Robert Baratheon

played by Mark Addy

King of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros...

Character Bio

King of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and longtime friend of Ned Stark. Robert was engaged to Ned's sister, Lyanna, whose abduction by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen incited Robert's uprising against the throne. When Lyanna died during the war, Robert married Cersei Lannister.


Mark Addy studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and began his career on television, appearing in award-winning comedies such as 'The Thin Blue Line.' He has since gone on to work on the U.S. hit television series 'Still Standing' and Anand Tucker's critically acclaimed 'Red Riding: 1983.'

In 1997, he starred in 'The Full Monty,' which led to a BAFTA nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He also starred in 'The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas,' alongside Michael Keaton in 'Jack Frost,' with Chris Rock in 'Down to Earth' and with Heath Ledger in 'The Order' and 'A Knight's Tale.' His most recent credits include Gurinder Chadha's 'It's a Wonderful Afterlife,' 'Barney's Version' in which he stars opposite Dustin Hoffman and Paul Giamatti, and Ridley Scott's 'Robin Hood.'