GAME Of Thrones’ top five stars are reportedly earning £2 million per episode, which makes them the highest-paid actors in television history.
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey(Cersei Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau(Jaime Lannister) have all signed “golden contracts” for the fantasy drama’s seventh and eighth series.
The agreement contains complex bonus clauses based on the shared percentages of syndication payments received from more than 170 countries in which the show is broadcast.
The stars will also benefit from payments from re-runs, with episodes earning audiences of 23 million people during the sixth season.
These record-breaking salaries mean they have earned more than the stars of Friends and The Big Bang Theory, who famously negotiated £764,000 per episode.
See the list below:
1.Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) – $2.5m per Episode
2. Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) – $2.4m per Episode
3. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) – $2.2m per Episode
4. Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) – $2.2m per Episode
5. Nicolaj Coster (Jamie Lannister) – $2m per Episode
6. Maisie Williams ( Arya Stark) – $1.1m per Episode
7. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) – $1.1m per Episode
8. Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) – $700,000 per Episode
9. Isaac Hempstead (Brandon Stark) – $500,000 per Episode
10. Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) – $300,000 per Episode
11. Coleth Hill ( Lord Varys) – $300,000 per Episode
12. John Bradley West (Samwell Tarly) – $200,000 per Episode
13. Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) – $100,000 per Episode
14. Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) – $100,000 per Episode