The world's glossiest magazine just got a bit grittier - sword and sex saga Game of Thrones has made the cover of this month's edition of American style bible Vanity Fair.

World-famous photographer Annie Leibovitz flew in to shoot the cast of the hit show against a spectacular back drop in Northern Ireland and captured the province in all its wild and beautiful glory.

Courtesy of Vanity Fair

The Vanity Fair team also filmed a number of behind-the-scenes videos with the cast, featuring the likes of Emilia Clarke getting very cold indeed.

Check out the behind-the-scenes action below:

Source: Vanity Fair/YouTube

Source: Vanity Fair/YouTube

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