Game of Thrones – 20 facts you never knew
Today we got a “fact” article about a hype which is actually booming. Game of Thrones is one of the most favorite television series. First of all for everyone who never heard about “GoT”.
Game of Thrones – what is it about?
Years after a rebellion spurred by a stolen bride to be and the blind ambitions of a mad king, Robert of the house Baratheon sits on the much desired Iron Throne. In the mythical land of Westeros, nine noble families fight for every inch of control and every drop of power. The King’s Hand, Jon Arryn, is dead. And Robert seeks out his only other ally in all of Westeros, his childhood friend Eddard Stark. The solemn and honorable Warden of the North is tasked to depart his frozen sanctuary and join the King in the capital of King’s Landing to help the now overweight and drunk Robert rule. However, a letter in the dead of night informs Ned that the former Hand was murdered, and that Robert will be next. So noble Ned goes against his better desires in an attempt to save his friend and the kingdoms. But political intrigue, plots, murders, and sexual desires lead to a secret that could tear the Seven Kingdoms apart. And soon Eddard will find out what happens when you play the Game of Thrones. (Written by: click )
20 facts about Game of Thrones:
#1 Jerome Flynn, who plays Bronn, was in ’90s doo-wop duo called Robson and Jerome. They had three No. 1 singles in the U.K
#2 The actor who plays Bran’s 13-year-old companion Jojen Reed is actually 23 in real life.
#3 Jack Gleeson, aka Joffrey, played a little kid in Batman Begins.
#4 The actor who plays Maester Aemon of the Night’s Watch is legally blind in real life, like the character he portrays in the television show.
#5 After the first episode of the show aired, the actor who plays Joffrey, Jack Gleeson, received a letter from George R.R. Martin that read, “Congratulations, everyone hates you!”
#6 The actress who plays Tyrion’s mistress Shae began her career as a porn actress.
#7 The severed head of George W. Bush appears in a couple of scenes in the first season of the show.
#8 The dire wolves on the first season of the show were played by Northern Inuit dogs.
#9 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jamie Lannister, got his start in the movie Black Hawk Down.
#10 Emelia Clark (Daenerys) voiced Dr. Zoidberg’s girlfriend on Futurama.
#11 Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, adopted the dog that played her dire wolf in the show. The dog is named Zunni.
#12 More than 150 babies were named “Khaleesi” in 2012.
#13 “Arya” is the fastest-growing baby name in the United States.
#14 The “horse heart” Daenerys ate for Khol Drogo on the show was actually a three-pound mass of a gummy bear–like substance.
#15 Game of Thrones is the first acting role ever for Maisie Williams, who plays Arya.
#16 Charlie Chaplin has a relative on the show: it’s Robb Stark’s late wife played by Oona Chaplin.
#17 The actor who plays Theon, Alfie Allen, is the brother of Lily Allen. She even wrote this nice little song about him smoking weed all the time:
#18 Bran is the kid from Love Actually.
#19 Theon’s sister Yara is named “Asha” in the books.
#20 The Dothraki language was created just for the show and contains more than 3,000 words.
All seasons of Game of Thrones: