The Actor: A mightily bearded Norwegian actor, Hivju played Jonas, a nervous scientist, in last year's remake/prequel of "The Thing." Since then, he's been shooting a role in M. Night Shyamalan's "After Earth" alongside Will Smith.
The Character: Tormund is a giant-slaying wildling raider, one of Mance Rayder's most trusted men, with the impressive title "Tall-talker, Horn-blower and Breaker of Ice, Husband to Bears, the Mead-king of Ruddy Hall, Speaker to Gods and Father of Hosts." Um, husband to bears?
The Actor: Liverpool-born McGinley has had all kinds of TV and theater roles in his ten years as an actor, but is best known for playing Tom Kerrigan on long-running soap "Coronation Street" between 2008 and 2009. More recently, he had a tiny role in "Prometheus."
The Character: A talented archer, Anguy is another member of the Brotherhood Without Banners.
The Actor: A veteran Shakespearean actor, 60-year-old Lesser has long been associated with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has been a prolific, if somewhat unsung, TV actor in Britain. Most recently, he cropped up in the fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" and stole the show in excellent BBC program "The Hour."
The Character: A former maester and skilled physician, Qyburn was stripped of his position after performing experiments on living people. Since then, he's joined the mercenary band The Brave Companions.