As Season 4 filming gets well underway, we start to have another slue of casting announcements comes along the wire.
Elizabeth Webster is set to be cast as Walda Frey in the upcoming season. She is the the grand-daughter of Lord Walder Frey and is set to be the young new wife of Roose Bolton. She has acted in TV series such as the hit British TV Drama “Call The Midwife” and “The Bloody Mary Show”.
Another casting announcement is of Lu Corfied who will be playing a Mole’s Town madame in the new season. She is most notably known for playing Dr. Freya Wilson in the TV Drama “Doctors”. She has also acted in “The Woman in Black” voicing Jennet.
Interesting news also from over at Winteriscoming.net, apparently Noah Taylor is indeed returning as Locke in season four but he is also going to be sent to the Wall along with the other Bolton bannermen who stood by while Jaime Lannisters hand was cleavered off. Interesting dynamic the show is introducing. I wonder what they are going to do with it. Comment below on what you think is likely to happen!
Filming in Croatia began Wednesday in the Trsteno Arboretum. Some members of the local press were allowed to go down and watch including Croatian News site Dulist. They provided a report on set and and numerous photographs of filming taking place:
There was also a set report done by Mark Thomas from AnEnglishmanin Dubrovnik.com and includes some photos of a new set being constructed in addition to the Hotel Belvedere in Fort St. Lawrence in Gradac Park
There also some new photos of the new set at JustDubrovnik.com
There was also a video report done by Croatian news website RTL Televisia in which you can see by following the link.
It’s great that we are getting so many set photos so early on in the filming process. Comment below about what you think these sets will be used for!
According to sources at Winteriscoming.net, the actor playing Tomenn Bartheon has been replaced by Dean Charles Chapman.
15 year-old Dean has been in a few films of note in his acting career including in The White Queen, The Revolting World of Stanley Brown and also in the upcoming film Before I Go to Sleep. Dean has actually been in Game of thrones before, playing one of the two Lannister boys that Rickard Karstark gets axed for murdering.
It is an interesting turn of events, but likely most people watching the show will remember him at all considering he has been missing from the show for a season.
We still await HBO’s conformation of this recast
This scene first appeared via the SDCC panel they had last month. Now HBO released it themselves on the Game of thrones YouTube Channel.
It is a scene featuring Grand Maester Pycelle and Tywin Lannister discussing the status of Pycelle’s place on the small council. Charles Dance’s acting really is brilliant and it is worth the watch.
This scene along with other deleted scenes will feature on the the soon to be released on the Game of Thrones Season 3 Blu-Ray
Leave a comment on whether you think this scene should have been left in or not.
Feast your eyes on this fabulous packaging. This is available on Amazon US,UK,FR,DE and ES. It is described as being:
“In this limited edition sculpture, Daenerys’s dragon from the season 3 poster art takes center stage with its impressive wingspan and a highly detailed tail, which wraps around the core of the piece. Created in durable heavy weight material, the highly textured collectible is finished with a weathered patina evoking the feel of Westeros and a bygone era. The collectible also contains a hidden compartment which houses The Complete Third Season.”
This sculpture is only available for people using Blu-Ray so people who want the DVD edition…. Hard luck. On the plus side, if you do buy the Blu-ray edition, you get the Blu-Ray disc AND the digital copy toplay in iTunes or in Windows Media Player.
It’s available for pre-order now here:
Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season Limited Edition Amazon Exclusive (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Salladhor Saan – Wealthy Pirate Lord from Lys
During yesterday morning’s earnings call, Time Warner CEO Alan Bewkes was making the usual pitch for higher affiliate fees, greater appreciation of the company’s TV shows and films and…. piracy?
In response to a question from investors as to whether the company see’s the mass theft of the show Game of Thrones as a compliment, Bewkes said:
I have to admit it, I think you’re right. The much-discussed fantasy series is HBO’s most popular TV show, and if you go to people who are watching it without subs, it’s a tremendous word-of-mouth thing….
We’ve been dealing with this for 20, 30 years—people sharing subs, running wires down the backs of apartment buildings. Our experience is that it leads to more paying subs. I think you’re right that Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world and that’s better than an Emmy.
– Alan Bewkes
We have always known that HBO take a more “unusual” approach in terms of tackling piracy, but to have the exec. of Time Warner come out and say that having the most pirated show in the world is “better than an Emmy” is completely unheard of.
Give us your thoughts on it in the comments below!
Last night, the Television Critics Association held their awards last night in Beverly Hills, California. Game of Thrones succeeded to take home the award for “Best Achievement in Drama”. It was against renowned shows such as Breaking Bad, Homeland, The Americans and Mad Men. It however did lose out to Breaking Bad in the “Program of the Year” category.
We really can’t use these awards to give us a glimpse into the upcoming Emmy’s since the voting bodies are completely different however it is still nice that Thrones gets another trophy that it can add to its collection
Joseph Gatt has been confirmed to be cast for a role in the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones”
It was announced on the website for the Actors agency, “Robert Kelly Associates“. It has been deleted since the leak has been discovered. The actor’s Facebook Page shows that he has just finished up filming in Iceland and he will be appearing in a total of four episodes in Season 4.
“Joeseph Gatt” has appeared in various film’s of repute including Star Trek into Darkness and hit TV series Banshee as The Albino
We await confirmation from HBO as to this casting leak. Comment below what you think his role will be in the new season!
As tomorrow is the final day of filming for Game of Thrones in Iceland, they are already beginning their filming in Croatia. Local Croat reporter Mario Jurič tweeted a collage of some set photos including set building in Iceland as you can see below:
Set photo No.1
For the set building they will be using an old abandoned hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Also another tweeter posted a higher resolution photo (props to the tweeter):
Set Photo No. 2
Comment below if you think you know what they are building!
Earlier this week George R.R Martin confirmed on his livejournal “Not a blog” that Roger Ashton-Griffiths has been cast as “Mace Tyrell” in the upcoming season of a Game of Thrones.
Mace Tyrell is the Lord of Highgarden and Warden of the South. He is father to “Loras Tyrell” and “Margaery Tyrell” and is the one of the most rich and powerful families, second only to House Lannister.
Roger has been in various TV Shows and films including “Gangs of New York“, “Torchwood” and “The Tudors” and is playing “Alfred Hitchcock”, in upcoming film “Grace of Monaco”