Game of Thrones is one of the biggest shows on television, and the list of celebrities itching to make a quick appearance in Westeros is long and full of huge names. But, until this point, HBO has kept the cameos to a relative minimum and ignored all the A-listers willing to wear boiled leather in the sun all day as an extra.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t a couple of well-hidden cameo appearances throughout five seasons. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are big music fans and have sprinkled the show with appearances from artists of all musical backgrounds. A few crew and family members have also made it into the backgrounds of scenes, along with a unique appearance by a former U.S. president.
Let’s take a look through all the cameos you might have missed while watching Game of Thrones. You can always go back and find them, or watch them for the first time on HBO Now.
Coldplay’s Will Champion
Hidden up in the galley with the rest of the Frey musicians leading up to the infamous Red Wedding is Coldplay drummer Will Champion. You might have noticed him doing his signature head bop while working a hand drum… no word on if he switched for a crossbow along with the rest of the band turned assassins. This wasn’t the last time Coldplay teamed up with Game of Thrones. They also created “Game of Thrones: The Musical” as part of a push for the Red Nose Day Fund, which raised more than $21 million for a number of charities.