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Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow was almost played by another well-known actor

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Nicholas Hoult has revealed that he auditioned to play Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones.

Back in 2010, the X-Men star went up for the role – but lost out to Kit Harington.

Nicholas put the rejection down to his dodgy hair extensions, as he was filming for Clash Of The Titans at the time.

He told Page Six: “I had long hair extensions [at the time]. They gave me a ponytail and also a very patchy fake tan.”

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“So I remember being like, “This is probably not what they’re hoping for”, and it obviously wasn’t.”

“I auditioned for the pilot. I had no idea what Game of Thrones was. ‘Didn’t get it. Kind of forgot about it.”

Game Of Thrones is currently airing its eighth and final season on HBO, which will come to an end with an epic finale on May 20th.