Little Known Facts About Game Of Thrones

Some parts of Season 1-4 were filmed in the same studio the Titanic was built in, not the movie, but the actual RMS Titanic.

There is an unaired pilot of Game of Thrones that will probably never see the light of day

The torture scene with the rat in the heated pot in Game of Thrones was an actual method of torture that was used during the Red Terror.

In season 1 of Game of Thrones, the dire wolves were played by a relatively new breed of dogs known as the Northern Inuit Dog.

After Jon Snow’s apparent death in the season five finale of Game of Thrones, Kit Harrington said that the only person he told the character’s fate to was a police officer in order to get out of a speeding ticket.

Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) adopted 'Zunni' (dire wolf) after filming ended for Season 1 of GoT.

During the series you can see characters wearing belts with a particular knot twisted after the buckle, this is clearly visible in most knights. The knot is actually correct and used in medieval times, often referred as a garter and used to fix leg armour pieces to the knights' legs below the knees. It is one of the symbols of the English "Order of the Garter", the highest Chivalry Order founded in 1348 by the English King Henry III in the early stages of the Hundred Years War with France. The Arms of the Order of the Garter is a blue belt, or garter, with this same characteristic knot seen in the TV series. An example can also be seen in the tomb of one of the Order founders, Sir Reginald of Cobham, at Lingfield Church in Surrey, his effigy has the garter below his left knee.

Singer Lily Allen wrote a song about her little brother being a loser for smoking weed, watching p*rn, and not getting his act together. He now has a successful acting career playing Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) on Game of Thrones.

Characters from noble houses often have images of their house's sigil incorporated into their costumes.Sometimes the inclusion is almost indiscernible to the television viewer, such as the blue dress Daenerys’ wore through season three which was embroidered with a texture resembling dragon scales and Cersei Lannister dress was embroidered with two lions on it.

Game of Thrones has a $6 million budget per episode.

George R.R. Martin has stated that the infamous "Red Wedding" was the hardest chapter for him to write in "A Storm of Swords." He was so emotionally attached to the characters that he actually wrote the rest of the book first, and then that chapter last. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, upon reading it, declared it was one of the major reasons they decided to option the books for a television series. Their dramatisation differs from the book in a few details. Most notably, Robb's wife is not present at the wedding, nor is she killed. Whether she is pregnant is unknown.

Author George R. R. Martin told producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss the major plot lines (including the main ending) of the story in case he dies before completing the remaining novels.

The Dothraki language used in Game of Thrones was designed to sound like Arabic to the untrained ear, or a mix between Spanish and Arabic to anyone who knows Arabic.

Arya is the fastest rising baby name given to girls in the USA, most likely due to Game of Thrones.

In 2012, 146 girls were legally named Khaleesi after Daenerys’ nickname.

Sibel Kekilli who plays Shae in GoT used to be a porn star and went by the stage name Dilara.

A Song of Ice and Fire author, George R. R. Martin sent actor Jack Gleeson (Joffrey ) a letter saying “Congratulations on your marvellous performance, everyone hates you.”

Neil Fingleton who played the giant Mag the Mighty died because of heart failure at the age 36.

HBO may reveal the ending to the Game of Thrones series before the last book comes out due to scheduling commitments.

In the pilot episode as the three boys are preparing for the king's welcome, Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Richard Madden (Rob Stark), and Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) were all trying to one-up each other in their shirtless scene by flexing and doing pushups right before they went on camera.

Harry Lloyd, who played Viserys Targaryen is the great-great-great grandson of English writer Charles Dickens.

Oona Chaplin (Talisa) is Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter.

According to the marketing director of SBS, Game of Thrones has the highest fan engagement rate of any TV series.

Actor Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) was given top billing in season 2 after winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

Jack Gleeson, the actor who portrayed King Joffrey in Game of Thrones, has retired from acting to pursue an academic career.

Kristian Nairn (Hodor in GoT) is a successful DJ, who performed with Scissor Sisters and Calvin Harris and is also a World of Warcraft enthusiast.

On April 2016, a new channel launched in Israel called the "Game of Thrones Channel". The channel aired only things related to Game of Thrones through the day, such as the episodes, interviews, behind the scene videos, special features from the Blu-Ray, etc as preparation to the sixth season. It was the first time in Israeli Television's history that a complete channel was dedicated to only one show.

The world's largest film studio is located in Morocco consisting mostly of deserts and mountains. It was used for some Game of Thrones episode, The Mummy, Gladiator, etc. It has also become a popular tourist resort due to the sets remaining from old movie productions.

A feud between two English Noble Houses in the 1450s sparked the War of the Roses and provided inspiration for George RR Martin's, A Song of Ice and Fire.

The Iron Throne used in the series is sharp and jagged, cutting those who sit on it. In the book, Aegon had it made this way deliberately saying that a king should never sit easy.

Wilko Johnson, British music legend and the actor who plays the mute executioner Ilyn Payne has pancreatic cancer and was given 9-10 months to live in January 2013.

Jorah Mormont is often referred to as "Jorah the Andal" despite the fact that House Mormont is a house from northern Westeros meaning they are descended from the First Men, not the Andals.

Bethesda Softworks was approached to make a Game of Thrones RPG, but they turned it down to make Skyrim.

Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV show of 2012.

In order to make Game of thrones, HBO hired an expert linguist to make the Dothraki language consisting of 1800 words.

Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) does not know her birthday or her age.

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