What are the best Game of Thrones cameos?

Game of Thrones cameos has been one of the most talked-about facets of the show throughout its eight seasons. Which celebrity appearances in GoT did you think were the best? Hit the comments section or click the Add a Solution button to let other fans know your favorite!

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    #1Ed Sheeran as a Lannister Soldier

    Ed Sheeran as a Lannister Soldier

    In the first episode of Game of Thrones season 7, called Dragonstone, singer Ed Sheeran appeared as a Lannister soldier. The episode aired on July 16, 2017. It was written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and directed by Jeremy Podeswa.

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    Barbara Ellis
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "Ed Sheeran on Game of Thrones is arguably the most talked about cameo in the show. Some say it's unnecessary, but I think it still added to the show's success"
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    #2Ian McShane as Brother Ray

    Ian McShane as Brother Ray

    Ian McShane, from the movie Deadwood, did a cameo as Brother Ray on Game of Thrones season 6 episode 7. The episode, called "The Broken Man", aired on June 5, 2016. It was written by Bryan Cogman and directed by Mark Mylod.

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    Wendy Yin
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "I love both the character and the actor. McShane would have stolen the show had his character been kept alive ;p"
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    #3Sigur Rós as Wedding Minstrels

    Sigur Rós as Wedding Minstrels

    The Icelandic band Sigur Rós appeared as minstrels in Game of Thrones season 4 episode 2, called The Lion and the Rose. The episode was written by George R.R. Martin and directed by Alex Graves. It aired on April 13, 2014.

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    Albert Hopkins
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "I was so into Sigur Ros when they appeared in the show, that's why it's one of the most memorable game of thrones cameos for me. Did anyone else thought they were playing joffrey's funeral song?"
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    #4Noah Syndergaard as Lannister Soldier

    Noah Syndergaard as Lannister Soldier

    Noah Syndergaard, pitcher for the New York Mets, played a cameo role as a Lannister soldier in Game of Thrones season 7 episode 4. The episode, which is called "The Spoils of War", aired on August 6, 2017. It was directed by Matt Shakman.

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    Gregory Henderson
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "A pro pitcher throwing something? That must be something, right? I hope it helped the shoot go along smoother at least"
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    #5Gary Lightbody as Bolton Soldier

    Gary Lightbody as Bolton Soldier

    Gary Lightbody, lead singer & rhythm guitarist for the band Snow Patrol, played as a Bolton soldier in Game of Thrones. The cameo role appeared in episode 3 of season 3 called "Walk of Punishment". The episode was directed by David Benioff.

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    Ai Lee
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "The Gary Lightbody game of thrones cameo was short but I still enjoyed it"
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    #6Will Champion as Musician/Assassin

    Will Champion as Musician/Assassin

    Will Champion, drummer for the band Coldplay, appeared as one of the wedding musicians/assassins in Game of Thrones season 3 episode 9. The Rains of Castamere, as the episode is called, is directed by David Nutter. It aired on June 2, 2013.

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    Ángela Baltazar
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "my fave band's drummer playing a drummer in my fave show! awesome!"
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    #7Mastodon as Wildlings and Wights

    Mastodon as Wildlings and Wights

    Members of the heavy metal band Mastodon appeared twice on Game of Thrones. They played as wildlings on season 5 episode 8 called Hardhome. They also played as wights on season 7 episode 7 called the Dragon and the Wolf.

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    Scott Alvarado
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "We tried to turn spotting celebrity cameos in game of thrones into a drinking game. Needless to say, no one got to drink during Hardhome because it was too hard to spot Mastodon"
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    #8Rob McElhenney as Greyjoy Crewman

    Rob McElhenney as Greyjoy Crewman

    Rob McElhenney, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star, appeared as a Greyjoy crewman in episode 1 of Game of Thrones season 8. The "Winterfell" episode was written by Dave Hill and directed by David Nutter. It aired on April 14, 2019.

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    Jorge Luis Núñez
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "Really?! I thought that guy looked familiar"

Summary

Best What are the best Game of Thrones cameos
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ed Sheeran as a Lannister SoldierCharacters 20 Free
2Ian McShane as Brother RayCharacters 15 Free
3Sigur Rós as Wedding MinstrelsCharacters 7 Free
4Noah Syndergaard as Lannister SoldierCharacters 2 Free
5Gary Lightbody as Bolton SoldierCharacters 2 Free
6Will Champion as Musician/AssassinCharacters 2 Free
7Mastodon as Wildlings and WightsCharacters 2 Free
8Rob McElhenney as Greyjoy CrewmanCharacters 1 Free
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