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The REAL Winners of Game of Thrones: How These Former Unknowns Went On To Command Almost £1m An Episode

A fantasy tale of dragons, knights and the living dead —not many would have predicted that Game Of Thrones would become a television phenomenon.

Yet eight seasons, 72 episodes and too many deaths to count later, the show has drawn a global audience of around one billion, who will all eagerly be tuning in to watch the final episode this weekend.

When the cast — many of whom were still children — was assembled a decade ago, most were virtual unknowns.