Game Of Thrones season five, which commences shooting in two shakes of a direwolf’s tail and takes inspiration from the most recent two books in George R.R. Martin's A Song Of Ice And Fire, will offer fresh opportunities to enjoy some of our favourite actors on screen before they’re inevitably torn apart by dogs, strangled with each others’ gizards or incinerated by a dragon. Life expectancy in Westeros being what it is, regular batches of new recruits are needed. Class of July 2014 doesn’t disappoint. Its blend of old favourites, fresh-faced up-and-comers and total newbies looks set to further enrich the byzantine schemes of the Seven Kingdoms, as Empire’s cast blow-by-blow reveals.