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The cast of Game of Thrones descended on Belfast for the premiere of the final series of the hit fantasy TV show.

A Thrones family reunion took place on the red carpet as Jon Snow actor Kit Harington was joined by his on-screen Stark siblings Arya (played by Maisie Williams), Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Bran (Isaac Hampsted Wright).

Speaking to Sky News, Harington said he felt “overwhelmed” when he read the final script and intends to put the show to bed by re-watching the whole series a final time.

We asked the cast of Game of Thrones for their reaction to the ending.

Game of Thrones cast reaction to finale

Hampsted Wright said he didn’t believe the season could be bettered, saying: “It took nine months to film six episodes, usually it takes six months to film 10 episodes so that just gives you the scale of it.”

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He added: “It’s bigger and better than we’ve ever been able to do before.”

The hit show is known for its violent scenes, with 56% of its 330 characters dying across the series so far. Episodes in the final instalment – series eight – have cost a rumoured £11.5m per episode.

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The show put Northern Ireland’s scenery on small screens in more than 200 countries across the world.

As a result, tourism to the country has been boosted, with bus tours shuttling visitors around many of the filming locations on a daily basis.

:: The final series of Game of Thrones airs on 15 April at 2am and 9pm. Want to see what’s happened so far? All episodes of Game of Thrones from series one to seven are now available to watch on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.

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