After initially hearing via an anonymous commenter that British actor Tom Payne was auditioning for the role of Viserys, it looks as that has been confirmed through Payne’s Twitter page. He has posted two separate tweets in the past week dealing with a potential role on Thrones.
Have a recall for an HBO show on monday. Fingers crossed. Spent the week workshopping a new play.Screening of a short film I did in 2 weeks!6:13 PM Jun 6thfrom web
Waiting to hear from Game of Thrones casting dept……35 minutes ago from web
Winter Is Coming: Isn’t the Internet great? I was all doubting this anonymous commenter that Payne was up for an audition and then we hear from Payne himself over Twitter! Of course, it is possible that that is not actually Tom Payne’s Twitter account (we all know about impostor accounts) but it seems legit due to the amount of followers and the longevity of the account. He doesn’t mention specifically that he is up for Viserys, but he certainly looks the part. I had pegged him as Theon in one of my casting posts, but Viserys would definitely work as well.