Game of Thrones – S6 – Casting Pt 2

More exciting casting confirmations for season 6

As the casting list grows long, I only grow more stoked for next year’s sixth season of HBO’s sword ‘n sorcery series, Game of Thrones.

With each passing season, the cast grows and an increasing amount of big stars and veteran actors join the ensemble. This year, we saw Alexander Siddig and Jonathan Pryce join the crew as Prince Doran Martell and The High Sparrow respectively.

Doran Martell and the High Sparrow

Doran Martell and the High Sparrow

Next year, we are in for a treat as 3 HUGE names and one up and coming actor enter the World of Ice and Fire.

The first up are the legendary Max Von Sydow and Ian McShane.

Max Von Sydow and Ian McShane

Max Von Sydow and Ian McShane

Von Sydow, who you might know from The Exorcist and Minority Report, and who you will know from the upcoming Star Wars film, will be replacing Struan Rodger in the role of Brynden “Bloodraven” Rivers, the Three-Eyed Raven who we last saw woven into the roots of a weirwood tree at the end of season 4.episode-40-17-1024

Ian McShane, best known for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean 4 as Blackbeard and as Al Swearengen in HBO’s prematurely cancelled Deadwood, will be playing a currently unnamed role. The casting description says that his character will be “Aged 50’s to 60’s, he’s one of the greatest soldiers in Westeros- a humorless martinet, severe and intimidating. He demands martial discipline in the field and in his home.”
Sound like anyone?

Either way, i’ve said that McShane would be perfect for GoT for YEARS.

The next big star joining the cast is Downton Abbey and Withnail and I’s Richard E. GrantwsingzlaHe will be playing Izembaro, the grandiose leader and manager of a Braavosi theater troupe with an allegiance to The Faceless Men.

The up-and-coming star is Danish actor, Pilou Asbæk. Best known for his role as the Prime Ministerial spin doctor Kasapr Juul in Denmark’s hit show, Borgen.Kasper-Juul

He will be playing Theon Greyjoy’s uncle, Euron Greyjoy, the pale-skinned, dark haired, one-eyed, viciously sadistic pirate captain of a ship called The Silence. The crew of The Silence all had their tongues cut out by Euron. Think of him as a sea-bourne Ramsay Bolton.


Well, I hope you’re excited, I know that I am.

– Mat S



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