Game Of Thrones Star Dominic Carter Talks To #ThroneWatch: “You Don’t Mess With Sean Bean”

Liverpool born actor Dominic Carter has graced our TV screens in countless television productions since the early 90s, but it was his more recent role as the odious Janos Slynt that captured the attention of Game of Thrones fans worldwide.

Dominic Carter as Janos Slynt in Game of Thrones

Dominic Carter as Janos Slynt in Game of Thrones

Starring in Game of Thrones from the very start of the show right up to his on-screen beheading in season 5 (2015), Dominic’s acting resume includes stints on Coronation Street, Doctors, The Bill, and most recently, TV series “Guilt”.

#ThroneWatch counts Janos Slynt as one of show’s historical villains, and Dominic succeeded in bringing just the right amount of callousness to the role.

In 2015 he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series alongside other GoT stars including Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage and Conleth Hill.

Dominic told #ThroneWatch at Titancon 2016: “Playing Janos was a great experience. It was an amazing show to work on because its got a huge budget and not many things have got that these days. It was nice while it lasted, even if I did get killed by Jon Snow!”

Dominic Carter and #ThroneWatch columnist Abby Williams

Dominic Carter and #ThroneWatch columnist Abby Williams

Didn’t Janos brutally murder a baby though?! “Just one or two. Don’t hold it against me though.” he said.

We would never.

He continued: “I’d like to see Sansa on the Iron Throne, so she could avenge the death of Ned Starrk who was the only honest man in Westeros.”

Given the complexity of Game of Thrones characters, we wondered if Ned Stark would have ever turned to the dark side in such a corrupt environment, but Dominic thinks not.

“I don’t think so…it’s Sean Bean for God’s sake! You don’t mess with Sean.”he said.

Good point.

Thank you for your contribution to the Game, Dominic! Janos will be missed. Sort of.

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Abby Williams
Belfast based author/writer specialising in entertainment, mental health and human interest.