Location sightings in Northern Ireland are coming in steadily now, and Dubrovnik filming is just around the corner. Here’s your round-up of the week’s highlights in filming reports and rumors.
- Child actress Trixiebelle Harrowell will be playing a small role in season four. On August 5th, the mother of the young performer tweeted a photo of her daughter in a trailer with the role “Farmer’s Daughter” clearly marked on the door behind her. On August 9th, this photo was tweeted showing Harrowell standing by what appears to be Arya in her familiar costume. The Mournes mountains are in Northern Ireland, and Tollymore Forest Park, a regular shooting site for the show, is located in its foothills. Trixiebelle is represented by Alphabet Kidz.
- A fan spotted production on Tuesday while driving between Kilkeel and Hilltown in County Down. It looks like Northern Ireland location filming has really kicked into high gear now.
- Sibel Kekilli posted a photo of costumed extras on Facebook, on Thursday. The large crowd of male extras are all dressed in the style of King’s Landing nobility. There were only men in the photo, though it’s possible the female extras were being costumed and made up separately while they waited. A group of extras this sizable suggests a significant event for season four.
- Several photos surfaced this week of cast members outside Titanic Studios in costume, and people passing by snapped a few pics. Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Mace Tyrell) and Conleth Hill (Varys) can be seen in the photos, and the identities of several of the other people in the pictures are still being speculated on. Finn Jones (Loras Tyrell) appears to be in the back of the second photo. (1) (2) (3)
- Sources say that stuntmen have been rehearsing and getting ready to film another fight at Craster’s Keep. Last season we saw Lord Commander Mormont die there and Samwell escape, leaving behind Dolorous Edd and Grenn. Will we finally see what happened to the remaining Night’s Watchmen?
- Extras NI, the agency Game of Thrones uses to book extras and stand-ins, has posted on their Facebook seeking someone with a very distinct look: a male 6’10″ and over, for a show in Northern Ireland. The requirements for the featured extra/stand-in are:
The dates for this role are 2nd-6th September, and 12th-20th October.
You must have a good level of athleticism & be willing to attend stunt training.
You must be happy to have your hair CUT or DYED if required.
Given the size and stunt-training mentioned, this would most likely be only a stand-in or double for Gregor Clegane, or a featured extra to play a giant in the northern storyline. Some exterior scenes for the Mountain might be filmed in Dubrovnik this year, but primary shooting is still done in Northern Ireland. A giant would presumably do all their filming in the Belfast area.
Ours is the Fury: It’s been a busy week. It seems like half the cast is in Belfast lately, according to Twitter and the various sightings in local pubs.