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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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drmccoy
May. 22nd, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
No chance at all at having some split-screen comparison of scenes as a hypothetical DVD feature (assuming there will be a DVD, assuming the old and the real pilot will have any resemblence, ...)? Because I for one would find that highly interesting.
werthead
May. 22nd, 2010 11:00 am (UTC)
I suspect not, since there are probably rights and appearances fees and other potentially expensive issues involved if HBO want to put scenes featuring Tamzin Merchant and Jennifer Ehle on the DVD. I also gather that it's not seen as the best form in the business to be comparing actors in the same role after recastings. HBO want to get on with the series as it is, not the series as it might have been.

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