It was just a matter of time before the folks at Bad Lip Reading got their hands, or mouths, onto the epic series that is Game of Thrones. They’ve gone the extra mile and added some humorous visuals as well.
Thanks to Geek Tyrant for the tip!
A few months ago it was announced that Mark Gatiss, known for his role on Sherlock, was added to the cast of Game of Thrones, but up until now who he was playing was a mystery. Thanks to WinterIsComing.net who discovered that Gatiss’ CV online lists the name of the his Thrones character– Tycho Nestoris.
For those of you who have not read the books, you can find out more about Tycho Nestoris here.
Is the third time really a charm?
Game of Thrones, has recast Ser Gregor Clegane aka The Mountain That Rides, for the THIRD time. The character now be portrayed by Icelandic athlete Hafthor “Thor” Julius Bjornsson:
Ser Gregor was originally played by Conan Stevens in Season One, who was later replaced by Ian Whyte in Season Two. The character was kept out of Season 3 completely.
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.
Thanks, Winter is Coming!
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.
This is actually VERY cool! This elaborate sculpture titles “Hand of the King” is made completely out of balloons!
This impressive piece is the work of Phileas Flash’s Balloons who had this to say about the sculpture:
“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.
The balloon itself can be viewed at Prairie Gardens (https://www.facebook.com/PrairieGardensAdventureFarm?fref=ts) for the remainder of the weekend.
Please share this image if you like it, the balloon took 16 hours and a lot of sweat to make. I love the George R R Martin books, so wanted to do them justice.