Even when they're not traipsing north of the Wall or stabbing each other in the back in King's Landing, the stars of "Game of Thrones" find themselves with full schedules.
The hit HBO drama's cast members are very much in demand; instead of getting some R&R, the actors are plunging into other projects during their time off.
Take Kit Harington, the heartthrob who plays Jon Snow, for example. He's headlining Paul W.S. Anderson's epic "Pompeii" as a gladiator in the time just before Mount Vesuvius blows.
His character, Milo, is not too much different from Jon Snow, Harington told Entertainment Weekly. "He's a good swordsman and good fighter, and quite brooding, which is all of what Jon Snow is," he said, "and he doesn't really speak a hell of a lot, even though I've got a lot of screen time. He kind of keeps himself to himself."
Watch the trailer for "Pompeii":
As Harington fights to the death (in some pretty revealing outfits, by the way), what are his fellow "Game of Thrones" cast members up to? Here's a rundown of where you can see them, now and in the future:
Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) is set for a major role in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" as villain Bolivar Trask, who creates the giant Sentinels. And his on-the-shelf indie, "Knights of Badassdom," with Summer Glau and Ryan Kwanten, is going to get released sometime this year.
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) won't be seen, just heard in her hiatus gig. She'll be featured in the Aug. 28 penultimate episode of "Futurama" as a love interest for Dr. Zoidberg.
Richard Madden (Robb Stark) has been booking roles left and right since — spoiler — he was killed off. He can next be seen as a gold rush adventurer in the Discovery Channel miniseries "Klondike." And he'll make fans swoon once again as the Prince in the upcoming live-action "Cinderella" movie.
Michelle Fairley, whose Catelyn Stark was also a victim of the Red Wedding, has been guest-starring on USA's "Suits" as a tough-as-nails CEO who's accused of bribery, then murder. Also on that series is...
Conleth Hill (Varys) as Edward Darby, the law firm's smooth and proper controlling-interest partner.
Nicolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) is currently filming "The Other Woman" with Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton. His last movie was "Oblivion" with Tom Cruise, and the next one to be released will be "A Thousand Times Good Night" with Juliette Binoche.
His onscreen sister, Lena Headey (Cersei), can be seen in "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," currently in theaters.
Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) is so busy, she hasn't had time to plan her wedding to Irish actor Anthony Byrne! Along with "GoT," she had a major arc in the CBS drama "Elementary" as Irene Adler. And Dormer has landed a plum part in the "Hunger Games" movie franchise — she'll play Cressida in "Mockingjay."
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