Patrick Malahide cast as Balon Greyjoy

We have some exclusive casting news for you, the House Gatewatch faithful. British actor Patrick Malahide has been cast as Lord Balon Greyjoy.

Balon Greyjoy is the head of House Greyjoy and father to Theon and Yara. He rules the Iron Islands and is a hard and fierce leader. He plays a small but pivotal role in season two. Malahide is a British character actor with dozens of roles on both the small and big screens. He has had appearances in films such as The World Is Not Enough, Billy Elliott, and Quills. On television he starred in the early 90s TV series The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries and more recently appeared in the HBO mini-series Elizabeth I and the BBC sci-fi show Survivors.

Winter Is Coming: And another piece of the casting puzzle falls into place… slowly but surely we are getting this cast filled out. This probably completes the casting for Ironborn speaking roles this season as it looks like Aeron and Victarion will be shuffled off to later seasons. Malahide looks to be a solid choice for the role, being an experienced character actor and one that tends to play the villainous roles. Balon isn’t a villain per se, but he definitely has an edge to him. As a Greyjoy fanboy, I approve of this casting.