(Alright, probably a little more than eight seconds. But it was solved within eight seconds of me hearing about the casting clues!)
Longtime ‘watcher GaR nailed the Tickler clue (seriously, George, Elmo?) in only the second post, and then Nikole Gunn and her empty coffee cup swept in and nailed the Morris part. Kudos, House Gatewatch faithful!
Morris did voiceover work for Family Guy (where he likely talked to Brian the dog), played a man named Drubber Dockery in Trouble in Paradise, and appeared in the TV movie Little White Lie. He is repped by TN Enterprises.
Fire And Blood: “Is there gold in the village?” There certainly might be, and by all accounts, Morris will do fine in this simple role of a simple man fond of “asking pointed questions.” He looks A. nondescript and B. slightly creepy, which you need to play someone like the Tickler. I wonder if they’ll have him purr those questions in his native Irish brogue or go for a more neutral (or bland) accent. Can’t wait to see!
Interesting that they’re rounding up Gregor Clegane’s band of not-so merry men. I wonder how many more will be cast. Raf the Sweetling perhaps? Word has it that they’re filming a lot of the Harrenhal stuff right now, and a little bird has whispered that Conan Stevens is not standing in the Mountain’s plus-sized boots at this time. Could be he’s lagging behind schedule, what with his recent Hobbit and Spartacus commitments, and will rejoin Maisie and the gang soon… but there are also unconfirmed (I repeat: unconfirmed) rumblings that the role has been recast.
We’re still digging for those facts. We may have a Winter Is Coming exclusive on that front soon enough!