Conleth Hill talks Varys’ motives

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We know Conleth Hill as Game of Thrones‘ Master of Whispers Varys. He recently sat down with Vulture for an interview about his latest project, in which he plays-what else?–a spy master on the long running ITV show Foyle’s War.  As always, it doesn’t really matter what projects actors from Game of Thrones are trying to push, the questions always invariably turn to HBO’s monster hit.

Hill was very good natured about it, pointing out that, as Varys’s look is so singular, he himself has the advantage of going unrecognized in public most of the time. As he puts it: “I would be a bit worried if I were recognized as Varys, because I don’t look like that normally. If I’m at a red carpet event, they’ll recognize some of the other stars from Game of Thrones, but not me. I’m not recognized immediately. Normally, if I’m wearing a tuxedo, people think I’m a security person or a wine waiter, just because of the uniform, you know?”

With the new season weeks away, Vulture natural asked if Hill could slip us any details. How evasive was he? See below!

It’s Game of Thrones Season 4 DVD Release Day!

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It’s finally here! The DVD/Bluray set of Game of Thrones arrives in US stores today. Yesterday in London, HBO displayed their second lifesized ice sculpture of the Iron Throne in Covent Gardens. (The first Ice Throne was displayed in Quebec a couple of weeks ago.)

With the release of the DVDs comes all the extras as well. Depending on where you buy/order your set from determines which bonus extras you get. (Being a costume geek myself, I’ll be getting my set from Target.)

More talk of the DVD extras below!

Alfie Allen receives surprise praise for portrayal of Reek

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Game of Thrones is a show full of sex and violence, and every season it seems that charges of the producers going over-the-top or extra gratuitous always get recycled back as the show progresses and the death toll mounts. But no storyline has drawn as much fire as Theon’s transformation into Reek. Originally a story that played completely out of sight of the reader, Benioff and Weiss’ decision to include Ramsey Snow’s horrific torture of Theon Greyjoy until the character is broken down into his pet “Reek” was criticized by seemingly everyone.

But Allen disclosed recently at a press event in London that, though filming those scenes made him feel lonely and isolated, his portrayal touched fans in a way he didn’t expect….

Lena Headey announces pregnancy

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Game of Thrones‘ most controversial mother is expecting. Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, has announced she is expecting.

The announcement came via the official conduit for celebrity publicist sanctioned news, People Magazine. This will be Headey’s second child. Her first child with ex-husband Peter Loughran, Wylie, is five.

For more details, including when Headey is due, see below.

WiC Weekly: February 8th-14th

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It’s the end of another week of Game of Thrones news. Did you miss any of our top stories? That’s ok. Check out the round up of our Top Ten posts for this week.

 

  More top stories, below!

George R.R. Martin warns about surprising deaths

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During last night’s Writers Guild West Awards, A Song of Ice and Fire author, and creator of Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, made an appearance and had some very interesting things to say about character deaths on the show versus the books.

ShowBizz411.com got the chance to ask Martin a few questions, which ranged from what it was like to be a “rock star author” to how many seasons of Game of Thrones there will be…and of course, those surprising deaths.

See what George had to say, after the jump.

Game of Thrones Monopoly announced

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The official Game of Thrones Twitter account has announced that the HBO Shop will begin selling a Game of Thrones collector’s edition of Monopoly during 2015.

See the description, after the jump.

Richard Dormer on Beric returning to Game of Thrones

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The last we saw of Richard Dormer’s Beric Dondarrion was in Season 3, Episode 7 “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”.

Since then, there have been no sightings of Lord Beric or The Brotherhood Without Banners. He did not appear in Season 4, and now thanks to Esquire, we know that we won’t see him for the foreseeable future.

See what Richard Dormer has to say about Beric after the jump.

George R. R. Martin still planning seven-book series

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Long-time readers of A Song of Ice and Fire have already seen the series extended a few times, so there’s a consistent question as to whether it’ll happen again. Will George R. R. Martin write seven books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, or will he need an eighth to finish the story?

Recently, on his Not A Blog, Martin was asked about the possibility of extending the series past seven books.

See what George had to say, after the jump.

Turner rates Sansa’s “traumatic scene” a “6” on the GoT Scale

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With the Game of Thrones Season 4 DVD coming out next week, the stars of the show are turning out to do promotions on it and talk a little bit about the upcoming season. Sophie Turner talked to Huffpo Entertainment yesterday, and promised us Season 5 was going to be “more shocking than the Red Wedding.”

That’s a tall order. But it turns out Turner’s own opinions on the show, and who would be on her “Arya Style Kill List” were going to be shocking enough. I mean…Daenarys?!

See below for all the shocking things Sophie Turner promised…

Everything you ever wanted to know about the combined edition of A Feast For Crows & A Dance With Dragons

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Fergus Halliday is a freelance PC, tech & pop culture writer.

2015 marks the fourth year since the last volume of A Song of Ice & Fire was released as well as Season 5 of the Game of Thrones TV series, which will be based mostly on the latest two novels. More than a few from the series’ ever-growing legion of fans will find themselves mining A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons for any hints they may have missed the first, second or third time around. For these fans–as well as more casual readers–the fan-produced combined-edition of these two books is an alluring (and, I would argue, superior) route to take on their re-reads.

What is the combined volume, why is it better, and what does it mean?

HBO announces new Game of Thrones mixtape

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We already knew it was coming, and have mentioned a few of reported on several of the artists who will be involved with the Game of Thrones mix tape. But now HBO has announced Catch the a Throne 2 officially with a press release, including some artists we didn’t know would be on it , as well as a release date.

Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2 Features Tracks from Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Method Man, Snoop Dogg and Yandel

HBO has teamed up with some of the music industry’s top artists for the second installment of Catch the Throne: The Mixtape, for the Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning series Game of Thrones. Building on the success of Volume 1 – with over 2.5MM streams to date – that attracted hip-hop and reggaeton fans alike, Volume 2 will feature Method Man, Snoop Dogg and Yandel and will transcend genres by adding Grammy-nominated metal bands Anthrax and Killswitch Engage to the mixtape lineup. The mixtape will be released in anticipation of the season 5 debut of Game of Thrones airing April 12th on HBO. 

For more, see below.



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