What’s Next For The Women Of Game Of Thrones Now That It’s Over
Game of Thrones introduced us to some pretty strong female characters. Now that the series is finally over though, you might be wondering what’s next for those leading ladies.
Many of the Game of Thrones women worked on other projects during filming and have a bunch of new projects lined out. Take a look at what’s coming up for these actresses and where you can find them on the big screen.
Maisie Williams Is Set To Become A Mutant
The face behind the faceless character Arya Stark has grown up in front of our eyes. She went from an unsure little girl into one of the strongest characters on the show. When Maisie was cast, she had no acting credits to her name. Now, she’s starred in 13 film and television shows.
Her next big project will be portraying the mutant Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair) in the newest X-Men film. The New Mutants is set to release in 2020 and we can hardly wait.
Sophie Turner Is Also An X-Men Mutant
Just like her co-star and real-life BFF Maisie, Sophie Turner has made a name outside of Game of Thrones in the X-Men franchise. In 2016 she took on the role of Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, and will play the lead in the 2019 film X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Sophie is set to expand her acting credits even further in the next year though. She’ll be starring in the independent drama Heavy set to release in late 2019.
Gwendoline Christie Is An Action Movie Star Now
Before she was cast as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, Gwendoline Christie struggled to find acting jobs due to her 6-foot, 3.5-inch height. After her GoT debut, she became a star in various action franchises and has had roles in both The Hunger Games and Star Wars franchises.
For her upcoming projects, you can catch Gwendoline in the role of Jane Murdstone in The Personal History of David Copperfield. You might also hear her voice in some upcoming Star Wars video games.
Emilia Clarke Has Two Movies In Post-Production
Emilia Clarke’s portrayal of Queen Daenerys Targaryen was so powerful that people actually named their children after her. Emilia found it hard to say goodbye to the character but it looks like she’ll have a ton of new projects on the way to keep her busy.
Emilia is set to play the lead character Kate in the British rom-com Last Christmas. She also found her way into the Star Wars franchise with the role of Qi’ra.
Lena Headey Is Just Adding To Her Success
The actress who played Cersei Lannister had been on the acting scene since the ’90s. Lene Headey has starred in 300: Rise of an Empire, and The Purge. Since Game of Thrones, her fame has just continued to rise.
Her next big project is portraying the English professional wrestler Julia Bevis, also known as Saraya Knight, in Fighting With My Family. She also has three films in post-production which are scheduled to come out in 2019 and 2020.
Carice Van Houten Will Return To The Silver Screen In 2019
Carice van Houten gained critical recognition for playing Melisandre AKA The Red Woman in Game of Thrones. She made her final appearance in “The Battle Of Winterfell” where she gave her life to defeat the Night King.
Carice hasn’t starred in a feature film since 2016 but in 2019 will return to the silver screen. She will be starring in the independent film The Glass Room then will star alongside Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Domino.
Natalie Dormer Has Been Busy Since Her On-Screen Death
Natalie Dormer stole our hearts as the beautiful and cunning Margaery Tyrell. After her character was burned alive by wildfire in season six, she’s kept busy on television, film, and even as a writer.
Since leaving Game of Thrones, Natalie starred in and wrote the 2018 film In Darkness. In 2019, she is set to star in The Professor and the Madman and will also be joining the cast of the television series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
Rose Leslie Has Become A Regular On Another Drama Series
Even though Rose Leslie’s character Ygritte left the show in season four, she still is memorable for reminding us that Jon Snow knows nothing. Since her character left the show, Rose has found a home as a regular on other television series.
She starred as a main character on The Great Fire in 2014 and Luther in 2015. She’s best known now though for played Maia Rindell on CBS’ The Good Fight.
Bella Ramsey Is Getting A Netflix Series
Bella Ramsey played the small but powerful ruler Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones. She’s only 15 but the young actress served us one of the best deaths of the series. Her role as Lyanna Mormont was Bella’s first ever acting credit and she hasn’t stopped since.
In 2018, she started in Holmes & Watson and began filming for the Netflix original series Hilda. Bella also has two films in post-production set to be released in 2019. This young actress has a big career ahead of her.
We’re Waiting To See What’s Next For Nathalie Emmanuel
Nathalie Emmanuel played Missandei, the interpreter and best friend of Daenerys Targaryen. Her character made it all the way to the fourth episode of season eight but died mercilessly at the hands of Cersei.
Nathalie doesn’t have much lined up for the future but in her defense, she’s been pretty busy. While filming Game of Thrones, she was also starring in the action franchise Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and the film Furious 7.
Hannah Murray Found Fame Before Game Of Thrones
Game of Thrones fans best know Hannah Murray for playing Gilly. While the role brought her international recognition, the British actress was well-known beforehand for starring as Cassie Ainsworth in Skins from 2007-2008.
Hannah kept busy during her time on Game of Thrones. She starred in nine films including Dark Shadows, The Numbers Station, The Chosen, and Charlie Says. Hannah has also appeared on stage, in music videos, and on the radio.
Diana Rigg Has Returned To Theatre
Diana Rigg has been a massive star since the 1960s after played Emma Peel on the television series The Avengers. Back then she was a sex-symbol but in the role of Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones, she was the conniving leader of House Tyrell.
Now that Game of Thrones is over though, Rigg has returned to her roots in theatre. In 2018, she played Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady in New York City.
Gemma Whelan Spends More Time On Teleivison Than In Film
While many Game of Thrones characters have ventured into film after the show, Gemma Whelan—who played Yara Greyjoy—has stuck to television. Between 2010 and 2019, Gemma has made appearances on 29 other television shows. Fans can still catch her on Almost Royal, Upstart Crow, and Horrible Histories.
Along with being a trained actor, Gemma is also a professional tap and jazz dancer, as well as a mezzo-soprano singer. She has appeared in numerous musical theatre productions.
Michelle Fairley Is Set For Her Next TV Series
Like many Game of Thrones actresses, Michelle Fairley had a well-established career before being cast as Catelyn Stark. The British actress has performed in film, television, and theatre, but in 2019 will be turning her focus back onto the small screen.
Michelle is set to play the role of Meredith Hatfield on the psychological thriller drama The Feed. The series is set to premiere on Amazon Video so you can watch it anywhere if you have a Prime account.
Natalia Tena Is Focusing On Her Music
Natalia Tena has infiltrated two of the biggest fantasy franchises in Britain. She played Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter franchise and wildling Osha in Game of Thrones. Despite having two major roles, Natalia hasn’t acted much outside of the franchises.
Instead, she prefers to focus on her music. She is the lead singer and accordionist of the band Molotov Jukebox. Despite her love of music, you can still catch his in the YouTube science fiction series Origin.
Sibel Kekilli Is An Up And Coming German Actress
Sibel Kekilli rose to prominence with the role of Shae in Game of Thrones. Sibel began acting in 2004 with the German-Turkish film Head-On and but had to wait seven years to land the role of Shae.
Since her character died at the hands of her former lover, Sibel has starred on the German police drama Tatort. In 2019, she is part of an ensemble cast of the film Berlin, I Love You. Basically, unless you speak German, you probably won’t see much of her around.
Oona Chaplin Is Acting In The Next Two Avatar Films
Oona Chaplin played Talisa Maegyr, the wife of Robb Stark who died tragically during “The Red Wedding.” While we wished her character had stayed around longer, she seems to be onto even bigger things. In June 2017, Oona signed on to the cast of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels.
Oona’s character Varang will appear in Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, set to be released in 2021 and 2023 respectively. Varang is said to be a “strong and vibrant” character much like Talisa Maegyr.
Nell Tiger Free Has A Big Career Ahead
Nell Tiger Free was the young actress who portrayed Myrcella Baratheon in seasons five and six of Game of Thrones. Nell originally replaced Aimee Richardson for the role and played her death out in a dramatic fashion.
Game of Thrones isn’t the show that Nell got her start on though. She’s also well known for playing Chloe Crumb in the film version of Mr. Stink. In 2019, she is set to star in the film Wonderwall and the television series Servant.
Expect Three News Film From Indira Varma
Thrones fans couldn’t decide to love or hate the charming and conniving character Ellaria Sand. The Queen of Dorne was finally killed off the show in 2017 but Indira Varma has not slowed down since. In 2019, she is set to star in Official Secrets, The One and Only Ivan, and Dreamland.
Indira is also well known for other television series such as The Canterbury Tales, Bones, Human Target, Luther, and the ITV/Netflix series Paranoid.
Faye Marsay Is Much More Than A Waif
Game of Thrones fans saw a lot of actress Faye Marsay in seasons five and six when she portrayed The Waif. If you recall, that was the blonde woman who was helping to train Arya to become Faceless.
Since her role came to an end, Faye has been busy on several different television series and film. In 2016, she starred in an episode of Black Mirror and in 2019 she is set to play a leading role in the short film Seconds Out.