Over the past month, Mark Gatiss, Joseph Gatt, and Michael Huisman have all been cast in unspecified roles for Game of Thrones Season 4.
We’ve seen a lot of speculation on the issue, but The Mary Sue has some interesting theories:
It’s a fair bet that Gatt will play Styr, Magnar of Thenn, since we know he’s definitely showing up in season four and Gatt looks, well, Styr-y. My guess for Gatiss is Merrett Frey; if you haven’t read the books, do not Google him, as pretty much everything about his character constitutes a major spoiler. Mace Tyrell and Oberyn Martell have already been cast …
If we are getting book four characters one of the Martells is also a possibility, though the show has cast persons of color for the two of them we know we’re getting so far (Oberyn and Ellaria Sand). Might we be seeing Ser Arys Oakheart, the Kingsguard member who protects Myrcella in Dorne? Huisman visually matches Oakheart for me more than any other character, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.
HBO has officially released the Season 3 deleted scene shown at Comic-Con! The scene shows a tense talk between Tywin Lannister and Grand Maester Pycelle after the latter loses his seat on the council.
I can’t say I’m all that familiar with many British actors aside from the ones that made their way to Hollywood (Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Christian Bale), so it was a bit of an interesting surprise to know that Gemma Whelan, the actress who plays Yara Greyjoy on Game of Thrones, is a comedian as well. What’s even more surprisingly interesting is what she had to do during her audition for her Game of Thrones role.
She explains it all in the video interview (linked in the image below), around the 3:55 mark. Remember that part when she gives her brother Theon (Alfie Allen) a ride to the castle upon his arrival? Yeah, it has something to do with that.
“Have you ever seen the Iron Throne? The barbs along the back, the ribbons of twisted steel, the jagged ends of swords and knives all tangled up and melted? It is not a comfortable seat ser. Aerys cut himself so often men took to calling him King Scab, and Maegor the Cruel was murdered in that chair. By that chair, to hear some tell it. It is not a seat where a man can rest as ease.” Stannis Baratheon (A song of Fire and Ice by George RR Martin)
I had a vision a few weeks ago to make the Iron throne from Game of Thrones out of balloons. The most iconic image of that chair is of Ned Stark (the Hand of the King, played by #SeanBean), so here is my tribute to that amazing image.
Games of Thrones‘ 4th season has found its Mace Tyrell, father of Maegaery and Loras Tyrell and the Lord of Highgarden, in actor Roger Ashton-Griffiths! Mace Tyrell will become a player in the plot surrounding Maegaery and Joffrey’s upcoming nuptials.
Ashton-Griffiths is best known for his roles in Gangs of New York, The Tudors, and Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant.
Kit Harington wants fans to know that season 4 of Game of Thrones will not disappoint! In a recent interview, he discusses the upcoming season, the path he wants Jon Snow to take, and the casting of the Red Viper. See excerpt below.
I’ve got great hopes for this season. I’ve read it and it’s fantastic,” he told us. “You’re going to love it. It’s my favorite so far.”
One major new character addition this season is bad boy Oberyn Martell, aka the Red Viper. It was announced last month that Chilean actor Pedro Pascal had nabbed the role, which sparked controversy among fans.
“Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin defended the decision; and Harington, too, fully has faith in the casting.
“I haven’t seen him in costume yet, but I have had dinner with him a couple of times. He’s a lovely man,” Harington explained. “He’s going to be brilliant. It’s an amazing character and quite the story line. You’re going to enjoy it. [Fans] won’t be disappointed, Pedro Pascal is the man for the job.”
While Harington was tight-lipped on what Jon Snow is going to be up to next year, he revealed where he would like his character to go.
“Well I do know where he goes…” Harington teased. “I’d like him to go and rescue Arya, but I don’t think he’s going to be able to. I’d like to see him collect Sansa, Arya, and Bran and just take them to the wall or something.”