Neeson in the 2018 thriller “The Commuter.”

Jeff Spicer/Getty ImagesChapman was cast in the role of Tommen starting on the fourth season.

Technically, Chapman was killed off twice from “Game of Thrones,” since he also played Martyn Lannister, who was murdered on the third season.

Walder Frey was played by David Bradley. His character met a gruesome end when Arya Stark finally avenged the Red Wedding.

HBOSeason 6, Episode 10: ‘The Winds of Winter’

Walder Frey finally got his comeuppance on the sixth season finale.

Bradley has continued appearing on mainly TV shows, including FX’s “The Strain” and “Doctor Who.”

Stuart C. Wilson/Getty ImagesDavid Bradley attends the Pride Of Birmingham Awards at University of Birmingham on March 8, 2018.

Now he’s voicing the character of Merlin on Netflix’s animated series “Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia.”

On “Game of Thrones” season seven, one of the most upsetting deaths was that of Olenna Tyrell (the last of her family).

Helen Sloan/HBOSeason 7, Episode 3: ‘The Queen’s Justice’

Olenna willingly drank poison handed to her by Jaime Lannister after his army swarmed Highgarden.

You can still watch Dame Diana Rigg on a TV period drama, though. She plays the Duchess of Buccleuch on “Victoria.”

Tim P. Whitby/Stringer/Getty ImagesDiana Rigg looks very different in modern garb.

Rigg also had a role in the 2018 theatre revival of “My Fair Lady” in New York City.

Dickon Tarly met a fiery end when he refused to bend the knee to Daenerys.

Macall B. Polay/HBODickon on season seven, episode four, ‘Spoils of War.’

Daenerys had Dickon and Randyll Tarly roasted alive by Drogon after her victory against the Lannister forces.

Actor Tom Hopper can now be seen on Netflix’s original series “The Umbrella Academy.”

Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesTom Hopper at the red carpet event for rom-com ‘I Feel Pretty.’

He also appeared in the Amy Schumer movie “I Feel Pretty.” You can read our review of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” here.

Littlefinger’s demise was a long time coming, and provided both Sansa and Arya Stark with a much-needed moment of revenge.

HBOSeason 7, Episode 7: ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’

Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish was killed by Arya in front of the entire Winterfell court.

Gillen was one of the stars of 2018’s Oscar-nominated biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Frederick M. Brown/Getty ImagesActor Aidan Gillen is another ‘Game of Thrones’ alum you see in 2017’s ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.’

Gillen was also in the 2018 movie “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” along with Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

“Game of Thrones” returns for its eighth and final season on April 14, 2019.

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