For the dozens of actors in Game of Thrones, they've already been gifted fame, fortune and the privilege of being in one of the most talked about TV shows in history.

But saying goodbye to a character you've played for almost a decade is a hard, emotional moment.

To cap off their long experience with Game of Thrones, the cast and crew received incredible and thoughtful farewell gifts from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the show's showrunners and creators, reports

"Dan and David marked it in a really touching way," Iain Glen, who plays Jorah, told "They gave us all a storyboard with pictures drawn by the art department of the most critical scenes we'd been involved in, and then with some lovely words on the back.


"All the crew gathered and marked each person's departure. That was very moving.

"It was intense because we knew this was the end. Every scene we did was always 'oh, this is the last time we're going to be on this set' or 'this is the last time we're working with this person'.

Scottish actor Iain Glen has been in Game of Thrones since season one. Photo / HBO
Scottish actor Iain Glen has been in Game of Thrones since season one. Photo / HBO

"There was always this sense of loss which made things more poignant.

"The legacy (of the show) will always be with us so it's not we're going to say farewell to Thrones because people will keep reminding us of it in the most sweet way because we're associated with it.

"It's always bittersweet when something comes to an end, but it's right that it comes to this end. I feel excited for people to see it. And excited to not always be watching my words all the time so I don't spoil it for anyone!"

Glen has been on Game of Thrones, returning for its final season on Monday on Foxtel, since the very beginning, as Jorah Mormont, the guide and mentor to Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons.

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Photo / Supplied
Parting is such sweet sorrow. Photo / Supplied

It's a good thing the writers gifted such wonderful farewell presents to the cast and crew, because they certainly weren't able to take any mementos or souvenirs home from the set.

Jacob Anderson, who plays the Unsullied soldier and Daenerys ally Grey Worm, revealed everything is strictly itemised and catalogued.


"I've often been asked if I've taken stuff home. And I've been like 'Do you know what those costumes are like? They're like tens of thousands of pounds'. I'd be in jail."

Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry, added: "If a sock goes missing, there's an email. Literally!"