The 10 Most Embarrassing Early Acting Jobs Of Game Of Thrones Stars

10. Sean Bean in The Bill

Before Sean Bean became a big-name movie star, he had his very first acting job as Horace Clark on ITV’s popular crime drama The Bill. This was in 1984, a time before reasonable haircuts and a dedicated make-up team to hide unwanted acne.
10. Sean Bean in The Bill

9. Gwendoline Christie in Wizards vs Aliens

Gwendoline Christie is more commonly known as the strong and loyal Brienne of Tarth. However, many younger TV lovers will recognize her as the part human, part alien Lexi on the popular kids series Wizards vs Aliens. Actors have to take on any part they can get in the tough industry, so there’s no blaming her for accepting such a cheesy role.
9. Gwendoline Christie in Wizards vs Aliens

8. Mackenzie Crook in The Office

Orell in Game of Thrones is a Wildling and a warg. He can change his conscious to that of an eagle and is regarded as a brave fighter. In season three he claims that “People work together when it suits ’em. They’re loyal when it suits ’em. Love each other when it suits ’em. And they kill each other when it suits ’em”.
8. Mackenzie Crook in The Office

7. Stephen Dillane in John Adams

Wait a minute… isn’t that Stannis Baratheon? Does that dashing long hair actually belong to the feared Lord of Dragonstone? The man who will stop at nothing to claim the Iron Throne? Embarrassingly enough – yes. Actor Stephen Dillane was cast as Thomas Jefferson in the historical period drama John Adams.
7. Stephen Dillane in John Adams

6. Emilia Clarke in Triassic Attack

The road to fame and recognition is not always a smooth one and Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, knows this all too well. In 2010, fresh out of acting school, she took on the role of Savannah in the TV movie Triassic Attack. The film is about three dinosaurs which are unintentionally brought to life by the owners of a museum and then run rampant in the city. There’s a reason you may have never heard of the movie – it was a major flop.
6. Emilia Clarke in Triassic Attack

5. Thomas Brodie-Sangster in Love Actually

Before his voice had broken, Thomas Brodie-Sangster was “that cute little kid” from Love Actually. Unfortunately, when your childhood is captured on-screen you won’t be able to run from repeats as the actor sighs, “It’s on every Christmas at least three times”. He plays young Sam who learns how to play the drums to impress his classmate and love-interest Joanna.
5. Thomas Brodie-Sangster in Love Actually

4. Rory McCann in a Scott’s Porage Oats Commercial

How does The Hound get his daily strength as a savage swordsman? He eats Scott’s Porage Oats, of course! Before Rory McCann was cast as Sandor Clegane, he had his first acting job as the face of a breakfast cereal. His ripped torso and capacity to take off his shirt in each advert won him a hoard of female fans.
4. Rory McCann in a Scott’s Porage Oats Commercial

3. Charles Dance in Ali G Indahouse

The last person you would ever expect to be caught on camera in a leopard print top and leather mini skirt would be Tywin Lannister. Yet here he is in Ali G Indahouse in all his glory. Actor Charles Dance landed the role almost a decade before he became the much-feared Lord of House Lannister.
3. Charles Dance in Ali G Indahouse

2. Jerome Flynn as Robson & Jerome

Jerome Flynn was once one half of the famous pop-duo Robson and Jerome (ask your parents). They had huge hits with “Unchained Melody” and “Up On The Roof”. The pair had a trademark performance technique of always sharing one microphone between them as they crooned their way through heart-breaking ballads.
2. Jerome Flynn as Robson & Jerome

1. Mark Addy in The Full Monty

Mark Addy must have fallen out with his casting agent a long time ago as his acting CV has some real cringe-worthy gigs on there. He played Dave in The Full Monty which saw him as an out-of-work welder turned stripper. The movie cost $1 million to make and reached sales of over $100 million at the box-office so obviously there were some people who actually wanted to see him get his kit off.
1. Mark Addy in The Full Monty