I have recently started watching Game of Thrones and I noticed that it has many well known actors like Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Sean Bean, Natalie Dormer and so on.

By famous I mean, actors that are seen in many other movies.

Did these actors really go nude, that is, the bodies we see in the series are their real bodies or have body doubles been used?

I read an article where they explained how they used body double for Lena Headey in the nude penance walk scene of Cersei Lannister. So for other actors (like Emilia Clarke or Natalie Dormer) who are seen naked, was it a real body or just another body double?

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    “I noticed that it has many well known actors like Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Sean Bean, Natalie Dormer and so on” — well-spotted! – Paul D. Waite Aug 1 '15 at 10:44
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    I read that Leanna Headey body in S05E10 was photoshopped with a double so she could focus on play – Vinz243 Aug 1 '15 at 14:14
  • @Vinz243 Actually Leanna as pregnant during the time they shot the "walk of shame" so they used a body double. Small side note there. In the book Cersei gets shaved from head to toe ;) – Thomas Aug 12 '15 at 12:54
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    I've never been creeped out by a question before... – Daft Sep 2 '15 at 7:38
  • @Thomas It's Lena, not "Leanna". Considering the walk was filmed in October and she gave birth in early July, she can't have been along very far. Lena herself has never mentioned her pregnancy as a reason, neither have the makers of the series, so please don't present this as a fact. – BCdotWEB Sep 2 '15 at 11:21

I don't think Emilia Clarke and Natalie Dormer were big stars before the Game of Thrones TV series started (check the wiki links). Their career kind of took off after Game of Thrones. While Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage were around for a long time and critically acclaimed.

Coming back to all the nudity in Game of Thrones series, most of the actors have actually gone nude for their scenes.

There are couple of interviews by the lead ladies which points towards the same.

Natalie Dormer on nudity

Emilia Clarke on Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke won't allow any more khaleesi naked scenes

Emilia Clarke reveals a game of thrones sex scene secret

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    Natalie Dormer was fairly famous because of The Tudor. – Alfredo Hernández Sep 2 '15 at 7:28

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