Game of Thrones starts up again tonight! And the multi award-winning TV show that has taken the world by storm over the past couple of years, Game of Thrones, is set to star Nathalie Emmanuel. Game of Thrones has a huge international fanbase, and the last season (4) boasted 18.6 million viewers, making it the most viewed show on HBO.

Who is Nathalie Emmanuel?

Missandei Game of Thrones

The former Hollyoaks actress and local Essex girl, Nathalie Emmanuel, plays handmaiden Missandei in Game of Thrones and in season 5 she will become a major cast member on the show.

Nathalie Emmanuel:

“Missandei’s role is expanding as adviser to Daenerys, and since she’s lost Ser Jorah, Missandei has become a much more important person to Daenerys as she’s figuring out how to be Queen of Meereen. She is now a free person with a voice.”

Nathalie was born in Southend-on-Sea in 1989, and attended St Hilda’s School in Westcliff and Westcliff High School for Girls. As a fellow Southender, I’m looking forward to her increased screen time and shall be cheering for her character whenever she appears on screen!

Game of Thrones in Southend

A couple of the teddies at Victoria Shopping Centre’s Teddy Station have also been eagerly awaiting the season première of Game of Thrones!

Game of Thrones Teddy Station

Pictured above, you can see Daenerys Targaryen (who Nathalie Emmanuel plays handmaiden to) with her beloved dragons, the Iron Throne (or, rather, the plastic one), and Sir Sparrow and Noah. You can find them over at Teddy Station!

And let’s not forget Southend-based Silent Studios’ Game of Thrones stunt last year in London, where they paraded around a real life White Walker! :o

Silent Studios White Walkers London



Know of any other Game of Thrones related things going on in Southend? Let us know!