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As Jaime Lannister...

... we have Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

I dropped several hints about him. Dutch Treat - NCW played the lead in NEW AMSTERDAM. Going out for a Danish - NCW is actually a Dane. Shows get cancelled - NEW AMSTERDAM was cancelled by Fox. Characters get cancelled - NCW was also in VIRTUALITY, where his character was killed.

And too good to be true? When he was cast, I went searching for him on the internet, I found this on YouTube and couldn't resist:

Watch that, and I think you'll agree, he'll make a terrific Jaime.


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Aug. 22nd, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
A Danish
this is awesome, for the Danes this I personally think is a proud moment, Waldau is a wonderful actor, at least in Danish.
Aug. 22nd, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
no brad pitt? :p
Just kidding, excellent casting!
Aug. 23rd, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
this guy looks super. lion nose, blond locks... egotistical, funny, hot. his look is a little like denis leary (meh), but also leo dicaprio, ewan mcgregor, viggo mortensen, and wait, was that a little johnny depp in the eyes there...? *swoon* oh, he can act as well? bonus! ;)
Aug. 23rd, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
What about the Cercei?
Jame looks awesome. Literally, exactly the picture I had in my head (except for the hair). Here's the problem How are you going to find a Cercei to look just like him but be a beautiful woman? Tricky. I'm sure there are some out there. But ones that can act. That are available. I have every faith but all the same good luck to you.
Aug. 23rd, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
My Stars!
This guy's a breathing, talking, sword-swinging mirror image of the Jamie-Lannister-In-My-Head! I drool in anticipation, drool I say!

A Thrones Jolt Lust Not!
Aug. 23rd, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
He's going to be terrific! He looks perfect for the part. Very pretty, but still like a warrior.
And Oh my god, he has an awesome nose. With a bump (I know it's a weird fetish to have, but here I am).
Aug. 23rd, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)

Why didn't we think of him before! Such a brilliant choice for the Kingslayer! Awesome work HBO
Aug. 23rd, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
I don't think it would be possible to be happier about this one... he is too damn perfect for the part!!! Rocking cool : ) If I thought I was excited before....
Aug. 24th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
smarten up
the picks are great
everyone has an opinion but keep in mind that the jaime lannister or theon greyjoy that you envisioned may not be ..well...an actor.
i never pictured theon to look like that.i always pictured him to look like a good guy(that actor looks like a bad guy,no offence)the mental image was formed in a game of thrones when i thought he was a reputable guy.so , in the end i think he is a much better pick than the guy i pictured.
Aug. 25th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
Re: smarten up
True, Star.
When I saw the pic of the actor for Theon, I thought "Hmm, that looks more like Joffery than Theon---to me." Well, I actually had Draco cast as Joffery in my head! But yes, I agree, I thought Theon would have more "good guy" characteristics---whatever those are to each of us.
Aug. 24th, 2009 09:21 am (UTC)
I love the film ´Nightwatch` from Ole Bornedal, where he plays the mainpart. And I think he did his part much better than Ewan McGregor in the Coverversion.... and I am a fan of Ewan McGregor
Aug. 24th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
As good looking as Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is this means that the woman who will play Cersei Lannister will have to be as good looking if not better looking. That's a tall order especially since they need to not only look good but act sexy but also be strong and conniving. So a good looking actress that can also act. Better looking than Jennifer Ehle at least. It's going to be difficult.
Aug. 26th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
Your comment reminded me, I am re-reading AFFC, and I think it is at "someone's" funeral, Cersei sees Margaery with Loras and thinks to herself how alike they look--as if they they could be twins, even more so than herself and Jaime. Almost jealous about it, and then I think it gives her the idea that there could be some dirt to be dug up on Margaery.
So, however the casting goes, those 2 actors would also have to look even more alike...
But I know that is logistically unlikely. Such an observation will probably be disregarded.
(I edited this by changing the actual name to "someone" because on another casting post, there was a complaint of being spoiled when a poster mentioned that a character dies.)

Edited at 2009-08-27 12:21 pm (UTC)
Aug. 24th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Not too happy
Although he could work as Jamie he's not quite what I pictured for him. And I do have to agree with one of the previous posters, it could prove to be quite a challenge finding the right Cersei for this Jamie.
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Aug. 25th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
He's a bit too much of a man's man to be Jamie. And maybe just a bit too old. At least as Jamie I pictured in my mind. Stacy Ransom is pretty, but again not beautiful enough for Cersei. But then again, everyone of us has their dream cast for Song of ice and fire.

If you asked me perfect Cersei would be Michelle Pfeiffer, if only she was younger. Perfect Jamie is a tough one.
But I'm sure that all of the actors that were cast for this were cast for all the right reasons, GRRM was present there and if he thinks they can do it who are we to argue?
Aug. 25th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
I am so happy about this bit of casting. I was really depressed that NEW AMSTERDAM was cancelled. I initially watched it because I was angry to see a HIGHLANDER rip-off, but Nikolaj was too good to be angry with for too long.
And again I was excited to see him on VIRTUALITY--also based on several other movies and TV shows...

Anyway, I hope 3rd time's a charm!

(My dream casting was Josh Holloway, but since he is still busy on that island, Nikolaj is a more than I could hope for.)
Aug. 30th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Sep. 4th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
He's not the Jaime I imagined (more beautiful and less manlyXD), but he looks the part. He even has some resemblance to Josh Holloway in the way he smiles and all, and Josh was my favourite option.
He also looks good in medieval clothing, he's packed and he seems to have a lot of different acting chops. I'm definitely looking forward to his role
Sep. 6th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
это Джейме... верю :)
Sep. 10th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Absolutely 100% Perfect!
Oct. 30th, 2009 08:25 am (UTC)
is Perfect. Love nikolay's play in New Asterdam. Im sure he'll be one of the most rated members of the cast.

Already starting to imagine him in the place of all jaime's adventures^^
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