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Game of Thrones

Events in Film & TV


Book releaseHistoric Publication

1996-08-01 George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel "A Game of Thrones", the first in his series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

  • 2011-04-17 "Game of Thrones", based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-06-10 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards: The Big Bang Theory wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones win Best Drama Series (tie)

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

2015-09-21 67th Emmy Awards: hosted by Andy Samberg, "Game of Thrones", Viola Davis, John Hamm win

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

2016-09-19 68th Emmy Awards: hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, "Game of Thrones", Julia Dreyfus, Rami Malek win

TV Host Jimmy Kimmel
TV Host
Jimmy Kimmel
Actress Maisie Williams
Actress
Maisie Williams
Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-04-28 TV series "Game of Thrones: The Long Night" episode debuts with the longest battle ever screened (nearly 80 mins), surpassing "Lord of the Rings" Battle of Helm's Deep (44 mins)

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

2019-09-22 71st Emmy Awards: "Fleabag", "Game of Thrones", "Chernobyl", Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jharrel Jerome win

  • 2020-05-02 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the Icelandic actor who played Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in Game of Thrones, sets a world deadlifting record by lifting 501kg (1,104lb)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1923-04-04 Peter Vaughan, British actor (Porridge, Game of Thrones), born in Wem, Shropshire, England (d. 2016)

Person of interestMax Von Sydow

1929-04-10 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Game of Thrones), born in Lund, Sweden (2020)

  • 1938-07-20 Diana Rigg, English actress (Emma Peel-Avengers, Game of Thrones), born in Doncaster England (d. 2020)
  • 1942-04-17 David Bradley, British actor (Walder Frey-Game of Thrones), born in York, Yorkshire
  • 1945-03-24 Patrick Malahide [Duggan], British actor (Inspector Alleyn Mysteries; Minder; Game Of Thrones), born in in Reading, England
  • 1946-05-06 Susan Brown, English actress (The Iron Lady, Game of Thrones), born in Bristol, England
  • 1959-04-17 (Shaun) "Sean" Bean, English actor (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy; Game of Thrones), born in Handsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • 1961-06-02 Liam Cunningham, Irish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1961-06-24 Iain Glen, Scottish actor (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1968-04-24 Aidan Gillen [Aidan Murphy], Irish actor (Queer as Folk, Game of Thrones), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1970-07-27 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Rudkøbing, Denmark
  • 1973-10-03 Lena Headey, British actress (Game of Thrones), born in Hamilton, Bermuda
  • 1976-09-05 Carice van Houten, Dutch actress (Black Book, Game of Thrones), born in Leiderdor
  • 1978-10-28 Gwendoline Christie, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Worthing, England

Person of interestJason Momoa

1979-08-01 Jason Momoa, American actor (Game of Thrones, Aquaman), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 1986-09-12 Alfie Allen, English actor (Game of Thrones), born in London, England

Person of interestEmilia Clarke

1986-10-23 Emilia Clarke, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in London

Actress Emilia Clarke
Actress
Emilia Clarke

Person of interestKit Harington

1986-12-26 Kit Harington [Christopher Catesby Harington], English actor (Game of Thrones), born in London, England

  • 1987-02-09 Rose Leslie, Scottish actress (Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1987-06-22 Joe Dempsie, English actor (Game of Thrones), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1988-11-26 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Icelandic weightlifter (World's Strongest Man 2018; deadlifting WR 501kg 2020) and actor ("The Mountain" Game of Thrones), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1989-07-01 Hannah Murray, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Bristol. England
  • 1992-05-20 Jack Gleeson, Irish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Cork
  • 1996-02-21 Sophie Turner, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Northampton, England

Person of interestMaisie Williams

1997-04-15 Maisie Williams, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Bristol, England

  • 1999-04-08 Isaac Hempstead Wright, English actor (Bran in Game of Thrones), born in Surrey, England

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

2018-06-23 "Game of Thrones" actors Kit Harington (31) and Rose Leslie (31) marry in Aberdeenshire, Scotland


Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2012-07-20 "Game of Thrones" actress Lena Headey (38) divorces musician Peter Loughran due to irreconcilable differences

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 2016-12-06 Peter Vaughan, British actor (Porridge, Game of Thrones), dies at 93

Person of interestMax Von Sydow

2020-03-08 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (The Seventh Seal, Exorcist, Game of Thrones), dies at 90

  • 2020-09-10 Diana Rigg, English actress (Emma Peel-Avengers, Game of Thrones), dies at 82