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Game of Thrones – First photo from the George R R Martin Adaption

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2010

I had been following production of the HBO adaption for George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series Game of Thrones and now Sci-Fi Wire have the news that they have given the go ahead for a full 10 episodes which is very cool for fantasy fans. They also have the first photo from the pilot and the full series begins shooting in June.

What do you think about the pic?

Based on the series of books by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom.

David Benioff Executive Producer
D.B. Weiss Executive Producer
Tom McCarthy Director

Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
Sean Bean as Eddard Stark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Jennifer Ehle as Catelyn Stark
Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont
Kit Harrington as Jon Snow
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen
Richard Madden as Rob Stark
Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane
Tamzin Merchant as Daenerys Targaryen
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark

Ron Donachie as Ser Rodrik Cassel
Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo
Donald Sumpter as Maester Luwin

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A Game of Thrones cast expands

Posted by LiveFor on August 21, 2009

gameofthronesThe HBO adaptation of the George R.R. Martin fantasy-book series has got a few more characters cast according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The current cast is led by Sean Bean as Ned Stark, who leaves his home to serve the king. Mark Addy, Kit Harrington, Jennifer Ehle, Jack Gleeson, Peter Dinklage and Harry Lloyd also star.

Joining them are Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (New Amsterdam, Virtuality) will play Jaime Lannister, one of the king’s guards and a ruthless usurper of the previous king.  Tamzin Merchant (The Tudors), who’ll play Daenerys, an exiled teenage princess.

Also new are Richard Madden (Hope Springs) as Stark’s eldest son, Robb; Iain Glen (Into the Storm) as Ser Jorah Mormont, a disgraced knight; Alfie Allen (The Other Boleyn Girl) as Theon, Stark’s young ward; Sophie Turner (Doctor Who), as Stark’s eldest daughter, Sansa; Maisie Williams as Stark’s young tomboy daughter, Arya.

The pilot shoots in Ireland in October.

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Sean Bean plays A Game of Thrones

Posted by LiveFor on July 20, 2009

George R R Martin fans time to get excited.

Sean Bean has signed up to star in A Game of Thrones for HBO, the first in the Song of Ice And Fire series of novels by George RR Martin, which the channel is adapting for the screen. He’s set to play the lead, Eddard Stark, with Mark Addy said to be on the verge of signing on as King Robert Baratheon of Westeros.

The tricksy-turny series starts as the King and his family come to visit the Starks’ home. Eddard is pressurised by his old friend Robert to return South with him and act as the King’s adviser – something that Robert’s in-laws, the Lannister family, are unlikely to take kindly to.

Add in a spot of conspiracy, incest, child murder, corruption, conspiracy and conspiracy – not to mention a rival claimant to the throne across the sea, the still-festering legacy of a civil war 20 years before, a growing threat in the North from…something and the prospect of a winter lasting several years on its way, and you’ve got a fantasy with little or no magic but a heck of a lot of intrigue. Think Deadwood with broadswords and maybe – maybe – less swearing.

Kit Harrington (from WarHorse, on the London stage) will play Jon Snow, Stark’s bastard son*; Jack Gleeson (the fear-afflicted little boy in Batman Begins) will play Robert’s cowardly son, Prince Joffrey; and Harry Lloyd (Will Scarlett in TV’s Robin Hood) will play Viserys, the dethroned crown prince now in exile and manoeuvering his child sister into a marriage that could restore his fortunes. Peter Dinklage is already aboard as Tyrion Lannister, the sinister and deformed brother-in-law of the King.

Tom McCarthy is directing from a script by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Source: Empire


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