Prior to working on Game of Thrones, Dormer was best known for her role as Anne Boleyn in the first two seasons of The Tudors. She has also had a recurring role as Irene Adler/Jamie Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes-inspired series Elementary.
Natalie appeared as Cressida in the last two Hunger Games films.
Dormer has a tattoo on her left forearm that reads: "Fear is the mind-killer". This is a quote from the classic sci-fi novel Dune (1965) by Frank Herbert, the first line of the Litany Against Fear.
On Game of Thrones
In Game of Thrones Dormer is playing the role of Margaery Tyrell, starting in the second season. She was announced in the role on 23 June 2011 and was the first actor to be announced for the second season of the series. She enjoyed working on the show and found the large ensemble to be very well supported. She is a new starring cast member for the second season.
When asked if she thought Margaery was being insincere when she gave out food aid to the orphans and smallfolk of King's Landing in Season 3, Dormer said it was a mix of political pragmatism as well as legitimate concern for her subjects: "It doesn't mean she's insincere. People can be quite cruel, I find, about Margaery: 'Oh, she's another malicious, calculating character who's after the Throne.' But I don't think in regards with her attitude to the public and her attitude to Sansa – she's not disingenuous. I don't see the two as mutually exclusive, as modern politicians themselves would say. I think she has a heart. I think she can be very sincere. I just think she's a pragmatist. She's been brought up by the Queen of Thorns, Lady Olenna, being played by Diana Rigg [stay tuned!], to be a shrewd politician – to be the ideal First Lady, as it were.
Dormer reprised her role as Margaery in Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series
|Season two credits|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands||What is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|
|Season three credits|
|Valar Dohaeris||Dark Wings, Dark Words||Walk of Punishment||And Now His Watch is Ended||Kissed by Fire|
|The Climb||The Bear and the Maiden Fair||Second Sons||The Rains of Castamere||Mhysa|
|Season four credits|
|Two Swords||The Lion and the Rose||Breaker of Chains||Oathkeeper||First of His Name|
|The Laws of Gods and Men||Mockingbird||The Mountain and the Viper||The Watchers on the Wall||The Children|
|Season five credits|
|The Wars to Come||The House of Black and White||High Sparrow||Sons of the Harpy||Kill the Boy|
|Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken||The Gift||Hardhome||The Dance of Dragons||Mother’s Mercy|
|Season six credits|
|The Red Woman||Home||Oathbreaker||Book of the Stranger||The Door|
|Blood of My Blood||The Broken Man||No One||Battle of the Bastards||The Winds of Winter|
|Telltale Game Series credits|
|Iron From Ice||The Lost Lords||The Sword in the Darkness||Sons of Winter||A Nest of Vipers||The Ice Dragon|
- ↑ Proof Natalie Dormer Is The Geekiest Game of Thrones Star, Esquire, 2013 October 11.
- ↑ Chatting up Natalie Dormer about 'The Fades,' 'Game of Thrones,' Madonna, Red Eye Chicago interview with Natalie Dormer, 2012 February 2.
- ↑ 'Game of Thrones' Q&A: Natalie Dormer on Playing 'the Kate Middleton of Westeros', Rolling Stone, April 1st, 2013.