Season 3 Premiere Date: March 31, 2013!
Freakin' Diana Rigg. Wow.
Jojen I think perfectly cast, honestly. He looks kinda freaky looking. Thoros of Myr, not bad. Beric, not the dude who showed up for five seasons in season one, but ok, fine.
Season 3 Premiere Date: March 31, 2013!
We have Anguy!Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell. Also known as “The Queen of Thorns,” Lady Olenna is the grandmother of Margaery and Loras Tyrell and is, in many ways, the true leader of their powerful family.
Mackenzie Crook as Orell. A wildling raider, Orell is a “warg” or “skinchanger,” with the ability to enter the mind of an animal and control its actions.
Clive Russell as Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully. Known far and wide as “The Blackfish,” Brynden is a famous knight and the uncle of Catelyn Stark. He quarreled bitterly with his brother, Lord Hoster Tully, and the two were estranged for many years.
Nathalie Emannuel as Missandei. Originally from the peaceful island of Naath, Missandei was sold into slavery as a child, along with her brother. She received education in various languages and became a translator to the slave trader Kraznys in Astapor.
Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon, the only child of Stannis Baratheon. An avid reader, she escapes her lonely life through myths and stories – her books are her most treasured possessions.
Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr. A key member of the outlaw band known as the Brotherhood Without Banners, he is a Red Priest, in service of the Lord of Light, and originally hails from the Free City of Myr, in Essos.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jojen Reed, a mysterious and enigmatic young man who becomes an important ally to Bran Stark.
Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed. The eldest daughter of Howland Reed and a staunch Stark loyalist, Meera and her younger brother Jojen seek out Bran Stark to protect him on his hard journey north.
Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion. Once the lord of Blackhaven and a celebrated warrior, Lord Beric has now become the leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners, a band of vigilante outlaws.
Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane. A famed wildling warrior and chief lieutenant of the “King Beyond the Wall,” Mance Rayder, Tormund is fearsome and strong, with a large build and a beard to match.
Philip McGinley as Anguy, an extremely skilled archer and key member of the outlaw band known as the Brotherhood Without Banners.
Tara Fitzgerald as Selyse Baratheon. The wife of Stannis Baratheon, Selyse spends much of her life in seclusion, shut away in a gloomy tower.
Tobias Menzies as Edmure Tully. The younger brother of Catelyn Stark, Edmure has recently become Lord of Riverrun in the wake of his father’s death.
Anton Lesser as Qyburn, a former maester of the Citadel, who was stripped of his chain many years ago.
We still need a Vargo Hoat.
And we definitely know that Mance Rayder is waiting in the wings. They'll probably film those scenes closer to December, so they have time.
That's cool they got Brutus from Rome to play Edmure.
A whole ton of characters we thought were going to be written out.
Haha, poor Tobias Menzies. "We need someone who plays notably unfortunate aristocrats."
And after you eat the official food you can look forward to making official night soil.
It still works surprisingly well. The crazy Emma Peel seasons are still light years ahead of most stuff produced today, the more serious Honor Blackman crime / spy episodes are mostly good entertainment - if a bit slow - , and Linda Thorson's cases also still have that special something, although the writers obviously started to repeat themselves.
Diana Rigg is a wonderful, classically trained actress ... but she looks completely different nowadays. Loved her in that flawed James Bond film with Lazenby, in the trashy and very funny Theatre of Blood with Vincent Price and The Assassination Bureau.
She has signed for Doctor Who too!
This dude is Mance Rayder.
I'm not quite seeing it, though. Looks like HBO wanted to draw from its own well for this role; reports are they previously offered Dominic "Fuuuuuuuuuuck" West, but he declined.
Should be interesting. I can kinda see it... he was a perfect Caesar. I do picture someone younger though.
As an aside, it was kinda fun to see some great HBO alumni (Ciarian Hinds and James Purefoy re-teaming up, and Dominic West in John Carter) all working again.
Wow, Hinds is only 11 years older than me. <goes to look in the mirror>
Having just finished Dance With Dragons, I'm a bit on the fence with imagining Hinds as Mance given the sparring fight against John Snow in which Mance is almost unquestionably the better. Unless I missed a definitive age given to Mance, the books gave me the impression that Mance is a man in his physical prime (mid-30-ish). Loved him in Rome, though.
Edit: Sorry if spoiler, couldn't get spoiler tag to work.
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Ok, sure, I can see a very fit, 40-ish dude besting a late-teen/early 20's youngster (I'm 40-ish after all, and I'd be all like "You know NOTHIN' John Snow!", Smack! Pow! Biff!). But Hinds is nearly 60! Unless some CGI or seriously skillful makeup magic is applied, I'm a bit sceptical. But hey, they can just not shoot that particular scene, too, so Hinds can work, I suppose. He definitely has the acting chops.
Mormont became Lord Commander when Jon was six or seven years old, that makes Mance at least mid-thirties, and probably in his mid-forties or even fifties.
More importantly, Mance is another in a long line of quasi-father-figures that Jon latches onto after leaving Winterfel... and that requires him to be at least close to Nedd's age.
Ned was mid-30s, so I assume Mance is older. GRRM doesn't seem to have an issue allowing older gents to retain their badassness (Selmy).