Peter Dinklage in new HBO project, Sean Bean joins cop drama, and more


What are the Game of Thrones cast members up to when not working on Game of Thrones? Plenty.

First up, HBO has released the first image of Peter Dinklage as actor Hervé Villechaize in My Dinner with Hervé.

Villechaize gained fame for playing Bond villain Nick Nack and Tattoo on Fantasy Island before taking his own life in 1993. He was 50. The movie will chronicle a friendship that develops between Villechaize and a struggling journalist played by 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan. In addition to starring in the title role, Dinklage will also executive produce the film — he and writer/director Sacha Gervasi have been trying to bring the story to the screen for years.

Next up, Sean Bean (Ned Stark) will return to the small screen (like, the really small screen) in The Oath, a gangland drama executive produced by 50 Cent. The show, which will debut on Crackle in 2018, will follow Bean’s character — a police officer named Tom Hammond — who tries to break into gang culture in an attempt to control it. The series will run for 10 episodes.

While we can’t be sure, it sounds like this is another one of those series where Bean stands a good chance of dying by the end. We won’t know for a while, though.

Ian McElhinney (Barristan Selmy) will also be returning to TV in Derry Girls, a sitcom about a period of violence in Northern Ireland where the region was torn between remaining in the United Kingdom or becoming part of Ireland.

How, you might ask, will the producers make a show about the Troubles funny? Writer Lisa McGee sounded off to Chortle:

"I’m delighted to be able to tell the stories of real people living through the Troubles. And now, with the delicate political ecosystem of the country about to be tested by The Conservatives and The DUP, it seems well worth reminding ourselves how things were not so long ago, and what better way to do that than through comedy?"

Fair enough.

Anyway, Derry Girls will revolve around a 16-year-old named Erin Quinn. McElhinney will play her grandfather.

And in film, Deadline reports that Oona Chaplin (Robb’s Stark’s ill-fated wife Talisa) will appear in Fox’s upcoming sequels to Avatar, as a “strong and vibrant central character” named Varang. There are no plot details yet, but actors could do a lot worse than working under James Cameron for a couple of movies.

Next, here are a couple videos featuring members of the Game of Thrones cast rocking out at the Glastonbury Music Festival this past weekend, including Mother of Dragons Emilia Clarke…

…and Kings in the North Richard Madden and Kit Harington. And also Rose Leslie (Ygritte).

Rock on.

Next: Video: Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi on writing the show’s music

h/t CinemaBlend