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Icelandic news report gives us our first glimpse of Ygritte

The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service aired a report from the set of Game of Thrones the other day that was posted online yesterday but then removed soon after. But now the video has found its way to YouTube, uploaded by user gunnarahlidarenda (thanks to Tumblr of Thrones for the heads up). The video goes over much of the same stuff that the previous Iceland reports did, but it does give us our first glimpse at Rose Leslie in costume as Ygritte (at the 6:34 mark). Check it out!

Winter Is Coming: A bit blurry, but from what I can tell, Ygritte looks awesome. She seems much more put together than the other wildling characters, which is probably a good thing.

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  • I imagined REALLY messy hair on her, but I really couldn’t care less. This production vids are the best thing ever and I just love D&D.

  • Looks like Ygritte has her hands tied and Jon is holding the other end of the rope. So can we assume that this is the scene where he’s supposed to execute her and let’s her go instead?

  • What is interesting is that apparently they are filming episodes 6 & 7 and Ygritte is already there…

  • Elena Amici,

    I think they said something more like that every scene is about 5 min long, but that doesn’t mean that there’s only one scene per episode.

  • “blah blah money the economy blab blah blah”
    LOL

    Ygritte *_*
    Nick Larter, you’re right, it seems her indeed!

  • I hope it won’t be only 5 minutes per episode, that would be disappointing. And it seems they will introduce Ygritte pretty early. Either they will add some stuff or move some scenes from ASoS. Can’t wait to see how it will play out.

  • Cristian Far Arnedo:
    What is interesting is that apparently they are filming episodes 6 & 7 and Ygritte is already there…

    well she appears in chapter 52, which is about 2/3 of the book. Considering they’ll also film a bit of aSoS for season 2 it’s not that strange.

  • Winter Is Coming,

    “They were very clear instructions as other media that might not show this character,” says Snorri Thorisson, owner of Pegasus. The wall, the cultural dimension of Devil’s Island Shooting Game of Throne in this country could see a break character from another series of factors which manufacturers components were explicitly prohibited to be used in the Icelandic media coverage.

    Look it was a military secret and is not a detailed here, but Snorri says he is unhappy with this playback. “There was nothing in writing, it was just heathens agreement. Of course, this is something we can not do anything out of it but I’m going to talk about this with people at the National Broadcasting Service, it was absolutely forbidden. ”

    Snoop Gunnarsson, editor of the episode, says this means a mistake, said a person was seen in two wide shots. “The show was immediately removed from the network until we had to correct this. We just saw the shot that we are terribly over this way. I’ve been involved with Snorri and I’m sad because I will not respond to him. ”
    Snorri says everything else has gone smoothly. Shooting team had a day off on Tuesday and then swallowed down the snow. “But now is made to remove all barriers and we are here in Cape slope in cream friendliness,” says Snorri the shooting team, but of foreign workers, 11th in December.

    Yeah google translator makes quite a mess, but icelandic grammar is quite more complicated than the english one.

  • Here you go Winter!

    “They got clear instructions, just as other media did, to not air this character”, said Snorri owner of Pegasus. In the cultural television program Djöflaeyjan (The Devil’s Island) you could see a glimpse of a character from season 2 of Game of Thrones which the producers had stricly forbidden to be used in icelandic media coverage.

    Her looks were top secret and Snorri says he is unhappy about this. “There was no written agreement, just a verbal ‘gentlemen’ agreement. Of course there is nothing we can do about it now but I will be talking to the people at RUV (national broadcasting television), this was strictly forbidden.”

    Þórhallur Gunnarsson, editor of the show, says this is a unfortunate mistake. “The program was immediately taken of the web until we were able to fix it. We just missed these shots and we feel terrible about this. I have spoken with Snorri and I feel bad about this because I don’t want to let him down.”
    Snorri says that everything else has worked out well. The crew had a day off on tuesday and then there was a lot of snowing. “But now the roads have been cleared and we are here at Höfðabrekku in excellent weather conditions” says Snorri. The crew departes from Iceland on 11. december

  • Are all the scenes from beyond-the-wall being shot in Iceland? Because they said the first episode with Icelandic scenery will be the 5th one and I can’t see them ignoring the Night’s Watch until half of the season has aired

  • proguers:
    Are all the scenes from beyond-the-wall being shot in Iceland? Because they said the first episode with Icelandic scenery will be the 5th one and I can’t see them ignoring the Night’s Watch until half of the season has aired

    No, they shot the stuff with Craster in Northern Ireland. That is episode 1-2 or something

  • Since they have north of the wall stuff in episodes 7, 8 and 10, I think introducing Ygritte in episode 7 would make sense.
    Episode 7 – Ygritte gets captured and freed.
    Episode 8 – Jon discovers those nasty things in the northeners army and flees.
    Episode 10 – qhorin action.

  • Ha! I love how she’s tied to a rope like Gollum.

    I also like David Benioff’s thicker beard (to keep warm in the cold Icelandic winter?). Him and Dan Weiss look really, really cold! :)

  • Oh, and as for whether HBO is mad about this “top secret” leak… I say TOO BAD / WHO CARES!

    By last year at this time, we had THREE teaser trailers, several artisans videos, the “Inside Game of Thrones” video, and NEARLY TWENTY high-res production photos of characters.

  • @Ethh5. I can’t use the quote feature for some reason, but thanks :) Now I get it. Well, goodnight to y’all western posters, I’m going to bed!

  • Ethh5,

    Oh. Thanks for clarifying that. I thought it was just some weird Icelandic colloquialism that didn’t translate at all. Still sounds a little bizarre at any rate.

  • Shinyteapot,

    Niiiiiice, thanks for the notification!

    Elena Amici: Well, goodnight to y’all western posters, I’m going to bed!

    Ha, don’t you wish you’d stayed up just a little longer to watch that MGoT video? :)

  • Hmm, I wonder if they might drag the Ygritte/Jon storyline of A clash of kings out a bit. She barely features in ACOK, and i think it might be beneficial to include a bit more of their blooming romance. Maybe Jon will drag her along with them for a while. Why would he, though? I dunno….

  • Knurk,

    Considering that Blackwater is episode 9, I don’t know what scenes from SoS they will put in S2 ( except maybe some Jaime stuff). Just finished my reread of ACOK. After blackwater they have but one episode for Joff accepting the Tyrells, Tyrion awakening,Arya fleeing Harrenhall, Jon meeting Rattleshirt Dany meeing Arstan and Bran leaving Winterfell…. I don’t think they can put much stuff from book three in there as well…

  • Lolalola: Holy shit!
    Is it Brienne fighting?…

    I believe it is! It’s (quite) clearly a woman, and Gwendoline has been sporting short, blonde hair lately. She looks pretty strong…

  • I have to say I love David Benioff’s rugged New England fisherman look. Even though he’s not wearing a pale blue t-shirt (for obvious reasons) and oh yeah there was Ygritte somewhere.

  • It’s going to be hard for me to get used to the official pronunciation of Ygritte’s name. For years I’ve read it as “Y’greet”, and to find out that it’s “iGrit” is simply shocking. Guess I should’ve checked out the audio books…

  • We kill heroes here

    That should be the tagline for the DVD boxset of the whole saga when it’s released

  • Winter,

    you should really put down that video here if that’s what they want. I feel kinda bad for watching it already… I only want to see what HBO wants us to see.
    By the way: Have you seen David Benioff in this video? THAT’S Mance Rayder right there!!!

  • Yes! I love the color palette of her costumes – whites, greys, very frosty, very Northern, very Beyond-the-Wall! Also, it’s going to look great visually when contrasted against Jon’s blacks. I can’t tell because the video quality isn’t so great on my computer, but is Jon wearing his hair in a half-ponytail?

  • Tar Kidho:
    Shinyteapot,

    Niiiiiice, thanks for the notification!

    Ha, don’t you wish you’d stayed up just a little longer to watch that MGoT video? :)

    actually, i don’t. I <3 sleeping *___*

    Lina,
    it doesn’t look that way to me. Anyway, I almost hope it’s true. Ponytail!Jon would be a GREAT gate

    G_Lee: Have you seen David Benioff in this video? THAT’S Mance Rayder right there!!!

    you really shouldn’t have said this. you can’t imagine the effects this sentence had on me

  • That rope situation is giving me horrible flashbacks to one of my most hated movies of all time, Stardust. *vomits*

  • Elena Amici,

    Kit Harrington sem hefur verið kallaður næsti hjartaknúsari draumaborgarinnar.
    Kit Harrington has been called the next heart hugger (he who hugs hearts, in English it would be a heartbraker) of the dream city (I guess they are talking about Hollywood, they would never call the only city in Iceland, Reykjavík, a dream city) ;)

  • Nick Larter,

    You know, once you pointed out that that was her in the red scarf, you can totally see that she’s all over this video in the background if you know what to look for. If they wanted to hide her at all, the large, white/gray fur costume and a bright red scarf probably wasn’t the way to go. lol. Thanks for the heads up!

  • I’ve always pronounced it as “Ya-Grit”. Though I tend to keep syllables to a minimum with the somewhat “complicated” names.