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Natalie Dormer and Gethin Anthony join the Mass Effect voice cast, and other celeb news

As always, Game of Thrones actors — both those still on the show and those whose characters have bit it — are getting lots of work. Let’s start with Natalie Dormer, who’s been drafted by EA to do vocal work for Mass Effect: Andromeda, the latest entry in Bioware’s sci-fi role playing series, out March 21.

There’s some footage of her hard at work in the recording booth below. And it ends up that another Game of Thrones star is in it with her: Gethin Anthony, aka Renly Baratheon. “It’s kind of a weird one, hearing Renly Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell in different guises,” she says.

That line around 0:50 has to be a wry crack about George R.R. Martin, right? “Sorry, that’s the last book in the series. The author died before it was finished.”

In other video news, Netflix has released a featurette about Iron Fist, an upcoming series where Finn Jones (Loras Tyrell) plays the titular superhero. Not bad work if you can get it.

Iron Fist debuts on Netflix on March 17.

From outer space to modern-day superheroes to medieval times, Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger) has a role in the upcoming King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the first movie in director Guy Ritchie’s proposed six-filmed retelling of the Arthurian legend. (Six movies…I’m already starting to fell tired.) He’s be playing Goosefat Bill Wilson, a rebel leader. People used to seeing Gillen as the conniving Littlefinger will be in for a shock with this one, as the actor told Bustle.

I have played a fair few villainous roles or bad guy roles, but this is not one. I’m not evil or bad at all. He’s just a guy who’s from the upper echelons of society… he’s a good character — a pretty good shot with the bow and arrow, pretty good with a casserole.


 

By the way, Gillen is fully aware that Game of Thrones helped movies like King Arthur get made. This show has done wonders for medieval-themed entertainment. “I don’t doubt that the popularity of Game of Thrones, for example, makes this kind of film more producible or more bankable,” he said. “It still has to be good, though, to make it enjoyable and for people to come.”

The movie, which stars Charlie Hunnan (Pacific Rim) in the title role, comes out May 12. You can watch the very, very stylized trailer below.

You’ll note that Thrones alum Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton) is in there, too. This movie has GoT actors coming out its ears.

Finally, here’s footage of Maisie Williams with Ed Sheeran before one of his performances. I don’t know why.

And here’s Maisie Williams posing in a hall of mirrors or something while lights flash all around her. I don’t know why.

Can't I just be a pop star already? @brits @maryamccartney

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Eh, but what does the why matter? Pretty lights.

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  • The SXSW panel with D&D, Maisie, and Sophie is March 12. I’m looking forward to seeing new questions asked this time, but likely will be disappointed.
    I would ask them which change from the books they’ve made they are the most proud of, and which change do they wish they didn’t make.
    I would ask if fan fiction inspired them in how they are writing the new episodes.
    I would ask if there is more to Lady Crane than they showed us.
    I would like to know if Aryas stab wound looked fatal to them, too.
    I would ask if Arya ever uses the Waifs face in the future, or she returns.
    I would ask Sophie if the look she gave Littlefinger was intended to be ambiguous.

    • I would ask if they killed awayforthelads for that leak.
      I would ask if there will ever be Lightbringer.
      I would like to know if we will ever meet Ashara Dayne or the return of Dawn.

      • I like your questions–they are not run of the mill. If anyone asks the Lightbringer question, I hope they add that Nissa Nissa would upset fans around the world and plunge the show into raging controversy. Human sacrifice is not acceptable in the 21st century. I still don’t get how some fans (mostly male) still think it’s ‘cool’ to kill off a living, breathing character the world has come to know over several years (Nissa Nissa is the beloved wife of Azor Ahai. So if Jon is AA reborn, he’d have to kill a well-known character. )

        • Besides Melisandres obsession with it, Lightbringer so far has been downplayed. I think you found the reason! It’s inclusion would raise questions I don’t think the show can satisfactorily answer.

  • Really excited about Natalie Dormer And Gethin Anthony in Mass Effect. It’s a bit of melding between my favorite game series and my favorite TV show, both of which boast interesting characters, a rich backstory, and are insanely quotable.

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