A couple more casting confirmations straight from HBO, this time the young princess and prince of Westeros have been cast, we have Aimee Richardson as Myrcella Baratheon and Callum Wharry as Tommen Baratheon.
Richardson, you might recall, had been cast in the pilot, however it was stated at the time that they would likely put the role up for recasting if the show was greenlit. Well it looks like they liked Aimee so much they decided to keep her on for the full season.
Callum Wharry is an unknown and my Googling didn’t turn up any images of him. I did however uncover some references to a Callum Wharry who is a youth footballer from Larne. Assuming that is the same Callum Wharry (a safe assumption, I think) it looks like Callum is around 11 years old. Which would fit with the aging up of the characters and make him of an age with our Bran, Isaac Hempstead-Wright.
Winter Is Coming: Neither of these two seem to have much acting experience. However these characters, though important in the world of Westeros, don’t have much to do in this first season. As long as the kids look like their characters, they will be fine. Aimee looks like she will be a great Myrcella. Hopefully a picture of Callum will turn up soon, so we can put a face to the show’s version of Tommen. (If Callum’s parents are reading this and want to provide a pic, hit me up using the Contact link above!)