“Game of Thrones” marked the onset of flourishing careers for many actors, including Richard Madden, Emilia Clarke, and Peter Dinklage. Lauded by critics as one of the finest fiction series, HBO’s creation nearly clinched the title of the best, if not for the mixed reviews of its final two seasons.
However, over a decade in their roles presented certain hurdles for the cast. A few actors identified themselves strongly with their “Game of Thrones” characters, struggling to venture beyond these roles. While some have seen a decline in their cinematic journey, others are embarking on new ventures. Among them, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington are noteworthy, having portrayed Sansa Stark and Jon Snow.
Initially, their on-screen interaction was minimal, but as the storyline evolved, so did their characters’ connection, particularly upon their reunion at Winterfell.
Off-screen, Turner and Harington’s camaraderie has been remarkable, evidenced by Turner’s presence at Harington’s wedding to Rose Leslie, another series co-star.
Their latest collaboration is on “The Dreadful,” a horror film directed by Natasha Kermani. Drawing inspiration from the same historical conflict that influenced George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” — the 15th-century War of the Roses — the film will explore the tumultuous period involving the Lancastrians and the Yorks.
Turner and Harington’s characters, Anne and a man with past ties to Anne and her mother-in-law Morwen, will navigate a life altered by unexpected events, as Deadline details.