Isaac Hempstead Wright, Kristian Nairn Isaac Hempstead Wright, Kristian Nairn

Two familiar faces will be absent when Game of Thrones returns for its fifth season.

Kristian Nairn and Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who play Hodor and Bran Stark respectively, are taking a year-long hiatus from the HBO drama, Nairn told Yahoo News in Australia.

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"We have a season off and we have a year's hiatus, solely because I imagine our storyline is up to the end of the books," he said.

The break will allow Nairn, a part-time DJ, more time to focus on his side venture — hosting themed dance parties he calls Rave of Thrones. "I get my year off now to do Rave of Thrones and gallivant all over the world," he told Yahoo.

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