Season three to start filming July 9th
By Hear Me Roar on in Production, Rumors.

We have just heard from a reliable source that the shooting of Game of Thrones season 3 is to commence soon, namely on July 9th. The prepping for the shoot has started and will take place over the next two weeks.

Hear Me Roar: Sounds legit. This means they are starting some two weeks earlier compared to last year. In addition, if that is the case, then casting announcements should really be here any day now.

Update: Extras NI has begun booking extras for season three. More proof that filming is imminent.


351 Comments

  1. Klavonivs
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    WOOOOHOOOO!!! Yeah, can’t wait for the cast listing too!!! If they’re starting early does this mean they might need more time for more CGI work??? And did we get any word if the budget has increased for this coming season??

  2. Zack
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    So looking forward to more cryptic casting hints :D

  3. Rukie44
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Bring on the guessing games!

  4. Jaime Lannister
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Sweet.

    I eagerly await the casting announcement that Cillian Murphy will be playing Ramsay Snow.

    >.<

  5. Superdeluxe
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    I can’t Believe they are shooting in less than 3 weeks but outside of stannis daughter we have had no casting announcements

  6. NickS
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    they start filming the monday of Comic-Con week? yikes… whoever they get for the panel is gonna be exhausted

  7. Superdeluxe
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    So can we get some more casting speculation articles?!

  8. Dogmayor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    I hope there is more attention paid to the scripts this season as opposed to last.

  9. Hear Me Roar
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    NickS,

    I would guess only those that are free in the first week or two will be able to join … somewhat unfortunately.

  10. tysnow
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    This can mean only one thing, casting announcements forthcoming.
    My guess is filming is starting early because of Dany’s storyline in Astapor, maybe summer is slow tourist season in Morocco (because of heat) thereby cheaper, then again it may not be. I betcha the dragons are bigger in the first episode (I’ll even place a wager), because it would be a good way of showing passage of time between seasons.
    As for budget, I figure it is reduced this season (no Blackwater), even Dany’s closing scene for the season in Astapor with massacre (best mind *$&#ing finale) doesn’t warrant that much.
    I agree Jaime, cannot wait to hear Cillian Murphy is cast as Ramsey, and Cirian Hinds as Blackfish.
    Bring on the announcments D&D, please.

  11. javimgol
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    9th of July…but where? Morocco, Iceland, Ireland or Croatia?

  12. NickS
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    good points Hear Me Roar, &tysnow,

    they probably want as much time working on the CGI for the dragons so i would wager that it will be Dany’s scenes filming first and therefore, much to my dismay, that Emilia will not be making an appearance at SDCC

    *sigh* :(

  13. sjwenings
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Maybe they were simply pretty f*cking busy filming the first and second season, and wanted just a little more time this time around.

  14. tysnow
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    While I was mentioning Astapor and casting announcements, a role came to mind I rarely hear about on this site, that of Greyworm, a major minor towards the end of this upcoming season, but a role that grows as the series progresses.
    So if noone has mentioned it yet I present the distinguished and talented thespian Chiwetel Ejiofor for the role. He is 35 ( I always envisioned Greyworm as being older, seasoned and more mature), he is athletic, British and probably to talented for the role.

  15. John W
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Any word on season 4 or SoS part 2?

  16. The Kingslayer
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Mance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Oh please say you got David Wenham and Cillian Murphy!

  18. The Young Wolf
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    This is gonna be my first off-season as a GoT fan. So excited for all the casting hoopla to begin.

  19. Josh Parker
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Everybody waiting to hear Cillian Murphy as playing Ramsay will be sorely disappointed. There is simply no way this will happen. At all.

    For that matter, I don’t want him to. He’s too good-looking.

    My top choices are: Burn Gorman if they’re going older and Andrew Simpson if they’re going young. They’re available, and look appropriate.

    (Seriously, Burn Gorman looks like a golem or something.)

  20. Claudiu Gherganu
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Dogmayor:
    I hope there is more attention paid to the scripts this season as opposed to last.

    I hope there are less annoying book nerds this season compared to the last , oh wait, that’s not gonna happen .

  21. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Hopeful casting:
    Andrew Scott for Ramsay Snow
    Sian Phillips or Francesca Annis for Queen of Thorns
    Gillian Anderson for Selyse Baratheon
    Henry Ian Cusick for Mance Rayder
    Sean Harris or David Wenham for Beric Dondarrion
    Stephen Waddington for Edmure Tully
    Peter Mullan for Blackfish
    Jared Harris for Vargo Hoat

  22. Shinyteapot
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Filming starting soon must mean they are well along with the casting. Hope for a Strong Belwas announcement!

    Josh Parker,

    Iwan Rheon!

  23. Claudiu Gherganu
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    Hopeful casting:
    Andrew Scott for Ramsay Snow
    Sian Phillips or Francesca Annis for Queen of Thorns
    Gillian Anderson for Selyse Baratheon
    Henry Ian Cusick for Mance Rayder
    Sean Harris or David Wenham for Beric Dondarrion
    Stephen Waddington for Edmure Tully
    Peter Mullan for Blackfish
    Jared Harris for Vargo Hoat
    Sean Harris is filming the Borgias season 3 at the same time GOT is filming as well so I doubt he is available . What about David Oakes for one of the roles ?

  24. Alex Dubrovsky
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Claudiu Gherganu,

    David Oakes for Ramsay.

  25. The Kingslayer
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I just hope there is no more Lannister guards farting this season, I mean that really brought the quality of the show down.

    Also I can’t wait to see Whitebeard.

  26. Claudiu Gherganu
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    Alex Dubrovsky:
    Claudiu Gherganu,

    David Oakes for Ramsay.

    I was thinking Garlan Tyrell personally. I know it’s not on the list and probably it’s a role that will be cut but that is how i see him .

  27. Rero
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Katja Herbers for Sylese Baratheon
    Tygo Gernandt for Ramsey Snow
    Jack Wouterse for Thoros of Myr
    Jan Decleir for the Blackfish

  28. The Kingslayer
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    I was watching a Knights Tale the other day and was thinking Alan Tudeyk would make a good Edmure Tully.

  29. Ed
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Please let’s not turn this into a casting thread. There’s already one of those.

  30. KG
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Aw c’mon, Ed. How else can everyone prove they watched a foreign movie once?

  31. Rero
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    KG:
    Aw c’mon, Ed. How else can everyone prove they watched a foreign movie once?

    Guess you don’t mean me since for me the movies in which the actors I mentioned act in aren’t foreign!

  32. ReinIsEenNerd
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    So you’re Dutch and Belgian?

  33. Rero
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    ReinIsEenNerd:
    So you’re Dutch and Belgian?

    Jan Decleir acted in a lot of Dutch movies.
    He would be epic as the Blackfish!

  34. TheFlayedLady
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Jaime Lannister:
    Sweet.

    I eagerly await the casting announcement that Cillian Murphy will be playing Ramsay Snow.

    >.<

    Gaspard Ulliel….. my fan-cast Ramsay. Scary scary eyes :D Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! The Bastard is COMING!!!!!!!!

  35. Marc
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    javimgol:
    9th of July…but where? Morocco, Iceland, Ireland or Croatia?

    9th of July at Titanic Studios, Belfast.

  36. Balerion
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Bring on Ramsay Bolton!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Superdeluxe
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Sarah Bolger for Meera Reed!

  38. Jess
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    I am SO excited! I finally got my mom to start watching season 1 with me and I’m hoping to catch her up before season 3 starts. You’d think 20 episodes in 9 months would be doable

  39. Heinz
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    David Hasselhoff = Mance Rayder! Jawohl.

  40. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    David Wenham is awesome. I finally saw The Proposition this weekend and it totally blew me away. If they could get any of those guys; Wenham, Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, etc.. I would be stoked. Although, Pearce and Huston are pretty well established “movie stars” (especially given Huston’s pedigree), so they’re probably unlikely to sign on to a TV show, but it would be amazing if they could get Wenham or Winstone for a part.

    Personally, I’d rather see Wenham play Beric over Edmure, but either character would be cool. As for Winstone, I think he’d make a great Victarion (or someone like that. He looks like a pretty big guy on film, so that could work out pretty well).

  41. Chump Force 1
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    The Kingslayer:

    Also I can’t wait to see Whitebeard.

    How do we know there will be Whitebeard? He was not introduced in the finale and no Strong Belwas confirmation. If S3 opens with a time jump of a few months and Dany is already in Astapor then how will they be worked into the story.

    Somthing tells me they might be cut to save $$.

  42. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    This week my choices are….

    Mance Rayder – Rufus Sewell
    Daario – Hal Ozsan
    Meera Reed – Anna Popplewell
    Joen Reed – Oscar Kennedy
    Selyse Florent – Haydn Gwynne
    Edmure Tully – Tom Goodman-Hill
    Brynden Tully – Peter Mullan
    Queen of Thorns – Fionnula Flanagan
    Beric Dondarrion – Kristofer Hivju
    Thoros of Myr – Tim McInnerny
    Tormund – Gordon Kennedy
    Ramsay Snow – Domhnall Gleeson
    Vargo Hoat – Jason Flemyng
    Qyburn – James Fox

    I can see Peter Mullan as Thoros or even Qyburn too… I just want him in the series!

    I hope they cast a “bigger” name actor for Mance to anchor that arc for a while… The rest I can see being more character and stage actors or even relatively unknowns. Alhough if they add some meat to the Blackfish role that could be afun role for a bigger name.

  43. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins,

    I have pictured Winstone as Tormund Giantsbane (or Mace Tyrell next year maybe)… as well as Wenham as Beric honestly…. I think Pearce is too big, but HBO did nab him for Mildred Pierce I guess….

  44. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    One suggestion for Ramsay casting: No sexy Ramsay. Don’t forget the fleshy, worm-like lips.

    And, I get it. Most actors are sexy, that’s why they’re actors. But, if any role demands a creeper, it’s Ramsay’s.

    Whoever he is, he should have a fat face (plump cheeks, puffy lips, round nose, wide chin, droopy earlobes, etc.). Find someone who looks like Dim from Clockwork Orange.

  45. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Dogmayor,

    Indeed!
    Last season the scripts suffered compared to Season 1. I’m not sure it was the concetration on Blackwater or if it was simply the task of condensing a large book to 10 episodes while adding your own scenes to round out some characters screen time. Whatever the case let us pray to The Seven or the Old Gods for better scripts in Season 3!

  46. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Very true about Pearce. Mildred Pierce totally slipped my mind (so, you’re telling me there’s a chance). In my mind, he’d be perfect for Jon Connington.

  47. Josh Parker
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins,

    I’m not hung up on the fleshy face and worm-like lips, but I agree he needs to be a creeper, not a handsome, but scary-looking dude.

    I really don’t get this fan obsession with Cillian Murphy playing Ramsay. He’s just entirely the wrong choice, plus he’s too busy and expensive.

    Iwan Rheon is a great choice, too. I kinda like Andrew Scott, but he’s still maybe a bit too handsome. Not that I’d complain if he was cast.

    There ARE ugly actors out there. He doesn’t have to be Hollywood ugly.

  48. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Chump Force 1,

    I really hope they do not cut him!

    I think they could add Whitebeard anywhere along Dany’s route to Meereen hoenstly. He can prove himself sooner after he meets her in the books…

    Some one has to take the place of Mormont once Dany realizes he has betrayed her. Whitebeard is the perfect choice. Who else could be her #1? Daario? A Dothraki bloodrider?

    Wasn’t there a comment about Ian McElhinney growing out his beard? Hopeful thinking on my part maybe…..

  49. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Josh Parker,

    The thing about “ugly” or “pretty” is that they are relative to every society or era…. plus so much of it is attitude and stature.

    The thing about Cillian Murphy is that he has 2 of Ramsay’s most distinct features perfectly – large wormy lips and ice blue eyes (and I think his face is fleshy looking too honestly). The rest is attitude and Murphy can play creepy like no one’s business!

    While there are definitely more actors out there that could do the job, to rule out Murphy because he is “too pretty” is just odd to me. Most of the actors fans have picked for Ramsay are “pretty”…. outside of Born Gorman that is! XD

  50. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    If they cut Arstan I will kill D@D he’s been my favourite Knight for years and I loved his scenes in season 1.

  51. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Claudiu Gherganu,

    Hey in all fairness the book nerds were there long before you became a fan, some as many as 2o years! This is our favourite book series they are adapting, we will not go away!

  52. Lex
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    An early start to filming? That’s good news!

    As for casting, my main hope is for Ciaran Hinds to play ANY role. I’d also like to see James Purefoy and Ian Henry Cusick play a part.

  53. Alan
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    darquemode:
    Josh Parker,

    The thing about “ugly” or attractive” is that it is relative to every society or era…. plus so much of it is attitude and stature.

    The thing about Cillian Murphy is that he has 2 of Ramsay’s most distinct features perfectly – large wormy lips and ice blue eyes (and I think his face is fleshy looking too honestly). The rest is attitude and Murphy can play creepy like no one’s business!

    While there are definitely more actors out there that could do the job, to rule out Murphy because he is “too pretty” is just odd to me. Most of the actors fans have picked for Ramsay are “pretty”…. outside of Born Gorman that is! XD

    I don’t think D&D are going to view ugly as a requirement for Ramsay. Different looking, but not ugly. I mean, this is TV. Tyrion’s supposed to be hideous. And Brienne has a masculine haircut. That’s as far as they go.

    That said, I’d imagine price tag is a bigger issue for Cillian Murphy. It could be somewhat of a juicy role — although he’s done a fair number of guys like this — but they really haven’t gotten many people with his resume so it’s pretty unlikely.

  54. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    Any idea how far along they are into filming Political Animals? Ciaran hinds has a starring role in that series on USA Network so I’m not sure if he could make the Thrones filming period…

    Purefoy is starring in the new for Fall FOX series The Following so he will be unavailable in all liklihood too sadly!

  55. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Alan,

    I agree, I think that has been the number one reason he would not be cast since people started floating his name aaround. Same goes for a number of bigger named actors people float….

    I think there could be a few roles in the series bigger name actors would take in the next few years that have enough face time and depth that the actors would want to play the role and HBO could rationalize paying a bit more…. That said, I’m not sure any will be cast in the end I guess.

  56. Eoin
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    My work colleague was fitted for his outfit today and he was cast as a Stark guard. His first day of filming is July 11 and he is going to see a funeral being filmed. My guess is Hoster Tully.

  57. Josh Parker
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I think we’re all setting ourselves up for disappointment by hoping for people with busy schedules or who would be too expensive. We’re all forgetting that the three biggest names on this show (aside from Dinklage) only signed on because they were only signing for one season.

    Ramsay, possibly Edmure and the Blackfish, Mance Rayder, etc. will all be signing on for multiple seasons, at least two.

    So for roles like these, I suggest we expect that at best we’ll be seeing people at the same level of renown as Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dillane, Natalie Dormer, Carice van Houten, or, far more likely, Ian Hanmore or Daniel Portman. Which is to say, no renown.

  58. Josh Parker
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Alan,

    Brienne on the show is at least as ugly as I pictured her. Sometimes I wonder if other fans pictured her with bush-baby eyes and donkey teeth or something. When you see what the actress looks like in real life, I say they did a fantastic job uglying her up.

    Plus, most of what made her ugly in the novels was her big eyes (check), wide mouth (check) and man-ishness (check and check!).

  59. Alan
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know if he’d do it, but Ciaran Hinds would make a great Doran Martell when that role comes around.

  60. Dark Star
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    To add a name to the casting choices, I think Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard would make a great Ramsey Snow. While generally a “pretty” face, he has great eyes that can be creepy. I am not sure how his English is, though.

    http://www.resume.se/Global/Bilder/Personer/S/BillSkarsgard.jpg

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bill+skarsgard&view=detail&id=4FF97A7050EB3BE7772BDD660FAAD3BC205065D4&first=1

  61. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Eoin,

    Dude spoilers much?

  62. Carne
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Oh how much I want Sean Harris in Game of Thrones! Beric Dondarrion would be perfect for him, but with the Borgias also starting filming soon I don’t see that happen :( He’s a favorite of Nina Gold, so I still hope for the best.

    Beric Dondarrion: Sean Harris
    Mance Rayder: Gudmundur Thorvladsson
    Tormund Giantsbane: Kristofer Hivju

  63. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    James Purefoy would make a great MAnce Rayder.

  64. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Carne,

    I wonder if the Daario casting scenes are any indication that Mero Titan’s Bastard will be cast? IT certainly makes sense that he could…..

    If so. Kristofer Hivju simply is perfect for Mero.
    Tall…. bushy golden red beard…. light green eyes? Check. Check. Check.

  65. TheFlayedLady
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Alan:

    That said, I’d imagine price tag is a bigger issue for Cillian Murphy.It could be somewhat of a juicy role — although he’s done a fair number of guys like this — but they really haven’t gotten many people with his resume so it’s pretty unlikely.

    Would this be the 1st time he’s played a flayer though? I’m just TOO excited for Ramsay, I have a strange obsession for him, even though he is described as an ugly turd. Same with my obsession for the Hound. The more hideous the character, the more I love them! ha

  66. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    He was my dream casting for Mance for years now….

    I’m hoping if The Following does poorly or his chaacter is killed off in Season 1 that Purefoy would be available for next year to be cast as Euron Greyjoy! I can see him living in that role so, so well! XD

    Add in my pick for Victarion Greyjoy of Ray Stevenson and we could have a mini Rome reunion on screen.

  67. Jack
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Peter Mensah for Grey Worm! Although he was recently cast for True Blood. Maybe with the way HBO handles primetime, there would be minimal scheduling conflicts? He was in the Spartacus series, I think he would make a perfect Grey Worm.

  68. Josh Parker
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Mero is being included. We’ve already heard about an actor auditioning for him.

    I still wonder why so many think Hivju was up for Tormund, just because of the beard and semi-beefy frame. Tormund is supposed to be an old man, even though he’s somewhere in his mid-30′s. Hell, I’m 34, I’ve got a large frame and a booming voice. Maybe I can be Tormund!

    I have little doubt that Hivju was up for a Wildling role but I sincerely doubt it was Tormund, since even age aside we don’t know how good his English is and Tormund is a loquacious role. Even Ron Perlman (who I don’t like for the part at all) would make a better Tormund than Hivju.

  69. Vanderhook
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Hell yes, casting is coming.

    Cillian Murphy as Ramsay would be absolutely awesome, and I totally would love to see that. But.. there’s no way it will happen. Sure he’s way too good looking to fit the physical description of Ramsay, but I’ll take acting chops over physical resemblence any day. Besides, Cillian has the two defining traits of Ramsay: thick lips and pale eyes.

    Honestly though, I wouldn’t be that surprised if Ramsay isn’t even cast. Think about it, he wasn’t in Storm of Swords at all. Though it would be lame to reveal what happened to Winterfell without an on-screen introduction of Ramsay. If Ramsay was cast though, what would he even do? Would they just show him in the Dreadfort flaying Theon? Is that really enough content to justify casting him? If it is such a small role, it does give hope for Cillian Murphy, as he wouldn’t have to be paid all THAT much for breif cameo

  70. Josh Parker
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Jack,

    I would never believe a guy with a voice like that is a eunoch.

  71. Holbac
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Ian MElhinney twitted he will soon return to a TV Series.
    I Think Barristan will be back ^^

  72. Josh Parker
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Vanderhook,

    A poster here, forgive me for forgetting who, suggested that Ramsay might show up this year as a fellow captive who gains Theon’s trust and even helps him escape. He could then spend the entire season gaining Theon’s trust, and being promised a highly-placed position once Theon regains power, etc., only to then have him reveal himself near the end of the season.

    It’s a good way to keep Theon in focus even though he sits Storm out, and think about how this show doesn’t require “major” characters to appear in every episode. A plot like that would take up five or six episodes. That’ll do just fine. And then maybe 4 episodes in Season 4 showing him as a captive and being tortured.

  73. Josh Parker
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Holbac,

    Really? Link? Awesome if true.

  74. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Josh Parker,

    I always read Tormund as old too.
    I pictured Brendan Gleeson as I read mostly, but later Brian Blessed came to mind too. I think a lot of actors could be a good Tormund though… Gleeson and Blessed, Ray Winstone, Gordon Kennedy, Robbie Coltraine or even John Rhys-Davies. Of course a few arenot likely to be cast for various reasons.

    Really for Tormund an actor does not even need to look a certain way. They throw on a beard and long wig , and as long as the actor is large and has a large vocie… you have Tormund! XD

  75. blackbird7309
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Aside from the casting, what scenes are you looking forward to?
    Me: 1. RW
    2. “the grotto”
    3. much more Tyrion and Bronn
    4. Geez, I just hope they don´t leave out too much :)

  76. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    My dream casting for Euron Greyjoy…I imagined him as this actor when reading ADWD, although I know it would be entirely impossible…Chris Hemsworth!

  77. Holbac
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Permalink
  78. Pepi
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Queen of Thorns – Angela Lansbury
    Vargo Hoat – Predrag Bjelac
    Selyse Florent – Fiona Shaw (make it happen!)
    Beric Dondarrion – David Michael Scott (why recast?)
    Ramsay Snow – Iwan Rheon
    Thoros of Myr – Bill Bailey
    Tormund – Vladimir Kulich
    Ow … and I think Emma Watson would be an awesome Meera Reed. Highly unlikely, tho … just as the rest of the list, for that matter. :D

  79. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Holbac,

    I sincerely hope you are a young beautiful lady, cause that news makes me want to kiss you!!!!

  80. Josh Parker
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    I think Tormund should be stocky and have a loud, booming voice. That’s why I’m not a fan of Perlman as Tormund. His voice is low and raspy.

    Brian Blessed IS Tormund in my head, always has been. Though Rhys-Davies would be good, too, and the guy doesn’t seem to turn anything down.

  81. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    blackbird7309,

    1) Sam the Slayer
    2) Arya and the Hound
    3) the Lightning Lord!
    4) secret coversation of Sansa and the Tyrels.
    5) Any potential Dorne scenes (rumours that they may be included this season)
    6) Jon and Ygritte scenes.

  82. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    A woman cannot wait for actual casting announcements! Speculation is fun but the real news is better!

  83. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Josh Parker,

    Getting another LOTR star on GOT? THat would be awesome! Just imagine the dwarf jokes he and Peter could make off set.

  84. Julian Walker
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    My Dream Cast for Season 3.

    Jojen Reed – Michael Cera

    Meera Reed – Kristen Stewart

    Mance Raydar – Elijah Wood

    Ramsay Bolton – Tyler Perry

    Blackfish – Channing Tatum

    Queen of Thorns – Betty White

    Edmure Tully – Ben Stiller

    Hoster Tully – Jerry Stiller

    Thoros of Myr – Jack Black

    Arianne Martell – Kim Kardashian

    Oberyn Martell – Taylor Launter

    Sand Snakes – The rest of the female Kardashian clan

    Strong Belwas – Martin Lawrence

    Daario Naharis – Anthony Hopkins (love to see him in a love scene with Daenerys!)

    Beric Dondarrion – Bill Murray

  85. Julian Walker
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    I think that have the Stiller boys on one show would reunite them and give them a chance to prove themselves on television once more (Jerry already did with King of Queens). I would LOVE to see Ben Stiller match wits with Michelle Fairley. Channing Tatum’s muscles would do the acting for him. Blackfish is an action character right?!? Lets have em be a stripper too!!

    Tyler Perry as Ramsay Bolton would be lovely as it would require him to play a sadistic, disgusting, vile character unlike anything he’s played before. Not to mention the number of African Americans who would turn in would be stunning.

    Michael Cera can provide the solemn yet quite wisdom of Jojen Reed, he and Issac should have intense chemisty on set. While Kristen can bring a subtle performance with all her lip biting and glaring to Meera.

    Kim Kardashian cuz why not? That butt of hers attracts more than a million viewers on Sunday. Lets convert those Kardashian fans into Game of Thrones fans!
    BOOTY IS COMING!!

  86. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Julian Walker,

    Now don’t be so ridiculous, I would love Taylor Lautner as a Martel. But not Oberyn, cast him as Quentyn that way we can see him being burned to death by dragon fire (hahaha my sadistic dreams, I can only hope!)

  87. NOC
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    James Purefoy for Mance!

  88. Two Feathers
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    TF is back in the Game…title and lands in the north restored….:)

  89. mags giantsbabe
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    my scenes:

    1 the ‘grotto’
    2 RW, if it’s pushed forward.
    3 a grey wolf and bastard meet, fleetingly, (though doubt if we’ll see it)
    4 jaime’s…
    5 anything Tyrion with Tywin
    6 a certain group of companions
    7 bran being told a story
    8 the Old Bear

  90. Handmaiden of Dany
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Julian Walker,

    OMG-this is funny as HELL!

  91. Carne
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Josh Parker,

    No, I agree. Hivju probably didn’t audition for Tormund, and if they’re going by the book then he would be too young (but who knows, maybe they’ll make him younger). But if they cast him I imagine it’s a wildling role (maybe some of the book characters combined).

  92. House Farwynd
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Are the Spy Kids’ kids to old now to be the Reeds?

  93. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    House Farwynd,

    I will kill you! And your house! Then I’ll have to get some singer to compose a Rains of Castamere esque song about house Farwynd.

  94. John-Michael Lelievre
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Julian Walker,

    I threw up in my mouth a little, but “Daario Naharis – Anthony Hopkins (love to see him in a love scene with Daenerys!)” made me lawl.

  95. Zacky
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    I believe season 3 will be like season 1, where a lot of important stuff happens to our favorite characters. With 2 seasons, they can concentrate on what’s important and go slow. Because season 2 had not a lot going on (without Blackwater), with full of new characters. But now we will know the characters in season 3: Yara, Melissandre, Stannis, Margeary, Brienne.
    So let’s give the guys a break, they did an awesome job!!!

  96. Alan
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    blackbird7309:
    Aside from the casting, what scenes are you looking forward to?
    Me: 1. RW2. “the grotto”3. much more Tyrion and Bronn4. Geez, I just hope they don´t leave out too much :)

    1. RW
    2. Dracarys
    3. Jaime losing a hand.
    4. Tyrion’s wedding.
    5. The Hound v Beric Dondarrion
    6. For I am the Last of the Giants.
    7. Jaime v Brienee
    8. Queen of Thorns
    9. Knight of the Laughing Tree

    I could keep going.

    I’m relatively certain that I’m getting seven or eight of those, so if I could wish for one, it’s the Last of the Giants.

  97. Turn cloak
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Why do people refer to Ramsay Snow as Ramsay Bolton so soon? He doesn’t become legitimized until after The Red Wedding

  98. Karolina
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    David Oakes as Beric Dondarrion please! He was awesome in a second season of The Borgias:)
    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3033901568/nm2845631

  99. The Kingslayer
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Chump Force 1,

    If they cut Whitebeard I’ll stop watching the show, Whitebeard is a vital part of Dany’s journey you cannot cut him !!!!!!!

    Also I’d hate to see Sean Harris in GOT he makes my skin crawl.

  100. Turn cloak
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    blackbird7309:
    Aside from the casting, what scenes are you looking forward to?
    Me: 1. RW2. “the grotto”3. much more Tyrion and Bronn4. Geez, I just hope they don´t leave out too much :)

    1) The Hound running into familiar people at the inn
    2) Dany and the Unsullied
    3) White Walkers attacking the fist and the death of Jeor Mormont
    4) the introduction of Arstan Whitebeard
    5) Lord Beric vs The hound

  101. Turn cloak
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    mags giantsbabe,

    What is “the grotto”. I dnt remember that from ASOS

  102. Thiago Waldhelm
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    ok, people REALLY should learn to use spoiler tags o.o

    at least the post news are good!

  103. Karolina
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know what has happened but my previous post is empty sorry!
    David Oakes as Beric Dondarrion, please! He was awesome in a second season of The Borgias http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3033901568/nm2845631

  104. The Kingslayer
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Fact I don’t really want to see anyone from The Borgias in GOT because the majority of the actors are pretty weak and that includes Irons. Yes Jeremy is an oustanding actor when he wants to be but in that show he’s hamming it up left, right and center.

    Well I’d maybe be ok with the red head playing Val if she beefed up a little.

  105. DH87
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Dark Star: I think Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard would make a great Ramsey Snow.

    Somewhat awkward English, strong Swedish accent, I believe.

  106. Rygar
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins,

    Winstone as Victarion rules. Never thought of him for the role but now I think he would be perfect.

    Still want John Cusack for Mance.

  107. Ryan
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    yay! 9 july is my birthday :D so excited for the next season, i just finished watching season 2 the ending was epicc!

  108. Carne
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    The Kingslayer,

    Not really. Sean Harris outshines everyone in The Borgias, and pretty much every movie/show he stars in.

  109. Knurk
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers:
    TF is back in the Game…title and lands in the north restored….:)

    awesome, congrats. Hope you can give us some secret little hints now and then.

  110. Macha
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    blackbird7309: Aside from the casting, what scenes are you looking forward to?

    1. Hate to be obvious, but RW. Because I’m quite the masochist.
    2. Anything to do with Jaime and Brienne, because every scene with these two is made of win; similarly, Dragonstone scenes, because I can’t get enough of the cast.
    3. Tyrion and Sansa’s reaction to the news of their wedding, just because I had to slap myself while reading, it was such a WTF moment. Followed by insane laughter.
    4. Coldhands, for many reasons that have nothing to do with the popular (but wrong IMO) Benjen theory. :)
    5. Balon’s death scene.

    Josh Parker,
    re: the theory you mentioned about Ramsay playing prisoner at the Dreadfort
    I was sorry they had to cut Theon’s scenes with Reek at Winterfell, however with the change of location in season 2 and Theon already captured, I find this theory to be a bit of a stretch. Granted, Ramsay does have a sick mind and loves to play games, but playing prisoner at the Dreadfort only to gain Theon’s trust – which he doesn’t need now that he the story never put him in Winterfell and in need of an escape plan – doesn’t seem quite right, though it will be interesting to see how the writers tackle his story for 3 whole seasons (2 at least).

  111. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Carne,

    I quit watching The Borgias (not to be confused with Borgia which I quite liked) after 4 or 5 episodes into Season 1 because I thought it was just a poorly done series overall. Harris was the exception though and quite good in the role.. Michaletto?

    Like you said though he is good in most everything he does. I liked him in everything I have seen him in (Red Riding Trilogy, Five Daughters, Meadowlands) even if I’ve only seen him in a handful of projects.

  112. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Ryan,

    Happy upcoming birthday, here’s to hoping that someone buys you the book series, or promises to get you season 2 when it comes out on Blue-Ray and DVD.

  113. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Knurk,

    Ok I have no idea what is happening? What are you guys talking about, does Two Feathers work on the series?

  114. The Kingslayer
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Carne,

    Please Michael Fassbender mopped the floor with Harris in Prometheus. Even Charlize Theron blew him out of the water.

  115. The Kingslayer
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Rygar,

    Oh my god Ray Winstone would make a horrible Victarion.

  116. ...
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    I’d say they’re starting in N Ireland. Then in the early autumn Croatia, and in the winter Morocco and Iceland. (Morocco is too hot in the summer, Dubrovnik too crowded, Iceland needs the snow).

  117. Carne
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    The Kingslayer,

    He had a tiny and badly written role, so I don’t blame him. That was the case with most of the cast. A mediocre script. Fassbender was very good though.

  118. Ser Lemon Cakes
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure Ian Mc is back as he was grilling Elio on twitter recently regarding his characters backstory ;)

    Seems like we should have had more leaks regarding casting if filming starts soon? Guess they are trying to keep a lid on it for Comic-Con?

  119. robb17
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    even though i have my own dream cast, i wouldn’t mind if they go for total unknowns. they have been very good at casting unknowns like Emilia Clarke and the Stark kids. it gives newcomers a platform.

  120. The Kingslayer
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Ser Lemon Cakes:
    I’m pretty sure Ian Mc is back as he was grillingElio on twitter recently regarding his characters backstory ;)

    Seems like we should have had more leaks regarding casting if filming starts soon? Guess they are trying to keep a lid on it for Comic-Con?

    You’ve just made my night :-)

  121. Rygar
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    The Kingslayer,

    I disagree. He does not fit my mental image of Victarion but he has the badassary down and is talented enough of an actor to give the character more depth.

  122. The Kingslayer
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Rygar,

    Physique wise Ray’s actually got Victarion nailed but I just don’t rate him as an actor, the only time I was really impressed with his work was when he played Henry the 8th but that was a very long time ago.

  123. Carne
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Managed to get through the first season, but it was more me forcing myself through each episode, hoping it would get better. Didn’t drag me in as GoT have.

  124. Rygar
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    The Kingslayer,
    As Varamyr stated, check him out in The Proposition with Guy Pierce and Danny Huston.
    I have always pictured a Money Pit/ Witness/Die Hard era Alexander Goodinov (sp?) As Victarion. Tall and lanky Norse like alpha male.

  125. KG
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    John-Michael Lelievre,

    But really, how awesome would it be to have Sir Anthony in a scene or three lol

  126. LoF
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Why does everyone want Cillian Murphy as the Bastard of Bolton? What a terrible casting choice that would be, imo. I don’t want a scrawny, over-the-top weird looking character.

    Tom Hardy given the Brienne treatment, all day. I could see him as a younger HBO Roose easily.

  127. The Kingslayer
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Rygar,

    I’ve nevert pictured Victarion as lanky he’s always been well built to me with broad shoulders.

  128. Carne
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    I doubt Cillian Murphy have even auditioned for the role. I think he’s focusing on his Hollywood career instead of GoT which is probably going to bind him for several seasons (which means less feature film work for him during all those months).

  129. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    LoF,

    Isn’t an over the top weirdo exactly what is needed for the bastard of Bolton?
    Anyway if fans are complaining Murphy is too “pretty” for the role, what do you think they are gonna say about TOm Hardy!

  130. Rygar
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    LoF:
    Why does everyone want Cillian Murphy…

    I think it’s because of his eyes and that he plays “the villian” well. He would not be my choice either, though. I am for Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. Not really, but considering he got a role in HBO’s Hemingway film, I will throw him a bone and choose him.

  131. Bonnie Blue
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure there are a lot of bigger named Hollywood actors/actresses who would love to play some of these characters, but I agree, most of them have projects going and things up in the air that would not permit them for this long of an obligation. That is why I think we will see more unknowns coming. Which is great because you don’t have preconceived perceptions about them.
    Game of Thrones doesn’t need big names to attract viewers, they can go strickly for talent :)

  132. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Interesting little factoid I just discovered (albeit possibly completely irrelevant)…
    Nina Gold recently cast Ian McShane in a movie ‘Cuban Fury’. It’s in early pre-production right now so it should interfere with Thrones filming if… if…. if…

    I’d just love to have Ian McShane in any number of roles on Thrones that this new Nina Gold connection paired with his previous HBO connection is just going to stoke the flames even more!

    Now back to your regularly shceduled programming….

  133. Rygar
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    darquemode:
    Interesting little factoid I just discovered (albeit possibly completely irrelevant)…
    Nina Gold recently cast Ian McShane in a movie ‘Cuban Fury’. It’s in early pre-production right now so it should interfere with Thrones filming if… if…. if…

    I’d just love to have Ian McShane in any number of roles on Thrones that this new Nina Gold connection paired with his previous HBO connection is just going to stoke the flames even more!

    Now back to your regularly shceduled programming….

    I like this.

  134. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    The Kingslayer,

    Check out Harris as corrupt Yorkshire constable Bob Craven in Red Riding.

    Harrowing performance.

  135. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Are the Ian McElhinney rumblings accurate?

    He just wrapped the BBC miniseries The Fall starring Gillian Anderson, in Belfast, which also stars Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton).

    Wait…just saw the Elio twitter feed. Arstan Whitebeard is coming….

  136. Bgap
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Jess:
    I am SO excited! I finally got my mom to start watching season 1 with me and I’m hoping to catch her up before season 3 starts. You’d think 20 episodes in 9 months would be doable

    I got my 74 yr old mom and her 80 year old husband (my step dad) to watch an episode mid season. They were hooked and went back and watched the whole 20 episodes on demand over the past month. Now they can’t wait for season 3 like the rest of us.

    <

  137. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Bgap,

    Proudest aSoIaF fan moment…getting my sci-fi and fantasy hating father to start watching the series by telling him its a period piece and getting him hooked!
    Second proudest moment, getting my teenage sister excited about the GOT Rom-Com trailer only to dash her hopes at the end!

  138. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Such a great mini-series!

    And it has already given us a few Thrones actors… Sean Bean, Marc Addy, and Joseph Mawle. If I had my way a few more actors from the series could make their way to Thrones!

  139. El Beto
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    For those who already read the 3rd book, where do you think they are going to end season 3 and start season 4? Do you think the Red Wedding? The unsullied? I really don’t remember very well what happens in the middle of the book

  140. Shelby Films
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    I just posted a ‘Game of Thrones’ themed comedy online. It’s called ‘Sex Game of Thrones’ – you should all check it out!

    Enjoy: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6743418a65/sex-game-of-thrones

  141. John-Michael Lelievre
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    KG,

    Haha, he could have been Craster for sure. Or even Roose. The guy IS one of my favourite actors. Ahh hell, let’s get him for Tormund.

  142. dizzy_34
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Rygar,

    She’s cast almost all of Hollywood in something. I wouldn’t read that much into it. However, I agree that he would be great in several roles.

  143. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    I never noticed it before this last year, but if you are cast in a project by Nina Gold there is a very good chance you will be in another project cast by Nina Gold sometime soon! The actors she casts are so interconnected within her projects it is both amusing and disturbing on some level! XD

    The game might be “6 degrees of Kevin Bacon”, but I bet it is more like 2 or 3 degrees of Nina Gold! XD

  144. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Indeed. I really want Peter Mullan (the Priest) as the Blackfish. He would be awesome. Also Paddy Considine. Eddie Marsan, Rebecca Hall would be great and Saskia Reeves (the psychic in Red Riding 3 and Lady Jessica Atreides in the first Dune mini-series) down the road as the Green Grace or the Lady from Volantis (not Talisa lol!).

  145. Biscotti
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Ian McElhinney ‏@SerIanMc
    Heading to London for a meeting re a TV series and going to see a play starring a pal of mine. Catch you all soon.

  146. John-Michael Lelievre
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    This is a ways away but… anyone have ideas who could possibly play “Hizdahr”?

    For once I don’t have an actor in mind who fits.

  147. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    As for your Nina Gold comment, I just got goosebumps because Nina Gold also cast for The Fall as well which in addition to having Ser Barristan and Roose Bolton in the cast the mini-series about a serial killer in Belfast stars Gillian Anderson, who I wanted for Catelyn Stark since day 1 (I love Fairley though!), this gives a slim chance that GA could be get involved with the show. I think she could do well with a long standing role as Selyse Baratheon. Granted, GA is much more attractive than book Selyse, but I think (given her bizarre Ms. Havisham in Great Expectations) she could make it work, and if she has good chemistry with Stephen Dillane they could be a fun, bickering couple. I enjoy Selyse Florent Nee Baratheon very much as a character, she’s just this jaded, cold, colossal nag. Another role that GA could sink her teeth into is Lady Dustin who given her appearance in ADWD and the constant mentioning of House Dustin in season 2 confirms for me that that storyline will be important in the Northern arc of ASOIAF. I would kill for a scene of Anderson talking to Reek about Brandon Stark’s douchebaggery and Ned Stark’s bones.

    Oh fuck…..I just had brainstorm: Could Lady Barbrey Dustin be Jon Snow’s mother? And Brandon Stark his father? That could explain her hatred of Ned Stark, not to mention the Dustin name drops in season 2…do D & D know something we don’t?

  148. Ser Lemon Cakes
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    Peter Mullan (the Priest) as the Blackfish

    He can’t be! He must be Howland Reed!

    sn’t an over the top weirdo exactly what is needed for the bastard of Bolton?
    Anyway if fans are complaining Murphy is too “pretty” for the role, what do you think they are gonna say about Tom Hardy!

    I pretty much want Tom Hardy for all the things ever, but casting him as the Bastard would, uh dampen my ardor an I don’t want that! Happily it’s not going to happen as he’s too big a name. I can only see Murphy doing it because it’s filming in his backyard, so to speak. Iwan all the way!

    Wait…just saw the Elio twitter feed. Arstan Whitebeard is coming….

    I know right? Yay! I remember Finn Jones saying he was way into the books and I’m sure would make sure he could continue the role if at all possible.

  149. Knurk
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Nina Gold also casted Prometheus: bring on Charlize, Fassbender, Harris, Rapace, Pearce and for the love of god IDRIS ELBA! (just one of them will do too)

    Pretty funny to see Lysa and Marillion in that movie.

  150. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Permalink
  151. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Those are 3 that come to mind for me too, but I will add a few more….
    James Fox for Qyburn, Anthony Flanagan (Tom O’Sevens or maybe Vargo Hoat even) and I think either Jim Carter or John Henshaw could be good Wyman Manderly if he gets cast…

  152. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Knurk,

    Heh don’t forget Fassbender starred in Centurion with Liam Cunningham which was directed by Neil Marshall. But I doubt we will see Fassbender on GoT.

    Guy Pearce could rock Jon Connington though….

    Rapace as the Green Grace?

  153. WildSeed
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Julian Walker,

    LMAO :D your preference list !

  154. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Those are awesome. I really want Jared Harris for Vargo Hoat though. He’s finished with Mad Men and Fringe and I think he would be incredible in the role, and I guarantee you he can put on a convincing stutter that would not take the menace out of his character at all.

  155. Knurk
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    My brain is forgetting ADWD alltogether now, I have no freakin’ clue who Hizdahr and Green Grace are.

  156. WildSeed
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Per your current week’s list , was the actress Fionula Flanagan the white haired
    actress who also starred in ” Lost” ?

  157. WildSeed
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Is James Shaw large enough for Manderly’s role ? I guess there’s always the fat suit.

  158. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    There are so many loose possible lineages for the various bastards…. That could fit as one for Jon for sure.

    Another I used to wonder about was Robert Arryn and if he was Littlefinger’s bastard and not Lord Jon Arryn’s at all. How far back did the affair with Lysa go? Robert is a sickly lad just like Littlefinger was when he was young… I since ruled against it, but for the first 3 books I wondered….

  159. WildSeed
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Knurk,

    Think Mereen, Danerys’ husband and advisor respectively.

  160. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    Yes she is. fiesty and tiny and all around fun! A nice fit for QoT.

  161. WildSeed
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Always remind me of James Joyce

  162. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    I think Jared Harris would be an interesting Hoat although I had not considered him before… He can do menacing quite well and still bring humor….

    WildSeed,

    James Shaw?
    Not sure I know who that is off the top of my head.
    I guess the fact of the matter is not many actors are big enough to fill Lord Lamprey’s mutton chops! XD

    The one I think comes closest is Ian McNiece who played the newsreader in Rome.

  163. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    That’s a possibility, which just adds to the creepy wonderment that is Petyr Baelish.

    Regarding my Lady Dustin theory…

    Can you not see Ned claiming his dead brother’s bastard as his own to preserve the honour of the house and his brother and father’s memory? If people could imagine he would do it for Lyanna then why not Brandon as well? But if that is the case, what did Lyanna mean when she said “promise me”? Is this a reference to Young Griff/Aegon? And what if Cat knows about Brandon and Lady Dustin? She was to marry Brandon first, what if she knew as Ned did, that Jon is Brandon’s bastard through Lady Dustin? That would explain a lot of her hatred….because I think Ned would have told her if Jon was Lyanna’s boy. And she wouldn’t hate him as much I think.

    Another motive for Lady Dustin’s hatred…there was a switch, her boy with Brandon died instead of baby Aegon (who belonged to Lyanna and Rhaegar not sickly Elia Martell) and Lyanna’s boy Jon was brought back to Winterfell. But why would they switch them? What are the circumstances there?

  164. Superdeluxe
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Has your list been updated since the 9th?

  165. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Ian McNiece would be fantastic as Manderly! Picture his fat, vulgar Nazi in Conspiracy with Kenneth Branagh and he could pull it off. I remember his brilliant Vladimir Harkonnen in the Dune mini-series.

  166. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Superdeluxe,

    My casting thread on SpoilerTV?

    I have not officially updated it since 06/09, but I did add a few more actors to my lists.. Gillian Anderson and Fiona Shaw for Selyse, Sala Baker for Belwas (if he is cast), I think that’s it….

    I did not bother to officially update it and retweet it etc… I
    probably will not until there is some actual casting news to report or news related to the various actors people have suggested. At the very least some more rumors of other roles being cast….

  167. WildSeed
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Sorry darquemode, I misread J. Henshaw’s name from the list above. I have no
    idea who he is but I referenced the need for an actor with girth. ser Manderly
    always made me think of Jabba the Hut.

  168. Zack
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Wasn’t McNiece originally tapped for a role in the series?

    I’m thinking…Illyrio, maybe? If I’m remembering correctly, perhaps he could be brought in for Mandely, as Roy Dotrice (originally cast as Pycelle, before an illness made him have to pass on the role) was brought back for the pyromancer, Hallyne.

    So he seems like a very plausible potential get. And I can see him doing justice to a very memorable role.

    ETA: It appears I was right. http://www.fanpop.com/spots/game-of-thrones/images/28217000/title/ian-mcneice-magister-illyrio-mopatis-pilot-photo

  169. loco73
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Good tidings…at least something positive will happen this summer…

  170. WildSeed
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Oh my goodness, you’re right. Well struck ser !

  171. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    Ok I wondered if that was who you meant! XD
    I think he could be large enough to pass, but not as big as the books obviously…. Jim Carter has the booming voice and the height but he is more thick than fat like Manderly should be.

    Here is John Hensaw in South Riding a couple years ago.
    http://static.whatsontv.co.uk/images/gallery/SOUTH-RIDING-JOHN-HENSHAW.jpg

  172. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Zack,

    HA!
    Thanks for that link!!!

    I always wanted to see some of the cast from the pilot that was recast… I think McNiece would have made a great Illyrio even if that hat is a bit odd to me…

  173. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    dude just saw your site (nice!) you have to include Sian Phillips for Queen of Thorns and Imogen Poots for Val.

    Also Jason Isaacs is available! Awake (sadly,watching it now and it is fantastic) was cancelled.

    This is why Sian Phillips should be Queen of Thorns: http://youtu.be/_yNNviQNna4

  174. DH87
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor: Another I used to wonder about was Robert Arryn and if he was Littlefinger’s bastard and not Lord Jon Arryn’s at all. How far back did the affair with Lysa go? Robert is a sickly lad just like Littlefinger was when he was young… I since ruled against it, but for the first 3 books I wondered….

    Fassbender and Rapace are booked solid for years and in a salary bracket that would be impossible to approximate. They are probably two of the ten hottest non-American actors in the world.

    Tom Hardy is a third.

  175. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Well Thank you…

    I left Isaacs off the list since he is currently filming a movie , but he could be done in time for Thrones… Maybe? I would love him in Thrones!

    I saw Imogen Poots in Bouquet of Barbed Wire. I liked her… Hmmm…
    According to IMDB she has a rather busy schedule of upcoming projects, but if Val or Dalla come next year…..

    I think I left Sian Phillips off because of how tall she is, but that is no legitimate reason of course! She could have shrunk a bit over the years for that matter. XD

    She would be very good in the role for sure. Like i put on the site…. there are just so many great older British actress that could do the Queen of Thorns justice in my opinion…. I may take off Jean Marsh though seeing as I think her career will be curtailed due ot her stroke last year….

  176. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Imogen Poots was in Centurion, she played a witch that gave Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham and co shelter. I thought of Val instantly.

    Oh and Anthony Stewart Head for the Blackfish???? That would be awesome! I can definitely see him in that role. And….Giles!

  177. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    How so? My Lady Dustin theory or my Ian McNiece casting for Manderley?

  178. darquemode
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Oh I did see Centurion and I recall her now!
    Yeah that was a very Val-like role…..

  179. Sonia
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    As much as I would love Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Snow, I think that’s one we will have to let go of- looking on Iwan Rheon’s IMDb page, he’s not exactly struggling for work, he’s got four movies coming out and he’s apparently working on an album (he’s a singer?!). He seems to be way too busy.

  180. Iconoclast
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    Ben Barnes = Bastard of Bolton

  181. dgwow
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Claudiu Gherganu,

    I think most people don’t mind that D&D change things in the story, except they have to be improvements, whereas most of the changes in the TV series are not.

  182. mags giantsbabe
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    turn cloak

    it’s got to do with Jon, in a cave, in the first part of ASOS.

    ‘…there’s naught to bite in the dark but flesh…’

  183. Lex
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    mags giantsbabe:
    turn cloak

    it’s got to do with Jon, in a cave, in the first part of ASOS.

    ‘…there’s naught to bite in the dark but flesh…’

    Ah, the Lord’s Kiss.

  184. LoF
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    I see where you’re coming from but I don’t feel Murphy is too pretty for the role; that is not my reason for feeling he is the entirely wrong choice. Cillian cast as a simply an extremely creepy and unnerving character (which he would be, no doubt) would not be Ramsay. Ramsay is NOT Roose (and, for the record, while McElhatton is fine as far as his physical appearance, I’m mostly disappointed with the portrayal of Roose).

    Hardy is somewhat of a bigger guy, would be physically intimidating, and I think he could pull off the role of Ramsay really well if dirtied up a bit (not too much).

    Nobody is going to be scared of the Bastard of Bolton if he looks like he came hang-gliding in on a Dorito.

    Again, Ramsay is NOT Roose, and I think a lot of people are forgetting that when they scream for Cillian Murphy.

  185. KG
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    Ramsay is described as solidly built, not massively muscular. In fact, it’s stated he’ll probably run to fat in later life so the most I’d give him bodywise is “stocky.”

  186. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    KG,

    Wasn’t he described as “fleshy in appearance” or was that just his face?
    I can’t recall for sure….I have not read ACoK for a while. I would think “fleshy” would mean not quite in shape and not skinny. Much of that can be taken care of with wardrobe fairly easily assuming he does not have any shirtless scenes.

    Honestly though I think the most important traits of Ramsay are the pale eyes, wormy lips, (the long hair which they ignored for Roose), but mostly the ability to be vicious and cruel. Both of which come across due to acting more than phsyical stature in my opinion. I always took people being scared of him due to his reputation and his cruel and agressive manner and not because he was some looming big man. His physical stature is not part of the character in my mind really.

  187. blackbird7309
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    El Beto: For those who already read the 3rd book, where do you think they are going to end season 3 and start season 4? I really don’t remember very well what happens in the middle of the book

    I thought the book was divided in two parts anyways. I bought them on amazon, the first part is called “Steel and Snow”, the second “Blood and Gold”. If D&D keep to the books, we´re in for a huge cliffhanger.
    The first part ends with Jon´s escape from the wildlings after almost running into Bran. The RW is at the beginning of the second book.

    mags giantsbabe

    If they don´t give us the cave-scene, I´m gonna be really mad :) At least, Kit admitted, that his contract has a nudity clause :D

  188. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 3:40 am | Permalink

    El Beto,

    There are a lot of good finale points at the end of Part 1, but nothing with the impact of the RW which most assume will make it into Season 3 even though it comes another 8 or 9 chapters later.

    Of course they can add in all the Iron Islands scenes (from AFfC) into Season 4 along with a few other scenes so it could balance out nicely.

    blackbird7309,

    Yep in the UK and a few other countries in Europe Storm of Swords is in two volumes. Part 1 ends at Chapter 41/ Jon V I believe… (Jon escapes after being shot by an arrow) and PArt 2 begins with Chapter 42/ Daenerys IV (dany conquers Yunkai and all the freed slaves shout “Mother! Mother!”)

    They will have to add in some Bran scenes to catch up on the Reeds and some of the Riverlands scenes with Robb too probably.

  189. Tar Kidho
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    Ryan,

    mine is the 8th of July but I think I’ll celebrate it one day late this year :)

    I wonder if GRRM is still going to do the casting clues because 1) he doesn’t have much time and 2) the clues are usually deciphered in a fraction of the time he needs to come up with them… Hope he persists though because it’s definitely the best between-season entertainment there is!

  190. Tar Kidho
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    I didn’t like like him in Buffy, I didn’t like him in Merlin, and I even didn’t like him in Little Britain. I don’t know, I just don’t think he’s anything close to being a good actor… I know many here really hope he gets on the show, but for me personally that would be sad news.

  191. Rero
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    blackbird7309: I thought the book was divided in two parts anyways. I bought them on amazon, the first part is called “Steel and Snow”, the second “Blood and Gold”.IfD&D keep to the books, we´re in for a huge cliffhanger.
    The first part ends with Jon´s escape from the wildlings after almost running into Bran. The RW is at the beginning of the second book.

    mags giantsbabe

    If they don´t give us thecave-scene, I´m gonna be really mad :) At least, Kit admitted, that his contract has a nudity clause :D

    Lol that you consider your last sentence a spoiler.

    The Grotto-Scene is an important scene in the book, it’s about real freedom, hope they don’t ruin it. Also hope that Rose Leslie doesn’t have a (see referred spoiler).

  192. Claudiu Gherganu
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    dgwow:
    Claudiu Gherganu,

    I think most people don’t mind that D&D change things in the story, except they have to be improvements, whereas most of the changes in the TV series are not.

    That’s an opinion not a fact !

  193. Rero
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    Rero: Lol that you consider your last sentence a spoiler.

    The Grotto-Scene is an important scene in the book, it’s about real freedom, hope they don’t ruin it. Also hope that Rose Leslie doesn’t have a (seereferred spoiler).

    Correction, I meant I hope that she has a very liberal one, the same as Natalia Tena has for example.

  194. snapbackd
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    This is actually my first post ever on this website and I’ve been constantly refreshing the home page on this beautiful place since mid season 1 and have read easily over 75% of the comments since.

    Anyway just wanted to put forward my two cents regarding casting Cillian as Ramsay:

    In my opinion it just comes down to cost; GoT and particularly Nina Gold have created a cast of mainly unknown (and cheap!) actors (Maisie, Kit, Alfie, Sophie just to name a few) and these guys have constantly been impressing everyone since the show started. I have faith that no matter who is cast as Ramsay he will be as flawless as the rest of the cast, to the point that once everyone seems him in action he won’t be questioned at all (remember when Carice and Stephen were first announced? Not everyone was happy and even after the first couple of episodes people weren’t convinced. But when they showed there true acting chops like when Carice’s Mel gave birth to the Shadow Baby and Stephen’s Stannis showed his stuff at Blackwater, there really is no question about how good they are).

    So basically I think the money is just better spent on a more unknown actor unfortunately. By the way, in case anyone questions it, I am a MASSIVE Cillian Murphy fan and have continuously watched movies just for the sake of him being in them (luckily most of his main roles are also solid movies) but I just don’t see him being on GoT to be practical at all, as much as I would love it.

  195. mags giantsbabe
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    lex

    uhuh (: but not just that, the whole sequence

    blackbird

    i’ll also be dissappointed if they don’t show that. It’s an important part of the character arc. Sorry, what did Kit say? I can’t seem to untag spoiler tags on my phone.

  196. blackbird7309
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    Rero: Correction, I meant I hope that she has a very liberal one, the same as Natalia Tena has for example.

    So do I! If they ruin that scene I´m going to be very cross :D As for the spoiler tags: “:D” . I just had to laugh when Kit said: I was so happy to get the role, I just signed. And later: Gods, what have I done???
    I for one am very happy he signed first and thought later ;)

  197. blackbird7309
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    mags giantsbabe: i’ll also be dissappointed if they don’t show that. It’s an important part of the character arc. Sorry, what did Kit say? I can’t seem to untag spoiler tags on my phone.

    The interviewer asked, if his contract has a “Nudity-Clause” . Obviously it does and I´m very happy about it :) We´ve already seen naked dwarves and fat, naked kings. I´d like to see something yummy!

  198. Roose Bolton
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    There’s some great overlooked actors out there who would “stoop” to Game of Thrones.

    I’m holding out hope we’ll get someone as talented as Michael Pennington for Qyburn. He did a bit role on Tudors too, so it is a possibility…

    Find a budding character actor for Ramsay and let him get into his groove. Lord knows we need more good actors and less incompetent pretty faces.

  199. Ross
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    snapbackd: In my opinion it just comes down to cost; GoT and particularly Nina Gold have created a cast of mainly unknown (and cheap!) actors (Maisie, Kit, Alfie, Sophie just to name a few) and these guys have constantly been impressing everyone since the show started. I have faith that no matter who is cast as Ramsay he will be as flawless as the rest of the cast

    Yeah I agree with that. For the most part bandying around these Hollywood names is (fun but) pointless. They will probably go for someone who looks sort of familiar and we might have seen them in a UK TV series once but is not a big name.

    Having just said that (and completely contradicting myself), if they did want to bring in a bit of star power, Ramsay is probably the best new character to do that for.

    And to throw in my fun but pointless thought, a young Steve Buscemi would have been perfect for Ramsay in my opinion (although I cannot imagine him doing an English / European accent… has he ever for a role?).

  200. Lyn Corbray
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    Chump Force 1,

    you do realize whitebeard is technically already cast, yes? Or are you just saying that they will drop the whole “whitebeard” act?

  201. Macha
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    re: your Lady Dustin theory

    As much as I’d love to see the R+L=J theory debunked, I don’t think the timeline fits in this case, she was already married at the time of Robert’s rebellion and, from what I’ve gathered, nothing points to her affair with Brandon being recent enough to make them believable candidates for Jon’s parentage. Also, why would Ned lie in this case? It doesn’t add up IMO. But I don’t have the books at hand, so I could be mistaken.

  202. Macha
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    snapbackd: So basically I think the money is just better spent on a more unknown actor unfortunately.

    I completely agree. I for one love the fact that GoT has a ‘personality’ of its own, and a lot of credit goes to Nina Gold for rounding up these immensely talented actors, some of them unknown, some of them easily overlooked in other productions. I love the casting discussions that happen here, and yet I have no wish for LoTR alumni or other big names to join the show. I’d much rather see talented stage actors or discover unknown names who’d otherwise might slip under my radar.

  203. mags giantsbabe
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    Blackbird

    :))))))

    oh, that! We’ll, since he has (i bet all of the actors have to), we have something to look forward to (those of us who care). I wonder if we’ll be seeing Little Jon then… Lol

  204. blackbird7309
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    mags giantbabe

    Seems we´re the only naughty girls here…:D
    I´ll take myself to a nice quiet corner thinking of LittleJons, GreatJons and whatever else is worth drooling about. Feel free to join me ;)

  205. Vanderhook
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Josh Parker: Vanderhook, A poster here, forgive me for forgetting who, suggested that Ramsay might show up this year as a fellow captive who gains Theon’s trust and even helps him escape. He could then spend the entire season gaining Theon’s trust, and being promised a highly-placed position once Theon regains power, etc., only to then have him reveal himself near the end of the season.It’s a good way to keep Theon in focus even though he sits Storm out, and think about how this show doesn’t require “major” characters to appear in every episode. A plot like that would take up five or six episodes. That’ll do just fine. And then maybe 4 episodes in Season 4 showing him as a captive and being tortured.

    Thats an idea that sounds cool at first, until you realize theres a huge plot hole: Why would Ramsay even pretend to be a captive? Just to fuck with Theon? That’s a very elaborate plot just to fuck with someone. In the books, Ramsay was a captive because the Northmen were trying to exact justice upon Ramsay, so he switched spots with Reek. He then tricked Theon into letting him go get reinforcements. In the show, the entire Ramsay subplot was cut and Roose asks Robb to let his bastard take care of Theon, which lets us know that Ramsay is not in bad standing in the North, therefore has no reason to pretend he is a captive.

  206. Jake
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Macha,

    You are very wrong, my friend. It is a widely common theory because everything fits perrfectly into place. The ages and timing are almost perfect from what we know. Ned never lied, just withheld whatever he knew. Lyanna left him with one secret to keep and he harps on it throughout the books and even mentions it in the show. If R+L=J, he took it to his grave and there are only 1 or 2 people left in the realm that know the truth.

  207. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Tar Kidho,

    Yeah I love Tony Head and Giles was one of my favorite characters on Buffy (he brought Gravitas to the goings on) so I respectfully disagree. To each their own though :-)

  208. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Jake,

    Thanks for the support bro!

  209. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Two Feathers:
    TF is back in the Game…title and lands in the north restored….:)

    Stark soldier again? so happy for you!

  210. Macha
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Jake,

    Spoilers just in case:
    I wasn’t referring to the R+L=J theory when I said the timeline doesn’t fit, I was talking about Joshua’s theory concerning Lady Dustin. R+L fits perfectly, my only beef with it is that more or less everybody figured it out, and it would be pretty cool if GRRM managed somehow to surprise us still.

    Edit: IF you were referring to the Lady Dustin theory also, apologies. As I said, I could be very well mistaken, however I find that theory unlikely.

  211. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    yes, he was a Stark soldier ( season 1: first Arya´s scene?) but I think in season 2 he betrayed them ;)

  212. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    I am split on Tony Head actually and basically addedd him to my list after reading it onsome other site since I thought it was something fun and different.

    I guess I consider him more comedic, but I considered Marc Addy that way before he played Robert Baratheon too.

    I think a lot of light drama actors can nail the heavy drama when given the chance. Some of the best heavy drama actors around startted as comdians so I am usually willing to give someone the chance before I rule them out just because they don’t fit my ideal mold.

    If someone told me that the guy from Malcolm in the Middle was going to play the lead in Breaking Bad I would have poopoo-ed it in all likelihood, but I now am aware that Bryan Cranston is THE MAN!

    The one addition to my list I could not make, but read somewhere was someone saying Hugh Laurie for Thoros of Myr. In all honestly that may be amazing in the end (since I think Laurie has some real acting chops), but I cannot get past House, Blackadder III, and A Bit of Fry and Laurie! XD

  213. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Steven Fry as Manderley….

  214. Jake
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Macha,

    Apologies! I got confused-sies.

  215. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    I like Fry and tried to think of a role for him when I started my cast post… maybe Manderly! XD

    The man is BUSY though. He has some Hobbit stuff going on and like 3 other films in pre-production and one he is filming now! One never knows how long those shoots are or when some in “pre-production” will actually if ever go to actual production and begin filming.

    I thought Mads Mikkelsen was too busy to get a role on Thrones (or any more projects)with a similar ammount of projects in queue and he took on the lead in the upcoming series Hannibal! XD

  216. Theon Rules!
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone else think Michael Pitt would make a good Ramsay Bolton?

    I’m not a book reader but after reading the descriptions, that’s what popped into my head. Or would the whole getting kicked off Boardwalk thing make HBO not want to touch him again?

  217. Alan
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    darquemode:
    Joshua Taylor,

    I am split on Tony Head actually and basically addedd him to my list after reading it onsome other site since I thought it was something fun and different.

    I guess I consider him more comedic, but I considered Marc Addy that way before he played Robert Baratheon too.

    I think a lot of light drama actors can nail the heavy drama when given the chance. Some of the best heavy drama actors around startted as comdians so I am usually willing to give someone the chance before I rule them out just because they don’t fit my ideal mold.

    If someone told me that the guy from Malcolm in the Middle was going to play the lead in Breaking Bad I would have poopoo-ed it in all likelihood, but I now am aware that Bryan Cranston is THE MAN!

    The one addition to my list I could not make, but read somewhere was someone saying Hugh Laurie for Thoros of Myr. In all honestly that may be amazing in the end(since I think Laurie has some real acting chops), but I cannot get past House, Blackadder III,and A Bit of Fry and Laurie! XD

    That’s a really good point on Cranston. I’m not a fan of generally getting actors who are already identified with a role in a lot of people’s minds — especially not one with either a lot of crossover or comedic. To that end, things like Nathan Fillion or Anthony Head don’t appeal — I see Mal or Giles, etc., and that’s not really what I want out of GoT. I don’t want Tom Cruise playing Tom Cruise to the point that I forget his name in the movie is Ethan Hunt.

    So I’ve been mentally opposed to these. But I suppose if the character is different enough and the actor is good enough and it might help to have a physical change, then people can pull it off and make you forget the old character.

  218. Lex
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    darquemode,

    Steven Fry as Manderley….

    My god, that would be genius.

  219. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Jake,

    actually just one, the awesome little Cranogman Howland Reed.

  220. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Alan,

    Totally agree on Tom Cruise, or any number of other “above the title” actors.

    Of course we know actors are paid to play a part, but these days so many actors play so many multiple roles that seem to be shades of their true personality – accurate and fair or not.

    Other actors seem to almost never let their own personality bleed through into a character and move from role to role without ever really being locked in to a role or genre or archetype. I personally love character actors like that FAR MORE than mega celeb personality driven actors.

    All I know for sure is some actors really can move beyond their acceptable typical roles. Look at Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting or One hour Photo, and more recently and also on HBO…. Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson! Who would have thought Buscemi would be PERFECT as the heavy? Not me.

    I try not to rule people out unless they are incapable of acting specific traits prerequisite to a role…. height, strength, youth, physical aptitude etc…. I guess that does not mean I instantly see and can accept everyone in every role exactly either. It’s hard to picture many actors cast against type like that.

    I think with any”against type” casting you have greater risk of a bad choice, but the impact of the role is more powerful when it connects too.

  221. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    andrea,

    Is he the guy with the beard who lowered his head when lady Stark walked past and then wrote a post for WIC.net? If he is that’s awesome, theres a reason I still remember that post.

  222. DavidBC
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Theon Rules!,

    This has been said a million times by now… and Yes. He would be the best Ramsay Bolton.

  223. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    SDCC cannot get here fast enough, I’m so tired of looking up names of actors I’ve never heard of before wondering if they are going to be in GOT. Please please give me something solid before I get my heart set on Cillian Murphy and David Wenham and have it broken like when I heard Jams Purefoy was too busy to play Mance.

  224. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    I hear you!

    Losing Mads Mikkelsen was one that really irked me.
    I think he could have been near perfect in a handful of roles. Mance, The Blackfish, Thoros, Victarion and probably a few roles I’m forgetting! XD

    I’ve queued up my big Nina Gold projects to ready myself for what is bound to be actors cast from previous projects she has worked on! XD

    I caught 2 of the Narnia movies last month… or parts of them, and watched Red Riding Trilogy (again) this month. I have The Crimson Petal and The White next on my list, then The Devil’s Whore, and if need be I have John Adams and Rome on DVD too. XD

  225. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Mads Mikkelsen would’ve been awesome. Perhaps there is hope for the future, can totally see him play Euron Greyjoy, his accent even sounds similar to the Iron Islanders.

    I just really want to send Nina Gold a big thank you. I don’t know how she does it, but she’s absolutely incredible. Without her I never would’ve seen the beauty of Sophie Turner (and before anybody freaks out I’m only a couple of years older than her). You just know she’s so good that whoever gets picked will be the best actor for the character.

  226. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror: Is he the guy with the beard who lowered his head when lady Stark walked past and then wrote a post for WIC.net?

    I don´t remember but he´s a true gentleman so I would not be surprised. Please someone with better memory???
    TF where are you? Aegon is your fan!

  227. Michael
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Linda Hunt might make a good Queen of Thorns

  228. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    andrea,

    If he’s a true gentleman then it must just be him, rmember him saying that the head nod was his own idea and afterwards the directors loved it!
    Yeah man where are you? I would give left leg to be an extra on the show.

  229. Macha
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    We may not get Mads in the near future but how about Lars Mikkelsen? I could settle for that, actually I think I might even prefer it, I’ve seen him in several productions and the guy certainly is talented.

    Man, we are in dire need of some casting news, aren’t we? Just so that we can be at each other’s throats afterwards. ;)

  230. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Macha,

    I’ve only seen Lars Mikkelsen in the first movie of the Danish series Den som dræber or translated “Those Who Kill”… I liked him quite a bit too. I wonder how his English is compared to his brother…..

  231. Two Feathers
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    andrea: I don´t remember but he´s a true gentleman so I would not be surprised. Please someone with better memory???
    TF where are you?Aegon is your fan!

    Alas guys, although I am a true gent, the person you are thinking of is my comrade in arms Qthulhu.
    Just to let you know I have badly hurt my neck in a traffic accident, and have had to step down from my role as a northern bannerlord this season. I am totally gutted as you can imagine. But hopefully I will be fit enough by late september/ early october to get back on set. Although I will need a lot of luck to get another chance this season.

  232. Macha
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers,

    Rotten luck, hope you have a speedy recovery and that you’ll be able to get back on track quickly enough.

  233. Knurk
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers,

    ahw that sucks. Hope you get well soon.

  234. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers,

    i´m so so sorry. You’ll be fine, don´t worry, as well as foot and column I’ve hurt my neck (not right now though) and I know how you feel but it´ll pass. Best of luck for september/ctober.

  235. Two Feathers
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Macha,

    Knurk,

    andrea,

    Thanks guys.

  236. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers,

    Aye bro, I feel for you. Wish you the best with the recovery and I really hope you can make it back on set. If not then definetely next season. BTW which scenes were you in, would love to go look for you? Have season 1 and season 2 so any episodes would be awesome!

  237. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers,

    Good luck and good healing!

  238. The Rabbit
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers,

    Oh, I am so sorry. Wish you speedy recovery. We need our Stark bannerman ;)

  239. DH87
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Hollywood is filled with stars who accepted—or pursued—”against type” roles for much less money than their going rate, for career purposes. Unfortunately, virtually no role in GOT is large enough to tempt a above-the-title (A-list) or most B-list stars. Sometimes a show lucks out with stunt casting when an actor is also a big fan or lands a cameo when someone is filming nearby and owes a favor to the writer, director, etc. Again, not likely with some of the locations GOT is booked into.

    Most likely big catch would be some UK actor or related-entertainment star (music, etc.) to build buzz, or someone angling for a role on an upcoming HBO show. We’ve seen two seasons of relative unknowns doing great work; I suspect we’ll see more of the same.

  240. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Don’t be ashamed dude. It’s no crime to acknowledge beauty. I’m much older than Turner and I will admit that me and my friends were like “yeah she’s hot.”

    Gorgeous actually.

  241. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    DH87,

    Oh I agree completely… I was speaking in general terms and not meaning that some big name actor could be cast in Thrones if he played against type.

    I think that the quality second tier actor like James Purefoy, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen (and actors like that) may even be a step above most that will be cast in Thrones. I hope that they can get an actor of that level for Mance since he should have a decent role for afew seasons… Like you said though, there really are not many real meaty roles to be found outside of the existing cast.

  242. Two Feathers
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Thanks for asking. Just looking back at what I have done in the show has made me appreciate how lucky I have been , as I know a lot of you folks would love to be involved.
    My best face on camera scenes were from season one. Brans archery practice, King Roberts arrival at Winterfell and at the Crossroads Inn ( last Stark guard on the left as Robert leaves). I was also a Stonecrow with Tyrion as he first sights Tywins camp, and an Umber bannerman in a snowy Robb`s camp. Season two I was a Stark bannerman again at the Oxcross aftermath in various places, a couple of night scenes at Robbs camp, one when Robb takes Greywind into meet Jamie in the stockade, and another when the Stark men and the Karstark men have a punch up. Also played a Karstark bannerman when Jamie was dragged back through the mud after his recapture. ( That was a fun day..:) I am sure there is a few other scenes I have forgotten for the moment, but I can put that down to the medication.. Also played Mikken the Winterfell smithy in a scene in the original pilot, but I doubt that will ever be seen. Good luck spotting me, its a bit like playing where`s Waldo.

  243. Two Feathers
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    The Rabbit,

    Thanks for your good wishes. I really appreciate it….:)

  244. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Hahaha no not ashamed, just a knee jerk reaction to something that was said during on the post episode Twitter recaps. Yeah she’s incredibly hot, so hot in fact that she’s the first actress that I have a geniune crush on since I was like 12 or 13.

  245. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Come to think of it am I crazy to think Rufus Sewell will make a bloody good Mance?

  246. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers: Alas guys, although I am a true gent, the person you are thinking of is my comrade in armsQthulhu.
    Just to let you know I have badly hurt my neck in a traffic accident, and have had to step down from my role as a northern bannerlord this season. I am totally gutted as you can imagine. But hopefully I will be fit enough by late september/ early october to get back on set. Although I will need a lot of luck to get another chance this season.

    So sorry to see that you are out of the action for the time being TF. A woman is hoping for your swift recovery, having been in similar straits at different times in life and knowing how uncomfortable that can be. Patience and strength to you, hoping you will be back in uniform again soon!

  247. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    I do like the idea of Henry Ian Cusick, Karl Urban, or Peter Wingfield as Mance (or any number of others people have floated), but my hope against hope has been Rufus Sewell for Mance after Purefoy and Mikkelsen were unavailable.

  248. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers,

    Due you’ll make me rewatch the entire season 1 and 2 just to play WTF or Where’s Two Feathers lol!

  249. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror: Rufus Sewell

    I just watched the last episode of Zen and it was great. He´s a subtle actor who does wonders with just small gestures and has a special talent for comedy as well.

  250. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    I think Karl Urban is out. Depending on the success of Judge Dredd we might see him in the future. He would be a pretty good Victorian Greyjoy. Also check out Lena Heady in Judge Dredd and prepare for a fright. Finally Cersei’s outside matches her inside.

  251. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    andrea,

    I absolutely loved him as bad guy in Knight’s Tale and enjoyed his innocence in the Tourist. He would be a worthy addition to GOT.

  252. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    don´t miss Zen then. It was canceled but nonetheless worth watching. Roose Bolton is in that episode too (Zen´s boss). It was hilarious.
    you’re not the first to suggest him as Mance, join the club ;)

    darquemode,
    I don´t understand the cancellation. It was really great and yes, perfect actors.

  253. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    andrea,

    I wish Zen had gotten a second season!

    It was nothing overly original or overly ambitious, but it was a fun show that entertained me with some pretty good actors. Plus being set and filmed in Italy made for a nice change of scenery compared to what I’m used to seeing!!

  254. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    andrea,

    Will see if I can get my hands on it, Though my location might make that a little difficult, we seldom get series’ that are cancelled after one season.

  255. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Somone, anyone who knows more about this than I do, what are the chances of Kevin Mckid finding his way unto the show? Loved him in ROme and went ballistic when I heard he was supplying the voice for Soap in Modern Warfare 2.

  256. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    andrea,

    A quick search revealed that it was cancelled primarily because there were already too many male crime fighters on tv.

  257. Macha
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    I’m on board with the idea of bringing Rufus Sewell in GoT as well, though he could be a tad expensive for any of the remaining roles. Contrary to what you and darquemode suggested I don’t really see him as Mance, but ultimately if he lands this part or any other I’d be just as happy. There is a slight drawback for me personally, because he has this easily recognizable face, the one that makes you instantly point and say ‘hey wait I minute, I’ve seen you in this or that’, and he’s done many period pieces to chose from. However, as I said, I love the guy so I’m willing to let that pass.
    And Sophie Turner is a beauty indeed, both me and my boyfriend agree on this. I remember watching her last scene with Rory McCann (the ‘you wouldn’t hurt me’ part) and having to rewind it simple because I couldn’t pay attention to what she was saying. Because she looked friggin’ gorgeous. :)

  258. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror: there were already too many male crime fighters on tv.

    injustice, no one like him. I watched Zen on Film&Arts and my country is also at the edge of the planet ;)

    Macha: , I love the guy so I’m willing to let that pass.

    +1, only because I think it’s a perfect character for him (the only thing that worries me is the wig)

  259. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    andrea,

    Haha ok, If I may ask what country are you from?

  260. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Permalink
  261. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    andrea,

    Was there once in 2008 on a high school rugby tour. Love the guts displayed by your national team and Pichot will remain one of the great number 9s in history.

    Sorry for the trolling!

  262. WildSeed
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Macha,

    actor Rufus Sewell was discussed in earlier cast suggestions from recent posts, I agreed
    then and now. Somehow remaining major houses and lords have already been cast
    or trimmed away for whatever reason. At this point I ‘d like to see him as Iron born ( I
    know, he’d need a long curly black wig like that guy everyone knows depicted as a
    Spainierd on a bottle of Jamaican Rum —sorry for the…. you get the picture ). Maybe
    Victarrion or Euron. Please don’t waste him in the Frostfangs. My earlier hope was
    the Prince of Dorne ( RV). As for small screen roles, check out his portrayal of “Tom”
    the builder in ” the Pillars of the Earth”. If he can be wasted in Abe Lincoln the Vampire
    killer, GoT is a step up.

  263. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    Perhaps later on he could play Jon Connington.

  264. WildSeed
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Yes, my second thought. Benioff and Weiss can beef up the role a bit for continuity,
    there so many distractions with Tyrion’s POV in that period of the book.

  265. Macha
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed:
    Macha,

    he’d need a long curly black wig like that guy everyone knows depicted as a
    Spainierdon a bottle of Jamaican Rum

    Wait..kinda like this? Ok ok, I kidd, I kidd.
    Already seen most of his work, Pillars of The Earth included. Ironborn? Could work, but I’ve already got my eyes set on Sebastian Koch for one of those roles so I’m sticking with that.
    Haven’t seen Lincoln the Vampire Hunter, but that’s just because I’ve been busy watching Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies. ;)

  266. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror: Pichot will remain one of the great number 9s in history.

    I know! but don´t make me talk sports I’m too excited about the Olympics to keep my mouth shut. Don´t tempt me please.
    Sorry Wic!

    WildSeed: he’d need a long curly black wig

    lol, please no

  267. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Macha,

    Ha! XD
    Bad wigs can go wrong pretty easily and even good ones can be sketchy…
    Although he looks pretty good with a decent wig like in The Last King.

  268. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    andrea,

    ok call me a rugby nut but I’m more excited about the Rugby Championship and having Argentina finally playing with us on a regular basis. Ok my bad for talking sports, back to speculation.
    Anyone know the likely hood of Kevin mckid playing in GOT?

  269. WildSeed
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    There’s our Pirate / Lord of the wigs

  270. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Slim to none I’d say. Sadly.
    He has been discussed as Edmure or Beric and maybe a few others I’m forgetting too. I think he is just on the outside edge of the affordable/ too expensive line for the series, but with Grey’s Anatomy he would most likely be busy anyway.

  271. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Ah man forgot he was in Greys#notafan

  272. WildSeed
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Kevin McKidd is a great choice for the GOT series , probably an important
    Winterfell bannerman ( no Not the Riverlands.. he may end up a Frey ).
    I’ve only watched a single episode of Grey’s Anatomy, had no idea it’s
    still on. I’m not much a fan of non cable TV except PBS in the states.

  273. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    I’m not a fan of much on Network TV either… Mostly the same as you, cable and premium cable (PBS too although I catch most of the shows online after they air in the UK).

    I don’t watch Grey’s but I think he is one of the bigger roles on the series now from what I have overheard… depsite my best efforts to not hear! XD

  274. Knurk
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    andrea:

    I know! but don´t make me talk sports I’m too excited about the Olympics to keep my mouth shut. Don´t tempt me please.

    a big bird told me there is a good chance we’ll be talking Olympics in our own thread here quite soon. You hockeyladies in any form? (Thank god we skipped the Euro 2012 thread, yukh!)

  275. WildSeed
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    I know someone out there is making faces as I say this but network TV is too
    Soap Opera-ish ( and No, GOT is not in that classification ). I did watch ” Lost”
    for 2 seasons then quit cold turkey until the final season, I hate to commit.
    Especially when the producers compete for mid season rating sweeps and such.
    A good show with awesome characters can go from intelligent to stupid with
    the next episode just because of the timing. And Cliff hangers UGH“““`!
    I’ve found lots of reasons to watch reruns of Dr Who or Torchwood simply because
    of insipid mid season sweeps. Where is the doctor anyway, I could use a time lord
    about now to find out whom will be cast as Tormund Giantsbane!!

  276. Carne
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    When did the first season 2 casting news hit the web? Was it before or after they started filming?

  277. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Knurk,

    ok Wic, they make me talk! Euro 2012 lol: what happened with you there?
    Hockeyladies are fine, don´t you worry about those girls (don´t be so afraid). The great “Lucha” Aymar is our standard bearer (?) for the olympics.

    Knurk: we’ll be talking Olympics in our own thread here quite soon.

    Really??? that´s great news. A big bird eh?

  278. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    andrea,

    Oh no! I’ve unleashed a monster! LOL!

  279. caro h
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    can’t wait to hear who has been cast, and who will attend comic con this year…
    but for what it’s worth, here are my 2 cents on the ideal casting list for some characters:
    -QoT: maggie smith or vanessa redgrave
    - jared harris: jon connington
    -gillian anderson for oberyn’s paramour or stannis’s wife
    - denis lawson for doran martell
    - tom hiddleston for a cameo of rhaegar… or maybe even daario
    - kenneth branagh for mance
    - for mance: daniel day-lewis, rufus sewell or james purefoy

  280. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Clicking around looking at imdb, a woman stumbled upon a few more possible Tullys:

    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm57654272/tt1521197

    Sebastian Armesto and Sam Reid in Anonymous, don’t they just scream out “Tullys” to you?

    Saw that Zen was on (repeat) so switched it on to watch Rufus Sewell, and there was Roose Bolton as his boss. Recognized that voice even in the modern suit. Good show, good acting.

  281. DH87
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Knurk: Olympics in our own thread here quite soon.

    Oh, who’s up for Dressage chat? (Stop than snickering, you guys.)

  282. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Carne,

    A couple minor casting bits broke the last week of June and most started rolling out in July especially towards the end of July as I recall. With them starting to film earlier this year that could change of course….

  283. Maria Batsiou
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror:
    blackbird7309,

    1) Sam the Slayer
    2) Arya and the Hound
    3) the Lightning Lord!
    4) secret coversation of Sansa and the Tyrels.
    5) Any potential Dorne scenes (rumours that they may be included this season)
    6) Jon and Ygritte scenes.

    It’s highly unlikely we get Dorne so soon… I really hope that the Red Viper arrives in King’s Landing on the 8th episode…

  284. Alan
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    andrea:
    Aegon the Conqueror,

    don´t miss Zen then. It was canceled but nonetheless worth watching. Roose Bolton is in that episode too (Zen´s boss). It was hilarious.
    you’re not the first to suggest him as Mance, join the club ;)

    darquemode,
    I don´t understand the cancellation. It was really great and yes, perfect actors.

    Man, that sucks. I caught it on PBS here and really enjoyed it. Too many male crimefighters on TV? They should try to sell it over in the US — we can get enough of cop shows. (Yes, I know it wasn’t really mainstream US. But put a few catchphrases in it and call it CSI: Rome and it’ll kill!)

  285. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    caro h,

    I have thought of Hiddleston for a few roles including Beric and Edmure, but most Vargo Hoat I guess. He has a lot on his plate right now though. I think he just completed the filming for Henry IV/ V series of movies for TV and may have some post production…. I know he has Thor 2 in the future and 2 or 3 other projects in pre-production as I recall when I looked a few weeks ago. I like him though!

    I had not considered Branagh for anything , but I do love him as an actor( or director or writer etc). I wonder if he is too old to be Edmure or too young to be The Blackfish? Hmm…..

  286. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Alan,

    There was talk of the production company trying to shop Zen around to other networks, but I never heard anything after the initial story….

  287. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Maria Batsiou,

    Well if that’s true then the next time we see little princess Myrcylla she won’t be so little anymore. Hope they keep the original actress, loved the few scenes she had.

  288. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Alan: put a few catchphrases

    but there is plenty! the dialogues between Zen and Colonna (a great Ben Miles), with Moscatti, with Nieddu (Francesco Quinn)… so many.

    Well, not catchphrases really, just good dialogues.

  289. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    Yes they do absolutely scream Tully in that photo! XD

    I wonder if Sebastian Armesto could be Daario if he went back to his natural dark hair?
    No one seems to be just right for Daario in my mind as of now… Although it may be becuase I am not overly fond of the role……

  290. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Alan,

    Wasn’t CSI Miami recently cancelled?

  291. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    The reason I dislike most Network TV is that most of the series use the same recycled plots and then tweak them for their specific characters, but it all feels the same to me. Especially ABC where everything gets amped up soapy storylines and love triangles.

    Hmmm. Thinking of cable series and available actors…. I wonder if Ritchie Coster from Luck might fit in with Thrones! He really impressed me as Renzo and he does accents very well too as seen in Let Me In and The Dark Knight. For that matter as Renzo in Luck too since Coster is British nad was doing an American accent I guess! XD

    Maybe the Goat? He has the pained face look to him and the actor doing Hoat needs a talented voice actor ot pull off the lisp and keep it real. If they even decide to keep the lisp of course…

  292. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    darquemode: Ritchie Coster

    great actor and maybe has a chance! also from Luck: Ortiz (Turo) and another actor I truly love: Jeffrey Wright but I don´t think there’s anything for them in Got (and besides they are from the US, so)

  293. Thiago Waldhelm
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    andrea:

    Argentina

    oh, I knew you should have a flaw. hahahahaha
    just kidding xP

    but, if there really comes to be an Olympics thread here, the talk about basketball and soccer will be fun o watch (and participate a litte)

  294. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Alan: Man, that sucks.I caught it on PBS here and really enjoyed it.Too many male crimefighters on TV?They should try to sell it over in the US — we can get enough of cop shows.(Yes, I know it wasn’t really mainstream US.But put a few catchphrases in it and call it CSI:Rome and it’ll kill!)

    Yeah! CSI Rome! A woman approves!

  295. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    darquemode: darquemode

    Exactly what this woman was thinking darquemode, Armesto for Daario or a Tully associate bannerman? They call it blue hair in the book, but “Blue” ofttimes means “blueish Grey” in nature, such as in other animals called Blue. One could easily see Armesto in blue/grey hair/beard and he is awfully handsome, and the right age. And the other guy for Edmure Tully…though they could both be Tullys, they’re too young for the Blackfish so that means one could be Edmure and the other (Armesto)…Daario or young Aegon?

  296. The Queen's Hand
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    tysnow:
    While I was mentioning Astapor and casting announcements, a role came to mind I rarely hear about on this site, that of Greyworm, a major minor towards the end of this upcoming season, but a role that grows as the series progresses.
    So if noone has mentioned it yet I present the distinguished and talented thespian Chiwetel Ejiofor for the role. He is 35 ( I always envisioned Greyworm as being older, seasoned and more mature), he is athletic, British and probably to talented for the role.

    That would be fantastic, although I believe all the unsullied are pretty young.

  297. andrea
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Thiago Waldhelm,

    hey! I have many flaws.

    Thiago Waldhelm: the talk about basketball and soccer will be fun

    and about hockey (for ladies), and gymnastics and swimming and …

    tysnow: the distinguished and talented thespian Chiwetel Ejiofor for the role.

    he´s incredible!

  298. The Queen's Hand
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar: Exactly what this woman was thinking darquemode, Armesto for Daario or a Tully associate bannerman? They call it blue hair in the book, but “Blue” ofttimes means “blueish Grey” in nature, such as in other animals called Blue. One could easily see Armesto in blue/grey hair/beard and he is awfully handsome, and the right age.And the other guy for Edmure Tully…though they could both be Tullys, they’re too young for the Blackfish so that means one could be Edmure and the other (Armesto)…Daario or young Aegon?

    His hair isn’t blue naturally, he is from Tyrosh and they like to dye their hair strange colors.

  299. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    The Queen’s Hand: That would be fantastic, although I believe all the unsullied are pretty young.

    But wasn’t Grey Worm much younger, a slightly older brother to Missandei? So no older than 20?

    And that’s Sam Reid for Edmure Tully, forgot his name in one of my last posts (oops). A woman is embarrassed.

  300. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    HAHAHAH! XD

    I can see Zen, Aurelio Zen sipping his cappucinno then stopping, doing a dramatic head turn to the camera and cashing in a catch phrase (possibly to do with grapes) as a song by The Who begins to play…. (maybe Eminence Front)…. XD

  301. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    The Queen’s Hand: His hair isn’t blue naturally, he is from Tyrosh and they like to dye their hair strange colors.

    Oh I GET that they dye their hair, but GoT has gone rather conservative with the colored hair so far, so this woman was thinking they might not go with a “true blue” since that might look too farcical for this rather dark-themed show. We shall see.

  302. Bonnie Blue
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    Hey darquemode! Since you are the casting news expert here, if they are starting to shoot in less than a month, when do you think we will get more casting news? Surely they must have most of the casting done by now…? Or no?

  303. paylor
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I believe that her brother was one of the Unsullied being trained. He definitely wasn’t Grey Worm though.

  304. Alan
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror:
    Alan,

    Wasn’t CSI Miami recently cancelled?

    Yes, sadly even my pop culture references are dated at this point. As a character though, he’s got a bit of that David Caruso thing going on. Plus, it allowed me to do a CSI: Rome joke. Whereas The Mentalist: Rome doesn’t work as well.

    Actually, if we’re doing currently popular detective shows in the U.S., he should have some non-scientific gimmick that he solves all his crimes by. Whether it’s the mentalist’s trickery and psychology or that one person who can’t forget anything or…Thirty Rock did a great spoof on it where Jenna was Alexis Goodlooking, a detective who was good-looking and good at looking.

    Either way, more Zen. Most of the shows like Zen, or Sherlock (which is great) show here on PBS on Masterpiece Mystery (which used to just be Mystery!), which alternates with Masterpiece (which tends to be a lot of miniseries of classic novels done by the BBC).

    It’s part of the year on Sunday nights (which is getting crowded). We could do with more like that and less generic police stuff (which sells here like CRAZY).

  305. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Hiddlestone would be an awesome Rhaegar Targaryen, he and Harry Lloyd could easily be brothers.

    Whoever suggested Gillian Anderson (who I love but have seen her in many roles and know that she can be more than just “Scully”) for Ellaria Sand is thinking out side of the box. Which is good! Ellaria could be a “white Dornish” easily, add some chemistry with the Red Viper actor and you will have some witty, trashy comments said at the Tyrells and Lannister’s expense. That said, after seeing Anderson’s Lady Dedlock she could be a great Selyse Florent, she has that dour, wry I hate everything but “love my husband and Rhllor aura about her.” Plus to see the classic GA arched eyebrow towards Stephen Dillane, Melisandre, Davos etc encapsulating her raging boredom would be perfect. Yes, she won’t match the description in the book exactly, but who cares at this point?

    That said, Hadynn Gwynn’s Calpurnia on Rome fits Selyse perfectly.

    Branagh’s a ‘Sir’ now, so it’s hard to say if he would join GoT. I would like to see him cast out of character though.

    And I am totally down for Guy Henry as Vargo, remembering him in Harry Potter and the fact that he was Cassius who to me was given very little screen time than he deserved in season 2, but he had great camaraderie with Brutus’ Tobias Menzies and made the best out of every scene. Sigh, Rome totally deserved a third season. If season 2 had been stretched to fit so that it ended with Phillipi leaving Antony vs Octavian in season 3….I can’t imagine the awesomeness. Plus we would have Max Perkis for the second season as well.

    Off topic, but I really, really want HBO or someone to adopt Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series, particularly the first three books. The Marius/Sulla rivalry deserves to be captured on screen. McCullough’s Sulla is one of greatest characters in literature in my opinion. If you haven’t read them…do, it’s basically if GRRM wrote a series on the 8o year fall of the Roman Republic.

  306. Alan
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar: Oh I GET that they dye their hair, but GoT has gone rather conservative with the colored hair so far, so this woman was thinking they might not go with a “true blue” since that might look too farcical for this rather dark-themed show. We shall see.

    I think that there’s a better chance they go even further in toning it down. If the dye is of significance, it may be simply dyed a more natural color. If it isn’t significant that he is dying and simply Tyroshi flamboyance, I bet they forget that altogether.

  307. darquemode
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Bonnie Blue,

    I’m more of an obsessed fan than an expert…. but thanks! XD
    Winter, Hear Me Roar, Rabbit…. and the rest would have a better idea since they have a better grasp on the shooting schedule than me.

    Last year they started a couple weeks later and we had got a lot of news a couple weeks into shooting. If that pattern follows then maybe mid-July there should be a lot of news starting to come out.

    I’m sure some roles are cast now. …
    I would wager if they are starting in Ireland that maybe the Brotherhood Without Banners are cast already or are close to being finalized, The Tullys, The Bloody Mummers, the Reeds maybe?

    I don’t know their shooting schedule honestly so it is hard to guess exactly, but I would assume they would need to have those roles shot in Ireland cast earlier than say the new roles to be shot in King’s Landing (Dubrovnik), Essos (Morrocco… maybe?) and most of the new North beyond the Wall scenes (Iceland)… although I’m sure they will shoot some of the Jon arc in Ireland at some point.

  308. Bonnie Blue
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Thanks for the response! I know I can’t wait to see who is cast! :)

  309. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    Alan: I think that there’s a better chance they go even further in toning it down.If the dye is of significance, it may be simply dyed a more natural color.If it isn’t significant that he is dying and simply Tyroshi flamboyance, I bet they forget that altogether.

    If memory serves, a woman remembers reading that the hair dying issue was largely a continuity problem if dying a person’s natural hair and not using a wig. Keeping track of how much highlighting, how much of natural roots should show, how long a character’s hair is, etc. might be difficult from scene to scene if they are not shot all at once consecutively. Hence the use of the wigs and more natural hair color than may be described in the books, am I right? Makes sense. I recall that Tyrion’s hair was lighter at the beginning of the first season, but seems to have gotten darker over the year, now looking brown. So I guess PD hates wigs and doesn’t appreciate the hair chair? Not that a woman cares much, just musing.

  310. KG
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Knurk: a big bird told me there is a good chance we’ll be talking Olympics in our own thread here quite soon. You hockeyladies in any form? (Thank god we skipped the Euro 2012 thread, yukh!)

    Fencing is my game.
    —)————-o

  311. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    KG: Fencing is my game.
    —)————-o

    Love the fencing, diving, gymnastics, and swimming the most. Fencing is so fast now, a woman can barely tell what happened till the slo-mo replay shows! Would be cool to see the “Westeros Olympics” right? Hmmmm, probably would look like the Highland Games….WiC, how about a thread where we imagine Westeros/Essos Olympic events???? Hmmmmmmm…..jousting of course, archery, individual sword contests (like in Season 2 opening), and for the women how about hoop tossing (onto a distant peg)? Oh a woman is highjacking the thread again, sorry!

  312. Bonnie Blue
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I, for one, hope that they make Daario as he was on the page. He is not subtle in any way, looks or character! So I hope they go for the blue blue hair, etc! I really liked his character, and I know I am in the minority after reading many comments. But I hope they bring his written character to life on screen, just as I imagined him in the pages :)

  313. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Bonnie Blue:
    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I, for one, hope that they make Daario as he was on the page.He is not subtle in any way, looks or character!So I hope they go for the blue blue hair, etc!I really liked his character, and I know I am in the minority after reading many comments.But I hope they bring his written character to life on screen, just as I imagined him in the pages :)

    What do you think of this guy as Daario? Raz Degan, saw him recommended on another site, thought he is worth consideration. Flip through his imdb pics.

    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2236068864/nm0214641

    A woman also found Daario an intriguing character, bad-boy warrior, imagine he’d ride a Harley in 2012. Black leather. Yeah.

  314. Bonnie Blue
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    Oh yes! This guy has the look of Daario in my opinion! Don’t know what his acting skills are, but the look is perfect. I’ve noticed a lot of the men don’t care for Daario’s character (haha!) I thought he was a breath of fresh air, I got so tired of humorlous Jorah. Daario is a cocky, arrogant bad boy, which is why Dany is attracted to him in the first place!
    Can’t wait to see who they will cast as Daario, and Ramsay is the other one that I can’t wait for. The others I am not so worried about, but for some reason I had a big mental picture of these two characters in my head as I was reading :)

  315. darquemode
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I really like him for Daario and in fact I have him as one of my suggestions on my casting page! XD

    Suprised anyone else thought of him he has not done too many roles honestly, but I do really think he would fit the role well!

  316. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    darquemode:
    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I really like him for Daario and in fact I have him as one of my suggestions on my casting page! XD

    Suprised anyone else thought of him he has not done too many roles honestly, but I do really think he would fit the role well!

    darquemode,
    Maybe that’s where this woman saw him, can’t remember, been clicking around, he sure has the look of a devilishly sexy warrior rogue though! Seems there are a few good possibilities for Daario, but what of Vargo Hoat? Will they cast him or eliminate that story line? What say you GoT Friends?

  317. Joshua Taylor
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    Vargo Hoat is definitely in…there’s been an audition video leaked already. As well as Edmure Tully.

  318. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    darquemode:
    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I really like him for Daario and in fact I have him as one of my suggestions on my casting page! XD

    Suprised anyone else thought of him he has not done too many roles honestly, but I do really think he would fit the role well!

    PS…A woman just checked out your whole casting page, LOVE some of those ideas, especially the Reed kids! Can’t wait to see who they pick!

  319. Bonnie Blue
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    Sorry to get off subject, I am going to bed in a few – I know you are a Tom Wlaschiha fan, so a happy belated birthday to him (June 20th) :)

  320. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    Mrs. H’ghar,

    Vargo Hoat is definitely in…there’s been an audition video leaked already. As well as Edmure Tully.

    Cool. A woman can see many possible Edmures, but isn’t really seeing anybody that jumps out as Vargo so much. darquemode had a few nice ideas…

    http://www.spoilertv.com/2012/05/game-of-thrones-season-3-casting-roles.html

    But I’m soooo curious to see who they pick for Vargo. And will he say “Thappireth!” as well?

  321. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    Bonnie Blue:
    Mrs. H’ghar,

    Sorry to get off subject, I am going to bed in a few – I know you are a Tom Wlaschiha fan, so a happy belated birthday to him (June 20th) :)

    Goodnight fellow Jaqen fan! Thanks for mentioning his Birthday!

  322. darquemode
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    In fairness, I found Regan by surfing the net looking for random foreign actors too! XD

    Thanks for the comment about my post….
    Finding Jojen possibilities was hard! Had it been 3 years ago so many would be just right, but that crop of young actors all have hit puberty and look too old now! XD

  323. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    darquemode:
    Mrs. H’ghar,

    In fairness, I found Regan by surfing the net looking for random foreign actors too! XD

    Thanks for the comment about my post….
    Finding Jojen possibilities was hard! Had it been 3 years ago so many would be just right, but that crop of young actors all have hit puberty and look too old now! XD

    A woman thinks it will be really interesting to see who they pick… the possibilities are practically endless! Wish they would throw us a bone already!

  324. darquemode
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I never managed to see any of the Vargo Hoat audition videos, but from what I recall the audition (or two) did not have the lisp in it I don’t think.

    The lisp is such a strong part of the book Vargo, but I can see it being too over-the-top to see it and hear it so often. I think it would need to be done just right and not overdone. That was why I loved the idea of Vincent Cassel as the Goat! Him speaking English heavily laced with French accent and just a tiny bit of a lisp and I can imagine it would be believable and work perfectly!

    Like most of the roles they can go so many different directions and still capture the spirit of the character in the books to a large degree.

    I’m very intrigued and excited for this season’s new crop of actors!!!

  325. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    darquemode:
    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I never managed to see any of the Vargo Hoat audition videos, but from what I recall the audition (or two) did not have the lisp in it I don’t think.

    The lisp is such a strong part of the book Vargo, but I can see it being too over-the-top to see it and hear it so often.I think it would need to be done just right and not overdone. that was why I loved the idea of Vincent Cassel as the Goat! Add in the heavily laced with French English accent and just a tiny bit of a lisp and I can imagine it would be believable and work perfectly!

    Lik most of the roles they can go so many different directions and still capture the spirit of the character in the books to a large degree.

    I’m very intrigued and excited for this season’s new crop of actors!!!

    A woman likes your ideas. However, if I had to cast Vargo Hoat and wanted to have at least a slight lisp, I would look at somebody with the Castillian Spanish accent, which for some contains a sibilant sound that sounds somewhat like a slight lisp. It would sound more natural IMO. Of course, they could skip the lisp altogether, like they skipped the crying Xaro. Can’t wait to see how they go…

  326. Hear Me Roar
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    Two Feathers:
    darquemode,

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    The Rabbit,

    Thanks for your good wishes. I really appreciate it….:)

    I’m joining the well-wishers, get better soon!

  327. Alex Dubrovsky
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    https://twitter.com/caricevhouten/status/217919632219176960

    Looks like the actors gather for the shoot and the preparations are in full swing.
    And now we want the casting news.

  328. Rero
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    Alex Dubrovsky,

    He, just wanted to post that.

    Looks like shooting starts befor july 9th. Or do they first have reheasels or something?

  329. Macha
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    I managed to see Ned Dennehy’s audition for Vargo while the video was still up and I really liked it, however he did two takes and none of them had a lisp, so I presume it wasn’t specified in the casting call. But like I said, I really liked what I saw.

    Alex Dubrovsky,
    Cheers for that, good to hear!

    Oh and guys, regarding that little chat we had about Rufus Sewell yesterday, looks like he’s booked for another production. Not a series, though, so not all hope is lost.

  330. Peter
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Rero: Jan Decleir acted in a lot of Dutch movies.
    He would be epic as the Blackfish!

    True perhaps but he is very difficult to work with and has always shunned “hollywood” work. I’d be surprised if he bothered climbing of his high “I do art” horse to bother with this.

  331. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Speculation and speculation and birthday wishes and guessing and sport’s talk and fencing and dresage….we really do need some casting news. D@D if you are reading this we really could use your help right now!

  332. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Just checked out your casting page, there are some really intresting choices there. However I can’t see the snow cone guy from Hawai50 as Strong Belwas, like the Stargate SG1 guy more.

  333. darquemode
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Ha! Thanks.

    Christopher Judge and Taylor Wily were both more about me not being able to find an real adequate actors for the role than me thinking they were perfect. I saw both suggested online elsewhere and included them since I wanted to include Belwas.

    I later saw Sala Baker and thought he would be great! I wonder if he is working on The Hobbit like he worked on LotR series….. Oh well, I am not convinced they will cast Strong Belwas even at this point so I’m not sure it is worth the concern over casting…..

  334. darquemode
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Macha,

    That is disappoitning news Macha!
    Honestly I thought Sewell was one notoriety notch above where most of the newly cast Thrones actors will be, but I had hopes!

    I would guess if that BBC project is airing at the end of the year they will start production near the end of Summer? Technically I guess he may have time for both, but I think that this might in fact rule him out completely… DRAT!

  335. Thiago Waldhelm
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    andrea:

    hey! I have many flaws.

    and about hockey (for ladies), and gymnastics and swimming and …

    I can’t judge the other ones, but I meant that, for me, as a brazilian, that’s your biggest flaw hahaha. of course I’m kidding, you seem pretty nice.

    and I mentioned soccer because the rivalry between our national teams is legendary; and basketball because the team Argentina is taking to London is a very strong one, like Brazil’s. but hey, we’re both competing against the USA dream team, which is off the charts.

    but well, better to save the comments for the Olympic thread, right? hahaha

  336. darquemode
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Macha,

    I was reading about Coup since I thought it sounded familiar to me and I guess that Nina Gold cast it! No wonder I had heard of it before…

    Looking at the cast in Coup for Thrones possibilities…. I found two I like quite a lot!
    Gina McKee as Lady Sylese.
    Nicholas Farrell as Thoros of Myr.

    McKee is quite tall, slender, and had a fairly pointy nose and large ears of the Florents, plus of course she is a quality actress.

    Farrell can have that sober intensity and gravitas of Thoros, looks worn around the edges and has that loose skin in his face of a man that has lost weight. I’m not sure how tall he is though or how physically imposing he is considering Thoros is a melee champion etc….

  337. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    He looked quite tall in his little role in Pearl Harbour. Think he’s a solid choice for Thoros. No we just a flashback scene of him charging through a breach in Pyke’s walls with swords on fire!

  338. darquemode
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Thanks for the info…
    I’ve seen him in a handful of projects but I cannot recall how tall he is! Hate when my memory is selective like that. I’m not sure that height is a necessity to the role of Thoros like it was to Sandor or Gregor Clegane and Brienne anyway….

  339. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    darquemode,

    Sala Baker is in fact not involved with the Hobbit which now makes him my favourite choice for Strong Belwas. Please David and Dan the duel in front of the gates in Mereen is bloody funny and entertaining! Please say he’s in!

  340. Superdeluxe
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Last I saw Sarah Bolger was in Belfast :)

  341. Peter
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Why is the budget so low that we get only 10 episodes per season? Why aren’t they 90 minutes long. Why are the other epic battles left for the further imagination of the fans. Please this is euch franchise on the level of the LOTR. You have now the chance to build it up so please do so.

  342. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Peter,

    D@D have stated that production wise they only have the capacity for ten episodes per season. While a budget increase could do wonders, the chances of any tv series having the budget of even one of the LOTR films are 0! Just be thankful for what they have been able to do one their budget and that never again will 90 percent of the budget be needed in one green explosion.

  343. Charles whetstone
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    See there you go again, always whinning…..

  344. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Charles whetstone,

    Please refer to my reply on the other post for your answer.

  345. andrea
    Posted June 28, 2012 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    Thiago Waldhelm,

    oh c´mon you always win at football! but I must remind you that my team defeated U.S. basketball team once *clears throat* ;)
    ah the rivalry, I know… but I love Brasil and good sports.

  346. cyberspace
    Posted July 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Jess,
    U
    Considering I watched 20 episodes in 11 days id say you have an outside shot .

  347. cyberspace
    Posted July 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Considering I watched 20 episodes in 11 days id say you have an outside shot.

    I am SO excited! I finally got my mom to start watching season 1 with me and I’m hoping to catch her up before season 3 starts. You’d think 20 episodes in 9 months would be doable

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