ByGenevieve Van Voorhis, writer at Creators.co
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Can't wait until #GameOfThrones Season 7? Neither can we. Unfortunately, it's going to be a while, but in the meantime, here's your chance to get to know the cast that will be bringing the next season to life.

Updated 12/08/2016:

UFC Champ Conor McGregor Joins Seasons 7 And 8

Whether or not Clegane Bowl actually goes down, Game of Thrones is definitely gearing up for some serious combat in Season 7. They've just cast UFC champ Conor McGregor to appear in both Seasons 7 and 8. But just who will he be playing? Read our ideas here.

Two More Actors Join Cast Of Season 7

Brendan Morrissey (L) and Rory Dignam (R)
Brendan Morrissey (L) and Rory Dignam (R)

It's been revealed that two more actors have joined the Thrones cast for next season. Irish Brendan Morrissey (left) has revealed on his CV that he'll be playing "Frey's Lord" — which would make him an enemy of the Starks, but not a terribly powerful one.

Rory Dignam (right), a younger Irish actor, has also been cast. Dignam's role has yet to be disclosed.

Tom Hopper Replaces Harry Potter Actor As Dickon Tarly

Tom Hopper / Merlin
Tom Hopper / Merlin

Many fans were pleasantly surprised to see former Harry Potter actor Freddie Stroma as Sam's younger brother Dickon Tarly. While we'll for sure be seeing more of Dickon in the future, he'll no longer be played by Stroma. (Does this count as Stroma succumbing to the Harry Potter curse?) For whatever reason, Thrones has recast Tom Hopper in the role. You might recognize the 31-year-old English actor from his roles in Merlin, Doctor Who, or Black Sails.

Bella Ramsey Spotted On Set!

The undeniable breakout star of Game Of Thrones Season 6, Bella Ramsey, has officially been confirmed to return for Season 7. The 12-year-old actress, who plays Lady Lyanna Mormont, was spotted exiting a trailer in Northern Ireland while filming for Season 7:

Two New Actors Join Game Of Thrones Season 7 Cast

Joseph Quinn (Left) and Paul Ward (Right)
Joseph Quinn (Left) and Paul Ward (Right)

Two new actors have joined the cast of Game of Thrones Season 7. First up, we have Joseph Quinn. According to The Independent, Quinn announced he'll be playing a character by the name of Konar. There is no Konar character in the books, but perhaps it is a renaming of another book character, or a new character altogether.

The next actor to join the crew is Paul Ward. Ward has previously appeared in Penny Dreadful and Vikings but hasn't yet announce who he'll be playing.

Harry Potter Actor Jim Broadbent Joins The Season 7 Cast

Jim Broadbent in Harry Potter
Jim Broadbent in Harry Potter

In the latest GoT casting news, Jim Broadbent has signed on to be a part of the Game of Thrones Season 7 cast. While we're still not sure exactly who he'll be playing, that hasn't stopped us from speculating.

The Cast Of 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7

Daenerys Targaryen - Emilia Clarke

Daenerys Targaryen - Emilia Clarke
Daenerys Targaryen - Emilia Clarke

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The 30-year-old Emilia Clarke has become a break-out star after landing the role of Daenerys on Game of Thrones. Our beloved Khaleesi starred in a the tear-jerker love story Me Before You alongside Sam Claflin and proved that she's as versatile as she is adorable.

Jon Snow - Kit Harington

Jon Snow - Kit Harington
Jon Snow - Kit Harington

If you can't get enough of Kit Harington on Game of Thrones, don't worry. Soon you'll be able to watch him star in his own movie, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, in theaters in 2017.

Tyrion Lannister - Peter Dinklage

Tyrion Lannister - Peter Dinklage
Tyrion Lannister - Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage has been a respected figure in Hollywood since long before Game of Thrones. The 47-year-old actor has been in the business for over 20 years, and has four films coming out over the next two years.

Cersei Lannister - Lena Headey

Cersei Lannister - Lena Headey
Cersei Lannister - Lena Headey

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Lena Headey plays the vicious and magnificent Cersei Lannister. We saw the 42-year-old beauty take the Iron Throne in the Season 6 finale, but according to an interview she gave EW, Lena Headey isn't so convinced that her character can hold on to it in Season 7:

"I couldn’t believe it, obviously. I was really shocked. I read it like nine times, like, 'You’re joking!' Then I’m left to wonder who’s going to take her down. She may only be there for a second. You do think, 'What the f— comes next?' Then we start again to play that game we all play each season, 'Who’s going to be on the Iron Throne next?'"

Jaime Lannister - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Jaime Lannister - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Jaime Lannister - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau got his start acting when he landed the lead role in the Danish thriller Nightwatch (1994), which immediately catapulted him into the spotlight. He described the effect that had on his career to Esquire:

"It was a really big hit, so I immediately became well-known, which was not necessarily a good thing, because then you are known for that one thing. There’s nothing worse than a young kid who thinks he’s really successful, it’s infuriating, so I moved to London afterwards to pursue my career, just get other work and experience other stuff."

Sansa Stark - Sophie Turner

Sansa Stark - Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark - Sophie Turner

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Sophie Turner was only 12 when she first auditioned for the role of Sansa. Today, she's 20 years old and has already made a name for herself in Hollywood with films like Barely Lethal (2015) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). While nothing is ever certain in Westeros, Turner will have to be present in the cast of Game of Thrones Season 7, at least for part of it. While on the red carpet at the the 2016 Emmys, she told E! what she thought after reading the Season 7 script:

"I was actually speechless. This season is unbelievable and I think fans are going to be really satisfied. It's crazy."

Arya Stark - Maisie Williams

Arya Stark - Maisie Williams
Arya Stark - Maisie Williams

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Maisie Williams basically lives the life that every 19-year-old wishes they could: She goes to music festivals, has almost 4 million Instagram followers, and plays a complete and total badass on the most epic drama series of all time. But she didn't always expect this kind of success. In April, she told the Guardian:

"The thing I was really obsessed about was whether I would earn enough money to buy myself a laptop. My stepdad, Gary, just looked at me and said: 'I think there’ll be enough for a couple of laptops, Maisie.'"

Looks like he was right! Williams's character Arya became an instant fan favorite, and looks likely to continue that way for the rest of the series.

Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish - Aidan Gillen

Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish - Aidan Gillen
Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish - Aidan Gillen

We didn't get to see that much of Aidan Gillen in Season 6, but nevertheless, he's been a key player since Season 1 and will undoubtedly come back in Season 7. He's gone from running a brothel in King's Landing, to controlling the Vale, to confessing that he wants the Princess of the North to be by his side on the Iron Throne. Littlefinger is far too clever to get killed off easily, so there's little doubt we'll be seeing him again in Season 7.

Theon Greyjoy - Alfie Allen

Theon Greyjoy - Alphie Allen
Theon Greyjoy - Alphie Allen

Alfie Allen comes from a show biz family. The younger brother of singer Lily Allen, the 30-year-old actor is no longer quite the lazy pervert he was back when his sister wrote the song "Alfie" about him. He's already been spotted on the set for Season 7, along with his on-screen sister, Gemma Whelan.

Davos Seaworth - Liam Cunningham

Davos Seaworth - Liam Cunningham
Davos Seaworth - Liam Cunningham

Cunningham has already begun training for his role in Season 7. John Kavanagh, the coach of featherweight champ Conor McGregor, has been tweeting updates like this one during their training sessions:

More Game of Thrones Cast Members

  • Jorah Mormont - Iain Glen
  • Samwell Tarly - John Bradley
  • Gilly - Hannah Murray
  • Brienne of Tarth - Gwendoline Christie
  • Podrick Payne - Daniel Portman
  • Lord Varys - Conleth Hill
  • Bran Stark - Isaac Hempstead Wright
  • Bronn - Jerome Flynn
  • Grand Maester Pycelle - Julian Glover
  • Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane - Rory McCann
  • Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane - Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
  • Missandei - Nathalie Emmanuel
  • Eddison Tollett - Ben Crompton
  • Melisandre - Carice van Houten
  • Podrick Payne - Daniel Portman
  • Tormund Giantsbane - Kristofer Hivju
  • Grey Worm - Jacob Anderson
  • Yara Greyjoy - Gemma Whelan
  • Euron Greyjoy - Pilou Asbæk
  • Randyll Tarly - James Faulkner
  • Konar - Joseph Quinn
  • Unidentified Character - Jim Broadbent
  • Unidentified Character - Paul Ward
  • Unidentified Character - Conor McGregor
  • Rhaegar Targaryen? - Devin Oliver

Still want to know more about the cast of Game of Thrones? Check out Part I and II of our short videos about the actors behind your favorite characters.

Get To Know The Actors Part I

Get To Know The Actors Part II

Angela Lansbury Is Definitely NOT Joining The Cast Of Game of Thrones Season

Angela Lansbury with Dragon
Angela Lansbury with Dragon

For a hot minute, it seemed like the whole world was whispering rumors that Dame Angela Lansbury of Bedknobs & Broomsticks and Murder, She Wrote fame would be joining the cast of Game of Thrones for Season 7. Unfortunately, her team told Entertainment Weekly that the news was a load of baloney. *sigh*

Who's your favorite member from the Game of Thrones cast? Who do you want to see join the cast of Season 7?