These extraordinary photos capture people who bear a striking similarity to characters from Game of Thrones.
Whether it is a student who is paid to impersonate Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), or an Italian 24-year-old who wowed the internet with her likeness to Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys, each has a fascinating story about how it has impacted her life.
In perhaps the most extraordinary tale, a Pakistani waiter who had not even heard of the show has since landed a TV role thanks to fans saying he looks like Tyrion Lannister, played by American actor Peter Dinklage.
Scroll down to see them all and decide who you think is the most convincing…
JON SNOW (KIT HARRINGTON)
Jon Snow… or no? Giammarco Buccellato, 20, from Palermo, Sicily, left, is paid to make appearances as Kit Harrington’s character Jon Snow, right
Giammarco Buccellato, 20, from Palermo, Sicily, bears such a striking resemblance to Game of Thrones heartthrob Kit Harrington that he is regularly stopped by fans asking him for autographs.
He has turned his unusual likeness into a part-time profession, with him taking part in events all over Italy and Europe.
The fine arts student says it all started 18 months ago, while he was still unfamiliar with Game of Thrones and ‘hundreds’ of people told him he should check the show out.
Giammarco has invested in costumes to make himself look even more like the character
Giammarco said: ‘Some people genuinely believe I am Kit Harrington. Especially when I visit big touristy cities like Rome or Venice, people go crazy and think that I am Kit pranking them by speaking Italian.’
Giammarco, a painter and aspiring actor, says his resemblance to Jon Snow has now become such a big part of his life that he can’t help but feel personally involved when he watches the show.
DAENERYS TARGARYEN (EMILIA CLARKE)
Stealing her crown! Roberta Pattaro, from Torino, Italy, has become a viral star thanks to her likeness to Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, right in character as Daenerys Targaryen
Roberta Pattaro, from Torino, Italy, has become a viral star thanks to her likeness to Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.
The 24-year-old posted pictures of herself in character as Daenerys Targaryen for the first time in April last year and has since built up a devoted fan base.
Roberta, who has been working on her cosplay for almost three years, says the amount of attention was unexpected but a nice reward for the effort she’s put in to bring the character to life.
The film student said: ‘I never thought I would receive so much praise. This was just something I did to feel like Daenerys for a couple of days, and to have fun with my grandma who helped me with the costume.
‘Then I started getting attention at events, where people would stop me to take pictures, even on the lifts and the subway.
‘The funny thing is most people who stop me are adults, there are even people over 50 or 60 years old who get very excited seeing me in my costume.
‘I was incredibly happy, it is great to see people supporting you and complimenting you for your work.
‘I chose this character because she’s very similar to me, she’s a strong and loyal person, and despite last Sunday’s episode, she’s been one of the pillars of the show.’
TYRION LANNISTER (PETER DINKLAGE)
Pakistani waiter Rozi Khan, left, had never even heard of the smash HBO show until he started getting photo requests from strangers who thought he looked like Tyrion Lannister, played by American actor Peter Dinklage (right)
Pakistani waiter Rozi Khan had never even heard of the smash HBO show until he started getting photo requests from strangers in the city of Rawlpindi.
Fans believe Mr Khan bears a striking resemblance to one of the show’s central characters Tyrion Lannister, played by American actor Peter Dinklage.
Mr Khan, who is 24 years Dinklage’s junior, said: ‘I don’t mind. A lot of my pictures have been taken, that’s why I have become very famous everywhere.’
Dinklage has played the witty and wily nobleman since the hit series’ first season in 2010.
Not only are Mr Khan and Dinklage’s faces said to be strikingly similar, they are also the same height at around 135 cms (4 ft 5in).
Khan has since appeared in a Game of Thrones-themed commercial for the delivery service Cheetay.
ARYA STARK (MAISIE WILLIAMS)
Stefany Lauren of Toronto, Canada, left, claims she doesn’t see the resemblance between herself and British actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, right
Stefany Lauren of Toronto, Canada, claims she doesn’t see the resemblance between herself and British actress Maisie Williams.
She said: ‘If I’m being honest, I don’t actually see any resemblance between us, other than the fact that we both have power brows.’
However Stefany still enjoys cosplaying as Williams’ character Arya Stark and took a series of photos in costume that took the internet by storm.
Stefany, a budding actress herself, even won praise from Kristian Nairn, the actor who plays Hodor on the show.