We’ve had quite a few castings leak out via Twitter or through the actor’s CVs on Spotlight or their agency profile. Although these were strong signs that the casting was legit, it is still nice to get official confirmation from HBO. Today HBO has confirmed the following actors and roles for season two of Game of Thrones.
That last confirmation is one we haven’t reported on yet, as we just weren’t sure how significant this role would be. Sam Callis is a British TV actor who is probably best known for his role as Sgt Callum Stone on The Bill. He has also appeared on Doctor Who, Holby City and The Royal. He is officially credited as Gold Cloak, but I wonder whether he might be filling the role of Jacelyn Bywater in this second season. HBO generally won’t confirm a casting unless the role is more than just a featured extra (i.e. they have to have a few lines, at least). That they have confirmed it, combined with the fact that Sam Callis is an experienced actor, leads me to that conclusion.
Winter Is Coming: The cast continues to grow… We’re down to only a handful of roles still yet to be cast. With only about two months of filming to go, these roles are probably already cast and will hopefully be announced soon.