Littlefinger investigates UFOs, Jorah sings for charity, and other cast member news


Game of Thrones stars are everywhere and everything. Let’s check in on what they’re doing when away from the set.

And that includes stars who never seeing the inside of a Game of Thrones set again, like Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), whose character was killed off last year. Deadline reports that he’s set to play the lead in Blue Book, a new drama from Robert Zemeckis set in the ’50s and ’60s. Gillen will star as Dr. J. Allen Hynek, an astrophysicist recruited into Project Blue Book, a U.S. Air Force-sponsored group tasked with investigating UFOs. Hynek is a skeptic, but what do you want to bet he’ll have his preconceptions tested by the end of the show’s 10 episodes? We’ll find out when Blue Book airs on History.

Elsewhere, the BBC has it that Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) will participate in a charity concert at the University of Aberdeen, his alma mater, to raise money for dementia research. “The Aberdeen University Drama Society was my introduction to acting,” he said. “I am so pleased to be part of this very special choral concert.”

Glen will play the part of Herod in The Three Ships, a Christmas story. So it doesn’t explicitly say he sings, but it seems very likely. Plus we know he’s capable:

And on the movie side of things, it won’t be too long before you can catch Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) on the big screen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, reprising her role as the villainous Captain Phasma. The Last Jedi will also feature the final screen role of Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), who died last year. Christie talked to Sunday Life about working with Fisher. “Princess Leia spoke to me,” Christie said. “[S]he felt different, she was smart and she was strong. When I meet someone I admire like that, I keep myself as far away as possible from the person, you know, don’t bother them, eyes to the floor – I am overcome with shyness.

But Fisher was “incredibly warm” towards Christie, which allowed her to relax. “Everyone around [Fisher] felt electrified by her wit and humanity. She was so open about her struggles with mental illness. The sheer force of personality is ravishing.”

The Last Jedi comes out on December 15.

Elsewhere, Lena Headey, who is about as far from her Game of Thrones counterpart as possible, joined several other actresses and celebrities in talking about the joys and challenges of motherhood on the BBC Radio 5 Live website. Watch her ruminate below:

Other cast members are making their adventures known over social media. Sophie Turner, for example, put up a powerful post about her work with Women for Women International, which helps women who have survived war rebuild their lives:

Kudos to Turner for walking the walk.

And in lighter news, apparently Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran) and Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen) are becoming roommates?

Those two should both stay away from open windows.

Finally, science fiction platform DUST has picked up BioPunk, a short film that stars Kristian Nairn (Hodor) as a street vendor in a dystopian version of London. He can say more than one word now, but he still refers to himself in the first person, so at least he has some verbal tic.

You can watch BioPunk in full below:

Look interesting? Should it go to series?

And that’s what’s up in people. When it comes to a cast as big as the one for Game of Thrones, there’s never a lack of incident.

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