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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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katarinagellin
May. 28th, 2010 10:24 am (UTC)
Doreah
Hi George, I've been following your journal for a while, and today I wanted to post something as I'm terribly excited- I just got called in for a casting of "Doreah"! I was going to send them a tape with that character anyway, as I'm a blonde, blue-eyed horse- riding actress with scandinavian heritage :) I love your books and can only hope they give me a chance, I guarantee NO one wants this part as much as I do! I'm sure they new Dany will be fab, and I hope to work with her. If you should see this comment before I go in; what kind of accent would be good for a Lysene girl? (Scandinavian, german-ish, eastern european...?)

Look out for my tape ;)

Best regards,
Katarina
grrm
Jun. 1st, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Doreah
There's no exact correspondence to any real-world accents, of course.

Lys is a southern city, surrounded by the sea, a city of hot days, warm nights, cool ocean breezes, sensual and languid. Perhaps something Meditteranean? A musical, flowing, liquid tongue.

However, that's me. No guarantee that HBO will be looking for that.

Good luck with your audition, Katarina.
katarinagellin
Jun. 2nd, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
Re: Doreah
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. I was a little bit giddy and overexcited that day as I can see from my comment there...it was a long- awaited chance. Time will show. All the best,
Katarina

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