George’s hints for the roles of Rorge and Biter have been deciphered. This time we had a bit of a head start as we had already had an inkling of who would be playing Rorge. The Biter clue took some time of puzzling over the clues, but was eventually solved. Kudos to OhDanyBoy for figuring it out!
First, Andy Beckwith has been confirmed as Rorge. Rorge is a dangerous criminal that travels with Arya and Yoren to the Wall. As we mentioned in our previous Rorge post, “Beckwith is a consummate character actor known for rough-and-tumble roles, having appeared in movies such as Snatch, Unleashed, and two of the Pirates of the Caribbean films.” Beckwith fit the clues of a pirate (was in Pirates of the Caribbean), a nark (played Nathan the Nark in The Sins), a corporal (played a corporal in Dinotopia) and a barman (played Terry the Barman in Tabloid TV).
The remaining clues pointed to Gerard Jordan as Biter. Biter is another, even more dangerous, criminal traveling to the Wall with Yoren and company to take the black. Jordan is a Belfast-based character actor, with roles in Fifty Dead Men Walking, Fair City, and Pulling Moves. Jordan fit the clues of a bully (was a night-time bully in Savage), a dead man (was in Fifty Dead Men Walking), a gash (played Gash in Accelerator), and a potato (played Spudz in Peacefire).
Winter Is Coming: Some of you are probably wondering, didn’t we see Rorge and Biter at the end of season one? Well, yes, sorta. Those were extras who only had to sit there and look menacing. Now that the roles require some more acting, they needed to cast some actual actors. And these two look perfect. Welcome to the cast, fellas!