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Game of Thrones Cast Photos: Then and Now

The stars of Game of Thrones have grown up a lot since Season 1

Noelene Clark
Game of Thrones Stars: Then and Now
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Game of Thrones Stars: Then and Now

Eight years have passed since Game of Thrones made its debut, and many of the HBO's shows stars have grown up along with their characters. Click through the gallery for a look at the cast, then and now.

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Sophie Turner in 2012

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, attends the Season 1 DVD launch in London on Feb. 29, 2012. She was 15 when the show began airing.

3 of 55 Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images

Sophie Turner in 2019

Turner, age 23, attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

4 of 55 Andrew H. Walker, WireImage

Kit Harington in 2011

Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, attends an HBO event on Feb. 1, 2011 in New York. Harington was 24 when Game of Thrones premiered.

5 of 55 Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images

Kit Harington in 2019

Harington, 32, attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

6 of 55 Danny Martindale, WireImage

Maisie Williams in 2012

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, attends the Season 1 DVD launch in London on Feb. 29, 2012. She was 14 when the season was airing.

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Maisie Williams in 2019

Williams, attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019. She turned 22 on April 15, 2019.

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Emilia Clark in 2011

Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, attends the 2011 Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco. Clarke was 25 when Game of Thrones Season 1 debuted.

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Emilia Clark in 2019

Clarke, 32, attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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John Bradley in 2013

John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarley, attends the Season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones in Hollywood on March 18, 2013. Bradley was 23 when Season 1 premiered.

11 of 55 Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic for HBO

John Bradley in 2019

Bradley, 30, attends the Season 8 premiere in Belfast, Ireland, on April 12, 2019.

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Isaac Hempstead Wright in 2012

Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark, attends the Season 1 DVD launch in London on Feb. 29, 2012. He was 12 years old when Season 1 premiered.

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Issac Hempstead Wright in 2019

Hempstead Wright attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019. He turned 20 on April 9, 2019.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in 2011

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, arrives for HBO's Emmy Awards afterparty on Sept. 18, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.

15 of 55 Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic for HBO

Nikolas Coster-Waldau in 2019

Coster-Waldau attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Gwendoline Christie in 2013

Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth, attends the Season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones in Hollywood on March 18, 2013.

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Gwendoline Christie in 2019

Christie attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Alfie Allen in 2012

Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy, attends the Season 1 DVD launch in London on Feb. 29, 2012

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Alfie Allen in 2019

Allen attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Gemma Whelan in 2013

Gemma Whelan, who plays Yara Greyjoy, attends the London premiere of Game of Thrones Season 3 on March 26, 2013.

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Gemma Whelan in 2019

Whelan attends the Season 8 premiere in Belfast, Ireland, on April 12, 2019.

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Peter Dinklage in 2011

Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, poses with his Emmy for supporting actor in a drama series at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2011.

23 of 55 Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic for HBO

Peter Dinklage in 2019

Dinklage attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Nathalie Emmanuel in 2013

Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei, attends the Season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones in Hollywood on March 18, 2013.

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Nathalie Emmanuel in 2019

Emmanuel attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Rory McCann in 2013

Rory McCann, who plays Sandor "The Hound" Clegane, attends the Season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones in Hollywood on March 18, 2013.

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Rory McCann in 2019

McCann attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Carice van Houten in 2013

Carice van Houten, who the red priestess Melisandre, attends the Season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones in Hollywood on March 18, 2013.

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Carice van Houten in 2019

Van Houten attends the Season 8 premiere in Belfast, Ireland, on April 12, 2019.

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Joe Dempsie in 2014

Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry, attends a BAFTA party in London on Feb. 12, 2014.

31 of 55 Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic for HBO

Joe Demspsie in 2019

Dempsie attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Iain Glen in 2012

Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont, attends the Season 1 DVD launch in London on Feb. 29, 2012.

33 of 55 Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic for HBO

Iain Glen in 2019

Glen attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

34 of 55 Danny Martindale, WireImage

Liam Cunningham in 2012

Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, attends the Season 1 DVD launch in London on Feb. 29, 2012.

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Liam Cunningham in 2019

Cunningham attends the Season 8 premiere in Belfast, Ireland, on April 12, 2019.

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Rose Leslie in 2012

Rose Leslie, who played Ygritte, attends the Season 1 DVD launch in London on Feb. 29, 2012.

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Rose Leslie in 2019

Leslie attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Aidan Gillen in 2013

Aidan Gillen, who played Petyr Littlefinger Baelish, attends the Season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones in Hollywood on March 18, 2013.

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Aidan Gillen in 2019

Gillen attends the Season 8 premiere afterparty in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Natalie Dormer in 2013

Natalie Dormer, who played Margaery Tyrell, attends the Season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones in Hollywood on March 18, 2013.

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Natalie Dormer in 2019

Dormer attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

42 of 55 Alexandra Wyman, WireImage

Jason Momoa in 2011

Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo, attends a Comic-Con party in San Diego on July 22, 2011.

43 of 55 Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic for HBO

Jason Momoa in 2019

Momoa attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Kristian Nairn in 2012

Kristian Nairn, who played Hodor, attends a Comic-Con event in San Diego on July 12, 2012.

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Kristian Nairn in 2019

Nairn attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

46 of 55 Danny Martindale, WireImage

Charles Dance in 2012

Charles Dance, who played Tywin Lannister, attends the Season 1 DVD launch in London on Feb. 29, 2012.

47 of 55 Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic for HBO

Charles Dance in 2019

Dance attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Sean Bean in 2011

Sean Bean, who played Ned Stark, arrives at a Game of Thrones screening in Monaco, on June 8, 2011.

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Sean Bean in 2019

Bean attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Sibel Kekilli in 2013

Sibel Kekilli, who plays Shae, attends the Season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones in Hollywood on March 18, 2013.

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Sibel Kekilli in 2019

Kekilli attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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Mark Addy in 2011

Mark Addy, who played Robert Baratheon, arrives at a Game of Thrones screening in Monaco, on June 8, 2011.

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Mark Addy in 2019

Addy attends the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.

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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss in 2012

D.B. Weiss and David Benioff attend the Season 1 DVD launch in London on Feb. 29, 2012.

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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss in 2019

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss attend the Season 8 premiere in New York on April 3, 2019.