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Secret Seven Revealed!!!

The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER has broken the story:


Yes, I'm thrilled with this cast. David and Dan and Tom and casting director Nina Gold are assembling a terrific group of actors.

I'll explain my clues in later posts.


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Aug. 21st, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
All right! I got ... none of them correct! Can I win a prize?
Aug. 21st, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
Wow, Tamzin Merchant looks like she will fit the part perfectly. I'm excited!
Aug. 21st, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
I'm confused -- Sophie Turner, the same Sophie Turner who was on Doctor Who, is going to play ... Sansa? What?? She's an adult! Turner played a vicar on Dr. Who...she's like at least 30! This can't be right.

apparently this woman is sansa:
Aug. 21st, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
I was just about to comment and ask about that, but you beat me to it...
Aug. 21st, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
Er, huh? Sophie Turner, the 40 year old actress as Sansa?

And I stink at guessing too, jack_post_jill!
Aug. 21st, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
Okay. You're still teasing. I demand to see pictures of the actresses who are playing Sansa and Arya!
Aug. 21st, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
Think they have the wrong role listed for Sophie Turner??
The Sophie Turner of Doctor Who I can find is the Vicar from the Family of Blood episode, and she looks a lot older than Sansa...Maybe she's playing Sansa's mom?

Picture of her is here:

Then again, the article called Jaime a "usurper of the previous king" - quite the downplay of kingslayer.
Aug. 21st, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
Someone on the Hollywood Reporter commented that she is fact a different, child actress.
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
Now I want to see a 35 year old woman play Sansa XD
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
OMG Nicolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime? *thud* What a brilliant casting coup. He's going to make our favourite Kingslayer even hotter than he is in the books (even with one hand). Tamzin Merchant's very pretty and seemed decent as Katherine Howard on The Tudors so am hoping she has the chops to pull off the role of Dany (but she's definitely NOT 13! LOL)

So far, this cast is like a dream come true.

Edited at 2009-08-21 10:59 am (UTC)
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:17 am (UTC)
Yeah I really hope that it's a different actress. Sophe Turner is a pretty commmon name. Tamzin Merchan, I haven't heard of her before but she looks like a good Daenerys to me! She looks gentle and friendly, yet strong and independent.

Oh my, I must admit this: some of you guys did an excellent job with those cryptic clues!!!! I'm jealous yet proud.
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:20 am (UTC)
Oh and in addition: Martin did cryptically state that both Sansa and Arya will be portrayed by relatively unknown actresses. So It can't be the "Old" Sophie.
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
Is it possible that Sophie Turner was cast to play *Caitlin* Stark, and not Sansa? With her coloring, I can see her pulling off Caitlin easily, but she's obviously much too old to be Sansa. Also, I'm dying for pictures of Maisie Williams, since Arya is easily my favorite character.

The rest of the casting is bloody brilliant!
Aug. 21st, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
Aaahhh!! I am SO excited right now haha
Absolutely amazing cast, I'm looking forward to seeing them in their roles very much!

And wow, we guessed them all right over on the Winter is Coming blog..! I loved the riddle game but I wasn't expecting we'd figure them all out!
Aug. 21st, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
Can you believe your devoted fans over at Winter is Coming got ~all~ of them correct, except for Sansa and Arya which we stood no chance of getting?

I think we deserve a cookie for that, at the very least, seeing as you've been sending us slightly crazy with these clues ;)
Aug. 21st, 2009 08:13 am (UTC)
Dammit, George!
I'm so excited, I can't sleep. Probably will be up til 4 am scouting for pictures of Arya and Sansa and checking up on filmographies.
Aug. 21st, 2009 08:56 am (UTC)
Oh thank any deity that listens, this was killing me!
Aug. 21st, 2009 09:03 am (UTC)
Having now read your posts about all the actors I have to say I'm super excited about this series!!

Can't wait to hear more *^_^*
Aug. 21st, 2009 10:29 am (UTC)
I don't watch much TV (no time!), but I'm considering getting HBO and carving the time out with a spoon just for this!
Aug. 21st, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Still waiting to see if you got Claire Kramer as Cersei!
Aug. 23rd, 2009 08:42 am (UTC)
Good call, Claire Kramer would be a great Cersei.
Aug. 21st, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
They look fabulous! Do you know who's going to be doing the costuming/costume design?
Aug. 21st, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you for letting me wake up to this, I can go to work happy now. Where I'll sit alone in the office for 3 hours and continue my re-read of the series and have faces to put to the names now. The voices will be harder since I first 'read' them as an audiobook and Roy Dotrice is awesome in all sorts of ways.

Actually, and oddly, I hope the actor for Dolorous Edd sounds similar, every time I read him I still hear Dotrice's reading clear as a bell.
Aug. 22nd, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
Just out of curiosity...
When do you expect this pilot to be done? I know you're planning on filming to start late October, and I'm sure there is lots to do even after that is done. I would venture to guess that pilots take longer to produce than your average episode, since its the selling point that makes or breaks the series. Not to mention there are tons of other complications that could cause delays, but is there an estimated time of completion? Or perhaps there is a deadline it must be completed by for HBO to consider it for the following season?

Just want to know because frankly, the waiting is a killing us all.
Aug. 23rd, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
The character I'm still most anxious to see cast is Littlefinger.
Aug. 23rd, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited! This is a great cast and they all fit really nicely as to how I envisioned them in the books! I can't wait to see this series. And I agree about Littlefinger...looking forward to see how he is cast.
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