Monthly Archives August 2010

Dempsie interviewed in Liverpool Echo

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One of the newest cast members, Joe Dempsie, was recently interviewed by the Liverpool Echo. In the interview he talks quite a bit about Game of Thrones, in addition to Skins and his ties to Liverpool. Here is an excerpt: … Continue reading

Quick hits: Interviews, articles and an audition

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Let’s take a quick trip ’round the web for some Game of Thrones news and notes, shall we? To start with here is a short video interview with Alfie Allen over at ITN. Alfie talks briefly about his role on … Continue reading

Focus group members report

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A focus group marketing research for Game of Thrones conducted by Schlessinger Associates took place yesterday in NYC, and our reader The Winter Rose was one of the participants, together with her husband. They have a full report over at their blog, The … Continue reading

Day 32: Tourney wrapped, Winterfell next

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Well we’ve passed the one month mark of filming on the first season of Game of Thrones. This past week was occupied with filming of the Hand’s tournament. It sounds like they hit all the major points: Gregor vs. Loras, … Continue reading

Ask GRRM about Game of Thrones

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George R. R. Martin is currently in Melbourne, Australia right now, where he will be attending AussieCon4 which is also this year’s WorldCon. On Sept 3, he plans to hold a question and answer session specifically about Game of Thrones. … Continue reading

Lombardo talks up Thrones in Vanity Fair

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HBO co-president Michael Lombardo was interviewed recently for an article over at Vanity Fair discussing HBO’s ability to garner so many Emmy nominations and wins. While he touches on many aspects of HBO’s formula for success, above all, Lombardo credits … Continue reading

Quick hits: Fan projects and the Wall

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It’s Sunday, time to wrap up some loose ends and touch on a few random items from this past week. Joe Campo continues his Youtube campaign to get cast in Game of Thrones. This time he asks fans to vote … Continue reading

Readers hit a Grand Slam, win an innkeeper

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George R.R. Martin has confirmed our four guesses were 100 per cent correct, both concerning the characters (two shady men, Shagga, Greatjon) and the actors portraying them. He reveals a fifth casting decision, which we shall take to be a reward … Continue reading

Clues point to Roddy, Lowe, Jones, Mantle

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WiC posters look as though they strike gold again – though not without a little help from Elio of Westeros, who got the whole ball rolling with his first guess for Shagga. Note that these have not been confirmed, and … Continue reading

Two more sets of clues from GRRM

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George R. R. Martin has posted two new blog posts with a set of clues for two different roles in each. So four parts all together. Here are the first set of clues: The first guy is a man with … Continue reading

Day 25: Filming continues

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Well I jumped the gun a bit on the tourney post. The filming of the tourney itself seems like it won’t start until next week. However, they are doing some filming today that requires extras. The question is, what could … Continue reading

Teale replaces Halligan as Alliser Thorne

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HBO has confirmed that Owen Teale will be taking over the role of Alliser Thorne, previously held by Derek Halligan. Teale is, as we reported, already in Northern Ireland and has begun filming his scenes. No reason has been given … Continue reading



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