It has been seven years since Rheon last portrayed Ramsay Bolton in the iconic "Battle of the Bastards" episode of Game of Thrones Season 6, where the sadistic villain met his demise at the hands of Jon Snow and Sansa Stark. Speaking with Radio Times, the Welsh actor reflected on the show's impact on his acting career, acknowledging that it introduced "barriers" to the roles he was offered. Rheon remarked, "There's no other way of looking at it. Because of the magnitude of the show, it did wonders for my career, but it also brought about many limitations. Suddenly, you're being offered roles where they expect you to repeat the same character... Exactly! I found myself asking, 'Can I play a nice guy, please?'"

 

Iwan Rheon Knows Ramsay Is One Arrogant Bastard — Making Game of Thrones

After concluding his tenure on Game of Thrones, Rheon took on various roles, notably starring in the poorly received Inhuman series by Marvel Television, where he portrayed Maximus. In April 2022, Rheon expressed interest in revisiting the role of Maximus within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, anticipating former co-star Anson Mount's Black Bolt appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. His upcoming project includes Roland Emmerich's Those About to Die series, delving into the world of Ancient Rome's gladiators.

Post the official conclusion of Game of Thrones in 2019, HBO greenlit the prequel spinoff House of the Dragon, based on George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood novel, exploring the history of the Targaryen family. The prequel has already wrapped up filming for the upcoming Season 2, scheduled for release later this year. Season 2 is set to commence with the Blacks (Rhaenyra’s team) launching a violent retaliation against the Greens (Alicent/Aegon II’s team) in the aftermath of the heartbreaking death of Rhaenyra’s son Lucerys during the Season 1 finale.

 

House of the Dragon Season 1 is available on Max.

Source: Radio Times