In this past week’s episode, Roose Bolton mentions that he has a bastard son at his castle, the Dreadfort, and suggests to Robb that he could be sent to take back Winterfell. Although he isn’t named in the show, book readers know him as Ramsay Snow and/or Ramsay Bolton. He is a character that appears for the first time in the second book, although he was not cast for the second season, leading some fans to speculate whether the character had been cut entirely. But now we know he is in!
In the books, Ramsay is described as having a “fleshy appearance, with large, wormy lips, long hair … and pale eyes” (per AWOIAF). A recent casting breakdown for season three indicated that the production is looking for a “male 20-30, but weird and extreme looking.” Sounds like Ramsay to me!
Let’s take a look at some popular fan choices for the role of the Bastard of Bolton.
What do you think? Do you like any of these four choices? Or do you have someone else in mind for the Bastard of Bolton? Sound off in the comments!