Charles Dance Confirmed as Tywin Lannister

In what struck me as a surprising and left field piece of casting, HBO announced veteran UK actor Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister yesterday. Charles a fan of the books, has been the favourite within the production team for some months now, who approached him as he was filming for Your highness in the paint hall in [...] Read more »

Aiden Gillien cast as Littlefinger

More casting news announced today is the not so suprising but much appluaded news that Aiden Gillen has been cast as Littlefinger. Aiden is came to fame for his lead role in  know for his role in TVs Queer as folk, but also well know for his work in ‘the wire’. Also leaked by GRRM [...] Read more »

HBO recast Jennifer Ehle in Game of Thrones

The role of Catelyn Stark has been recast in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Well know and popular actress Jennifer Ehle has been replaced by Michelle Fairley inthe role for reasons as yet undisclosed by HBO. Rumours generally suggest it was for reasons not related to the acting performance, but either prior commitments or a change [...] Read more »

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is cast as Jaime Lannister in the HBO production Game of Thrones, a role I am sure he is suited to with his good looks, charm, smooth acting skills and the feeling of everything is just too good that he gives off. Jamie as a character is not the typical ‘knight in shining [...] Read more »

Kit Harington as Jon Snow

Kit Harington is definitely one of the UK up and coming theatre actors, and his role of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones definitely sets him up for a strong move over into TV and film. Kit has done little TV and film work to date, but has one theatre credit to his name which [...] Read more »

Joseph Mawle as Benjen Stark

Even though it is only going to be for one episode the inclusion of Joseph Mawle as Benjen Stark in the Game of Thrones cast just shows the level of quality which has been sought out for all the parts. Joseph is one of the quality up and coming actors in the UK at the [...] Read more »

Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy

The actor cast to play Theon Greyjoy is Alfie’s Allen or Alfie Owen-Allen, his greatest claim to fame at the moment is his family, he is the younger brother of singer song writer Lilly Allen, the son of Keith Allen who is kind of hard to define but a British actor/musician/celebrity/hell raiser, and Alison Owen [...] Read more »

Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo

Jason Momoa was the last major member of the Game of Thrones cast, announced, only a few days before filming began, he play the part of Khal Drogo. Recently being best known for his work as Ronan Dex in Stargate Atlantis in which he receives much acclaim even from people who don’t love the show. [...] Read more »