Joseph Mawle as Benjen Stark

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Joseph Mawle as Jesus

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 moment, gaining many plaudits for his role in Soundproof.  He also stared in the BBC/HBO TV production The Passion, and the award winning Dunkirk.

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Joseph Mawle

The also won much critical claim in his role in the screen performance of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot on the London stage picking up awards from the Evening Standard and WhatsOnStage.

Though not a household name (yet) Joseph is a much sought after UK actor, and his inclusion speaks more of the quality of the production HBO have created for the pilot.

Joseph was born 21 March 1974 in Oxford, and grew up in Warwickshire. He did not have the privileged life of many of the other cast members of Game of Thrones after, due to being dyslexic he was sent to a boarding school for children with learning difficulties, after school he worked on a building site and at this time his parents split up and he lived alone in a caravan.

He also  suffers from partial deafness, having suffered hearing loss, due to a virus, at the age of 16.  Between the ages of 16 and 18 he was completely deaf and now suffers from reduced hearing at both higher and lower ends of the hearing range

Joseph Graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School a little older than most in 2002, after previous studying the performing arts at college in Warwick.

Filmography

  • “Game of Thrones” (filming) …. Benjen Stark (1 episode)
  • We Want Sex (2010) (post-production) …. Gordon
  • Dive (2009) (TV) (post-production) …. Gary
  • Sometimes the Moon Is Velvet (2009) (post-production) …. Jack
  • “Agatha Christie: Poirot” …. Antonio Foscarelli (1 episode, 2009)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (2009) TV episode …. Antonio Foscarelli
  • “Merlin” …. Alvarr (1 episode, 2009)
  • The Witch’s Quickening (2009) TV episode …. Alvarr
  • “Waking the Dead” …. Stefan Koscinski (2 episodes, 2009)
  • Heartless (2009/I) …. Papa B
  • “The Street” …. Keiran (1 episode, 2009)
  • After Tomorrow (2009) …. James
  • Freefall (2009) (TV) …. Jim
  • Red Riding: 1980 (2009) …. The Ripper
  • “Free Agents” (1 episode, 2009)
  • Lezione 21 (2008) …. Musician
  • “The Passion” …. Jesus (4 episodes, 2008)
  • “Foyle’s War” …. Fred Dawson (1 episode, 2008)
  • Clapham Junction (2007) (TV) …. Tim
  • “Holby Blue” …. Simon Jenkins (1 episode, 2007)
  • Persuasion (2007) (TV) …. Harry Harville
  • The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton (2006) (TV) …. Fred
  • “Dalziel and Pascoe” …. Charlie Barron (2 episodes, 2006)
  • “Silent Witness” …. Adrian Burney (2 episodes, 2006)
  • Soundproof (2006) (TV) …. Dean Whittingham
  • Dunkirk (2004) (TV) …. Lt Ian Cox RN