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Attention Game of Thrones fans - season six is coming

Emilia Clarke and Nathalie Emmanuel spark excitement as they take snap in Belfast airport

By Claire Williamson

Attention Game of Thrones fans - season six is coming.

Never mind warnings about Winter being on it's arrival, it appears filming for the next season of the popular HBO programme, which is partly filmed across Northern Ireland, is getting underway.

Star Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the series, took a selfie of herself and fellow co-star Nathalie Emmanuel who played the interpreter Missandiei in the show at a Belfast airport.

Clarke posted the image to Instragam saying: "Well look who I ran into at a certain airport ready for a certain read through..?! #seasonsixiscoming #buckleupkids #dragongliding "

She dropped quite a big clue hinting that the pair were back in Belfast for a read-through of the script.

Previously Clarke said the new series was "go go go" and "shocking from moment to shocking moment".

"There’s so much in store for her," Clarke said of the Mother of Dragons and Breaker of Chains.

"I’m saying that obviously because I’ve read the script for next season. Mwah ha ha! I know stories. It’s really exciting."

She told the Los Angeles Times. "It’s just go, go, go, go. Shocking moment to shocking moment. Epic moment to epic moment. It’s mental; it’s epic. And definitely Dany’s a part of it."

As the stars of the hit fantasy series are now back in Northern Ireland keep your eyes pealed as you never know who you could bump in to while out and about.

It wasn't just the co-stars taking pictures with each other as fans got the chance to take selfies with the stars as they spotted them as they make their way back to Northern Ireland to start filming.

Game of Thrones fans were left in a frenzy after the finale of Season Five with question marks raised over the fate of Jon Snow played by Kit Harington - so they will be hoping for more answers and explanations in Season Six.

Recently the hit HBO show earned 24 Emmy nominations - earning five more than it did last year.

Meanwhile tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of Jon Snow in Westeros or to get their picture taken at the dark hedges have given Northern Ireland a starring role in the film and TV destinations adults most want to visit.

Game of Thrones based on George R Martin's best-selling books has not only put Northern Ireland on the international film production map but also provided a huge boost to the tourism industry as it provides locations for the fictional land of Westeros.

On a hotly contended list of 30 destinations - topped by New Zealand which was the backdrop for The Lord Of The Rings trilogy - the Causeway Coast and Glens placed third.

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