The Season 2 cast includes 25 starring cast members and numerous guest stars.

Starring cast

See also: Starring cast

The following cast members are credited during the opening sequence at the beginning of each episode where they appear:

  1. Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister (10 episodes)
  2. Lena Headey as Queen Cersei Lannister (9 episodes)
  3. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister (4 episodes)
  4. Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark (8 episodes)
  5. Emilia Clarke as Queen Daenerys Targaryen (8 episodes)
  6. Aidan Gillen as Lord Petyr Baelish (7 episodes)
  7. Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont (7 episodes)
  8. Kit Harington as Jon Snow (8 episodes)
  9. Charles Dance as Lord Tywin Lannister (7 episodes)
  10. Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth (6 episodes)
  11. Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Prince Bran Stark (7 episodes)
  12. Richard Madden as King Robb Stark (6 episodes)
  13. Sophie Turner as Princess Sansa Stark (7 episodes)
  14. Maisie Williams as Princess Arya Stark (9 episodes)
  15. Alfie Allen as Prince Theon Greyjoy (8 episodes)
  16. John Bradley as Samwell Tarly (6 episodes)
  17. Jack Gleeson as King Joffrey Baratheon (6 episodes)
  18. Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (5 episodes)
  19. Stephen Dillane as King Stannis Baratheon (7 episodes)
  20. Carice van Houten as Melisandre (4 episodes)
  21. Natalie Dormer as Queen Margaery Tyrell (4 episodes)
  22. James Cosmo as Lord Commander Jeor Mormont (3 episodes)
  23. Jerome Flynn as Bronn (7 episodes)
  24. Conleth Hill as Lord Varys (6 episodes)
  25. Sibel Kekilli as Shae (8 episodes)

Also Starring

Additionally, the following cast members are credited as 'also starring' during the closing credits:


Guest starring cast


These recurring cast members are credited as guest stars during the closing sequence of each of the multiple episodes they appear in.

Returning cast members

Recast characters

New characters

The following new characters were announced as appearing in the second season, but did not actually appear.

Single episode

The following cast members are credited as guest stars during the closing sequence of the single episode they appear in:

Background cast

The following cast members are considered featured extras and appear uncredited despite their characters being identifiable: