Monthly Archives July 2010

Day six: A short report on filming

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George R. R. Martin wrote a new post on Not A Blog, covering a number of issues. Among them is a short paragraph on the progress of filming: The first week of shooting in Belfast went well, I hear, although … Continue reading

Qotho cast?

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IMDb is listing Danish actor Dar Salim to be playing the role of Qotho, one of Khal Drogo’s bloodriders, in Game of Thrones. Now, we know that IMDb isn’t always accurate. However this one has a ring of truth to … Continue reading

Charles Dance cast as Tywin

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Chalk up another one to the fans. Esteemed British actor, and fan favorite, Charles Dance has been cast as Tywin Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones according to Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune. Charles Dance has been cast as … Continue reading

Sky purchases rights to air HBO in UK

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With all the hubbub of the recast and the three new ladies, something that may have got lost in the mix is this report from The Guardian that British Sky Broadcasting has purchased the rights to all HBO shows past … Continue reading

GRRM gives us new clues: Shae, Doreah, and Irri cast

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So we don’t get too down about the recasting news (see the post below), Martin has given us new clues to puzzle over in his latest Not A Blog entry … and he’s certainly not making them any easier. Here … Continue reading

Pycelle recast

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George R. R. Martin has some sad news over at his Not A Blog. Roy Dotrice has had to drop out of Game of Thrones due to health reasons. It saddens me to announce that we’ve had a casting change … Continue reading

GRRM on adaptation process

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George R. R. Martin has commented on his blog in response to a question about his level of involvement with Game of Thrones. He also gives some history as to how this project all started. My own experience in TV … Continue reading

Quick hits: The buzz builds, Westeros fashion, learn Dothraki … and bake a cake with Old Nan!

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So far, reports from the set have been non-existent. Looks like HBO is really serious about sealing up the leaks this time around. However, it seems they are filming only at the Paint Hall at the moment. Once they go … Continue reading

Filming begins today!

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Today is the first “official” day of principal photography on Game of Thrones‘ first season! I put official in quotes there because I had heard that they may have done some under-the-radar filming late last week. My guess is they … Continue reading

Winter Is Coming’s fresh new look

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Well, after much hinting and promising and a much-longer-than-I-had-anticipated switch-over, we’re finally live with our new site design. So allow me to officially welcome you to the new Winter Is Coming site! As you can see, the look has changed … Continue reading

GRRM: Blackfish not in first season

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George R. R. Martin has made a post doing his customary recap of the actors cast in Game of Thrones so far, this time covering the characters in the Vale. Near the end of the post, he touches on a … Continue reading

Syrio training with Arya

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Earlier today Miltos Yerolemou, who will play Arya’s Braavosi sword fighting instructor Syrio Forel, tweeted that he has been working with Maisie William’s this week in preparation for their scenes together. i have spent the week rehearsing our ‘lesson’ together. … Continue reading



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