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As Ser Jorah Mormont...

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... we have Iain Glen, another distinguished British veteran of stage and screen.

Glen has a really great website at http://www.iainglen.com/ Check it out. Not only does he have a list of all his credits, but the site includes clips from many of the film and television roles, so you can get a wonderful sample of his range and talents. I wish more actors had websites this good.



One of his credits was KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, Ridley Scott's marvelous film about the Crusades and the fall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Nicolaj Coster-Waldau also had a role in that film, hence the "gone to the wars" clue. But Coster-Waldau was not a kingslayer there, which was good for Glen, since he played Richard the Lionhearted. And killing Richard before his time would certainly have changed history. KINGDOM OF HEAVEN was filmed in Morocco... and Glen will be returning to those same locations to shoot the Pentos scenes for our pilot.

Iain Glen also appeared in MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON, co-starring as Speke to Patrick Bergin's Richard Burton. A wonderful performance in a fine film. Of course the character he will be playing in the HBO pilot, Ser Jorah Mormont, has never seen the Mountains of the Moon in Westeros, although the actor has seen the African version.



Like many of the best British actors, Iain Glen is a chameleon who often disappears into his roles. Visit his website and play some of his clips, and you may realize you have seen more of his work than you realize. He won't just play Ser Jorah, he'll BECOME him.

That's Ser Seven, and that's all folks.

For now.

Comments

shakauvm
Aug. 22nd, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
"KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, Ridley Scott's marvelous film about the Crusades"

What?

Kingdom of Heaven was a ham handed sham of a movie. I couldn't even finish it. Terrible acting, and one of the worst screenplays I've seen in the last year.

My expectation for the HBO series has now dropped significantly.
grrm
Aug. 22nd, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Tastes differ. I saw a terrific movie, and the director's cut is even better.
artemis_folly
Aug. 22nd, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
I remember enjoying the theatrical version well enough (especially being quite the sucker for epic period films), but thought parts didn't make sense. Thankfully, the director's cut adds back everything that should be there and helped to make it one of my favorite movies (with a whole slew of fabulous actors - pretty much all in supporting roles). Even the score is beautiful. Speaking of scores...now I'm wondering what the score for the series will be like and who would be good to do it. I imagine that is something that won't come up until well into filming?

Sounds like the casting for the show is really coming together. I'm excited to see who comes next. :)
rmdansak
Aug. 22nd, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
I saw Kingdom of Heaven in the theater, and wasn't terribly impressed.

However, when I saw the director's cut, I was blown away. It was almost a totally different film, and absolutely brilliant.
curtstrummer
Aug. 22nd, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever seen a movie that has benefited from a "Director's Cut" more than this movie...the characters, especially those of King Baldwin (Edward Norton) and Godfrey (Liam Neeson), were fleshed out and, especially in the case of Godfrey, made sense...the theatrical cut really didn't do this movie any favors...

Is there anyway you guys can get Ridley Scott to be a guest director for one episode...kind of like a "Band of Brothers" type of deal?
hippoiathanatoi
Aug. 23rd, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
I've always thought Orlando Bloom was unfairly criticized for his part in that film. As one right-thinking critic said, he was definitely reaching back to an older, Hollywood heroic sensibility with his stoic approach to the character. Mind you, he was not the most interesting character in the production, and perhaps that's a problem when he's the lead.

That guy who attacks him -- Alexander Siddig's bodyguard -- after the shipwreck, his clothing is pretty much how I imagine a Dornish knight might dress. Eva Green's melange of European and Middle Eastern wear is much how I imagine Princess Nym when she shows up in AFfC. If the series gets a fourth season (*knock on wood*), I hope the costumers keep some of the _Kingdom of Heaven_ costuming in mind for Dorne.

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