Although many of the cast members of the Game of Thrones series were using doubles to perform their stunts in the dangerous scenes, there was one of its stars that performed the majority of them and that surprised the same members of the production.
game of Thrones it was an action-packed show, so a lot of the characters are incredibly athletic. However, if an actor plays a character well in most of his scenes, it does not mean that he is the person who performed them, because many have doubles for dangerous moments, but there was only one actor who performed most of them. his stunts on the show.
Although not all actors have the skills of a professional athlete or soldier, some do and are in great physical condition. In many cases, the actors themselves perform some of the stunts, which is quite impressive given the physical prowess of their characters. Despite the dangers of performing stunts, there are some advantages.
In the series of HBO, game of Thrones, there are a lot of fight scenes or other physical feats, so it’s no wonder acrobatics are used by many of the show’s actors. However, some still prefer to perform most of their character’s stunts themselves. Although, stars like Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Rory McCann (The Hound), used stunt doubles for their roles.
In fact, according to Tell Tales, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) have also used voice actors. For all of these characters, voice actors were found who physically resemble the actors, but who have the physical ability to perform the intricate stunts of these characters, many of whom are warriors who engage in complex sword fighting and other forms of hand combat. and without weapons.
However, the stunt director of game of ThronesRowley Irlam said in an interview for Time that the star Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, does most of the stunts himself. Considering all the fight scenes where Jon, as a member of the Night’s Watch, faces both other humans and the supernatural White Walkers.
“He does all the fighting, he moves really well. He’s great.”
Other members of the series have appreciated the arrangement of Kit Harington to perform their own stunts as it adds more realism to the show. Although performing your own stunts also carries danger, as Harington has already verified. For example, he was injured while filming his first ride on one of Daenerys’s dragons in Season 8. In addition, he also suffered injuries outside of work, forcing him to take a break from stunts, such as when he fell out of a window. and broke his ankle.