7. NED STARK- SEAN BEAN
Prior to Game of Thrones, Sean Bean has played big roles in notable movies like the Lord of the rings, Goldeneye etc. Sean Bean has just appeared in one season of the show as his character dies in the first season itself. But it has no effect on the pay checks that he got for that particular season. As already an established actor, he charged around $400,000 per episode.
6. CATELYN STARK- MICHELLE FAIRLEY
You might not know that Michelle Fairley replaced Jennifer Ehle in the role of Catelyn Stark, the mother of stark boys. The pilot episode was shot on Jennifer Ehle but the makers replaced her with Michelle Fairley. This Irish actor has a theatre background and that's why she is so perfect in her role. Her character, Catelyn Stark is now dead in the show, though the actoress during her tenure bagged a fair amount of money. She was paid around $400,000 per episode thus standing sixth in the list of Highest paid actor/character of Game of Thrones.
5. JAMIE LANNISTER- NIKOLAJ COSTER WADAU