West wasn’t comfortable with spending so much time outside of London, though, and turned the role down owing to family commitments. He has since said that if he were offered another part on the show, he would happily accept. And with two seasons left to go, it could still happen.
7. Ray Stevenson
Game of Thrones is full of big, scary, dangerous characters: The Mountain, The Hound, Khal Drogo and, more recently, actual giants like Wun Weg and Mag the Mighty. Accordingly, a lot of big, scary actors get cast, and you don’t get much bigger or scarier than Ray Stevenson.