‘Game of Thrones’ Cameo Roundup: What Famous Faces Have Snuck Onto the Show?

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‘Game of Thrones’ Cameo Roundup: What Famous Faces Have Snuck Onto the Show?

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‘Game of Thrones’ Cameo Roundup: What Famous Faces Have Snuck Onto the Show?

Game of Thrones has featured a surprising number of cameos over the years — and continues to do so as the cast and crew prep Season 7.

With little fanfare made about these famous faces sneaking onto the screen, we wouldn’t be too surprised if you missed every single one of them. Click through the slideshow above to see the high-profile guest stars of episodes past and future... including a certain redheaded singer!

‘Game of Thrones’ Cameo Roundup: What Famous Faces Have Snuck Onto the Show?
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1. Passenger

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1. Passenger

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Mike Rosenberg, better known as "Let Her Go" singer Passenger, told Australia's Yahoo7 Be he'd love to appear on the HBO hit.

"I reckon I would make quite a good Wildling. And if you're watching this, I would travel to Iceland or Northern Ireland or wherever it is."

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2. Of Monsters and Men

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2. Of Monsters and Men

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After begging the Game of Thrones team to appear as extras, this Icelandic indie band actually played music on screen, playing a Braavos band in Season 6.

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3. Mastodon

3. Mastodon

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Musicians of this heavy metal band — Bran Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds — played undead Wildlings in Season 5's "Hardhome."

“I watched my best friends Brent and Bill, murdered right in front of me as I myself was stabbed in the stomach and had my throat slit multiple times, and I didn't mind at all," Bran told Pitchfork

"We are more than privileged and honored to have been a part of one of the greatest stories ever told on film, and the catering wasn't bad either."

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4. Sigur Rós

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4. Sigur Rós

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But another Icelandic band beat them to the punch, Sigur Rós playing a somber version of "Rains of Castamere" at Joffrey and Margaery's (doomed) wedding.

"The meanest person in television history, King Joffrey, is played by the sweetest guy, Jack Gleeson," band member Georg Hólm told Rolling Stone

"It felt like a natural thing to make our version of ‘Rains of Castamere.’ We probably managed to create the gloomiest version so far. It is maybe not the happiest wedding song, but we think that it fit the scene very well."

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5. Gary Lightbody

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5. Gary Lightbody

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The lead singer of Snow Patrol appeared in Season 3, Episode 3: "Walk of Punishment," playing one of Roose Bolton’s soldiers.

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6. Will Champion

6. Will Champion

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Coldplay’s drummer played the drums with the wedding band during Game of Thrones’ notorious Red Wedding scene in Season 3, Episode 9: "The Rains of Castamere."

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7. President George W. Bush

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7. President George W. Bush

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Well, at least a wax duplicate of his head. The head appeared on a spike alongside Ned Stark’s head in the Season 1 finale, "Fire and Blood." Benioff and Weiss claimed they used the head due to budgetary restraints — "we just had to use whatever heads we had lying around" — and not to make any political statement. HBO has since apologized for the incident, and the head was digitally altered out of the scene for future DVDs.

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8. George R. R. Martin

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8. George R. R. Martin

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The creator of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of novels upon which GoT is based, has stated that an appearance at some point is a possibility. While nothing has been finalized, we sure would love to see GRRM grace our screens this year or next!

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9. Bastille

9. Bastille

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Watchers on the Wall reports this British indie pop band, best known for their hit "Pompeii," filmed a cameo on January 19 for a wildling scene in the Season 7 finale.

(And don't forget Sophie Turner starred in the music video for their song "Oblivion"!)

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10. Noah Syndergaard

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10. Noah Syndergaard

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The New York Post reports this 24-year-old Mets pitcher flew to Spain in November to film a Season 7 cameo. And we're sure he pitched a no-hitter, so to speak!

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11. Ed Sheeran

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11. Ed Sheeran

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We already knew this “Shape of You” singer is a big fan of Game of Thrones, but we didn’t know he was a favorite of Maisie Williams... or that he filmed a Game of Thrones Season 7 cameo.

“For years we were trying to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie and this year we finally did it,” co-showrunner David Benioff said at an SXSW panel on March 12, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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Game of Thrones has featured a surprising number of cameos over the years — and continues to do so as the cast and crew prep Season 7.

With little fanfare made about these famous faces sneaking onto the screen, we wouldn’t be too surprised if you missed every single one of them. Click through the slideshow above to see the high-profile guest stars of episodes past and future... including a certain redheaded singer!