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HBO Pilot Cast

I am the last one to the party, I know. I was off in Fargo enjoying Valleycon, away from my computer and the internet, and while I was gone the last remaining speaking part in the pilot was cast, and HBO officially confirmed a whole bunch of the roles and actors I've been hinting at. The cast lists are all over this Interwebbie thing by now, and you guys guessed pretty much all of them ages ago in any case (it really was scary, the way you all figured out some of those clues).

For them what came in late or haven't been paying attention, however, let me be the last to confirm the confirmations and introduce you to our newest cast members.

The Old Knight is Ser Rodrik Cassell. He'll be played by Ron Donachie.

Ser Rodrik is Winterfell's master-at-arms, and Donachie also played the master-at-arms in TITANTIC. He has played a colonel, a doctor, a friar, a nazi, a sergeant, a superintendant, a corporal, and a minister in the past, and has been in projects with Lena Headey, Sean Bean, Iain Glen, and Honor Blackman.

The grey man is Maester Luwin, a grey-haired fellow in grey robes. He'll be portrayed by Donald Sumpter, another fine British character actor.

Sumpter's previous credits include DR. WHO, and also a film called GROUPIE GIRL.

(More on next rock)


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Oct. 21st, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
Please, when you get a chance, share with us as much as you can about the filming of the pilot. This is going to be amazing.
Oct. 21st, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Sweet!! You know, I'm going to have to get HBO just to watch this.
Oct. 21st, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
You must be thinking of the R.A. Lafferty short story "Continued on Next Rock".

Oct. 21st, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
Very nice.

I wonder if their roles will give them as much screen time/lines as they got in AGoT, though...
Oct. 21st, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Woot, and the excitement builds!
Oct. 21st, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
Enjoyed the guessing
Thanks for how you introduced the cast to us, I rather enjoyed making a few guesses to myself - and being wildly off the mark on the majority of them. An unexpected benefit was finding out about so many grade A actors in the process.

I've ended up with a substantial list of movies I need to track down.
Oct. 21st, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
HBO web site?
So will hbo have this info up on their site? Thanks for all the updates, can't wait for the series !!
Oct. 21st, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
Re: HBO web site?
I could be wrong, but I believe HBO only create websites (or sub-sites from their main site) for shows that have been officially commissioned, and not until close to transmission, so we might have a fair wait until HBO create a GAME OF THRONES page. Of course, the high level interest in the project might make them think again about that and put something up earlier. We'll have to wait and see.
Oct. 21st, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Re: HBO web site?
Guess I'll stay tuned and check their site frequently, thanks for responding
Oct. 21st, 2009 11:27 am (UTC)

Am I the only one who thought it?
Oct. 21st, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
Hahaha...Wow, that's pretty dead-on.
Oct. 21st, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
mmmmm some distraction :P
''..and Donachie also played the master-at-arms in TITANTIC....'''(maybe Titanic?)
Titantic is funny eheheheh

Oct. 21st, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
This is how I imagined those characters...but with Maester Luwin looking older and Ser Roderik being leaner. Other than that, it's pretty close.
Oct. 22nd, 2009 08:02 am (UTC)
I recognize Sumpter from three very disparate roles back in the early nineties: he was King Claudius in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; Alexander Bonaparte Cust, the shy, neurotic little man who becomes Hercule Poirot's prime suspect in "The ABC Murders;" and the clever, sprightly Inspector Titmarsh who investigates The Blackheath Poisonings (in which Ian McNiece played a large, and sinister, role).
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