Game of Thrones Poster #11 FRAMED Ser Jaime Lannister w/ Sword Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


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Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. The episodes are mainly written by Benioff and Weiss, who are the executive producers alongside Martin, who writes one episode per season. Filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Malta, Scotland, Croatia, Iceland, the United States and Morocco, it premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011. Two days after the fourth season premiered in April 2014, HBO renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season. The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines. The first follows the members of several noble houses in a civil war for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the mythical creatures of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm’s deposed dynasty to reclaim the throne. Through its morally ambiguous characters, the series explores issues of social hierarchy, religion, loyalty, corruption, civil war, crime, and punishment. Game of Thrones has attracted record numbers of viewers on HBO and obtained an exceptionally broad and active international fan base. It received widespread acclaim by critics, although its frequent use of nudity, violence and sexual violence has attracted criticism. The series has won numerous awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series for its first four seasons, a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in both Long Form and Short Form, and a Peabody Award. Among the ensemble cast, Peter Dinklage won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Tyrion Lannister.

Jaime Lannister is the younger twin brother of Cersei and the first son of Tywin Lannister. He serves as the third-person narrator of seventeen chapters throughout A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. He is inseparable from Cersei, and the pair have maintained an incestuous relationship. He treats his dwarf brother Tyrion with respect and kindness, though Cersei and Tywin do not. An immensely skilled warrior, he was knighted at a young age and has little interest in anything other than battle. To be close to Cersei, he renounced his claim to Casterly Rock and joined the Kingsguard, a group of knights sworn to protect the King, being raised to the position because King Aerys II Targaryen wanted to rob Tywin of his heir. In protest, Tywin resigned his position as Hand of the King and took Cersei from King’s Landing, leaving Jaime at court. When the King planned to burn the city instead of surrendering to rebels, Jaime murdered both the king and the agent sent to arrange the act. This gives Jaime a reputation as an evil and dishonorable man, and the nickname “The Kingslayer.” By A Game of Thrones, he and Cersei have three children, though the children believe that King Robert Baratheon is their father. Jaime accompanies Robert and Cersei to Winterfell, where Bran Stark discovers Jaime and Cersei in coitus, and Jaime throws the boy from a window to keep the relationship secret. When Tyrion is captured by Catelyn Stark, Jaime attacks Catelyn’s husband Eddard Stark. He then leaves King’s Landing and joins his father against Catelyn’s home in the Riverlands. He is given command of half of Tywin’s army; but his arrogance leads him into an ambush by Robb Stark and his army is scattered or slain. Despite his defeat, Cersei names him Lord Commander of the Kingsguard after Barristan Selmy is dismissed. At the end of A Clash of Kings, Catelyn releases Jaime after he swears to return her daughters to her, and thereafter never to take up arms against her family. He and Brienne of Tarth journey to King’s Landing, but they are captured by sellswords in the service of a Stark bannerman Roose Bolton. Jaime suffers torture and his sword hand (right) is cut off. After losing what he considers his only redeeming part, his sword hand, he loses the will to live, but recovers with Brienne’s help. He is discovered by Roose Bolton and given more dignified treatment. He is released, but Brienne is given over to the sellswords for “entertainment.” Turning his entourage around, he returns to Harrenhall to rescue Brienne from the Bear Pit and they both then return to King’s Landing. Bolton puts the sellswords who maimed Jaime to death to conceal his role from Tywin Lannister. Returning to the capitol, he once again refuses to resign from the Kingsguard and argues with his father, whose gift of a sword is taken as an insult. Jaime gives the blade, which he names Oathkeeper, to Brienne and orders her to protect Sansa Stark. When Tyrion is accused of the murder of Joffrey Baratheon, Jaime refuses to believe the claims and confesses that Tyrion’s first wife was not a prostitute, an act that enrages Tyrion. Before Tyrion departs, he tells Jaime that Cersei had been conducting numerous affairs while he was captured, casting a great shadow over the only other thing he lived for, his relationship with Cercei. Twice, Cersei asks him to become Hand of the King, and he refuses both times.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (born 27 July 1970) is a Danish actor, producer, and screenwriter. He attended Statens Teaterskole in Copenhagen in 1993. In the United States, he played Detective John Amsterdam on the short-lived Fox television series New Amsterdam, as well as appearing as Frank Pike in the 2009 Fox television film Virtuality, originally intended as a pilot. Since April 2011, he became known to a broad audience by playing the role of Jaime Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Since April 2011, Coster-Waldau has played Jaime Lannister on HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, based on George R. R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novel series. He commented about the character: “What’s not to like about Jaime? As an actor I couldn’t ask for a better role”. BuddyTV ranked him #85 on its list of “TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011”.

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