Watch your favourite Game of Thrones stars on Netflix this weekend
Can’t get enough of Game of Thrones, but watched every episode of seasons one through five too many times to sit through yet more repeat viewings? We hear ya. The new season may be just around the corner, but nevertheless, you need your fix of Jon, Daenerys, Tyrion and the rest, stat. That’s why we’ve put together this cheatsheet of how you can watch your favourite Game of Thrones stars taking on altogether different roles in the one place; Netflix. Weekend’s viewing? Sorted. Thank us later.
Testament of Youth (2014)
Starring Kit Harington (Jon Snow) as the fiancé of an independent young war nurse (played by Alicia Vikander), this World War I period piece looks at the sacrifice of young dreams on the front lines of battle.
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) is a spunky yet vulnerable teen in this offbeat comedy about a man who returns to his ex-wife and daughter after a 10-year absence, only to find them now living with his domineering former P.E. teacher (James Nesbitt).
The Tudors: Seasons 1 & 2 (2010)
Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) is Anne Boleyn in this steamy series about notorious Tudor monarch Henry VIII and the splendour and scandal of England’s 16th-century royal court.
Sean Bean (Ned Stark) stars alongside Christian Bale in this dystopian thriller, in which a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the population with an emotion-suppressing drug.
While both the UK and USA versions of this black comedy boast impressive all-star casts, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) is undoubtedly the highlight of both as the unwelcome guest with a mysterious connection to the deceased.
The Parole Officer (2001)
Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) is funny and adorable in this Steve Coogan-led adventure comedy about a naïve probation officer who gets framed for murder by a crooked cop.
Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) plays a creepy cokehead in this comic crime caper about a couple of conmen who steal from the wrong man, and soon find themselves on the warpath of a sadistic gangster.
Jack Taylor: Season 1 (2014)
Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) is terrifically charming as the iconic Galway private eye in this highly bingeable detective drama based on Ken Bruen’s series of novels. Co-starring Killian Scott (Call the Midwife, Ripper Street) and Nora-Jane Noone (Coronation Street, The Magdalene Sisters).
Jo Nesbø’s Headhunters (2011)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) plays the wealthy and amoral Clas Greve, owner of a valuable painting by Rubens, who becomes the victim of a gentleman thief in this Norwegian-Swedish action thriller.
BONUS NOW TV FILM!
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Of course we couldn’t leave out Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), but sadly she’s just nowhere to be found on Netflix! So here she is on NOW TV as Sarah Connor in the newest instalment of the Terminator franchise. Fun fact: Clarke’s not the only Game of Thrones star to have taken on the role of Sarah Connor. Lena Headey played the fierce female a few years before, in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles!
Game of Thrones season six begins on Monday April 25th at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.