Fantasy drama series Game Of Thrones is probably the greatest TV show of the 21st century having achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. Since its very inception in 2011, it took the world by a storm. Based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, the TV series has become a cult. With an intense storyline, badass characters, astonishing production value and unbelievable graphics, this is the one show to follow. So, naturally, getting the opportunity to play a part in it is of extreme privilege. However, there have been plenty actors who have turned down roles in this epic series mostly to only regret later. So today, let us take a look at ten of them. Here’s presenting 10 Actors Who Turned Down Roles In Game Of Thrones.
10. Jamie Campbell Bower
At number 10 on our list is 28-year-old English actor Jamie Campbell Bower. Best known for his work in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Twilight Saga, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Bower was set to play one of the inaugural characters of the show – Waymar Royce. In fact, he would have been seen in the very first segment of the first season of the show. Royce, an Sworn brother of Night’s watch was one of the three characters who appeared in the first scene of the show. Although a minor character, it would be a privilege to open this grand show to the audience. Apparently Bower even filmed the pilot episode, but when it was decided that a large amount of it would have to be re-shot, he opted out. Ultimately, English actor Rob Ostlere played the part of Royce.