With filming continuing in Belfast and beginning in Iceland this week, the notoriously huge cast of Game of Thrones grows larger every day. Another child actor has been added to the ranks, and two uncertain returns have been confirmed.
According to the Theatre Workshop in England, one of their students, Brenock O’Connor has been cast in a role on the show. The casting is announced on both their Facebook and their Twitter, where his shooting location is noted:
Brennock O'Connor has just secured a role in Game of Thrones filming in Iceland!!
— The Theatre Workshop (@TTWUK) July 16, 2013
The actor’s age is listed as thirteen on his Spotlight CV. O’Connor featured in an episode of BBC’s Holby City, played Dodger in the UK tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Oliver!, and has several new roles in the works. O’Connor is represented by Mark Jermin Management.
In other Thrones casting news, we have confirmation of two returns.
- With Tony Way‘s tweets in the last few weeks mentioning Belfast, it seemed a return to the show was in the cards and now we have confirmation on the actor’s CV, which states that he’s “currently filming on season four of HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ in which he returns to the role of Dontos Hollard.” Many had speculated that the jester/ex-knight had been written out of the show entirely, so his return is a welcome surprise.
- It looks like Ramsay’s friend Myranda will be back next season. Charlotte Hope is also confirmed to appear in season four via her CV. The director for her episodes is only listed as “Various,” so the director was either unknown at the time of the CV updating, or Hope will be in multiple episodes.
Ours is the Fury: O’Connor could play any number of small roles suitable for a young boy in the Riverlands on Arya’s journey. It is possible he is playing a younger member of the Night’s Watch, but thirteen is pushing it, even for the TV version of the Watch. If he is someone that Arya encounters, it would gel with the speculation that Iceland is largely playing the role of the Riverlands in S4.