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The famous Aussie face you missed in last night's Game of Thrones.

While most of us were distracted by the sexual tension between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen on last night’s episode of Game of Thrones (don’t pretend you weren’t thinking it – and calm down they’re only a little bit related), an iconic Australian actor made his debut on the award-winning series.

In episode two, Euron Greyjoy captured his niece Yara, while her brother Theon failed to try to help her. On Monday’s episode, a struggling Theon is hoisted from the sea into a ship. When asked about Yara, he maintains he tried to save her.

“You wouldn’t be here if you tried,” says a rugged looking man.

That character – Harrag Ironborn – was played by Brendan Cowell, best known for his roles in Love My Way and The Slap. 

Brendan Cowell in Game of Thrones. Image via HBO.

I also once saw Brendan Cowell at an event in Sydney so, yeah, I'm pretty much in Game of Thrones.

According to Watchers on the Wall, an online community for Game of Thrones news, casting, and commentary, Cowell is set to appear in three episodes of the show.

But the actor isn't the only Australian to appear in the series, with Essie Davis, who also starred in The Slap as Anouk, playing Lady Crane in season six.

Essie Davis as Lady Crane. Image via HBO.
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You might remember Lady Crane as the character who portrays Cersei Lannister as part of the travelling theatre company. Arya is tasked with assassinating her, but eventually decides against it, and Lady Crane later helps care for Arya when she's injured.

Obviously, Lady Crane then dies, because it's Game of Thrones, and everyone dies.

Another Australian actor, Noah Taylor, also appeared in the series, playing Locke - the man who chopped off Jaime Lannister's hand.

Noah Taylor as Locke. Image via HBO.

He also dies.

Going by the tagline 'All men must die,' I think we can safely predict the fate of Brendan Cowell's character.

But I'm very interested in how he'll feature in his next two episodes. Personally, he's giving me some serious 'I'm going to be the guy who finally kills Theon Greyjoy' vibes.

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