The English-born and Scottish-raised actor has appeared in many British television shows, including Coronation Street, Middlemarch, and Cracker. His film resume is just as lengthy, with him recently playing Captain Tanner in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”
HBO will have to confirm before we can call this official, of course.
Ours is the Fury: Finally, our Blackfish! A great choice, based on the films I’ve seen him in. At 6’5″, he’s also quite tall, as the Blackfish is described in the books.