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There's A Major 'Game Of Thrones' Actor You've Never Heard Of

There's A Major 'Game Of Thrones' Actor You've Never Heard Of

We've all got our favourite Game of Thrones' actors; perhaps you're smitten with Jason Momoa, got a soft spot for Kit Harington or follow Sophie Turner's Instagram antics religiously.

But there's one cast member who perhaps doesn't get the attention he deserves despite being one of the major cast members. In fact, this particular actor and stuntman has appeared in 17 of the 69 episodes of Game of Thrones so far

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Recognise Vladimír Furdík? We thought not...

Pat on the back if you guessed it: Vladimir plays Night King, aka the master of the White Walkers and the supreme leader of the army of the dead.

Slovakian-born Vladimír Furdík, 48, whose acting credit include James Bond: Skyfall (2012), Robin Hood (2010), and Prince of Persia (2010), took over the role of Night King from Richard Blake after season five.

Credit: HBO
Credit: HBO
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Vladimir is also our latest Instagram crush thanks to his epic content. His feed features clips from filming including his rehearsing on horseback and showing off his sword fighting skills. Did we mention he performs all his own stunts in the show?

We also get behind-the-scenes insight into the makeup process which sees him transformed into the evil Night King by way of layers and layers of icy blue makeup


But our favourite snaps have to be his selfies with fellow GoT actors including Kristofer Hivju, who plays the lovable Tormund, and Daniel Portman, who plays Podrick.

Oh, and there's a selfie with Tom Hardy, because why the hell not.


Above all, we think Vladimir seems like a genuinely nice guy, a far contrast from his evil character, so make sure you give him a follow, will you?

And we're hoping it won't be long until we get to see Vladimir on our screens again, as episode three of the eighth season of Thrones is due to air on Sunday evening.

Here, Thrones' fans will finally get to witness the battle between the living and the dead, and by the looks of the 40-second teaser trailer, it's set to be a tense one.

The highly-anticipated battle scene has been coming since the first series, where the forces at Winterfell prepare take on the Night King's terrifying army.

The sequence, which wrapped filming last August, took 11 weeks to film, making it the longest shoot for any battle scene in the series by double. Because of this, viewers will be treated to a bumper 82 minute episode, the longest in the series.

We cannot wait.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: Entertainment, Entertainment News, Celebrity, Game of Thrones

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK. Please contact her on ciarasheppard@hotmail.co.uk.

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