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Game of Thrones finale’s anniversary: What the cast did next

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The Game Of Thrones cast have been busy since the show ended (Picture: HBO)

It’s already been one year since Game Of Thrones came to an end and unsurprisingly, the cast has been extremely busy since kissing goodbye to Westeros.

After that controversial season eight ending (yep, we’re still not over it), the stars have thrown themselves into an array of exciting television and film projects – with many still awaiting release.

Although we miss the likes of Jon Snow and Daenerys, let’s take a look at what the ensemble has been up to and what we can see them in next.

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen (Picture: HBO)

After starring as  Daenerys Targaryen in Game Of Thrones, Emilia went on to land a role in the festive film Last Christmas alongside Henry Golding.

She also featured in the thriller movie Above Suspicion (2019) with Jack Huston. It is based on Joe Sharkey’s nonfiction book of the same name.

Kit Harington

Kit Harington is starring in a new Marvel film (Picture: HBO)

Kit played the iconic Jon Snow in the HBO franchise since its inception.

Since then, he’s bagged a role in the upcoming film The Eternals, a superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics race of the same name.

He plays Dane Whitman aka Black Knight and joins a star-studded cast, which includes his Game Of Thrones co-star Richard Madden. It’s due for release in February 2021.

Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams has bagged a role in a horror film (Picture: HBO)

Maisie has been busy after kissing goodbye to her character Arya Stark.

Not soon after the show ended, she starred as a guest judge on the first-ever series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

She’s also bagged a role in the upcoming film The New Mutants, an American horror based on the Marvel Comics team. It’s due for release later this year.

On top of that, Game Of Thrones fans can also expect to see Maisie in the new thriller series Two Weeks to Live, where she stars alongside Fleabag’s Sian Clifford.

The show is coming to Sky in 2020.

Lena Headey

Cersei Lannister fans can catch Lena Headey in the upcoming film Twist (Picture: HBO)

Cersei Lannister star Lena has got two films due for release later this year.

The first, titled Twist is an upcoming British drama film directed by Martin Owen. based on Charles Dickens’ 1838 novel, Oliver Twist. She joins Michael Caine, Rita Ora and Britain’s Got Talent’s David Walliams in the cast.

The other film is an action thriller directed by Navot Papushado, in which Lena stars alongside the likes of Karen Gillan, Angela Bassett and Michelle Yeoh.

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage was nominated eight times and won four times playing Tyrion (Picture: Rex)

Peter’s got a whole bunch of exciting projects lined up since bowing out of Game Of Thrones as Tyrion Lannister.

Firstly, he’s starring in the upcoming thriller I Care A Lot, which is currently in post-production and due for release later this year.

He’s also lending his voice to Phil Betterman for The Croods 2, which is expected to hit cinemas 23 December.

If that wasn’t enough, Peter has also been cast in The Thicket and Brothers, which are both currently in the pre-production stage.

It’s also been announced that Peter will star opposite Game Of Thrones actor Alexander Skarsgard as a Machiavellian right-hand man in the action film The Dwarf.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa is the lead character in See (Picture: HBO)

Khal Drogo star Jason landed the main role in Apple TV+ series See after Game Of Thrones ended last year.

The show, which is set in the distant future where the human race has lost the sense of sight, has been renewed for a second season.

He’s also bagged a role in the upcoming sci-film Dune, which is due to hit cinemas in December, as well as Sweet Girl, a thriller due for release next year.

And, course, Jason will be reprising the iconic Aquaman for the sequel set for 2022.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden played Robb Stark in the HBO franchise (Picture: HBO)

After playing Robb Stark in Game Of Thrones, Richard went on to portray Lieutenant Joseph Blake in the acclaimed film 1917.

He also is set to appear in upcoming Marvel film The Eternals alongside Kit Harington, due to land in 2021.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has appeared in two films since starring in Game Of Thrones (Picture: HBO)

Since playing Jaime Lannister in the HBO franchise, Nikolaj has shot crime thriller movie The Silencing, directed by Robin Pront and starring Annabelle Wallis and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin.

He also appeared in Krudttønden (also known as The Day We Died), a film about the events surrounding the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen on February 14th and 15th 2015.

Iain Glen

Iain has landed three film roles since the show ended (Picture: HBO)

After wrapping up as Jorah Mormont on Game Of Thrones, Iain swiftly bagged roles in three films – What About Love, The Windermere Children and Black Beauty.

Shooting on the latter began in October 2019, while the first two are currently in post-production.

Iain also played Bruce Wayne in the DC Universe TV series Titans which premiered last year.

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner played Sansa Stark (Picture: HBO)

 Sansa Stark star Sophie is the main character in the new TV series Survive, which debuted last month.

 The show, which is based on the novel of the same name by Alex Morel, follows  the only survivors of a plane crash that isolates them on a remote snow-covered mountain.

There are currently rumours that Sophie is pregnant, however neither herself or her husband Joe Jonas have addressed the claims.

Alfie Allen

Alfie Allen is set to star in two upcoming films (Picture: HBO)

Alfie has been busy since his tenure as Theon Greyjoy came to an end last year.

Besides starring in Oscar-nominated film JoJo Rabbit, he’s also due to appear in movies Night Teeth and Nightwalkers, both of which are currently in post-production.

He also joined the cast of Harlots for its third season, which dropped in July 2019, as well as appearing in ITV’s White House Farm earlier this year.

Isaac Hempstead Wright

Bran Stark claimed the Iron Throne (Picture: HBO)

Isaac has been throwing himself into films since his character Bran Stark claimed the Iron Throne.

He’s due to appear in the upcoming sci-fi Voyagers, alongside the likes of Colin Farrell, Fionn Whitehead and Lily-Rose Depp, which is set to hit cinemas in November.

Not only that, but Isaac has also been cast in the Blue Mauritius, an action-adventure which follows five international thieves meet in Cape Town to steal the most valuable stamp in the world.

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John Bradley

John Bradley as Samwell Tarly (Picture: HBO)

Not long after kissing goodbye to playing Samwell Tarly, John gave his voice to an episode of Robot Chicken.

Following from that, he signed up to star in Marry Me, an upcoming American romantic comedy film, directed by Kat Coiro and based upon the graphic novel of the same name by Bobby Crosby.

He features opposite Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson and Sarah Silverman.

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Tiger King and Game of Thrones have been mashed up and we’re obsessed

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If you’ve ever wanted to see Tiger King and Game of Thrones mashed up, then now’s your chance.

Despite the two shows being true opposites – one a Netflix true-crime documentary about a zoo, the other a HBO high-fantasy epic – one mad genius (namely, Youtube user Jed Segovia) has taken the two and smushed them together in a pretty epic mock-opening titles sequence.

Segovia said that ‘[Tiger King had been described] as a red-neck Game of Thrones, so I went and made it.’

Now, you can be transported not the the far-away, fantastical land of Westeros, but to the not-so-far-away land of G.W Land. Home not of dragons, castles and cut-throat aristocrats, but lots and lots of exotic animals.

Just as Thrones’ titles swooped in and out of settings of the show – such as King’s Landing, Winterfell and The Wall – so does this video take us to some of the most important places in the Tiger King Cinematic Universe, from Joe’s G.W Zoo, to Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue sanctuary.

All of this is soundtracked by Ramin Djawadi’s iconic score to give the topic matter the gravitas it deserves.

Basically, well done to Jed, we are now going to re-watch both Tiger King and Game of Thrones again, simultaneously.

Replace the tigers with dragons and the two shows are practically the same, right? (Picture: Netflix)
Dany is, after all, the Dragon Queen (Picture: HBO)

The Tiger King himself, Joe Exotic – real name Joseph Maldanado-Passage- is currently serving a 22-year jail term for the attempted murder-for-hire of Carole Baskin, as well as various accounts of animal abuse.

His husband, Dillon Passage, has recently launched a petition to get Exotic pardoned by US President Donald Trump.

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Meanwhile, today is exactly one year since Game of Thrones came to its final end with the last episode of it eighth season.

With its finale being hugely divisive (some may say legacy-ruining), we got in touch with a host of super-fans, to find out how they thought the high-fantasy epic should have ended.

Tiger King is available to stream via Netflix. Game of Thrones seasons 1-8 are available via NOW TV.

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City of Angels’ Demonic Turn – Variety

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In “Penny Dreadful: Metropolis of Angels,” John Logan’s followup sequence to his earlier three-season “Penny Dreadful” drama at Showtime, Natalie Dormer stars as Magda, a shape-shifting demon intent on sowing chaos wherever she goes. The backdrop is 1938 Los Angeles, an period rife with racial rigidity — the proper alternative for a hell goddess to start out a race warfare.

“I believe the mythology behind it was, to me, as she says within the first episode, ‘All mankind must be the monster he actually is, is being informed that he can,” Dormer tells Selection. “She principally believes that mankind is inherently unhealthy — that they’ll select the baser, extra egocentric, extra selfish route each time given a fork within the highway.”

Magda manifests as three completely different human characters within the sequence, every with distinct seems to be and accents: There’s Elsa, a blonde blue-eyed immigrant from Germany with an abusive husband; Rio, a saucy participant within the native Pachuco counter-culture scene; and Alex, a homely political aide to an aggressive L.A. councilman (Michael Gladis), whom Dormer had a selected comfortable spot for taking part in. That incarnation required her to put on a mouthpiece and glasses that dulled her eye coloration.

“A few the solid walked previous me a number of instances earlier than they realized it was me, after they hadn’t ‘met’ Alex but. However as an actress, enjoying a personality like that’s so liberating as a result of there’s completely no self-importance connected,” she says. “It’s like I might nearly say to the digital camera operator, ‘What’s the worst angle? Put it within the worst, first.’”

The sequence additionally stars Daniel Zovatto as Tiago Vega, the LAPD’s first Mexican American detective, and Nathan Lane as his Jewish accomplice Lewis Michener, who’s wrestling along with his personal unease with the rise of anti-Semitism. The premiere begins with the 2 making an attempt to resolve the ugly murders of a number of white Angelenos, which seem meant to incite rigidity between the white and Latino residents of the town.

The themes of “othering” and racism really feel significantly related now, in accordance with Dormer.

“Pre-pandemic disaster, actually the place I used to be standing in post-Brexit London in Europe — and you’ve got your comparable points on the opposite aspect of the pond — what had been taking place in recent times of this polarization, politically, appears uncomfortably near issues that had been taking place within the mid-to-late ‘30s and the lead-up to the Second World Struggle,” she says

Audiences could know Dormer finest as fan favourite Margaery Tyrell from HBO’s “Recreation of Thrones,” a job she performed for 5 seasons earlier than the character met a swift dying by way of bombing — or what Dormer known as “ka-boom.” Followers of Home Tyrell actually had points with Margaery’s ending, though Dormer says she made her peace with it, having realized of her destiny a 12 months prematurely.

“I used to be ever so grateful that I used to be with Jonathan [Pryce who played the High Sparrow]. To have such a accomplice for my final scene was actually a present,” she says. “However I believe Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff] had an nearly inconceivable job in wrapping up the present. And by the very nature of the sheer amount of storylines and characters, they needed to begin wrapping up round Season 6, which they did with the Tyrells and different beloved characters. It was nearly going to be the inconceivable job, I believe, no matter what that they had finished, to fulfill a 3rd act for everybody within the time that that they had.”

Personally, Dormer seems to be again at her time on the present fondly.

“I acquired the golden ticket, the proper size of time. I watched Season 1 as a fan, got here within the second season, did a superb stable 5 years simply because the present had this unbelievable explosion, after which I acquired out in time to observe the top and sit on the sofa once more,” she says.

These days, Dormer has been doing a few of that once more at residence in London the place she, like a lot of the world, is on lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dormer stated she’s binge-watching outdated favorites together with “The West Wing” and British sitcom “Inexperienced Wing,” and is an enormous fan of non-English content material proper now. She additionally lately screened Spanish horror movie, “The Platform.”

“We should always all be watching extra subtitled content material. I believe this can be a good time, since you’re not in a rush,” she says. “As ‘Parasite’ proved to us all, we have to develop our minds.”

“Penny Dreadful: Metropolis of Angels” premieres April 26 on Showtime. Watch Selection’s full interview with Dormer above.

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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Wins Top Honors at Home Media Awards – Variety

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Quentin Tarantino’s “As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood” earned the highest prize within the Media Play Information’ 10th annual House Media Awards, honoring the perfect residence video releases of 2019.

“As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood,” distributed by Sony Footage House Leisure, gained the House Media Awards for title of the 12 months and theatrical residence launch. The movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, was nominated for 10 Oscars and gained two (Pitt for supporting actor and manufacturing design).

HBO’s “Sport of Thrones: The Full Collection” gained the awards for TV on disc of the 12 months and greatest packaging. Blu-ray Disc of the 12 months went to Lionsgate’s “Apocalypse Now: Last Reduce,” which additionally picked up trophies for catalog residence launch and field artwork.

In the meantime, “Alita: Battle Angel” from director Robert Rodriguez and producer-writer James Cameron gained in 4 classes: 4K Extremely HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray Disc, sci-fi residence launch and fan-favorite title of the 12 months. “Alita,” which was a box-office bomb, is distributed by 20th Century Fox House Leisure.

Different notable winners included Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” for animation residence launch; Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” for AV high quality – film and greatest superhero disc; Warner Bros.’s “A Star Is Born Encore” for residence launch of a drama; and Ken Burns’ “Nation Music” for TV documentary or nonfiction particular.

Winners for the 10th House Media Awards had been chosen by a panel of judges along side a web based client vote for eligible titles submitted for consideration by studios and distributors.

The House Media Awards cowl 46 classes honoring the highest releases of the 12 months by format, style and technical achievement. The complete checklist of winners is accessible at mediaplaynews.com/home-media-award-winners-2020.

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