More casting news, hot off the presses! James Hibberd of Entertainment Weekly has reported that Indira Varma will join the cast as Ellaria Sand in season 4 of Game of Thrones. Ellaria Sand is the paramour of Prince Oberyn Martell aka “The Red Viper”, who was also recently cast. She will accompany her lover when he arrives in King’s Landing this season.
Indira Varma should be familiar to fans of HBO’s Rome as she played Niobe, the wife of Kevin McKidd’s Lucius Vorenus. She is the third Rome veteran to join the cast, following in the footsteps of Ciarán Hinds and Tobias Menzies who were added last season. Like most of the cast, her acting roots are in theater but she has since moved into television. In addition to her starring turn on Rome, Varma has also appeared in Bones, Luther and Human Target.
Winter Is Coming: I love this casting. Varma was great in Rome and she will make a fantastic Ellaria. Not much else to say other than welcome to the cast Indira!