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Skydiver
July 11th, 2011, 03:19 AM
Just what it says it is. Who's joining the show, who might be recast.

No untagged spoilers beyond book/season one please.

Example: If Arya is recast to show that the character has grown or years have passed, fine. If she's recast because the actress didn't want to sign up for only a few episodes because her character was getting killed off, don't tell us. Let folks find out when the episode airs.

The Mighty 6 platoon
July 12th, 2011, 04:23 AM
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casting rumours abound that 3 majors actors, including one off Camelot have been cast. The Camelot alumni seems to be heavily hinted to be James Purefoy.
More info here.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/07/report-3-actors-cast-one-from-recently-canceled-camelot/

gotthammer
July 13th, 2011, 01:05 AM
casting rumours abound that 3 majors actors, including one off Camelot have been cast. The Camelot alumni seems to be heavily hinted to be James Purefoy.
More info here.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/07/report-3-actors-cast-one-from-recently-canceled-camelot/

Hmm. I hope one of them IS Eva Green. :D (Eva Green as Asha and Claire Forlani as Mel, perhaps? then again, alumnus/i does hint at the male gender...that or they didn't bother w/ using alumna/ae...then again, alumni could mean both genders...bah. :D )

Ser Scot A Ellison
July 13th, 2011, 01:05 PM
gott,

I think Eva Green is too curvy to do a good Asha.

The Mighty 6 platoon
July 19th, 2011, 10:33 AM
Big casting news.

Melisandre will be played by Carice van Houten and Stannis will be played by Stephen Dillane.

More info here
http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/07/19/stannis-melisandre/

magictrick
July 19th, 2011, 10:36 AM
'Game of Thrones' casts sorceress Melisandre and Stannis Baratheon


Huge Game of Thrones casting news! Producers have filled the two biggest new roles of the show’s second season — a mysterious sorceress and a powerful contender for the Iron Throne.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/07/19/stannis-melisandre/

Lahela
July 19th, 2011, 11:24 AM
Maester Cressen cast?

GRRM said (and the spoiler tags actually contain a spoiler if you haven't read the rest of the books yet and can figure out the clue)
His fate is one that Derek Jacobi has tasted twice.

He knew Indiana Jones, has hung with droids and jedi, thrice contended for a Larry, winning once. He's been a knight (often), an archbishop (twice), a dean, a priest, a doctor.

Ian McDiarmid is my guess - he fits the Larry's clue (won in '82, nominated in '83 and '91), was in the Young Indy thing and Star Wars. Fantastic if it is him!

Lahela
July 19th, 2011, 09:33 PM
It was for Cressen, but GRRM said it's Oliver Ford Davies. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0203882/). Great choice! :D

LeftHandedGuitarist
July 27th, 2011, 01:39 AM
I'm delighted by the choices for Melisandre and Davos, they both look perfect. I saw Carice in Black Book and Valkyrie, and she was very impressive. The guy they've got for Stannis, I'm currently unsure about. He looks a bit "soft" for the role, but then I've never seen him in anything before so I am trying to reserve judgment.

I trust the casting producers on this show, they got season 1 damn near perfect. Alfie Allen as Theon was quite a long way from what I pictured in the books, but he pulled off the arrogance quite well.

Andron
August 3rd, 2011, 08:46 AM
Some more casting updates!

Tom Wlaschiha is Jaqen Hghar http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/exclusive-tom-wlaschiha-is-jaqen-hghar/
Nonso Anozie is Xaro Xhoan Daxos http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/nonso-anozie-cast-as-xaro-xhoan-daxos/
Gemma Whelan is Yara Greyjoy (Asha) http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/its-official-gemma-whelan-to-play-yara-greyjoy/

Here's an overview of all the casting for season 2 http://winter-is-coming.net/features/cast/season-two/

LeftHandedGuitarist
August 3rd, 2011, 08:53 AM
Renaming Asha to "Yara" is a terrible idea.

magictrick
August 3rd, 2011, 10:06 AM
Renaming Asha to "Yara" is a terrible idea.

Yea, I mean if the audience has managed to remain relatively clear on the myriad of characters, houses and relationships that exist up until this point, I don't think two different characters named Asha and Osha would have made much of a difference when it comes to confusion.

Andron
August 3rd, 2011, 10:21 AM
Yea, I mean if the audience has managed to remain relatively clear on the myriad of characters, houses and relationships that exist up until this point, I don't think two different characters named Asha and Osha would have made much of a difference when it comes to confusion.

The names do sound similar, but I don't think that the audience will mix them up. If you go by the logic of the name confusion, the you could say that Yara almost sounds like Arya... :S

magictrick
August 3rd, 2011, 11:45 AM
The names do sound similar, but I don't think that the audience will mix them up. If you go by the logic of the name confusion, the you could say that Yara almost sounds like Arya... :S

Yea, exactly. I don't think the writers are doing themselves or the audience any favours with this move. Not that I think it will be a big deal or anything though.

LeftHandedGuitarist
August 3rd, 2011, 02:59 PM
I don't really have an issue with the fact that they want to distinguish between Asha/Osha, but my point was that 'Yara' is a ridiculous sounding name that doesn't really fit in with the rest of the names in the world. Why not call her 'Ashara' or 'Tasha', or something that just sounds a bit more sensible?!

Andron
August 3rd, 2011, 03:19 PM
I don't really have an issue with the fact that they want to distinguish between Asha/Osha, but my point was that 'Yara' is a ridiculous sounding name that doesn't really fit in with the rest of the names in the world. Why not call her 'Ashara' or 'Tasha', or something that just sounds a bit more sensible?!

I know, Yara really doesn't fit her. Tasha would have been my first choice.

Skydiver
August 3rd, 2011, 06:49 PM
is it a legal reason? sometimes shows have that problem....stargate did a lot...anytime they had a 'real world' character they had to run the name through legal.....that's why Pete's job changed. He was a reporter in the first spoilers, but there was a pete shanahan that worked in colorado as a reporter, so he became a cop instead.

maybe there's a problem with the asha name?

gotthammer
August 4th, 2011, 04:35 AM
Nah. I think the only reason is the 'possible' confusion w/ the Osha character.

Kinda annoying, since Asha's my fav. character in the book series. *shrugs*

g.o.d
August 4th, 2011, 07:06 AM
probably the most interesting character from the second book has been casted

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/exclusive-tom-wlaschiha-is-jaqen-hghar/

Andron
August 7th, 2011, 03:19 AM
More casting news!

Roy Dotrice has been cast to play the role of the pyromancer Hallyne
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/roy-dotrice-is-pyromancer-hallyne/

LeftHandedGuitarist
August 7th, 2011, 05:31 AM
Nice to see they found a role for him - he was originally supposed to play Pycelle in season 1, but had to drop out due to health reasons.

maxbo
August 7th, 2011, 05:31 AM
:lol: I haven't read the books yet, so I have no idea who most of these character are, but that doesn't dampen my excitement about reading casting updates.

However, I am disappointed about the changing of the book character's name. It seems unnecessary and it could be more confusing in the long run than if they had not made the name change. So what if there are characters with similar sounding names? There has to be a better reason for this decision.

Lahela
August 7th, 2011, 08:39 AM
It seems odd to me too. There are loads of names that are similar (or the same) in the books but the characters are easily identified because of the place/time they appear - it should be easier to distinguish them on TV because we can see the characters. I'd like to hear a reason from the producers...

g.o.d
August 7th, 2011, 09:13 AM
It seems odd to me too. There are loads of names that are similar (or the same) in the books but the characters are easily identified because of the place/time they appear - it should be easier to distinguish them on TV because we can see the characters. I'd like to hear a reason from the producers...

they already explained that

Lahela
August 7th, 2011, 09:17 PM
A better reason :p

The Mighty 6 platoon
August 8th, 2011, 07:36 AM
Not 100% confirmed yet, but seems pretty certain, that Gilly has been cast and she is being played by Hannah Murray. For those who haven't read the books, to quote from Winter is Coming

Gilly is one of many young women living with old Craster (yet to be cast)a crotchety and blunt friend of the Nights Watch. Gilly has a secret that threatens to sunder the already-uneasy peace between Craster and the northbound Nights Watch.

More info here
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/does-hannah-murray-have-flower-power/

Andron
August 8th, 2011, 07:58 AM
Not 100% confirmed yet, but seems pretty certain, that Gilly has been cast and she is being played by Hannah Murray. For those who haven't read the books, to quote from Winter is Coming


More info here
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/does-hannah-murray-have-flower-power/

HBO has now confirmed that Hannah will play Gilly.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/does-hannah-murray-have-flower-power/
http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Gilly_Cast/

Now I'm wondering who they'll cast for the roles of Dolorous Edd, Ygritte, Balon Geyjoy and Craster.

magictrick
August 8th, 2011, 11:36 AM
HBO has now confirmed that Hannah will play Gilly.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/does-hannah-murray-have-flower-power/
http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Gilly_Cast/

Now I'm wondering who they'll cast for the roles of Dolorous Edd, Ygritte, Balon Geyjoy and Craster.

She definitely looks the part.

Andron
August 8th, 2011, 03:03 PM
She definitely looks the part.

Yes, she does. Sam, that lucky guy ;)

The Mighty 6 platoon
August 9th, 2011, 03:40 AM
Again not 100% confirmed, but it seems pretty certain that Ben Crompton will play the role of Eddison Dolorous Edd Tollett, again to quote from Winter is Coming
the Nights Watchs own version of Eeyore, always down but never out.

More info here.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/ben-crompton-fits-but-why-is-he-so-sad/

Andron
August 9th, 2011, 11:47 AM
Now, it's officially confirmed, Ben Crompton will play the role of Dolorous Edd.
http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Ben_Crompton_is_Dolorous_Edd/

Andron
August 9th, 2011, 03:19 PM
Yet another new casting clue by GRRM.

A Light Shade of Pale

Thrice nominated, once victorious. A double threat. He wrote the script for his own wedding. Has struggled against the Spiders sort, taken on Santa, caught a tiger by his tail. Never reads the same book twice. Last seen dancing home.
http://grrm.livejournal.com/233352.html

People on Twitter think that this clue is for the role of Roose Bolton (lord of the Dreadfort, in the North) and the actor that fits the riddle could be Michael McElhatton.
http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/A_New_Day_a_New_Clue/

Nothing has been officially confirmed.

The Mighty 6 platoon
August 9th, 2011, 03:22 PM
A casting clue has been released by GRRM. People are trying to work it out, could be Michael McElhatton http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0568385/maindetails possibly as Roose Bolton, though no one is certain yet.

Clue plus speculation here
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/another-clue/

The Mighty 6 platoon
August 10th, 2011, 11:34 AM
It's confirmed! Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton.

I think he really looks the part.
http://winter-is-coming.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/302.jpg

More info at Winter is Coming
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/michael-mcelhatton-cast-as-roose-bolton/

Also here's a clip of him acting in a sketch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1xxqPE4I4g
Obviously his role as Roose Bolton will require him to be more sinister, but I think the clip shows his good range as an actor plus it's hilarious. :D

Andron
August 10th, 2011, 04:21 PM
The Hollywood Reporter announced that Craster will be played by Robert Pugh.
More info here http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/game-thrones-meet-craster-220687

g.o.d
August 11th, 2011, 07:26 AM
damn good choice for Bolton!

Andron
August 13th, 2011, 06:29 AM
More casting news!

Oona Chaplin has been cast as Jeyne. No last name is given, could be Jeyne Poole or Jeyne Westerling...
More info here http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Oona_Chaplin_is_Jeyne/

Skydiver
August 15th, 2011, 03:59 PM
heck, they even mention it in the book, that Osha and Asha's names sound alike :)

just finished book two today

maxbo
August 16th, 2011, 03:11 AM
It seems odd to me too. There are loads of names that are similar (or the same) in the books but the characters are easily identified because of the place/time they appear - it should be easier to distinguish them on TV because we can see the characters. I'd like to hear a reason from the producers...

That's what I don't get - if it wasn't a problem to have characters with similar sounding names when they were just words on paper, then why is it an issue when we can actually see the characters as played by different actors? Surely, it was more difficult to keep the characters straight when we couldn't actually see them. Yet, that didn't stop George R. R. Martin from coming up with those similar sounding names for his books.

I wonder if there were a lot of complaints about similar sounding names after the books came out and that's why they want to make sure they don't face the same criticism with the TV series. However, even if that's the case, it's still a lame reason because if viewers are interested enough to follow the plots, then they're interested enough to distinguish between characters with similar sounding names.


heck, they even mention it in the book, that Osha and Asha's names sound alike :)

just finished book two today

That makes this on-screen name change even more senseless.

Skydiver
August 16th, 2011, 03:44 AM
I think it's a case of production underestimating the intelligence of your average viewer...and the powers that be choosing their battles, not fighting over the 'small stuff' of a character's name changing to perhaps win a 'big battle' over casting or some such

fems
August 16th, 2011, 05:45 AM
Could also be the pronunciation of the names when others talk about them. It's easier to know who they're talking about when you read it than when you hear them speak about someone.

maxbo
August 16th, 2011, 06:01 AM
Good point. I can see the suits insisting on this name change foolishness for just that reason. And, I can also see the creatives saving their energy to fight for bigger issues down the line. After all, if the series is allowed to play out in full, we're looking at potentially seven (or more?) seasons and each will likely be subject to a lot of creative disagreements, large and small.


Could also be the pronunciation of the names when others talk about them. It's easier to know who they're talking about when you read it than when you hear them speak about someone.

That's also a good point.

g.o.d
August 16th, 2011, 06:28 AM
well, some portion of viewers are idiots who wouldn't know a difference between two different characters with similar names. That's it

Skydiver
August 17th, 2011, 07:13 PM
here's casting broken down on one page for anyone interested

http://spoiler-alert.livejournal.com/683892.html#cutid1

spoilers for season two plots and characters in the descriptions along with a vague spoiler about a book three plot line for one character (apparently there's a plot line from book 3 that'll be seen in season two)

VampyreWraith
August 18th, 2011, 06:03 PM
All the cast additions are looking great.:) Though I do agree with those here that are not too pleased with Asha's name being changed to Yara.

Skydiver
August 18th, 2011, 06:23 PM
I think the casting is fine. I really hadn't made mental images of characters not already seen in season one....i think the one thing that's interesting is the description of Tyrion in the books constantly refers to him being a dwarf and 'ugly', and there's another character in s2 who is referred to as being 'homely'....so it'll be interesting if hte actor in question is 'uglified' or if the show doesn't focus on that aspect (just like Jorah is described in the book as being half bald i think and definitely a middle aged male, but in the show he's not that bad :) )

Cold Fuzz
August 18th, 2011, 06:33 PM
I think the casting is fine. I really hadn't made mental images of characters not already seen in season one....i think the one thing that's interesting is the description of Tyrion in the books constantly refers to him being a dwarf and 'ugly', and there's another character in s2 who is referred to as being 'homely'....so it'll be interesting if hte actor in question is 'uglified' or if the show doesn't focus on that aspect (just like Jorah is described in the book as being half bald i think and definitely a middle aged male, but in the show he's not that bad :) )

Interesting point about Jorah as I was reviewing some of Dany's chapters in the first book. He was described as having dark hair and balding and a bit weather beaten as well as middle-aged. With Iain Glen being 50, the producers pulled off some excellent casting for Jorah despite the difference in hair color. He certainly does bear a resemblance to James Cosmo, the actor who played Jeor Mormont.

VampyreWraith
August 18th, 2011, 07:20 PM
I never really pictured Jorah or Tyrion as ugly, even though the book does say that they're not attractive. I guess it's because I liked both characters, so in my head I just pictured them looking pretty good.


Brienne is supposed to be ugly, the actress cast to play her isn't ugly, but she seems to have the right body type, and maybe with different makeup she might not look as pretty. Ugly is relative I guess, some of the characters might think themselves ugly because of low self esteem/image, and maybe others might see them as uglier than they are because they're different.


I personally don't much care if the actor's appearance exactly match what's written, as long as they're playing the character well. For season 1 a lot of the actors didn't really matched how I originally saw the characters(sometimes because they didn't match the character's description in the text), but I ended up really enjoying how they portrayed their character, so I see them as that character now. :)

Cold Fuzz
August 18th, 2011, 07:34 PM
I never really pictured Jorah or Tyrion as ugly, even though the book does say that they're not attractive. I guess it's because I liked both characters, so in my head I just pictured them looking pretty good.


Brienne is supposed to be ugly, the actress cast to play her isn't ugly, but she seems to have the right body type, and maybe with different makeup she might not look as pretty. Ugly is relative I guess, some of the characters might think themselves ugly because of low self esteem/image, and maybe others might see them as uglier than they are because they're different.


I personally don't much care if the actor's appearance exactly match what's written, as long as they're playing the character well. For season 1 a lot of the actors didn't really matched how I originally saw the characters(sometimes because they didn't match the character's description in the text), but I ended up really enjoying how they portrayed their character, so I see them as that character now. :)

Iain Glen really nailed Jorah down well for me so it was definitely him I imagined in A Dance with Dragons as opposed to what I originally pictured when I first read Game of Thrones. I think Glen gave him an excellent physical presence, especially when we finally saw Jorah fight in "Baelor." But what really impressed me about his performance was his voice.

The same could be said of Emilia Clarke as Dany. After reading A Dance with Dragons and picturing Emilia Clarke in my mind, I don't think anyone else could pull off Dany now. :)

Skydiver
August 19th, 2011, 03:36 AM
True, ugly is a relative term. And I do think, in the case of Brienne, she could be termed 'ugly' just because she's not fussing over her appearance as females would be expected to....doesn't do her hair, etc.

but i do also agree with self confidence...both Tyrion and her have spent their lives being told how bad they are so they think it

i hadn't read the books until i saw the shows, so when I read the book, i see the actors not my mental picture.

magictrick
August 24th, 2011, 07:08 AM
More casting news!

Oona Chaplin has been cast as Jeyne. No last name is given, could be Jeyne Poole or Jeyne Westerling...
More info here http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/Oona_Chaplin_is_Jeyne/

Looks like she's been cast as Jeyne Westerling.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=44507

The Mighty 6 platoon
August 24th, 2011, 12:27 PM
More casting news, Balon Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands and father to Theon and Yara (Asha in the books) has been cast. Patrick Malahide has the role. More info here.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/patrick-malahide-cast-as-balon-greyjoy/

Pyat Pree, one of the warlocks of Qarth, has also been cast and is to be played by actor Ian Hanmore. Finally Podrick Payne, a young squire assigned to Tyrion Lannister, has been cast and is to be played by Daniel Portman. More info on the both of those here. http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/New_Casting_Pyat_Pree_and_Balon_Greyjoy/

The Mighty 6 platoon
August 26th, 2011, 02:35 AM
Even more casting news. Dagmer Cleftjaw is master-at-arms for the Greyjoys and captains the ship Foamdrinker. He earned his nickname as a boy, when an axe blow to the face left him with a nasty scar.He is to be played by Ralph Ineson.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/one-more-ironborn-dagmer-cleftjaw-cast/

And Salladhor Saan, a mercenary pirate pledged to the late King Roberts brother Stannis, is to be played by Lucian Msamati.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/08/salladhor-saan-cast/

The Mighty 6 platoon
September 2nd, 2011, 12:25 PM
Rorge and Biter, two dangerous criminals who Arya travels with on the way to the wall have been cast. Andy Beckwith and Gerard Jordan have the roles respectively. These two characters were actually seen at the end of season 1, briefly, where they were played by extras.

Winter is Coming have more details.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/09/rorge-and-biter-cast/

Shylodog
September 3rd, 2011, 11:28 PM
Rorge and Biter, two dangerous criminals who Arya travels with on the way to the wall have been cast. Andy Beckwith and Gerard Jordan have the roles respectively. These two characters were actually seen at the end of season 1, briefly, where they were played by extras.

Winter is Coming have more details.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/09/rorge-and-biter-cast/

I was gonna say... I thought we saw them in the wagon. They may never even give a second thought to explain the different actors, or they may pull a Lucas and reshoot the previous season's scenes with the new actors.

Skydiver
September 4th, 2011, 05:12 AM
If the shot was never close enough to see a face then it doesn't matter if it was recast.

LeftHandedGuitarist
September 4th, 2011, 06:32 AM
For the fleeting few seconds we saw them at the end of season 1, the actors hired would have just been extras, probably local to Malta. Do you think it would have made any sense to hire the actors for the speaking parts at that time? Especially since they would not have even known if the show was going to get a second season at that point.

Shylodog
September 4th, 2011, 10:01 PM
For the fleeting few seconds we saw them at the end of season 1, the actors hired would have just been extras, probably local to Malta. Do you think it would have made any sense to hire the actors for the speaking parts at that time? Especially since they would not have even known if the show was going to get a second season at that point.

I can understand that, BUT anyone who knows the story should have known that those roles are significant enough to have faces more recognizable than a couple of extras (just in case). Just saying'.

Skydiver
September 5th, 2011, 04:30 PM
comes down to money. ANd it would have cost thousands to hire actors for a 20 second shot,(not to mention tens of thousands to fly them in, put them up, costume them, etc) while the extras likely got hundreds. Which, as was pointed out, they didn't even know they were going to get a s2, why waste money like that??

not to mention that many 'speaking part' actors will not even take a non-speaking role. They have lines or they don't take the gig. And since the show couldn't guarantee them a contract for season two, they likely couldn't find any actors willing to take the roles that weren't extras.

g.o.d
September 6th, 2011, 12:12 PM
:lol:

http://www.spoilertv.com/2011/09/game-of-thrones-model-quits-over-nude.html

magictrick
September 7th, 2011, 10:59 AM
I find it hard to believe the contract would say no nudity and then they ask her to do nudity. I am thinking someone did not read the contract properly nor what was expected of her in that role. Plus I would expect she would know what the show is all about...

Skydiver
September 7th, 2011, 04:21 PM
it's possible that she had no idea what the show was about. many people work too long hours to see shows, or they don't have premium cable channels. It's not uncommon at all for actors to have no idea what the show they just got hired for is about.

It also isn't unknown for casting agents to present one 'limit' and directors to present another - especially with female actors. The 'casting couch' and 'my first job nudity' is a cliche for a good reason.

I respect a person that holds to their principals and doesn't allow themselves to be a 'victim' to an industry that has a long standing tradition of 'chewing them up and spitting them out'

The kind of nudity and violence and scenes this show has and can have isn't always something that every actor is willing to take on.

The Mighty 6 platoon
September 8th, 2011, 06:28 AM
it's possible that she had no idea what the show was about. many people work too long hours to see shows, or they don't have premium cable channels. It's not uncommon at all for actors to have no idea what the show they just got hired for is about.

It also isn't unknown for casting agents to present one 'limit' and directors to present another - especially with female actors. The 'casting couch' and 'my first job nudity' is a cliche for a good reason.

I respect a person that holds to their principals and doesn't allow themselves to be a 'victim' to an industry that has a long standing tradition of 'chewing them up and spitting them out'

The kind of nudity and violence and scenes this show has and can have isn't always something that every actor is willing to take on.

In an age of google, there is no excuse for not having any idea what she was stepping into. A 5 minute search could have told her about the basics of the show and the books, and how strong the content can be.

The other actors have taken the time to research and prepare for their roles, most of them for example have read the books. While in the end it is her choice, I think it is more of a case of this model being rather thick and not checking what she was getting into. She says that,


As well as modelling I study Sports Physiotherapy so I want to be taken seriously,
I would suggest to her that if she wanted to be taken seriously then doing a worthless mickey mouse degree like Sports Physiotherapy probably wasn't a good start. Furthermore being nude in a tv show doesn't necessarily mean she isn't going to be taken seriously. I mean look at Emilia Clarke, who before the show was a total unknown, with her total acting credits being one episode of a soap, and now having played Daenerys, is quite well known actress. She has basically launched her career with a role that required copious amount of nudity.

As I said it's her choice, many other actresses have no nudity clauses in their contract and I must say I would be hesitant to strip off for the cameras. :D But she comes across as a silly girl who just didn't pay the slightest bit of attention to what she was getting into.

Lahela
September 8th, 2011, 07:43 AM
I don't understand why this piece of obviously old news is being dragged out now. If she was to play "the King's Mistress" it must refer to Robert. I suspect the wowsers are looking to keep the hornet's nest well stirred. :rolleyes:

Skydiver
September 8th, 2011, 09:16 AM
For season two there are 7 kings and just about as many mistresses. If she was one of roberts women it'd have been a flashback seeing as how hes dead and all :)

As to knowing the role, many actors do many auditions a week. Their research often starts and ends with what the casting agent is looking for. They'll research further dif they get offered the role.

Lahela
September 9th, 2011, 07:43 AM
For season two there are 7 kings and just about as many mistresses. If she was one of roberts women it'd have been a flashback seeing as how hes dead and all :)


The article I read about it made it sound as though it had happened filming season one - maybe the journalist got their facts wrong. *shrugs* They did run a pic of Emilia Clarke along with it, after all! LOL!

The Mighty 6 platoon
September 12th, 2011, 12:56 PM
More casting news, Ser Amory Lorch has been cast. He is is a landed knight in service to House Lannister. At the start of the second book, he is pillaging the Riverlands at the command Lord Tywin. Irish actor Fintan McKeown has the role.

Also it seems that Ser Gregor Clegane, "The Mountain that Rides" the infamous knight in service to the Lannisters, who was in season one, and notably beheaded a horse :P, will be recast and will be played instead by Ian Whyte. It seems that this was not HBO's choice, rather the original actor from season 1, Conan Stevens, has now buggered off to do the Hobbit, forcing them to recast.

The speculation seems to be that he lobbied for the role of the Mountain to increase his profile, and when bigger projects came along, he abandoned GOT in favour of those, which seems a little ungrateful. But it's speculation at this point so don't take it as gospel.

More info here at Winter is Coming
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/09/amory-lorch-cast-gregor-recast/

Also on a happier note, HBO have recently announced the list of directors. While in contains many familiar HBO directors, like Alan Taylor, Alik Sakharov, David Petrarca and David Nutter, who have directed shows like the Sopranos, Deadwood, the Wire, etc, also this season Neil Marshall is directing an ep. I expect good things from Neil Marshall, he's a great director, who has directed several decent films, including, Dog Soldiers, The Descent and Centurion, all of which I'd recommend. More info here.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/09/game-of-thrones-season-two-directors-revealed/

The Mighty 6 platoon
October 11th, 2011, 05:44 AM
Rose Leslie cast as Ygritte.

More info here http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/10/rose-leslie-cast-as-ygritte/

magictrick
October 11th, 2011, 05:49 AM
The Ygritte role has finally been cast for season 2. Rose Leslie will play the role.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/10/10/game-of-thrones-rose-leslie/

The Mighty 6 platoon
October 13th, 2011, 12:18 PM
More casting confirmation for various minor characters

http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/10/hbo-provides-some-casting-confirmations/
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/10/grrm-confirms-john-stahl-cast-as-karstark/

alaskannut
October 14th, 2011, 05:40 AM
http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/06/23/game-of-thrones-casting/

From one series where "off with their head" takes on a whole new meaning to another.....

g.o.d
October 14th, 2011, 07:21 AM
Qhorin badass Halfhand finally casted!

The Mighty 6 platoon
November 16th, 2011, 08:00 AM
Edward Dogliani will be playing Rattleshirt, Lord of Bones.
http://winter-is-coming.net/2011/11/grrm-announces-rattleshirt/