Can you guess which TV show lit 20 people on fire in one day?
Game of Thrones stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam won an Emmy for his work on season 5 of HBO’s hit show, and it should be obvious why. He successfully coordinated the barbecuing of 20 people, and none of them died. That’s award-worthy, if you ask me.
In a recent interview dug up by Watchers on the Wall, Irlam discusses what he considered one of the most dangerous Game of Thrones stunts — a season 5 sequence where the most bonkers-looking of Daenerys’ dragons protects her from an assassination plot. Since he’s a dragon, he does that by swooping down and lighting a bunch of would-be assassins on fire.
“We set fire to 20 guys in one day and used a 45-foot flame thrower on a motion control crane so we could control the dragon,” Irlam…