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Old 06-23-11, 01:35 PM
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Game of Thrones (HBO) Season 2: Casting, News

This is the off-season thread leading up to Season 2 of Game of Thrones. Casting discussion, Additional News about the upcoming season (Merchandise/DVDs etc).


Casting discussions will have some slight spoilers (Characters have not yet appeared in season one). But this should be a given. Casting talk will not be spoilered.



Links and things


Official Sites - These are either official HBO or GRRM websites
Actor's Sites - Official actor sites or Great fansites
Infographics - Websites that have illustrated house rosters/maps
Worthy Weekly Recaps - A list of well known or well read reviewers
General GoT/Asoiaf Sites - Well rounded general sites with tons of info.
Full Coverage - Entertainment sites that have full coverage of GoT
Other - Exactly how it sounds, any interesting links that do not fit the above.

I hope to keep this list updated, if you guys find any links that you think should be added, please post them here, I will then edit the list to include your suggestion!





Official sites:

HBO's Viewer guide with interactive Map/Houses
Official HBO Game of Thrones Site
Official George RR Martin Site
Production Dairies from Game of Thrones


Actor's Official Sites:

Iain Glen - Official Site
Jason Momoa- Official Site
Carice Van Houten- Official Site (In English and Dutch)
Tom Wlaschiha- Official Site (In German)
Kristian Nairn- Official Site
Esme Bianco- Official Site
Jerome Flynn- Official Site
Conleth Hill- Official Site
Patrick Malahide- Official Site
Ian Whyte- Official Site
Tony Way- Official Site

Actor's Unofficial Fan Sites:

Lena Headey - Unofficial Fan Site
Sean Bean - Unofficial Fan Site
Sophie Turner- Unofficial Fan Site
Maisie Williams- Unofficial Fan Site
Nikolaj Coster Waldau- Unofficial Fan Site
Kit Harrington- Unofficial Fan Site
Richard Madden- Unofficial Fan Site
Natalie Dormer- Unofficial Fan Site
Liam Cunningham- Unofficial Fan Site
Hannah Murray- Unofficial Fan Site
Carice Van Houten- Unofficial Fan Site
Roy Dotrice- Unofficial Fan Site
Charles Dance- Unofficial Fan Site
Natalia Tena- Unofficial Fan Site
Simon Fisher-Becker- Unofficial Fan Site


Infographics:

Hauteslide's Illustrated Guide to Houses, Character Relationships and Locations
Screenrant's Illustrated House Tree with Actor pictures
Awesome Map of Westeros with family crests etc. (Spoilers)


General GoT/ASIOAF sites:

Winter is Coming - Most up to date info/rumors about Game of Thrones on HBO
Tower of Hand - Unofficial Companion to GRRM's ASIOAF. You will find chapter summaries, character profiles, family trees, timelines, guides
Westeros - ASIOAF Portal with information, the ASIOAF Wikia as well as Large Forums

Worthy weekly Recaps/Reviews:

James Hibberd from Entertainment Weekly
Alan Sepinwall from Hitfix
James Poniewozak from Time
Maureen Ryan from AOL
Todd Vanderwerff from AV Club
Jace Lacob from Televisionary
Myles McNutt from Cultural Learnings
Andrew Dansby from Houston Chronicle
Sarah Hughes from the Guardian
Jennifer Braun from NJ Star Ledger

Full Coverage:

Entertainment Weekly's Game of Throne coverage
Television With Out Pity Game of Thrones Coverage with Active Forums
TV Overmind's Game of Thrones coverage
IGN's coverage of Game of Thrones
TV Guide's Game of Thrones coverage
TV Fanatic's coverage of Game of Thrones

Other:

Inn at the Crossroads - Recipes of Game of Thrones
TV Tropes and Idioms: A Song of Ice and Fire
Other in Law's great maps of Locations in Westeros
ASIOAF related Avatars and Icons
Game of Thrones-Genesis (Video Game)
Card/Board games from Fantasy Flight Games
Game of Thrones news in a paper format
Games of Thrones of Muppets!
Valyrian Steel - Officially licensed products

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Old 06-23-11, 01:36 PM
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Re: Game of Thrones (HBO) Season 2: Casting, News

We have our first Casting Hire for season 2!

Slight spoiler (talks about character that has not appeared in Season 1.


Margery Tyrell:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/06/23/ga...rones-casting/

Former Tudor's star Natalie Dormer to play Margery Tyrell


HBO’s Game of Thrones has made its first casting hire for season 2:

Natalie Dormer, who memorably played the seductive and doomed Anne Boleyn on Showtime’s The Tudors, has been added to the fantasy drama’s regular cast.

Dormer will play Margaery Tyrell, a (minor spoiler alert) beautiful and shrewd young woman from the influential House Tyrell. She’s pledged to marry the late King Robert’s brother, Renly Baratheon, as part of House Tyrell’s support for his bid to seize the Iron Throne from King Joffrey.

In addition to The Tudors, Dormer is also appearing in the upcoming Captain America.

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No complaints here......
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I really liked Dormer as Anne Boleyn in the Tudors. I would have assumed that HBO would have hired a unknown actress fo this role.
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A little surprised they went with someone that old for the part, she'll be 30 when the show airs next year. It could look awkward if they make it to book 4
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*why the face?
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A little surprised they went with someone that old for the part, she'll be 30 when the show airs next year. It could look awkward if they make it to book 4
Sean Bean was nearly 20 years older than Ned was in the books.

They'll just age up Margaery and they can make Dormer look younger.

And yeah wishbone that face is just stupid looking. She can't really think that looks good. Maybe she just really likes Dr Evil.
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Brother/Sister?

They both do that smirk thing really well:




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A little surprised they went with someone that old for the part, she'll be 30 when the show airs next year. It could look awkward if they make it to book 4
Would it be possible to not talk about seasons 3 and beyond in this thread? Or is that asking too much? Because what this implies goes beyond the pre-production and production news and tells us who will not be dying in season 2.

I ask this not for me because I'll be done with the 5 books long before season 2 airs (and before winter comes) but for others that may wander into this thread based on the title and get hit with actual events from the story, especially those beyond the season at hand.
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Re: Game of Thrones (HBO) Season 2: Casting, News

Did they tell her that her character eats a live unicorn in book 5?
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Probably makes sense to eat the unicorn in reverse and save the horn for last -- it makes for an excellent toothpick.
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Originally Posted by pinata242 View Post
Would it be possible to not talk about seasons 3 and beyond in this thread? Or is that asking too much? Because what this implies goes beyond the pre-production and production news and tells us who will not be dying in season 2.

I ask this not for me because I'll be done with the 5 books long before season 2 airs (and before winter comes) but for others that may wander into this thread based on the title and get hit with actual events from the story, especially those beyond the season at hand.
It's relevant to the casting decisions. If people don't want to know how long a characters will live they should probably just stay away from this thread.
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Originally Posted by sven View Post
It's relevant to the casting decisions. If people don't want to know how long a characters will live they should probably just stay away from this thread.
Did you type that with a straight face?
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A little surprised they went with someone that old for the part, she'll be 30 when the show airs next year. It could look awkward if they make it to book 4
Yeah, way too old for the part. But then I guess 20 and 30 somethings play teenagers all the time.
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And it didn't take long for spoiler debate to infect this thread as well. Sigh.
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Originally Posted by mgbfan View Post
And it didn't take long for spoiler debate to infect this thread as well. Sigh.
You're welcome. Seriously, though, it's SEASON 2... let's not talk about whether these casting choices affect SEASON 4.
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe View Post
Maybe we can spoilerize anything past the 2nd book?
If only there was a mechanism for that!

Guys, I took a relatively minor thing and showed how innocent a comment can reveal major plot points. No it wasn't a big spoiler, but anyone with half a brain can infer what it means for season 2.

Just trying to head it off (pun intended) before something major was just casually mentioned.
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Originally Posted by pinata242 View Post
I'll be done with the 5 books long before season 2 airs (and before winter comes)
You'd better hurry because winter is etc.

Anyway, here's a picture of her as a blond, courtesy of EW:
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Re: Game of Thrones (HBO) Season 2: Casting, News

In other news, Lemonheads Inc. has dropped Renee Zellwegger as their spokesperson, to be replaced by Dormer.
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Re: Game of Thrones (HBO) Season 2: Casting, News

A little casting nugget by the actor that plays Renly, apparently he dropped by a fan GoT finale party at a pub in London:

http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php...5#entry2540965
was very nice of Gethin to show up and it was interesting to hear what he thought about the show, although I'm now very curious who has been cast as Brienne (Gethin thinks we'll all be happy with the person who has been chosen)
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For Brienne?
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5 reasons why GoT might win emmys:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rac...thrones-205208
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So who needs to be cast?

Stannis
Davos
Melisandre
Jaqen H'ghar
Brienne
Jojen and Meera Reed
Balon and Asha Greyjoy
Mance Ryder
Ygritte
Edmure Tully

Do they include someone like Vago Heart or give the major thing he does to someone else?
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