After a long day at work, the best thing to do is crawl under a blanket with a glass of red wine and watch some quality TV shows.
And when you are not sure what to watch, I and millions of others will recommend Game of Thrones. This HBO fantasy series is one of the most compellingly realistic dramas on the air.
The night is dark and full of terrors when you are watching this show, but also you might be missing a lot if you put off this brilliant series because of the nudity and violence.
Did I mention that it has dragons and White Walkers?
A lot of the actors rose to fame because of the success of the show, however they were in the movie industry long before.
Here are 10 shows they appeared on before Game of Thrones, compiled by Aunty Acid.
1. Alfie Allen
The 31-year-old actor known for portraying Theon Greyjoy had his first major role in the British hospital drama spin-off Casualty 1907 which aired in 2008. The series used memories from the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel to bring real doctors and patients back to life.
2. Nathalie Emmanuel
The English actress, known for her role as Missandei on Game of Thrones began her acting career as a theater actress, but appeared first on-screen starring as Sasha Valentine in the soap opera Hollyoaks. In the show that was set in a fictional suburb of Chester called Hollyoaks, she played a character who had drugs and alcohol issues, not to mention, Ramsey in the seventh and eighth Fast and Furious movies.
3. Natalie Dormer
The 35-year-old who portrayed Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones had her first professional acting role in the detective series Agatha Christie’s Marple.
4. Hannah Murray
The English actress who started her career on the show Skin where she portrayed Cassie Ainsworth, for which she was the recipient of a BAFTA Audience Award, is now famous for portraying Gilly in Game of Thrones.
5. Iwan Rheon
The Welsh actor famous for portraying Ramsay Bolton in the HBO series has appeared in a lot of shows including the ITV sitcom Vicious and the E4 series Misfits.
6. Lena Headey
The 44-year-old actress started with small and supporting roles in films throughout the ’90s. Her first major role was Sheena Bowles in the British television series Soldier Soldier.
7. Finn Jones
The 29-year-old actor best known for portraying Loras Tyre in Game of Thrones had his big break on British TV, appearing on series such as The Bill and Hollyoaks.
8. Ellie Kendrick
Even before appearing on Game of Thrones, the 27-year-old actress was famous for playing Anne Frank in the BBC’s 2009 miniseries The Diary of Anne Frank. She also had roles in series like Doctors and Upstairs Downstairs!
9. Thomas Brodie-Sangster
The English actor and musician, known for his role as Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones, first appeared on the popular CBBC adaptation of Stig of the Dump in 2002.
10. Sean Bean
The 58-year-old actor had a long and successful career before Game of Thrones acting in major movies such as The Lord of the Rings. His first role on TV was a thief in The Bill called Horace Clark!