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A month has passed since Game of Thrones concluded its sixth season with a finale, whose sheer brilliance blew away all the viewers of the show. The same can't be said for some of the characters of the show. The Tyrells, The High Sparrow and a whole lot of other Sparrows weren't quite blown away by the finale. However, they were blown up in the finale as Cersei's wildfire explosion at the Sept led to the death of those characters. The death of those characters means that the actors who played those characters (most notably, Natalie Dormer and Finn Jones) can now focus on other projects.

A lot of characters died in the Season 6 finale. But those weren't the only deaths that the fans had to deal with in Season 6 of Game of Thrones. The show killed off quite a few major characters throughout its sixth season. Those actors can also now cash in their Game of Thrones work experience to land some roles. Also, unlike the previous seasons, production for Season 7 has been pushed back resulting in a delayed premiere for Season 7. This means that some of the cast members who survived in Season 6 and will be back again for Season 7 would have more time to work on different projects during hiatus. Let's take a look at some of the upcoming projects of some of your favourite Game of Thrones actors:

Peter Dinklage

Game of Thrones Character: Tyrion Lannister

Upcoming Projects:

1. The Thicket: The movie is an adaptation of The Thicket, a crime thriller written by Joe Lansdale. It is set in East Texas in the early 20th century. Dinklage is playing the role of a bounty hunter named Shorty. Apart from starring in the movie, Peter Dinklage is also co-producing the movie. The project is currently in pre-production and no official release date has been set yet.

2. Rememory: Rememory is a sci-fi mystery movie with Dinklage playing a character named Sam Bloom. Star Trek star Anton Yelchin, who passed away recently in a tragic accident, is also a part of the movie. Some of his other co-stars include Emmy winner Julia Ormond and The 100 star and Lost alumni, Henry Ian Cusick. The movie is currently in post-production and no official release date has been set yet.

3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: This movie is a crime drama starring the likes of Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand. Nothing is known about Peter Dinklage's character at this point. The movie is currently in post-production and is set to release some time in 2017.

4. O' Lucky Day: O' Lucky Day is an R-rated comedy from Paramount Pictures set to be directed by Adam Shankman. Peter Dinklage will be playing the role of a conman in this movie. The movie is currently in development.

Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones Character: Daenerys Targaryen

Upcoming Projects:

1. Above Suspicion: Above Suspicion is a thriller directed by Philip Noyce. It is based on Joe Sharkey's book of the same name. Jack Houston stars alongside Clarke in this movie. Emilia Clarke is playing the role of Susan Smith in this adaptation. The movie is currently filming and no release date has been set yet.

2. Voice from the Stone: This movie is also a thriller and set in the 1950s. Emilia Clarke's character Verena is described as a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother. Voice from the Stone was initially supposed to release in 2016, but it will now release in 2017 instead.

3. The Set Up: The Set Up is a romantic comedy from MGM. Glenn Powell is set to star alongside Clarke. The story focuses on two overwhelmed assistants who set up their tyrannical bosses romantically in order to get them out of their hair. The movie is currently in pre-production with production set to begin later this year.

Oh, and did we mention she's also trying to become the besteros in Westeros?

Kit Harrington

Game of Thrones Character: Jon Snow

Upcoming Projects:

1. Brimstone: Kit Harrington replaced Robert Pattinson for the role of Samuel in this thriller. Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning are going to star alongside Kit Harrington. Guy Pearce's girlfriend and Kit's fellow Game of Thrones co-star, Carice van Houten also is a part of this movie. Brimstone is set to release this year.

2. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan: Kit Harrington can't let go of the name John (Jon). Now that he's done playing Jon Snow in Season 6 of Game of Thrones, he'll be busy playing John F. Donovan, the title role of a movie which has got some big names in its cast — Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, Nicholas Hoult and Bella Thorne. The movie is being directed by Xavier Dolan. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan is currently filming and is set to release in 2017.

Maisie Williams

Game of Thrones Character: Arya Stark

Upcoming Projects:

1. iBoy: iBoy is a sci-fi thriller starring Bill Milner alongside Maisie Williams. The story follows Bill's character, Tom, who after an accident, wakes up from a coma with fragments of his smartphone embedded in his head, resulting in a strange set of super powers. Williams is playing the role of Tom's best friend, Lucy. The movie is based on Kevin Brooks's book of the same name. The movie is currently in post-production and is set to hit theatres this year.

2. Arrivals: Maisie Williams will star alongside Asa Butterfield and Nina Dobrev in this indie drama. Maisie is playing a character named Skye. The movie is currently in development.

3. A Storm in the Stars: Elle Fanning and Douglas Booth are in the lead with Maisie Williams being a supporting cast. Her Game of Thrones co-star, Stephen Dillane is also a part of the cast. Isabel Baxter is the name of the character she's playing in this romantic biopic. The movie is in post-production and is set to release this year.

4. The Forest of Hands and Teeth: Maisie Williams will star in the lead role in the adaptation of New York Times best-selling author Carrie Ryan's young-adult fiction zombie novel, The Forest of Hands and Teeth. The story follows Williams's character Mary. The movie is currently in pre-production.

Sophie Turner

Game of Thrones Character: Sansa Stark

Upcoming Projects:

1. Alone: Sophie Turner will be seen alongside Mark Kassen and Ray Liotta when Alone hits theaters this year. Sophie is playing a character named Penelope in this indie feature film. The movie is currently in post-production.

2. Berlin, I Love You: Turner will star alongside Jack Houston in one of the segments of this anthology film. The movie is currently in pre-production.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Game of Thrones Character: Jaime Lannister

1. Shot Caller: Shot Caller is a crime thriller written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh. Punisher himself, Jon Bernthal, stars in this movie along with Nikolaj. Lake Bell and Benjamin Bratt are also a part of the cast. The movie is in post-production and will hit theaters by the end of this year.

2. 3 Things: Everyone knows that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor and it looks that he's going back to his roots with one of his upcoming projects, 3 Things, which is a Danish film. The movie is in post-production and is set to release on May 18, 2017.

3. Small Crimes: Small Crimes is a dark comedy with Molly Parker and Gary Cole being a part of the cast alongside Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The movie is currently filming and is set for a early 2017 release.

4. Spinning Man: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will play a philosophy professor, Evan Birch, who becomes the prime suspect high school cheerleader is found murdered. Greg Kinnear and Emma Roberts have also been roped in for the project. Production is expected to begin soon for the movie, that will release some time 2017.

Lena Headey

Game of Thrones Character: Cersei Lannister

Upcoming Project:

1. Thumper: Lena Headey is an amazing actress. But, sadly enough, we are not going to see much of her beyond Game of Thrones. The only other project she's currently working on is a police drama starring The 100 actress, Eliza Taylor. Nothing is known about Headey's character from the movie as of now. Thumper will release in 2017.

Natalie Dormer

Game of Thrones Character: Margaery Tyrell

Upcoming Projects:

1. Patient Zero: Natalie Dormer will be seen alongside former Doctor Who, Matt Smith, Stanley Tucci and his Game of Thrones co-star, John Bradley a.k.a. Samwell Tarley in this thriller from Sony Pictures. Dr. Gina Rose is the name of the character that Natalie Dormer is playing in this movie. Patient Zero is in post-production and was initially set to release on August 25th, 2016. However, it has been now pushed to 2017.

2. Official Secrets: Natalie Dormer's character was one of casualties in the finale on Game of Thrones. But she is definitely on the right track. And Official Secrets is a proof of that. If you are the lead in a movie that has got some BIG names in its like Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Martin Freeman and Gillian Anderson, then you're definitely on the right track. The movie is based on The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun And The Secret Plot To Sanction The Iraq Invasion, written by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell and is being directed by Justin Chadwick. The movie is currently in pre-production.

3. In Darkness: This one's a indie thriller about Dormer's character, a blind musician, who gets pulled into London’s underworld after she hears a murder committed in the apartment above her. Emily Ratajkowski and Ed Skrein are also a part of the cast. In Darkness is currently in pre-production.

Nathalie Emmanuel

Game of Thrones Character: Missandei

Upcoming Projects:

1. Fast 8: Nathalie Emmanuel joined Fast and Furious gang in Furious 7. She'll once again join Vin Diesel and co. and reprise her role of Ramsey (not Bolton) for the eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast 8. Fast 8 is currently filming and is set to release on 14th April, 2017.

2. The Titan: The Titan is a sci-fi movie about a military family taking part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration. Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling and Tom Wilkinson will be seen alongside Nathalie in this movie, which is currently in post-production and set to release later this year.

Finn Jones

Game of Thrones Character: Lloras Tyrell

Upcoming Projects:

1. Luke Cage: Like her on-screen sister, Natalie Dormer, Finn Jones is also on the right track after leaving Game of Thrones. He has got a whole lot of Marvel on his plate. Jones will be the Daniel Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He'll be showing up for the first time as Danny Rand on Luke Cage, before moving over to his own show — Iron Fist. Netflix will be releasing all of its Luke Cage episodes on September 30th, 2016.

2. Iron Fist: Iron Fist is currently filming right now and will probably release in 2017, around the same time that Daredevil Seasons 1 and 2 released.

3. The Defenders: After Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Finn Jones will be taking Danny Rand over to The Defendersthe superhero team-up show featuring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. The Defenders is currently in pre-production and will release some time during the second half of 2017.

John Bradley

Game of Thrones Character: Samwell Tarly

Upcoming Projects:

1. American Satan: This movie is a thriller about a young rock band (half from England and half from the US), who drop out of college and move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams. The band is managed by Bradley's character, Ricky Rollins. American Satan stars Andy Black, Ben Bruce, BooBoo Stewart, Malcolm McDowell, Drake Bell, Denise Richards, Mark Boone Jr. and WWE's Bill Goldberg. The movie is currently filming and is set to release later this year.

2. Patient Zero: This is the same project that Bradley's fellow Game of Thrones co-star Natalie Dormer is starring in. John Bradley's character is named Scooter in this one.

3. New Amsterdam: John Bradley's New Amsterdam is described as a historical adventure about New York City when it was a Dutch settlement called New Amsterdam, discovered by Henry Hudson and run by the infamous Peter Stuyvesant. Bradley's character Rodrigo will be accompanied by Peter Stuyvesant who is being played his Game of Thrones co-star, Conleth Hill a.k.a. Lord Varys. New Amsterdam is currently in pre-production.

Kristian Nairn

Game of Thrones Character: Hodor

Upcoming Projects:

1. Victrix: Everyone's favorite giant, Hodor (Kristian), will star in this one as Finbar. His fellow Game of Thrones co-star, Max von Sydow (Three-Eyed Raven) is also a part of the cast. The movie is currently in pre-production.

2. Mythica: The Godslayer: The fifth and final film of the Mythica series has Kristian Nairn as Tek in its cast. The movie is currently in post-production and is set for an October, 2016 release.

Gwendoline Christie

Game of Thrones Character: Brienne of Tarth

Upcoming Project:

1. Star Wars: Episode VIII: Christie joined the Star Wars franchise as Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and she'll be reprising her role when Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters next year. We only heard her voice in Episode VII. It would be interesting to see whether they unmask Captain Phasma, like they did with John Boyega's Finn. The movie is currently in post-production and is set to release on December 15th, 2017.

With HBO confirming that Season 8 of Game of Thrones will be its last, I'm glad that Season 7 has been delayed. A delayed Season 7 means that Season 8 will most likely be delayed too. As a result, Game of Thrones won't end in June, as usual, giving us writers an extra couple of months to keep speculating about Game of Thrones. In the meantime, you can keep an eye out for all the upcoming projects mentioned above to catch your favorite Game of Thrones actors in action.

Who's your favourite Game of Thrones actor? Which one of his/her upcoming project(s) are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments section down below.


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