Game of Thrones: 30 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know 1. Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) is Charles Dickens great-great-great-grandson. 2. Alfie Allon (Theon Greyjoy) is the brother of pop singer Lily Allen. 3. Richard Madden (Robb Stark) is dating the Jenna Louise Coleman, new companion on Doctor Who. 4. The horse heart Khaleesi ate is actually seven pounds of a gummy bear-like mass. 5. George R.R. Martin didn't actually write any of the Dothraki. HBO hired The Language Creation Society who specializes in creating imaginary languages. 6. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) is a natural blonde. She dyes her hair for the show. 7. Jack Gleeson, (King Joffrey), was also slapped in the movie Batman Begins. 8. Tom Hardy, Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Brian Van Holt (Bobby Cobb in Cougar Town) and Orlando Bloom, one of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister's) first American roles was in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down. 9. You may also know Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle) from his role in Empire Strikes Back and Indiana Jones. 10. Game of Thrones and Harry Potter link? Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) was Hermione's Mom, Natalia Tena (Osha) played Tonks and Walder Frey (David Bradley) was Filch in the Harry Potter movies. 11. Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) has two children with his long-time girlfriend Lisa Bonet (Denise in the Cosby Show). They have been together since 2005. 12. Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed) is not only the cousin of Hugh Grant, but he's the voice of (Ferb) in Phineas and Ferb. 13. Mark Addy (Robert Baratheon) is most recognizable outside of Game of Thrones as the fat guy in The Full Monty. 14. Oona Chaplin, who plays Robb Stark's new bride, (Talisa Maegyr), is the granddaughter of the great Charlie Chaplin. 15. In 2012, there were over 160 babies named Khaleesi in the United States. Arya was also popular baby girls name. 16. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) was the wake-up guy with the sexy voice on Seinfeld. 17. Like his character, (Maester Aemon Targaryen) of the Night's Watch, the actor Peter Vaughan is legally blind. 18. The dire wolf Lady was adopted by Sophie Turner, the actress who plays Sansa. 19. George R.R. Martin has revealed all the major plotlines and the main ending of the story to the producers of the TV series. He claimed he was worried about the status of the show in the event of his death. 20. In the TV series, a character reels off a list of famous dragons, including Vermithrax, which is the dragon from the 1981 film Dragonslayer. 21. Peter Dinklage is vegetarian - any time you see him eating meat on screen, it's actually tofu. 22. $6 million is the average cost to make one episode. They spurged on the pilot by spending whopping $10 million for the first episode. 23. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) was author, George R.R. Martin and producers, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' first and only choice for the role of Tyrion.. 24. Jack Gleeson drew inspiration for the role as (Joffrey Baratheon) from the movie Gladiator. 25. John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) played the character (Tyr Seward) on Merlin. 26. Sibel Kekilli (Shae) used to be a porn star and went by the stage name Dilara. 27. Jack Gleeson, also known as the beloved (King Joffrey), is calling it quits with his acting career once Game of Thrones ends. 28. Even though his novels have sold more than 24 million copies across the world, Martin lives a completely normal life. You can still find him in the Yellow Pages. 29. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) was given top billing in season 2 after winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe. 30. Emilia Clarke was not first choice to play (Daenerys Targaryen). Tamzin Merchant (Catherine Howard from the Tudors) was originally cast and even took part in the original pilot. She failed to grip on tight enough to the role and was recast.