Despite swearing off casting clues a while back, George apparently was in a clue-giving mood this weekend as he gave us, not one, but two sets of clues for two different parts.
… was the great betrayer.
… worked at a tobacco factory.
… is a novel by Cory Doctorow that was nominated for the Hugo, but that doesn’t count.
… was the great betrayed.
… never went to space, but has been in freefall.
The Old Knight
… is an experienced master at arms,
… has been a colonel, a doctor, a friar, a nazi, a sergeant, a superintendant, a corporal, and a minister,
… knows Cersei, Eddard, Ser Jorah, and Pussy Galore.
Winter Is Coming readers were up for the challenge, of course. The first set of clues seem to be for an actor cast to play Benjen Stark (ie the “Little Brother”). Paul Gude came up with the name Joseph Mawle. Here is how he fits the clues.
-was the great betrayer: played Judas in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
-worked at a tobacco factory: was a member of theater company “Shakespeare at The Tobacco Factory”
-is a novel by Cory Doctorow that was nominated for the Hugo, but that doesn’t count: red herring about the novel entitled “Little Brother”
-was the great betrayed: played Jesus in The Passion
-never went to space, but has been in freefall: was in the movie Freefall
The second set of clues for “The Old Knight” seem to point to the role of Rodrik Cassel. Mozart proposed the name Ron Donachie. Here is how he fits.
-is an experienced master at arms: played a “Master at Arms” in Titanic (also may be a double clue referring to the role being for Rodrik, the Master-at-Arms in Winterfell)
-has been a colonel, a doctor, a friar, a nazi, a sergeant, a superintendant, a corporal, and a minister: has appeared as all of these characters in his career (colonel in Max Manus, doctor in The Daisy Chain, friar in Ivanhoe, Nazi in Uncle Adolf, sergeant in Fierce Creatures and The Jungle Book, superintendant in Supply & Demand, corporal in Crossing to Freedom, minister in Sea of Souls)
-knows Cersei, Eddard, Ser Jorah, and Pussy Galore: has appeared in projects with the actors playing these characters, namely was with Lena Headey in The Jungle Book, Sean Bean in Extremely Dangerous, Iain Glen in Man to Man, and Honor Blackman in Summer Solstice.
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