I suppose I could still hint around about this… something about holly and oaks and a bill, I guess… but it seems rather pointless, since (1) you guys would solve such hints in about twelve seconds, and (2) the answer has already leaked out on Twitter and has been picked up by some of the fan sites.
So instead I’ll just confirm the reports. We have our Knight of Flowers. The part of Ser Loras Tyrell in the HBO series GAME OF THRONES will be played by Finn Jones.
Jones is a talented young British actor whose previous credits include the long-running British soap opera HOLLYOAKS and a cop show called THE BILL. I haven’t seen either of those myself, but I have seen Finn’s audition for Ser Loras (the scene where Loras confront Jaime and Brienne at the gates of the Red Keep), which was terrific.
GRRM continues to tell us our reports were slightly premature. While Jones had been chosen for the role earlier, the official deal was only closed recently. He explains the casting process more in detail and gives us hope for more news soon:
There should be more casting news soon, by the way. Another five or six parts have been cast and approved… but the negotiations are still ongoing with the actors in question and their representatives, so I will say no more. You’ll have to wait. (But David and Dan and Nina have found some great people, so the wait will be well worth it).
Hear Me Roar: Great, the long awaited casting news is here. The first bit at least … I am sure we all hope the pace will not grind down to a halt again. More is promised, George is excited, and we are looking forward to it. I must admit I thought several more actors have already been signed on, but apparently no other contract has been finalized as yet. It is encouraging to know that HBO has not been holding back any such information. And George, even if we are good at clues, please continue to entertain us with them in the future! Thank you.
UPDATE: Finn Jones gives thanks for support on Twitter. Another fan of the books among the cast!
Thanks for the supportive tweets! I’m a HUGE fan of the books, it’s such a privilege to be able to bring one of GRRMs characters to life, especially The Knight of Flowers, BRING IT ON!