What Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, & More 'Game of Thrones' Cast Members Have Been Up To All Year

Two. More. Days. If you don't know what that's referring to, then clearly, you aren't one of the millions of people who've waited impatiently all year for Game of Thrones' Season 4 to begin. This Sunday, the beloved HBO show finally returns, and despite all the interviews, trailers, and sneak peeks we've gotten over the last few months, nothing will be as satisfying as hearing that perfectly intense theme song begin when the clock strikes 9 P.M.

One of the most exciting parts of each new Game of Thrones season is seeing the incredible actors reunite on-screen. During the months that GoT is off the air, it's always strange to see its actors anywhere else, showing up at premieres (dressed as normal human beings) and hugging it out at the Emmys. Nothing's quite as unnatural, though, as seeing GoT actors in non-Thrones movies and shows. Yet when you have to endure nearly ten months without Westeros, getting any chance to reunite with Cersei, Tyrion, and the rest is worth the shock of seeing them out of character. Here's how the Game of Thrones cast spent their hiatus.

Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister)

Dinklage had a supporting role in A Case of You, a low-rated indie rom-com released in November. He also starred in the little-seen Knights of Badassdom and the Sundance-premiered Low Down. He’ll soon be seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past (left), as well as the Robin Williams-led comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn and Adam Sandler’s Pixels.

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Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)

Clarke had a quiet year, just voicing a character on Futurama and taking a supporting role in the just released Dom Hemingway (left). She did, however, get cast as Sarah Connor in the highly anticipated Terminator reboot, which is sure to busy up her schedule later this year.

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Kit Harrington (Jon Snow)

Harrington attempted to lead a blockbuster with February’s Pompeii (left) but the effort didn’t go so well; the film received poor reviews and barely exceeded its budget. Still, Harrington shouldn’t be too worried. He has a voice role in June’s How to Train Your Dragon sequel, as well as supporting roles in a British drama and a terrorist thriller set to be released later this year.

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Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)

Headey took on a number of roles within the last year, but the number she probably doesn’t regret is substantially less. The actress starred in YA fail The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, something called The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, Low Down with GoT co-star Dinklage, and the only one that made any real money, 300: Rise of an Empire (left). Cersei, next time you get a script for a movie with a semi-colon, maybe you should think twice.

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Maisie Williams (Arya Stark)

Williams starred in two short films (including Corvidae, left) this past year, as well as a comedy called Gold and The Falling, a thriller. Most of her time, though, has spent uploading amazing videos to Vine.

Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)

Turner starred alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the thriller Another Me, and took on a supporting part in the TV movie The Thirteenth Tale. Her next two projects look much more promising, however; Barely Lethal co-stars Hailee Steinfeld and Samuel L. Jackson, and Alone is led by Ray Liotta.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister)

Coster-Waldau co-starred with Juliette Binoche in A Thousand Times Good Night, an Irish drama. He also filmed roles in the upcoming comedy The Other Woman (left), as well as 2016 adventure epic Gods of Egypt and Danish drama En chance til.

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Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark)

Her character may have been killed off the show, but in real life, Fairley’s been keeping busy. She had a small role in Best Picture nominee Philomena (left), along with a recurring part on Suits and a British action movie called Ironclad: Battle for Blood. She also managed to film two movies and a dozen episodes of the upcoming series 24: Live Another Day.

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Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon)

Unlike his co-stars, Gleeson didn’t appear in any projects this past year, instead focusing on his studies at Dublin’s Trinity College. Joffrey, the scholar? Who knew.

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Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy)

Allen spent the year filming upcoming movies, including John Wick, with Friday Night Lights’ Adrienne Palicki (Theon and Tyra?!) and Plastic, a comedy with Will Pouter. He also starred in Confine, a British thriller (left).

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Richard Madden (Robb Stark)

Like Farley, Madden’s character was killed off in the horrific Red Wedding of last season. In the time since, he’s starred in a Discovery Channel miniseries (Klondike, left), voiced two video games, got a supporting role in French drama A Promise, and got cast as Prince Charming in Cinderella . Apparently, dying on GoT is the key to a successful career.

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Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell)

She only joined the show last year, but Dormer’s done a whole lot in the time since. She starred in Rush (left) and The Counselor, took on a recurring role in Elementary, and got cast in a major role in the two final Hunger Games movies. She has several films in the works, including a British thriller called Posh, co-starring Sam Claflin.

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Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont)

Glen had a supporting role in August’s Kick-Ass 2 and the now-cancelled TV show Breathless. He filmed several TV movies, as well as What About Love, a Sharon Stone-led drama set for 2015.

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Gwendoline Christie (Brienne)

Christie has a main role in Wizards vs. Aliens (left), a British sci-fi series. She was also cast alongside GoT co-star Dormer in Mockingjay, playing Commander Lyme.

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Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark)

Hempstead Wright had a small role in August’s Closed Circuit, playing Eric Bana’s son. In September, The Boxtrolls (left), a stop-motion comedy in which he voices the main character, will be released.

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