Born in Aberdeen in 1987, Leslie portrayed wildling Ygritte in Game of Thrones, which is where she met future husband Kit Harington. The pair recently bought a 660k flat in Edinburgh. Aside from her work on GoT, Leslie has appeared in major roles in The Good Fight and Downton Abbey.

11 Scottish actors who starred in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones returns on 15 April with the eighth and final season of the world-dominating fantasy series.

The show has been such a huge undertaking that its cast numbers are in the hundreds, and its stars come from all corners of the planet - including Scotland.

Glen was born in Edinburgh in 1961, and studied at the University of Aberdeen before attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He plays disgraced former Lord of Bear Island turned exiled mercenary Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones, and has also had roles in Spooks, Downton Abbey, and the Resident Evil films.

1. Iain Glen (aka Jorah Mormont)

Glen was born in Edinburgh in 1961, and studied at the University of Aberdeen before attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He plays disgraced former Lord of Bear Island turned exiled mercenary Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones, and has also had roles in Spooks, Downton Abbey, and the Resident Evil films.
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Born in 1986 in Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Madden is one of the few actors whose post-GoT work overshadows the show that made him famous. As the honourable Rob Stark, Lord of Winterfell, Madden made a name for himself on the show between 2011 and 2013, but his work as the star of 2018s thrilling Bodyguard, is arguably what hes known best for now.

2. Richard Madden (aka Robb Stark)

Born in 1986 in Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Madden is one of the few actors whose post-GoT work overshadows the show that made him famous. As the honourable Rob Stark, Lord of Winterfell, Madden made a name for himself on the show between 2011 and 2013, but his work as the star of 2018s thrilling Bodyguard, is arguably what hes known best for now.
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Born in Glasgow in 1992, Portman was brought up in Strathbungo. His first professional role came aged 16 opposite James Nesbitt in Outcast, with a place on the cast of River City following not long after. At just 19 he was cast in Game of Thrones as Podrick Pod Payne, the squire to Tyrion Lannister. His character is  loyal and capable despite his shyness and insecurities.

3. Daniel Portman (aka Podrick)

Born in Glasgow in 1992, Portman was brought up in Strathbungo. His first professional role came aged 16 opposite James Nesbitt in Outcast, with a place on the cast of River City following not long after. At just 19 he was cast in Game of Thrones as Podrick Pod Payne, the squire to Tyrion Lannister. His character is loyal and capable despite his shyness and insecurities.
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It wasnt always an actors life for Glasgow-born Rory McCann, who began his career as a painter on the Forth Road Bridge. He first attracted the attention of film and TV producers when he appeared in a vest and kilt wandering snowy streets for a Scotts' Porridge Oats advert, and since then the imposing actor has appeared in films like Hot Fuzz, Clash of the Titans and Slow West. Hes now best known for portraying Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane, who served as King Joffrey Baratheons personal bodyguard.

4. Rory McCann (aka Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane)

It wasnt always an actors life for Glasgow-born Rory McCann, who began his career as a painter on the Forth Road Bridge. He first attracted the attention of film and TV producers when he appeared in a vest and kilt wandering snowy streets for a Scotts' Porridge Oats advert, and since then the imposing actor has appeared in films like Hot Fuzz, Clash of the Titans and Slow West. Hes now best known for portraying Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane, who served as King Joffrey Baratheons personal bodyguard.
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