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Hey! It's That Guy! All the Actors From 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Terror' Who Showed Up on 'Chernobyl'

By Roxana Hadadi | TV | June 6, 2019 |

By Roxana Hadadi | TV | June 6, 2019 |


Remember when the Harry Potter franchise seemed to employ every single living British, Irish, and Scottish actor? The same went for Game of Thrones, the ensemble of which seemed to expand episode by episode as we met more Starks, Boltons, Lannisters, Greyjoys, Tyrells, soldiers, mercenaries, and just random extras.

All of which is to say — we’re going to recognize actors from Game of Thrones in other media for years to come, especially in British productions, and so it goes that every episode of Chernobyl inspired in me the reaction, “Hey! It’s that guy!” And so, without further ado, all the actors who made me say, “Isn’t that the guy from Game of Thrones?”

Actor: Karl Davies

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant worker Viktor Proskuryakov in Chernobyl


Alton Lannister, the cousin Jaime kills, in Game of Thrones


Actor: Ralph Ineson

General Tarakanov, who helps get the lunar rovers, in Chernobyl


Dagmer Cleftjaw, the Greyjoy man who turns against Theon, in Game of Thrones


Actor: Mark Lewis Jones

General Pikalov, who drives the truck out with the dosimeter, in Chernobyl


Shagga, the Stone Crow who fights alongside Tyrion, in Game of Thrones


Actor: Jamie Sives

Sitnikov, the nuclear engineer who is forced to look over the side of the power plant to confirm there is no nuclear core left inside, in Chernobyl



Jory Cassel, Ned’s man who Jaime kills, in Game of Thrones


Actor: Donald Sumpter

Party man Zharkov with the cane in Chernobyl


Winterfell’s Maester Luwin in Game of Thrones


Actor: Josef Altin

Exclusion Zone soldier who shoots the cow to force the village woman to leave in Chernobyl


Night’s Watchman Pyp in Game of Thrones


Actor: Michael McElhatton

Prosecutor Andrei Stepashin in Chernobyl


Very bad man Roose Bolton in Game of Thrones


Actor: James Cosmo

Miner in Chernobyl


Night’s Watch Lord Commander and Jorah’s dad Jeor Mormont in Game of Thrones


Plus, BONUS people from The Terror, because I will never stop talking about that show!

Actor: Jared Harris

Nuclear expert and exiled party man Valery Legasov in Chernobyl


British Navy abandoner and Tuunbaq survivor Francis Crozier in The Terror


Actor: Adam Nagaitis

Heroic/tragic firefighter Vasily Ignatenko in Chernobyl


Stolen-identity cannibal and Tuunbaq victim Cornelius Hickey in The Terror


How many of these actors did you recognize? And have I told you to watch The Terror? Hey! You should watch The Terror!

Roxana Hadadi is a Senior Editor for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

Image sources (in order of posting): HBO Media Relations, YouTube