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froggy
Here's a few hints for three more, not yet announced.

One has worked with dead men. One was not sacrificed by his father to a jealous god. One has worked with chemicals. One knew Dumbledore. One has worked with fairies. One is just a number, not a free man. One is a town in Nassau. One will wear sable. One will wear a birthday suit. One knows what lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. One has a small part. One has a SMALL part. One you're never going to get, folks, sorry. Good luck with the other two.

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ladysmith
Oct. 7th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Okay, working with dead men and a number, not a free man, adds up to David McCallum for me. (Medical Examiner Donald "Ducky" Mallard and Secret Agent Illya Kuryakin fit the clues).

Am I even close?
sqlrob
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Number, not a free man implies someone in Prisoner to me.
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lost_mojo
Oct. 7th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Rowen Atkinson as Varys!
theinjuredninja
Oct. 8th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
varys is still in kings landing at that time. isn't he?
gottis_chan
Oct. 7th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
Jason Isaacs...? >.>
kativy
Oct. 7th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I wish. That man is walking dessert.
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kativy
Oct. 7th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
You got Rod Serling? AMAZING!
hippoiathanatoi
Oct. 7th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Jamie Campbell Bower as Ser Waymar, mayhaps?
prodigal
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Jim Caviezel (the number, not a free man) and Forest Whittaker (the Twilight Zone into quote), perhaps?
ammitnox
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, Alexander Siddig?!
believe
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Robbie Coltrane as Hodor!
dilbert719
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
As unlikely as it is, one being "just a number, not a free man" puts me in mind of Jean Valjean, Prisoner 24601, from Les Mis. Among the better known people to play Valjean (who are still alive) are Colm Wilkinson, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Liam Neeson, Gary Morris, Gerard Depardieu, John Owen-Jones, and... well, there are a lot of Valjeans out there. I'd better leave well enough alone.

As for "town in Nassau," that could be the German municipality of Nassau, or Nassau County, in either Florida or New York. Towns in Nassau that sound like people's names: Hempstead (NY), Callahan and Hilliard (FL), and possibly Geisig, Oberwies, Pohl, Seelbach, and Sulzbach, as the other German towns don't have names that sound like last names.
flagranthero
Oct. 8th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
There is a town in Nassau Co. NY called New Cassel. This could refer to Jory Cassel (One is a town in Nassau).
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sqlrob
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
"a SMALL part"

Christopher Lee?
seittik
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
I immediately thought of Iron Maiden when you said someone was a number, not a free man. I doubt any of the guys in Maiden will be acting in the show, though. I'm really terrible at predicting these people.
macroniche
Oct. 8th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
ok-so how does this pilot thing work anyway?
Sorry if this is a stupid question but, I mean, I have HBO and I never see a "pilot" show. They just have new series ready and I watch them. I've never seen them drop a show mid season anyway, so how does it work? Who gets to see "the pilot" and who determines if it is made into a series?
werthead
Oct. 8th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Re: ok-so how does this pilot thing work anyway?
HBO's pilots are 'proofs of concept' for internal consumption only. They are not shown by themselves to the public. In this case, the production team will film the 60-minute pilot, edit it together, maybe with a temp soundtrack and animatics rather than fully-blown effects, as all they need to do is give the studio an idea of the final product, and then present it to the studio. The studio will say yes, no or yes but with some changes.

For example, the TRUE BLOOD pilot episode was very similar to episode 1 of the series, but it had a different major actress (in the role of Tara). HBO weren't keen on the original actress' performance and had them change the role for the series itself.

The people doing the deciding will be - I imagine - senior staff at HBO's drama department, members of accounting (who assign budgets to the projects) and presumably the president of original programming. HBO will likely want to see how well GoT is going to fit in alongside the likes of TREME, BOARDWALK EMPIRE and TRUE BLOOD in their schedule. GoT looks like it might be the successor to ROME in the 'big costume drama with realistic characters and dialogue' niche.

These fine and worthy folk will look at the pilot and see if they want to do the full series. If they say yes, then there is much rejoicing and the team reconvenes a few months later to shoot the series. If they like everything about the pilot in its entirety, they may keep most or even all of it, but if parts are recast, sets are altered or other changes take place, the pilot may be partially or totally refilmed as Episode 1 of Season 1 proper. It just depends on how the project pans out.
werthead
Oct. 8th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
Jamie Campbell Bower seems to be the best fit, due to his imminent appearance in the new version of THE PRISONER (airing next month on AMC in the States). He was/is also in HARRY POTTER as the younger version of Dumbledore's ex-boyfriend, and was in SWEENY TODD (and thus knows dead men).

Sounds good to me!
kinggale
Oct. 8th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
A number, not a free man
You should all know that this probably refers to the series "The Prisoner". The phrase was featured on every episode's introduction ("Who are you?" "The new Number 2". "Who am I?" "You are number 6." "I'm not a number! I'm a free man!"). It probably either references the series directly (though it was a long time ago), the remake which stars James Caviezel and Ian McKellen (yeah, dream on) or it just means that one of the three has something to do with being imprisoned. Perhaps played the prisoner in another setting.
seifd
Oct. 8th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
My guess for one
I'd put in a guess for Alberto Lucantoni. He played Issac in The Bible: The Beginning, so he wasn't sacraficed to a jealous God. Richard Harris, the original Dumbledore, was also part of that series as Cain.
jpclemen
Oct. 8th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Not Les Mis
Sorry, as someone who's both a The Prisoner and Les Mis fan, the "Just a number, not a free man" is almost certainly a reference to the former, not the latter. Of course, that would also suggest that the actor was not "Number Six" in the remake, eliminating Caviezel.

The "not sacrificed by his father to a jealous god [sic]" implies the Biblical patriarch Isaac. In the 1994 TV "Abraham" Isaac was played by Timur Yusef and Taylor Scipio, and Abraham was played by... Dumbledore mark 1, the late Richard Harris. However, neither then-child actors seem to have many relevant credits, nor do the boys who played Ishmael (who also meets that clue).

I'm thinking that was a promising-looking dead end.
samena
Oct. 8th, 2009 09:49 am (UTC)
The 'jealous God' and 'birthday suit' ones seem to hint at an 'Equus' connection. It wouldn't be Daniel Radcliffe, though, so, Alfie Allen?
srollen
Oct. 8th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
Birthday Suits and Sable
I think the "one will wear sable" is an obvious reference to Royce and I agree that Jamie Campbell Bower seems to be a good fit.

The "one will wear a birthday suit" makes me think of Hodor. There was a scene fairly early on where Hodor has forgotten to dress and is running around Winterfell with his "manhood" flopping. So, can anyone make some of these clues fit a 7ft tall actor. This would probably classify as a "small" (but not "SMALL") role.

Then again, I like the Jory Cassel idea as well, but I don't remember him or anyone else being naked in the first few chapters of GoT.
whitewolf6613
Oct. 8th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
Wow...
you weren't kiddin' about tougher clues...
aleon66
Oct. 8th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
John Lithgow ...?
Was in The Twilight Zone: The Movie (with the narrator's last quote been "the pit of a man's fear and the summit of his knowledge")

Was in "The Manhatten Project" (has worked with chemicals)

Has worked with fairies (Fairie Tale Theatre)

Has worked with dead people (serial killer in "Dexter")

... mite be cast as Maester Luwin?
aleon66
Oct. 9th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
Re: John Lithgow ...?
as "Varys"
...No insult to John but he does has a soft, fleshy face and would make a Brillant Varys with a skull cap on!?? :o)
mizgreyjoy
Oct. 8th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
I hope it's Isaacs. The Bower guy belongs into Twilight series, not ASoIaF -.-
theinjuredninja
Oct. 8th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
varys is in kings landing
wickedfishstick
Oct. 8th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
No guesses
Well, I won't even wager a guess at any of these, but if "One has a SMALL part" means that you have cast Tyrion I am very excited to see who it is. By far my favorite character and a real challenge to cast IMHO.
jiah
Oct. 8th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re: No guesses
Tyrion's been cast for a loooong time!
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grrm
Oct. 8th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
three to go
A brief recap.

As of this writing, only three speaking roles remain to be filled. An offer is out on one, and we are waiting to see if the deal closes. Still looking for the other two.

The Nameless Eunuch has been written out.

In the pilot (though not, of course, the series), Rickon, Tommen, Myrcella, Ser Boros Blount, Ser Meryn Trant, Septa Mordane, Jory Cassel, Hullen, Vayon Poole, Jeyne Poole, Beth Cassel, and Hodor will all be non-speaking roles or "featured extras." Some may not appear at all, or else will turn up only in the background. So don't drive yourselves mad trying to figure out who will play those parts.

Just sayin'
bubblessoc
Oct. 8th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
Re: three to go
For some reason, Hodor is one of my favorite characters! XD I can't wait to see him cast.
dkowall
Oct. 8th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
SMALL part
k, i'm going to take a wild guess and say Jason Isaacs as Littlefinger. He and Dumbledore were both in Haryy Potter movies and he would make a great littlefinger
aleon66
Oct. 9th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Re: SMALL part
Highly Approve of 'dkowall's suggestion.
Issacs would make a GREAT Littlefinger :o)
... with John Lithgow as Varys!!! lol
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