Friday, August 21, 2009
Some more casting decisions have been announced for HBO's highly-anticipated pilot/series Game of Thrones, which is due to start filming in October in Northern Ireland, joining Kit Harington as Jon Snow and Jack Gleeson as Prince Joffrey.
22 year old Tamzin Merchant (My Family and Other Animals, The Tudors) will take the role of 18 year old Daenerys.
Alfie Allen has been cast as the 19 year old Theon Greyjoy, with Richard Madden as the young Robb Stark. (Richard has also just finished filming on Chatroom).
The two youngest girls will be played by two unknown (but not for much longer!) newcomers:
13 year old Sophie Turner (member of Playbox Theatre) from Leamington will play Sansa
and Maisie Williams from Bristol will be the 11 year old Arya.
No news yet on the casting of young Bran, it appears this is proving to be one of the trickiest roles to cast.