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The old maester has lived many lives, brief but numerous. In his youth he fought in the wars that some say inspired all of this. He has been a king and a god, but he'll always be daddy to me.

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rhysdigital
Jun. 22nd, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
Anthony Hopkins
hippoiathanatoi
Jun. 22nd, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
All I've got to say is I hope this does not interfere with the recording of the ADwD audiobook. ;)
zoooolooo
Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
Roy ?
I dig Roy. Killed me when the other guy narrated Feast.
ibnobody
Jun. 23rd, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
I'll third that. Roy is the best reader ever. I read the books before I listened to the audiobooks, and now whenever I read my favorite passages, it's his voice that rings in my head.
forbiddenkisss
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
My poorly researched an uneducated guess:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000457/
forbiddenkisss
Jun. 23rd, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
That's John Hurt, the link is being funky.
artaxerxes_blog
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
The only actor I can figure into that last reference of being the Daddy is Ray Winstone, he fits vaguely into the rest of the clues but still, its a stretch
kelseysnow
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
WiC readers have it!
I think a poster on Winter Is Coming has this one!
Bjørn Sørlien guessed Roy Dotrice:
Played in War of the Roses in his youth as king King Edward IV, was a character with the nickname 'Father' on beauty and the beast, was Zeus on Hercules.
taipanfjord
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
Could it be...
...Roy Dotrice, he of "Amadeus" ("poppa!"), "Hellboy II," and lots of other stuff, like, ymmm, "Beauty and the Beast"? Served in WWII. He'd make an excellent maester. :)
daerid
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Pycelle? or Aemon?
nuffsaid15
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
I'm guessing...
David Warner. He played Henry VI in a War of the Roses UK TV series, and was the "god" (master control program) in TRON.
waiwode
Jun. 23rd, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
Re: I'm guessing...
And Supreme evil in Time Bandits!
brudewollen
Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
The big question - is he playing Pycelle or Aemon? We know Pycelle was cast before, but heard nothing about who for a while. Maybe they switched which role he's playing? Could easily see that. Or will Aemon be known as the 'Ancient Maester' in his clue?
ladysmith
Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
Is it Roy Dotrice?
spidey202
Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
The Evil Fuckaire?!
mzairin
Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
Victor Garber?
He played Jesus in Godspell, a King in Cinderella, AND he was Daddy Warbucks in the remake of Annie.
vorkoz
Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Could it be
Ian Holm ?
dungeonwriter
Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Viggo Mortenson?

It's my only guess.
surplus_of_time
Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
I think Ian Holm...
...will make a fine Maester Luwin. :-)

Excellent choice!
tyblazitar
Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Hmm... Ian Holm played in the 1965 TV version of War of the Roses, and has played many kings, though I don't know about the gods. Am I being too optimistic here?
lindenfoxcub
Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
liam neeson?
astro_tiger
Jun. 23rd, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
probably not. I will say now though, that Liam Neeson was my hope for Eddard. I can't think of anyone Id rather play Ned.
solanocard
Jun. 23rd, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
A half hearted guess.
Albert Finney.
solanocard
Jun. 23rd, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
Roy Dotrice
really does seem like the perfect fit, and I am sure GRRM knows him from his Beauty and the Beast writing days. The familiarity explains the hint "but he'll always be daddy to me."

But hey, did anyone ever notice how the second season of Dark Angel was a rip off of Beauty and the Beast? The character of Joshua, searching for his father, even looked like Vincent!

Is old Roy up to it at his age (87)? He has not done any tv/movie work since 2008...
silentounce
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Roy Dotrice
Not just the familiarity but his charcter's name in that was "Father". Everything else seems to fit as well, just check out his imdb.
jeffreyab
Jun. 23rd, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
Sean Connery comes out of retirement!
tralfamadorius
Jun. 23rd, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
What, no Bond references?
Father William of Baskerville = Daddy
Juan Sanchez Villa Lobos Ramirez = Immortal/God
Take your pick of Kings

Sean Connery!
dajamieson
Jun. 23rd, 2010 10:18 am (UTC)
You're all not thinking outside the box here....

"The old maester has lived many lives, brief but numerous"

Is clearly a reference to Maester Aemon being played by none other than.....Scott Bakula!

And I for one applaud this creative casting choice.
valsharess1
Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
This is what I thought too! Hahaha!
simone_it
Jun. 23rd, 2010 11:51 am (UTC)
The first tip leads me to quantum leap and nothing else.

So it could be Scott Bakula but...why not...Dean Stockwell!

He's still an active actor with an impressive career record and he should perfectly fit the role.
gh0ti_2
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:58 pm (UTC)
"The old maester has lived many lives, brief but numerous"

My immediate thought on reading that was that it might be a 'Doctor Who' reference, given his regular regenerations.
mr_strike
Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
It has to be Roy Dotrice. He starred in a play called Brief Lives. The only question is whether he'll play Aemon or Pycelle. I'm guessing Aemon.
the12judge
Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
Sean Connery? ! Yeah, I wish.
jedit61
Jun. 23rd, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
Maester
Who other than Roy Dotrice!!!! I don't care what role they give him, but he needs to be in this production. The Maester is perfect, though.
wraith808
Jun. 23rd, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
Another thought...
Perhaps...

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000564/

An outside choice, but it would be nice...
trebla1972
Jun. 23rd, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
Roy Dotrice
I concur it has to be Roy Dotrice. And while he may always be "daddy" to George, he'll always be the evil, PERVERTED! French nobleman from Cheech and Chong's Corsican Brothers!

"Whip me!!!" lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JJLD2Yx2H0&feature=related
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