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Three for the Prologue

A GAME OF THRONES opens in the haunted forest north of the Wall, with three brothers of the Night's Watch on a ranging.

The viewpoint character is Will, sent to the Wall for poaching. In the pilot, he will portrayed by Bronson Webb.

He has been in projects with Tamzin Merchant, Nicholaj Coster-Waldau, and Iain Glen. One of his first roles was "boy on a bicycle." Peter Parker is Spider-Man and Bronson is a Webb, so they have spiders in common. And he has a home page, a Facebook page, and a My Space page.

Will's commander on the ranging is the young knight Ser Waymar Royce, a son of Bronze Yohn Royce, new to the Wall, clad in sable cloak. Playing Ser Waymar will be Jamie Campbell Bower.

JCB has an important role in the forthcoming HARRY POTTER movie, as a wizard from Dumbledore's past, and can also be seen the new TWILIGHT film. And of course it is the twilight zone that lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. He'll also be in the PRISONER remake, but as a number, not a free man. He was in SWEENEY TODD too, though I didn't include that in the clues. Didn't want to make it too easy.

The grizzled veteran Gared is the third member of the prologue's intrepid trio. His part will be played by Richard Ridings.

Ridings' previous credits include roles in RED DWARF, FAT FRIENDS, HIGHLANDER, and WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? and turns as characters named Roach and Daddy Pig.


Oct. 21st, 2009 08:27 am (UTC)
Fantastic, I can clearly see all these actors in the roles and I'm sure they will be brilliant.

It may have been mentioned elsewhere, but I was wondering if anyone has any idea if all the cast and crew - or how many of them - have read the books and are fans of them? I know it's not required for actors to have read the original source material to put in a good performance in a film or TV adaption, and I know busy people may not have the time to read through thousands of pages, but it would be good to know. Even in a serial drama it will be impossible to put everything that is in the books on the screen, but the little details mentioned in passing on the page can create a richer performance when noticed by the performer in a careful reading.
Oct. 22nd, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
reading the books
I absolutely agree, yet I do not. My wife and I both being avid readers, I will admit I've read the Twilight books. While I'm not a "twi-hard" it was plainly stated by Robert and Kristin that they had not read the books. In the movie, it was completely obvious (and perhaps from lack of good directing) that they had no idea how they were supposed to portray the emotions of the events occurring in the scenes.

Reading the books, and feeling that experience first hand will be a valuable asset to any actor. I cannot count the times that my hands were nervously shaking as I turned the pages of these books. To feel that, and bring that to the screen would not only benefit the actors, but please the audience as well.


George R.R. Martin
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