First up, playing the role of Daario Naharis is Ed Skrein. Daario Naharis is a roguish and deadly sellsword who crosses paths with Daenerys. Ed Skrein is a British musician and actor. In his music career, he has released his own album and also worked with artists such as Foreign Beggars, Nathan Flutebox Lee, Asian Dub Foundation and Plan B while touring throughout the UK and Europe. He recently transitioned into acting and has appeared in the films Piggy and Ill Manors. You can follow Ed on Twitter here.
The other role is Grey Worm, who will be played by Jacob Anderson. Grey Worm is a captain of the Unsullied, a group of eunuch slave soldiers who are trained from childhood to excel in battle. Jacob Anderson is a young actor from London who has already appeared in numerous films and TV shows such as Adulthood, Chatroom, Episodes and Skins. You can follow Jacob on Twitter here.
In an interesting coincidence, a song by Skrein called “Reach” appeared on the soundtrack of Anderson’s film Adulthood. Jacob himself was featured on the soundtrack song “I Need Love” with Plan B, the musician and actor who later directed Skrein in Ill Manors.
Here’s a clip from the 2012 crime drama, with Ed Skrein playing a cold-hearted drug dealer. The video uses Not Safe for Work language.
Winter Is Coming: I’m not too familiar with either of these actors. Skrein doesn’t exactly match the Daario I had in my head, but it looks like he could bring the swagger necessary for the role. And Anderson is younger than I imagined Grey Worm to be, but that isn’t too big a deal. I trust they both showed they have what it takes to play their respective roles. Welcome to the cast, Ed and Jacob!