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A New Daenerys

Those of you who read Mo Ryan's blog for the CHICAGO TRIBUNE will already have heard the news: http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2010/05/game-of-thrones-hbo.html

Yes, the role of Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series of GAME OF THRONES has been recast.

Our new Daenerys is a beautiful and talented young actress named Emilia Clarke, a recent graduate of Drama Centre London. You can learn more about her here:

http://www.spotlight.com/7655-7861-0395

I haven't had the chance to meet Emilia yet, but I've seen her auditions. She gave some kickass readings, winning out over some amazing competition from all around the world. She should make a great Dany.

(None of which should be taken in any way as a slight against Tamzin Merchant, another wonderful young actress. Her perfomance as Dany in the pilot was wonderful, I thought).

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arya
May. 22nd, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
I'm surprised by the comments that New Dany looks more the part than Old Dany! New Dany looks rather old for Dany IMO (though perhaps HBO wants the screen character to be older than she is in the books?), and while she is lovely, she doesn't look like her colouring would take well to the platinum blonde hair. Perhaps it's just these particular photos, though.

I'll be interested to see it when it finally comes out, anyway.

Any idea when the show will finally air? I've already subscribed to HBO in preparation. :p
werthead
May. 26th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
The new actress is several years younger than Tamzin Merchant, I believe.

According to the head of HBO's drama programming a few months back, they envisage airing GAME OF THRONES alongside TREME, which would probably mean an April 2011 airing, maybe May.

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