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He doesn't have a lot to say, but he says it a lot. He's not a muslim, not a pagan, not a scientologist, but he might be a town in Scotland.


Jun. 22nd, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
Jun. 22nd, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
I'd assume this is casting for Hordor, but who the actor is escapes me. Where is my "I know all film trivia ever" husband when I need him?
Jun. 22nd, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
For a second thought this was Naveen Andrews (St. Andrews is a town in Scotland, he played a Muslim in LOST) before realising it's for Hodor, and the somewhat short Sayid from LOST as Hodor doesn't really make any sense in any way, shape or form.

Amusing image though :-)
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
Hodor obviously but hmmm *runs off to ask scottish girlfriend about scottish town names that could also be a person name. Stirling, Livingston hmm. Can't say I know of any actors with those names...
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
I'll take "Who is Kristian Nairn" for $1,000!
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Winter himself guessed this one
Winter himself guessed 16 minutes after he put up the blogpost on Winter-Is-coming.

He thinks you're referring to Hodor, and guesses its an actor named Kristian Nairn, whose audition he (briefly) had posted on WiC.

He doesn’t have a lot to say, but he says it a lot. - Referring to Hodor
He’s not a muslim, not a pagan, not a scientologist - He's a Christian
but he might be a town in Scotland. - Nairn is a town in Scotland
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
GRRM, you are KILLING me.
Jun. 23rd, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
You've figured out how to resurrect Andre the Giant! Brilliant!

(Seriously, he'd have been perfect for the role. Much sadness.)
Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
Kristian Nairn - Watched his audition video a few weeks ago on Winter is Coming.
"Not a muslim..pagan..scientologist" - Kristian
"Town in Scotland" - Nairn is a town in Scotland
Am I right?! Am I right!?
Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
John DeSantis? Johnstone is in Scotland and he's not a muslim, pagan, nor scientologist, he's a saint (DeSantis)? At 6ft 9, he's tall enough for Hodor; and having played Lurch, he's got experience not saying much...

It was either that or Abraham Benrubi, although not as strong a connection with that one.
Jun. 23rd, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
Benrubi would be FANTASTIC, but I can't think of any way to make him a town in Scotland.
Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
New Game of Thrones Reader has a Fan's Suggestion
Hi Mr Martin, or GRRM:) I've just started reading your 1st book 'A Game of Thrones' after noticing the trailer on youtube. Really enjoying the story so far. I'd like to suggest a brilliant actor for one of the roles--British actor Richard Armitage(38 yrs old). (Not our infamous politician:) Richard is the current star of the BBC's fascinating TV series entitled 'Spooks' - he also recently starred as John Porter SAS in Chris Ryan's new series 'Strike Back.' Here are examples of his work:
BBC Robin Hood Series 2, Ep 13 (Guy of Gisborne slays the love of his life, Marian)

Armitage is also a busy narrator - his narration of Bernard Cornwell’s 'Lords of the North' is absolutely splendid (at least a dozen different voices)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9QCr12ypto This one is from Robin Hood.

Season 3 - Guy & the Sheriff finally reveal their true feelings for each other…

Locksley Manor Robin Hood Season 2:

Thank you, can't tell you how excited I am about your HBO series - it can't come soon enough. Good luck with it;)

Jun. 23rd, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
Re: New Game of Thrones Reader has a Fan's Suggestion
I second your suggestion Kristen. In Winter Is Coming he's been discussed as a good choice for Bronn: http://winter-is-coming.net/?s=Richard+Armitage
Jun. 23rd, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Re: New Game of Thrones Reader has a Fan's Suggestion
If nothing else, he's sexy as hell
Jun. 23rd, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: New Game of Thrones Reader has a Fan's Suggestion
Armitage's deep, resonous voice, excellent stage combat skills, horse-riding expertise & smoldering gazes seem to belong in the medieval fantasy world created by GRRM, don't they? He attended one of the best British schools of drama.
Jun. 23rd, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
Christian something...
Christian McKay?
Jun. 23rd, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Definitely Kristian Nairn
It's definitely Kristian Nairn. If you check his twitter, he basically confirms it.
Jun. 23rd, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
Wow, people are fast
with the really great guesses. Kristian Nairn must be it. Both parts of his name fits a clue, and he had audition footage! sounds like a winner.

Jun. 23rd, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
After some furious google- and IMDB-ing, I was lead - due to some of the previous comments - over to [i]Winter Is Coming[/i].

I just saw the Teaser.

I had totally forgotten about the spot, as when I initially went searching for it, everything I found was US speffic. I literally have goosebumps down every limb, I am ecstatic!
Jun. 23rd, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Great, they picked someone fat and three inches shorter than me to be Hodor. Oh, well I tried. Congrats to Kristian, I hope he owns the role.
Jun. 23rd, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Noooooooooooo!!!
Well, there's a discrepancy somewhere. On your userinfo you claim to be a former US Army Scout/Sniper. The Army doesn't accept enlistees over 80 inches in height. The military doesn't have the time or money to order custom-made uniforms and equipment for those who fall outside of the standard ranges. And even if you somehow managed to get in at 7'1", there is no way you would be selected for scout/sniper training at that height. Maybe it's just that you don't know that Kristian Nairn is 6'10"? Or I could be wrong and things have changed a ton since the late '80s.


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