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.
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.
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.”
Entertainment Weekly exclusively announced that Indira Varma of HBO’s Rome has been cast as Ellaria Sand in Season 4 of Game of Thrones!
Actress Indira Varma has been cast in season four. Varma will play Ellaria Sand on the show, the sexually adventurous paramour of a key new character, Prince Oberyn Martell “The Red Viper” (played by Pedro Pascal).
Since playing Niobe on HBO’s Rome, Varma has had roles on Fox’s Human Target along with UK dramas Silk and Hunted. Last year, the production added fellow Rome actor Ciarán Hinds.