Here's yet another in our long series of season 2 casting updates. This time the newly cast roles are Salladhor Saan (Lucian Msamati), Dagmer Cleftjaw (Ralph Ineson) and Rorge (Andy Beckwith).
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Lucian Msamati, sometimes credited as Wiina Msamati (born 5 March 1976 in the UK) is a British actor, writer and radio presenter. Born in the UK and raised in Zimbabwe by his Tanzanian parents, he is the eldest of four siblings. Aside from stage acting, he has appeared in episodes of Ultimate Force, Spooks, Ashes to Ashes and Doctor Who. In 2008 he took on a prominent role in HBO's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and the following year appeared in his first feature film, The International. In 2010 he was appointed Artistic Director of the acclaimed British-A…
Another day, another batch of exciting season 2 casting announcements! This time the roles that have been cast are Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide), Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman) and Pyat Pree (Ian Hanmore).
Lord Balon Greyjoy is the father of Theon Greyjoy, the head of House Greyjoy (one of the Great Houses of Westeros) and the ruler of the Iron Islands. He is a hard, ambitious and ruthless man. Nine years before the start of the series he rose in rebellion against the Iron Throne and was defeated in a bloody war. His elder two sons were killed and his third son, Theon, was taken by Lord Eddard Stark as a hostage for Balon's good behavior and obedience. Balon also has a daughter, Yara, who has remained on the Iron Islands and has become a …Read more >
In the recent days, there have been some new casting announcements for season 2 of Game of Thrones, some of them preceded by clues by George R.R. Martin himself, all guessed correctly by the fans.
Robert Pugh is a British actor who will play Craster, the master of Craster's Keep, a sordid place beyond the Wall. Pugh is known for his roles in The Ghost Writer and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
The young British actress Hannah Murray has also been cast as Gilly, one of Craster's many daughters. She's previously known via her role in the much applauded British series Skins, in which she appeared in the first two seasons.
Irish film and stage actor and writer Michael McElhatton will portray Roose Bolton. This lord known for his coldness and …Read more >
It has been announced that Roy Dotrice, a British actor known to George R.R. Martin fans for narrating all A Song of Ice and Fire audiobooks, will portray Hallyne the Pyromancer in the second season of Game of Thrones.
In the series Dotrice was originally hired to play Grand Maester Pycelle. George R.R. Martin confirmed his casting on 23 June 2010. Unfortunately, Dotrice suffered from health problems which necessitated a four-month convalescent period, just before production was due to begin. As a result Dotrice had to withdraw from the series and was replaced by Julian Glover, a former colleague of his from a previous project.
Roy Dotrice was born on 26 May 1923. He fought in World War II as part of the Royal Air Force and spent four years in a…Read more >
We've already shown you how some of the special effects for Game of Thrones were made by BlueBolt. Now another company that worked on the show, SSVFX, has also released an impressive making-of video. See it here:
I don't know about you, but I would never have guessed that some of them were CGI.Read more >