New Game Of Thrones waxwork unveiled
A lifelike figure of Game Of Thrones character Daenerys Targaryen has been unveiled at Dublin’s waxworks museum.
The popular Irish tourist attraction completed its latest figure to coincide with the eighth and final season of the popular fantasy show.
Laoise Keaveney, head of marketing at the National Wax Museum Plus, said she was delighted that the first waxwork to be completed this year was such an inspiring female character.
“We got it finished in time for Game Of Thrones’ final season,” Ms Keaveney said.
“We’ve been watching Game Of Thrones and seen its success.
“As it is based in Ireland, we thought it was something we should mark and we’re always aware that there needs to be more women added into the wax museum as well, so we were delighted to pick this character.”
It took artist PJ Heraghty about six months to complete the waxwork.
Daenerys Targaryen, also known as the Mother of Dragons, is played by Emilia Clarke in the series and is one of the most popular characters on the show.
The creators of the TV series have described her as a combination of Joan of Arc, Lawrence of Arabia and Napoleon.
Daenerys is the first character from the worldwide hit to enter the museum. She joins US president Donald Trump, Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott and Tina Turner in its hall of fame.
“It fits to have a queen in a grand hall of fame,” Ms Keaveney said.
It will not be long before she is joined by Ser Davos Seaworth, who is played by Irish actor Liam Cunningham.
Game Of Thrones is based on George RR Martin’s series of fantasy novels, A Song Of Ice And Fire, and adapted for television by David Benioff and DB Weiss.
The six-episode finale of the epic TV drama, which is being aired currently, will bring to a conclusion the saga of who will rule from the Iron Throne – after an almost 10-year journey.
The series, which is filmed in Northern Ireland, has been credited with boosting the region’s economy.