While we have finally received confirmation of filming to be conducted in both Croatia and Iceland later this year, the filming continues in Northern Ireland. Some of the actors that have been in town these past few days include Finn Jones, Maisie Williams, Eros Vlahos, Ben Hawkey, Alfie Allen, Gemma Whelan, and Sophie Turner.
Last week, there was four days of filming at Ballintoy Harbour, according to this Belfast Telegraph article. Based on reports from the set, we know that a number of different scenes were shot in the area, all of them set on the Greyjoy’s homeland of Pyke. Alfie Allen was spotted on set with a character believed to be Aeron Greyjoy, but other trusted sources have confirmed that this character is NOT the Damphair. It seems he is some nameless priest of the Drowned God, fulfilling the role that Aeron fulfilled in the book. Whether this means Aeron has been cut from this season is unknown, but I’m guessing that he has been.
This week, the rumor is the production has moved to Murlough Bay (above) for filming. What they are filming there is unknown. Hopefully we will have more info on that soon.