The cast of “Game of Thrones” has largely shied away from revealing whether they have read George R.R. Martin’s novels, but a few have admitted that they have. Gwendoline Christie, who plays the scheming Queen Cersei Lannister, read the books for the role of Lady Rose Stark, a character in the first four books. Other notable readers include Gwendoline Christie, who played Ser Barristan the Bold in season one.
There are two main characters in the show who have actually read the books: Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont, and Graham McTavish, who plays Ser Harrold Westerling, a member of the Kingsguard from the time of King Jaehaerys. They both read the first book by George R.R. Martin before they were cast. They each had a very different experience with the books.
Margaery Tyrell was another prominent character in the books, but did not have her own point of view chapters. She was a central figure in the political machinations of King’s Landing. Natalie Dormer plays Margaery Tyrell, a cunning and pragmatic woman. There are few significant differences between the books and the show, but the actresses’ interpretation of her character is better in the show.
The cast of “Game of Thrones” is filled with talented names. Many of the actors and actresses have portrayed the characters faithfully. The show also features a wide range of non-favorites, including Sean Bean and Lena Headey. Joffrey is the king of the young. He’s a good choice for fans of the books. It’s also nice that Game of Thrones focuses on books that have been translated into a TV series.