Game of Thrones season 3 casting news

News Louisa Mellor 2 Jul 2012 - 08:55

Two new roles, one male and one female, have been assigned for Game of Thrones season 3…

We can expect a steady trickle of casting news for the third season of Game of Thrones to come our way over the next few weeks, as names are slowly ticked off the list of new characters arriving in season three.

First up is the man behind Brynden ‘The Blackfish’ Tully, uncle to Catelyn, Lysa, and Edmure, and younger brother to Lord Hoster Tully. Brynden appears in the first book of George R.R. Martin’s series, but has been kept off screen until the TV show’s third season.

The actor to play him? Familiar face (if not name) on TV and film, Clive Russell, most recently seen in the BBC’s Casualty and both Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes films. The 66-year-old Scottish actor will be campaigning with great-nephew Robb Stark (Richard Madden) as skilled fighter Brynden in the new season.

Next comes news that relative newcomer Charlotte Hope is to play a character named Myranda in season three. That could either mean one of three things: 1) that the first appearance of Myranda Royce, noblewoman and daughter to Lord Nestor Royce, is being fast-tracked from book four to season three, 2) that Hope will be playing an entirely new character, or 3) she’s to be a version of Mya Stone, the guide who accompanies Catelyn Stark on the treacherous path up to the Eyrie in book one.

Update: Noises are also being heard about The Office and Pirates of the Caribbean actor Mackenzie Crook having joined the show in some capacity, in addition to The Tudors' Sarah Bolger and Hollyoaks' Nathalie Emmanuel, but we'll wait to see what's confirmed.

With the Game of Thrones ComicCon panel imminent, watch this space for more news on the next season.

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or she's a variation on roslin frey

Way to pretty to be a Frey.

Another year ............... another goddamn year to wait .......... *sigh* ......... *sob*

Hope is going to be Meera Reed

Mackenzie Crook could be Bolton's Bastard.

Sarah Bolger!? Yes oh yes, please be true!

Mackenzie Crook NEEDS to play Vargo Hoat!

Maybe they'll apply some sort of weasel-face makeup to her to make her look more Frey-like?

Charlotte is listed as Myranda on IMDb, but how accurate that is.....

I know, it's a nightmare. I'd love to see them release a few short webisodes, maybe focusing on the background characters, just to help us cope with the withdrawal symptoms!

one of the freys turns out to be abit of a looker :P

i dont think he is intimindating enough to play ramsey snow, jojen reed maybe

My money's on Mackenzie playing either Beric or Thoros

she has to be pretty if edmure kept bedding her through that whole ordeal.

My GOD she's lovely!

mackenzie crook will be vargo hoat forsure. he is about 15 years to old to be jojen reed and that pointed face of his will go perfectly with vargo's strong lisp.

Clive Russell as the Blackfish! Thrilled. He's a great actor and I can absolutely see how that character would work for him.

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