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Natalie Dormer (born 11 February 1982) is an English actress who played Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones.


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. As of 2017, Natalie also voiced Dr. Lexi T'Perro in the video game Mass Effect: Andromeda, as well as starring in the mini-series Picnic At Hanging Rock.

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.[1]

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.[2] She is a new starring cast member for the second season.

Before being cast as Margaery, Dormer auditioned for another character who was being cast for the second season, but did not get the role. She stated that she would not confirm which other role she auditioned for while the show was still being broadcast. She was subsequently offered the role of Margaery instead.[3]

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.[4]

Dormer reprised her role as Margaery in Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series

She is not related to actor Richard Dormer, who plays Beric Dondarrion. She is also not related to Jane Dormer, a lady-in-waiting of Queen Mary I Tudor, in spite of rumors to the contrary.[5]



Game of Thrones: Season 2
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
Game of Thrones: Season 3
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
Game of Thrones: Season 4
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
Game of Thrones: Season 5
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
Game of Thrones: Season 6
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

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