With Season 7 filming later in the year than usual, the casting news is also coming later. Today, Watchers on the Wall reports that two new actors have been added to the Season 7 roster. The first, Irish actor Rory Dignam, is a graduate of the Lir Academy in Dublin. Take a look at some of his work:
According to Dignam’s agency news page, the actor “just finished” filming a supporting role in Season 7, and that he had returned from Spain. (That post was written on November 16, around the time the show was filming scenes in Seville.) There’s little info on what that role will be, although the agency boasts that it’s “a nice little supporting role…no other info allowed.” Natch!
The other actor cast is Irish actor Brendan Morrissey, pictured above. You may remember him for minor roles in shows like Ballykissangel, The Tudors (which starred Natalie Dormer) and Ripper Street (which continues to star Jerome Flynn.) According to his CV, he’s playing “Fray’s Lord.” (Someone should maybe mention to the intern that did the update it’s spelled “Frey.”) According to the CV, Morrissey worked with director Jeremy Podeswa. That probably means he’s only in one episode, since Podeswa is not filming the two episodes he’s doing back to back.
MINOR SPECULATION FOLLOWS
Listen here, my sister and my brother
What would you care if you lost the other?
I always wonder why did we bother
Distanced from one, deaf to the other
Oh, oh, but speculation follows
Podeswa is filming the premiere and the finale. With Arya at the Twins at the end of Season 6, she may well still be there at the start of Season 7, and possibly not done with killing Freys. At the least, it looks like we’ll be seeing the fallout from her murder of Walder Frey. Those familiar with a big Season 7 Reddit leak may have more ideas.
We’ll bring you more as it breaks.