A very interesting couple of tweets from young British actress Tamsin Egerton was just spotted over on Twitter. First, Egerton says she is headed to Ireland “end of June to December” for filming. She then follows up with another tweet saying she’s actually going to be leaving on June 7th, which is sooner than she thought, and will be there for 6 months. Egerton recently wrapped filming on the upcoming romantic comedy Chalet Girl and as far as I can tell she is not attached to any other projects at present.
Winter Is Coming: So what are the chances she is talking about Game of Thrones? Let’s see, for starters, she has to be talking about a TV series. It is very rare for a film to have a 6-month shoot. And there aren’t that many TV series’ filming in Ireland. And certainly not many that would be following almost exactly the shooting schedule of Thrones.
On the flip side, she is scheduled to arrive June 7th, when we know that they won’t be filming until July. It’s possible they want the actors there early for costume fittings and rehearsals though. Still I can’t quite figure what role she would be playing? She would make an excellent Shae, but do they really need the actress playing Shae to be present for the entire shoot? The only other role I could see her fitting would be Doreah, but then she would be in Morocco, not Ireland. Hmm…
UPDATE: It’s been pointed out that Starz’s Camelot is set to be filming in Ireland in June. It seems much more likely that she would be headed there for that than for Game of Thrones. She’s probably been cast in a major role in that production, such as Lady Guenevere, which would explain the extended stay. So, false alarm.
UPDATE: ScreenTerrier reports that it was in fact for Starz’s Camelot and in an added, Game of Thrones-related twist Jaime Campbell Bower (Ser Waymar Royce) will be playing King Arthur.