Ser Barristan Selmy, Barristan the Bold, the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, will be played by Ulsterman IAN MCELHINNEY, Belfast born and bred.
Ser Barristan is a veteran of tournament and battle, and McElhinney a veteran of stage and screen who has been acting professionally since 1981. He was a pope on THE TUDORS, a captain on HORATIO HORNBLOWER, a priest, a doctor, a detective... though I believe this is his first turn as a knight. He's no stranger to the Paint Hall, though; the huge shipyard soundstage where we'll be doing much of our filming was also the place where they built the CITY OF EMBER, in which he had a role.
McElhinney is another terrific addition to our cast. He's a splendid actor, and his readings captured all of Ser Barristan's dignity and nobility. I can't wait to see him in his Kingsguard armor and long white cloak.