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Game of Thrones actors like you've never seen them before

You've seen them doing their thing on the hugely popular TV series Game of Thrones.

Now HBO has released never-before-seen footage of the actor's audition reels, cleverly spliced with scenes from the actual show.

It's clear from the clips that some of them were made for the part, reading dramatic lines with aplomb without the polish of production. 

Rose Leslie, auditioning for the role of Ygritte, absolutely nailed the now-famous - and quite prophetic - line "You know nothing, Jon Snow." 

If you're wondering why we say "prophetic", well, we suggest you watch the final episode of Game of Thrones' fifth season.

Here is Gwendoline Christie in her audition for the battle-hardened warrior Brienne of Tarth.

Let's also take a moment to admire Natalie Dormer's audition for her role as Margaery Tyrell.

If the clips have whet your appetite and you want more behind-the-scenes footage from Game of Thrones, head over to Making Game of Thrones.

Source: YouTube, HBO

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