From Mother of Dragons to Christ­mas elf

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER - KERRY PAR­NELL EN­TER­TAIN­MENT WRITER

W e last saw her astride a dragon de­stroy­ing King’s Land­ing, be­fore Jon Snow dealt his love a fa­tal blow. But no one would have pre­dicted Daen­erys Tar­garyen would come back as a Christ­mas elf. Yet that’s just what Emilia Clarke has done in her new movie Last Christ­mas.

They say the mark of a good ac­tor is to take in­ter­est­ing and un­ex­pected roles — so here’s what her GOT co-stars did next:

PETER DINKLAGE

WAS Tyrion Lan­nis­ter NOW Mighty Ea­gle in An­gry Birds 2 One of the best char­ac­ters in Game Of Thrones, Tyrion has feath­ered his nest, quite lit­er­ally, as Dinklage voices the Mighty Ea­gle in the en­ter­tain­ing An­gry Birds movie se­quel. He’s also just signed to The Dwarf, the tale of a Machi­avel­lian me­dieval dwarf who brings an

Ital­ian court to ruin.

LENA HEADEY

WAS Cer­sei Lan­nis­ter NOW Mau­dra Fara in The Dark Crys­tal She was the evil queen hell bent on power, now she’s the voice of Mau­dra Fara, an­other re­bel­lious leader chal­leng­ing for the crown in Net­flix’s lav­ish pro­duc­tion of The Dark Crys­tal: Age Of Re­sis­tance.

KIT HARINGTON

WAS Jon Snow

NOW Dane Whit­man in Eter­nals Af­ter a stint in re­hab, Harington (right) has taken his time to choose his next roles care­fully — he ap­peared in the the­atre pro­duc­tion True West and is cur­rently film­ing sci-fi ad­ven­ture Eter­nals, along­side An­gelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and fel­low GoT star Richard Mad­den.

SO­PHIE TURNER

WAS Sansa Stark

NOW Phoenix in X-Men: Dark Phoenix She found su­per­hu­man strength in Game Of Thrones, so it is fit­ting Turner’s next ad­ven­ture was as Phoenix in the X-Men fran­chise, fol­lowed up with in­die flick Heavy and drama Bro­ken Sol­dier.

CARICE VAN HOUTEN

WAS Melisan­dre

NOW Anna Willems in Tem­ple She cast her spells in Game Of Thrones, but ac­com­plished Dutch ac­tor Van Houten (above) has gone back to her roots as Anna Willems in UK TV drama Tem­ple with Mark Strong, as well as a role le in Domino along­side Coster-Wal­dau ldau and other half Guy

Pearce. MAISIE WILLIAMS

WAS Arya Stark NOW Wolfs­bane in The New Mu­tants She dished out her own wn fair share of hor­ror in n Game Of Thrones and now Wil­liam’s first film post the fran­chise is scary sci-fi flick The New Mu­tants along­side An­to­nio Ban­deras and Stranger Things’ Char­lie Heaton. Fans have been kept wait­ing though, with the re­lease pushed back un­til April 2020. NIKO­LAJ COSTERWALD­AU

Was Jaime Lan­nis­ter

Now Chris­tian Toft in Domino The Dan­ish ac­tor has gone from trou­bled hero Jaime Lan­nis­ter to king of the Eu­ro­pean thrillers, ap­pear­ing as Dan­ish po­lice of­fi­cer Chris­tian Toft in Domino, along­side Guy Pearce and part­ner Carice van Houten, as well as Max Isak­sen in an­other drama Sui­cide Tourist.

GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE

WAS Bri­enne of Tarth NOW Jane Murd­stone in The Per­sonal His­tory Of David Cop­per­field She was the in­domitable Bri­enne in Game of Thrones and Christie (in­set, be­low) con­tin­ues to shine on the Lon­don stage as Ti­ta­nia in A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream and

Jane Murd­stone in Ar­mando Ian­nucci’s (The Death Of Stalin) new movie The Th Per­sonal His­tory Of David Cop­per­field C star­ring Dev Pa­tel and Hugh

Lau­rie. Lau

IAIN IA GLEN

WAS W Jo­rah Mor­mont NOW N Bat­man in Ti Ti­tans

We guess Jo­rah fi­nally got his re­ward rew — a role as Bruce Wayne him­self him in TV se­ries Ti­tans, as well as a part in gritty UK drama The Flood with Headey — and most ex­cit­ingly, in the up­com­ing re­make of Black Beauty, with Kate Winslet.

AL­FIE ALLEN

WAS Theon Greyjoy

NOW Isaac Pincher in Har­lots Talk about go­ing from one ex­treme to the other, play­ing tor­tured Theon Greyjoy to pimp Isaac Pincher in saucy TV se­ries Har­lots with Liv Tyler. Allen’s also star­ring in How To Build A Girl, the movie based on the novel by Caitlin Moran. ISAAC HEMPSTEAD WRIGHT

WAS Bran Stark NOW Not very much Bran might have shocked fans by win­ning the Game Of Thrones but Hem­stead Wright has been keep­ing a pretty low pro­file since shoot­ing wrapped, com­bin­ing travel and study­ing with fun stuff such as Glas­ton­bury. He is at­tached to up­com­ing sci-fi movie Voy­agers, a movie de­scribed as “Lord Of The Flies In Space”, along­side Colin Far­rell and Tye Sheri­dan.

Emilia Clarke has fol­lowed Game Of Thrones with Last Christ­mas.

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