Watching Game of Thrones, HBO’s densely layered, all-consuming fantasy epic, one can easily forget that the actors actually have careers outside of Westeros. Many have thriving film careers – and some can even do comedy and look convincing in contemporary clothes. Here’s our pick of the current cast’s best – and most interesting – film roles.
PETER DINKLAGE (Tyrion Lannister)
Best role: Station Agent (2003) – In Thomas McCarthy’s poetic, understated gem about a train-obsessed loner who inherits a tiny depot in rural New Jersey, Dinklage is nonchalance itself in the lead role, expressing feelings of solitude in subtle glances. The film won the 2003 Audience Award at Sundance.