Harry Lloyd continues his press tour, which is mostly to promote his role in the West End production, The Little Dog Laughed, yet Game of Thrones always seems to come up. Here we have not one, but two different places where Lloyd talks about Thrones. First is the Telegraph:
Currently baring his buttocks nightly in The Little Dog Laughed in the West End, Harry Lloyd’s next assignment will be Game of Thrones, an HBO medieval fantasy with Sean Bean and Iain Glen.
An American accent will not required. “It’s an unspoken rule that if you’re American, you can’t hold a sword,” the amiable actor tells me. “It’ll be like Lord of the Rings. Everyone will do a non-accent. It will be great fun.”
And secondly, from the Official London Theatre Guide:
Lloyd may be seen on screens more often if the American pilot he recently filmed is picked up. Game Of Thrones is based on fantasy author George RR Martin’s series A Song Of Ice And Fire and sees Lloyd play the Beggar King Viserys Targaryen opposite a host of British acting talent.
He describes the process of getting the part as: “One of those auditions which you have every now and again for some big American TV series and you’re like ‘Great, thanks.’ You go in and put yourself on tape and send it off and you’ll never hear about it. So I went in and slightly took the p**s with this character, had a bit of fun with it. They loved it.”
Winter Is Coming: Nice to see Lloyd still spreading the word. Two interesting quotes as well. I guess his first quote rules out any sort of hope for regional dialects. It’s probably for the best as most people won’t notice or care and the few that do will just complain that they got the accents all wrong. The second quote is more interesting. Now that I know this, I wonder how over-the-top Lloyd’s Viserys will be? Hopefully it’s not too comical. Still I am looking forward to seeing his interpretation of the character.