Game Of Thrones: 10 Actors Whose "Acting" Is Distractingly Bad

10. Aiden Gillen - Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish

Aiden Gillen's Littlefinger makes the list in 10th place, basically because Aiden Gillen isn't actually a bad actor in any way - it's just that bloody accent that makes it seem as such. On the show's fifth and current season, then, Littlefinger's accent has made the full-on transition to Irish, or, like, maybe not? It's made a full-on transition into something, at least, but - whatever it is - it's not at all like the accent that the actor started out with on the show's first season, which never had the sort of overt Irish emphasis that it does now. Seriously: check out a clip of Littlefinger at any point in season one (or two or three) and you'll notice a fundamentally difference: right now, Gillen seems to be emphasising the Irishness in his voice, almost to the point of parody, whilst in the past the Irishness felt more subtle in nature. It's really weird and distracting - not to mention wandering as hell.

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.