Game of Thrones on HBO second season is gearing up to be a huge affair with more casting news as of August 8th. The nice thing is we will probably see more roles filled both big and small because as you have guessed, the character list is a long one.
According to TVguide.com who first reported the news, two new actors will be part of season 2 (and season 3 if we should all be so lucky). Up first is Hannah Murray, who will play Gilly. The nice phrasing from TVGuide almost made me choke: “one of the many women living with Old Craster who wants to escape his oppression.”
The book readers know that Gilly’s role is more than that phrase and without giving away too much, know that Old Craster is a man who does his own thing regardless of who thinks he is wrong. But enough of that, because unless you read the book to find out sooner, my dear readers, you have a long wait before the bomb of knowledge is dropped and this part of the story is revealed.
Don’t know who Hannah Murray is? She is another actress who like some of the others, is probably unknown to U.S. audiences, but has been an actress on the U.K. version of Skins.
Then there is Roy Dotrice. The man with a multitude of voices who, let it be known, is in the Guinness Book of World Records for voicing the most characters in an audiobook series and let it also be known that each and every character has their own distinct voice. So it is pretty awesome that he is in the next part of series.
He will play Pyromancer Hallyne, chief of the Guild of Alchemists, which is this cool if somewhat secret society of men who know the secret of wildfire, a fire that burns hotter, faster and seems to have a mind of its own.
Don’t know who Roy Dotrice is? Well besides being the narrator for all the books ASOIAF (well except book 4) he has also been in Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
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