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Game of Thrones Cast: What They're Doing Next After Game of Thrones

Winter is definitely not coming for these stars' careers

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Game of Thrones Cast: What They're Doing Next

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for the finale season of Game of Thrones.]

After eight seasons, Game of Thrones is over. But there's no need to say goodbye to Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and the rest of the series' stars. Find out what gigs -- and summer blockbusters! -- we'll be seeing the GoT gang in soon.

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Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth

Going into Season 8, Cunningham said his ambition was for Davos to survive GoT's final bloody battles. As fans can attest, he gets his wish. (Whew!)

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Liam Cunningham

The Irish star is forging ahead with work on a National Geographic miniseries about the Ebola virus, The Hot Zone, with Topher Grace and Julianna Margulies.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister

Coster-Waldau's Jaime Lannister doesn't make it out of GoT alive: In the Season 8 episode "The Bells," the anti-hero dies in the arms of his ever-lovin' twin, Cersei (Lena Headey).

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

The Danish actor, seen here at a New York Knicks game in December 2018, is on a surer journey than Jaime's. Upcoming projects include the big-screen thriller The Silencing with Annabelle Wallis.

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Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark

Las Vegas oddsmakers pegged Wright's Bran Stark, aka the Three-Eyed Raven, as the favorite to win the Iron Throne -- and they were right, to a point: In the finale, Bran emerges as the ruler of the now-six kingdoms of Westeros, but he doesn't sit atop the Iron Throne because, well, Drogon melted the Iron Throne.

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Isaac Hempstead Wright

The actor, recently seen in the music video for Foals' "Exits" (pictured), is due to blast off in the sci-fi thriller Voyagers with Colin Farrell

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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

On GoT, Headey rules (for a time) as the Iron Throne's iron-willed and ultimately doomed Cersei Lannister.

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Lena Headey

The actress was recently seen (if you recognized her!) as pro-wrestling matriarch Julia Bevis in the Dwayne Johnson-produced big-screen biopic Fighting With My Family, about British WWE star Saraya Bevis, aka Paige.

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

In a busy Season 8, Clarke's dragon-raising, Iron Throne-pursuing Daenerys Targaryen gains power, loses her head, and gets shivved by her nephew (and former lover) Jon Snow.

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Emilia Clarke

The British actress is pretty busy herself. She's starring in the holiday rom-com Last Christmas, co-starring Love Actually's Emma Thompson, who co-wrote the script. She'll also be seen as a rural Kentucky woman in the action-thriller Above Suspicion (pictured).

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Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark

As Sansa Stark, Turner comes into her own in the series finale as the Queen in the North.

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Sophie Turner

Turner plays Jean Grey, who discovers her dark powers in the new X-Men movie Dark Phoenix, due June 7.

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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Dinklage's caustic Tyrion Lannister not only makes it out of GoT alive, he helps forge Westeros' course forward.

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Peter Dinklage

The Emmy-winning actor soars above the rest as the voice of Mighty Eagle in the Angry Birds movies. He'll be back in flight for The Angry Birds Movie 2, due in theaters Aug. 16. Also on his slate: a voice gig for The Croods 2, due in 2020.

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Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont

On GoT, Glen's Jorah Mormont remains loyal to Daenerys Targaryen right up to his tragic end during the Battle of Winterfell.

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Iain Glen

Glen is seen here promoting his disloyal turn in PBS's three-part Masterpiece Theatre miniseries Mrs. Wilson, based on the true story of star Ruth Wilson's grandmother.

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Kit Harington as Jon Snow

In Season 8, Harington's tragic, heroic, and previously dead Jon Snow teams up with Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen in her quest for the Iron Throne. After fatally stabbing Dany in the series finale, he ends up in exile with the Night Watch.

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Kit Harington

The actor voices the dastardly Eret in 2019's How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. He previously performed the character in How to Train Your Dragon 2 (pictured).

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Maisie Williams as Arya Stark

Over the course of Game of Thrones, Williams's Arya is a child of privilege who toughens up and ultimately slays the Night King.

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Maisie Williams

The actress plays one of Marvel Comics' ultimate outsiders, Rahne Sinclair, aka Wolfsbane, in The New Mutants, due in theaters on Aug. 2.

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Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth

In Season 8, Christie's Brienne of Tarth is knighted by Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," and goes on to become Lord Commander of the Kingsguard in the series finale, "The Iron Throne."

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Gwendoline Christie

The Brit will be seen in the period drama The Personal History of David Copperfield, an upcoming feature co-starring Tilda Swinton and Doctor Who alum Peter Capaldi.

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Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy

In Season 8 episode "The Long Night," Allen's put-upon Theon Greyjoy is killed by the Night King.

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Alfie Allen

Things are looking bright for Allen, who's had high-profile feature-film roles in John Wick and The Predator reboot, and will next be seen in the pitch-black World War II comedy JoJo Rabbit.

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Conleth Hill as Lord Varys

In Season 8, Hill's cunning Lord Varys is executed for treason by Dany (Emilia Clarke) in "The Bells."

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Conleth Hill

Hill is mired in mystery in the U.K. crime-thriller TV series Dublin Murders, which is bound for Starz.

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John Bradley as Samwell Tarly

Bradley's loyal Sam survives GoT's brutal final season, and he even broaches the idea of democracy with the lords and ladies of Westeros.

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John Bradley

The actor, seen here at a black-tie soccer event in England, is put to the test in the 2018 horror film Patient Zero.

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Carice van Houten as Melisandre of Asshai

In the Season 8 episode, "The Long Night," Carice van Houten's Red Priestess Melisandre survives the Battle of Winterfell only to kill herself by removing her necklace.

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Carice van Houten

The Dutch actress is alive and kicking in indie films and currently at work on the TV miniseries Temple, which is being produced for the U.K. network Sky.

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Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell

GoT fans know Dormer's Margaery Tyrell as one of Westeros' more benevolent queens. She dies in a wildfire (with an assist from Cersei Lannister) in Season 6's "The Winds of Winter."

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Natalie Dormer

Since leaving GoT in 2016, Dormer has worked up a storm. She's set to play a demon in Showtime's Penny Dreadful revival, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, and to lend her voice to the upcoming Netflix animated series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

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