Game of Thrones – S6 – Casting: The Tarly Family

“A narrow man, but iron-willed and shrewd, and as good a soldier as the Reach could boast.”

News just in (a few days ago)!
Our sources inform us that we WILL be heading to The Reach and meeting Samwell Tarly’s much-spoken-about family; the noble House Tarly, sworn allies of the Tyrells and keepers of the ancestral Valyrian greatsword “Heartsbane” (made from the same steel as Jon Snow’s White  Walker shattering blade “Longclaw”).

Jon and Longclaw shattering a White Walker in the epic 8th episode of Season 5 "Hardhome"

Click image to see the result of Longclaw vs a White Walker

First and foremost is Sam’s proud, stern, disparaging father, Randyll Tarly.

He is to be played by Downton Abbey’s Lord Sinderby, James Faulkner.

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James Faulkner, looking ready to step out of one costume drama, and into another.

Considered one of the best commanders in Westeros and the patriarch of a Great House (does this sound like anyone we know and miss?)

Since season 5, i have never missed anyone, fictional or otherwise, as much as i do Tywin Lannister

Since season 5, i have never missed anyone, fictional or otherwise, as much as i do Tywin Lannister

Also confirmed: Bed Education’s Samantha Spiro as Sam’s mother, Melessa Florent. Rebecca Benson as Sam’s sister, Talla Tarly.
Freddie Stroma as  Sam’s younger brother and heir to Horn Hill, Dickon Tarly

Samantha Spiro, Rebecca Benson and Freddie Stroma

Samantha Spiro, Rebecca Benson and Freddie Stroma

More casting news to come 🙂

– Mat S

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