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Knightmare and Game of Thrones

By David Goldstein

Two Knightmare actors so far have appeared in Game of Thrones.


David Verrey (Golgarach and McGrew in Knightmare Series 3) was seen in Game of Thrones Season 2 as the High Septon. He has appeared more recently in The Musketeers.

McGrew, a barbarian played by David Verrey in Series 3 of Knightmare (1989).
David Verrey as McGrew in 1989

Cliff Barry (Lissard, Brother Strange and Raptor (below right) in Knightmare Series 7-8) was seen in Game of Thrones Season 3 as Greizhen mo Ullhor. Since then, Cliff has reprised the role of Lissard in Knightmare's Geek Week episode. He is scheduled to be a guest at May's Knightmare Convention.

Raptor, the brigand, as played by Cliff Barry in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).
Cliff Barry as Raptor in 1994

Both actors also had guest appearances in Series VIII of Red Dwarf.

With Knightmare and Game of Thrones both being fantasy TV series with literary roots and cult status, comparisons are inevitable. Here are some that have been made on Twitter and elsewhere. See which of the two shows you think comes off better.

Fantasy interest has never been stronger, and we don't mind riding waves. People have said to me, 'what would a new Knightmare be like?' and I say, 'well, it'll be commedia dell'arte meets Game of Thrones, only with less sex and more jokes'.

Tim Child, Creator of Knightmare

Treguard and Jon Snow both appear in the digital fanart After All, it's Only a Game... Isn't It? by ElPresedente. You can see it on DeviantArt.

You'll find a connection later this year at Knightmare Live too. One of the advisors for their show on 20th June will be Gemma Whelan, who has appeared in Game of Thrones as Yara Greyjoy.

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