So we now have a wonderful list of confirmed characters to work from while doing our casting speculation posts. Edmure Tully is one of those characters. In fact, auditions for the role are going on right now. I’m sure the producers have sorted through tons of videos and may have even narrowed it down to a select few. But what select few have the fans narrowed it down to?
Edmure Tully is the younger brother of Catelyn Stark and heir to Riverrun. As uncle to King Robb Stark, he plays a pretty important part in the war. His introduction in the book series happens all the way back in the first novel, but his introduction for the TV series has been delayed until now. He is described as “stocky with shaggy auburn hair and beard and blue eyes” (Tower of the Hand). Let’s take a look at some of the top fan choices for the role and the chances of each to be cast.
Before we begin, let’s get the pie-in-the-sky choices out of the way. There has been a decent amount of fan support for Kevin McKidd, Damian Lewis and Ewan McGregor(!) for the role of Edmure Tully. None of these are even remotely possible (the first two due to them currently appearing in other successful TV shows and the third one being a huge Hollywood actor), so I’m not listing them here. Now let’s get to the other, slightly more viable choices.
There is a good chance that the role of Edmure may go to someone none of us have heard of. But it is still fun to speculate. Leave your thoughts on these four in the comments or suggest someone else for the role!