In recent weeks, #Gendry even became a top trending topic on Twitter, but the popularity of his character still came as a bit of a surprise. “I think it’s strange, ‘cause he was quite a minor character in [Season] 1, but you definitely got the impression that there was more to come, that there was kind of something…
He appeared alongside Skins co-star Nicholas Hoult.
WATCH: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Joe Dempsie Reacts To ‘Saturday Night Live’ Parody “When I was cast, the character description was, ‘tall, muscular, with thick black hair.’ I was none of those three at that time,” he tells Laura Saltman as he sits down for a chat.
“I kind of thought, ‘I can die my hair and hit the gym, but I can’t do much about the shortness.’ So two out of three ain’t bad.
Most recently, there was “The Fades,” which was imported stateside via BBC America (and also starred Natalie Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell in “GOT”), and a brief appearance in the 2011 Jason Statham film “Blitz” (with another “GOT” star – Aidan Gillen).
One of Joe’s earliest acting gigs, though, was playing a patient in British program called “Doctors,” which like “Law & Order” does stateside, offers endless plotlines that need a stream of fresh faces.