Meet the animator behind Game of Thrones' dragons

Finally free to talk about his role in creating some of the most visually arresting scenes in Game of Thrones, animator Jonathan Symmonds tells Emmet Ryan that he’s ready to spread his own wings

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
30th June, 2019
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Jonathan Symmonds, lead animator for Game of Thrones Picture: Fergal Phillips

After eight seasons and 73 episodes of waiting to see who sat on the iron throne at the end of Game of Thrones, viewers saw it melted by the fire breath of Drogon the dragon.

It was the proudest moment in his career for Jonathan Symmonds, but also one filled with relief because he could finally tell people about the work he put into it.

Symmonds was lead animator of Pixomondo, the person in charge of...

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