An Age Investigation: How Old Are the Game of Thrones Characters — and Actors?
This week's episode of Game of Thrones had us cringing, thanks to a moment between Margaery Tyrell and Tommen Baratheon that seems like it's going to become intimate, but luckily, things stay PG — for now, anyway. Margaery is trying to get close to Tommen because he's the next king and she's still angling to be queen, but it's a little awkward, since Margaery is supposed to be around 22 years old and Tommen is around 12. As we thought about the age gap, we also found ourselves wondering — how old, exactly, are the actors themselves, anyway?
Over the past few seasons, there have been multiple couples with bigger age gaps — we're looking at you, Tyrion and Sansa — so Margaery's pairing with Tommen is nothing new, but it always veers into uncomfortable territory when we're watching such young characters getting thrust into arranged relationships with partners much older than them. Many of the characters have been aged up on the show from what they are in the books, and in looking into the actors' ages, we've been surprised several times. Take a look at some of the main characters' ages, plus how old the actors are in real life.