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13 Facts You Didn’t Know About Game Of Thrones – #7 is Astounding!

You may have heard of a little show called Game of Thrones. In case you haven’t, it’s pretty much the most popular TV show around at the minute. Whether you’re a huge fan of the show, or you’re on of the handful of people that haven’t actually seen it, check out these 13 facts you didn’t know about Game of Thrones.

  1. More parents are naming their children after the show’s characters, with names such as Daenerys, Ayra, Khaleesi and Tyrion surging in popularity thanks to the show.

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via Nerdist.com

2. The show’s writers have a rough idea of how the book series will end because George R.R. Martin told them in case he dies before he finishes the books.

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via Tvrage.com

3. The show has brought more than $100 million to Northern Ireland’s economy thanks to the show using the country as a filming location.

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via Dailymail.co.uk

4. Harry Lloyd, who plays Viserys Targaryen, is the great-great-great-grandson of acclaimed writer Charles Dickens and wrote his thesis on him.

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via Frockflicks.com

5. Quite a few of the show’s actors won’t read the books so they don’t know what’s coming, though the show is known for wildly deviating from its original source material.

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via Hbowatch.com

6. The role of Ayra Stark was Maisie Williams’ first professional acting job; she’s since appeared in several films and has a guest role in season 9 of Doctor Who.

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via Hitfix.com

7. The average episode costs around $6 million to make.

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via Spoilertv.com

8. Jack Gleeson, who played King Joffrey, retired from acting once he left the show so he could focus more on humanitarian efforts.

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9. The show has numerous filming locations spread across six countries in three continents.

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10. George R.R. Martin thinks that Littlefinger is the character who has been changed the most from the books.

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via Rollingstone.com

11. The show’s original pilot has never aired, partly because it featured five actors who got replaced before the show actually went on air. 

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via Hbo.com

12. Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter, Oona Chaplin, played the late wife of Rob Stark.

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via Nchollywood.com

13. George R.R. Martin’s favorite character is Tyrion.

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