GAME OF THRONES Casts Lord of the Dreadfort for Season Two
Published: August 12, 2011 - 9:28am
Michael McElhatton, Robert Pugh, and Hannah Murray have all been cast on HBO's Emmy nominated drama which returns for it's sophomore season in early 2012.
Game of Thrones is an HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy novel series "A Song of Ice and Fire". Set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, Game of Thrones chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the kingdom's seven noble families for control of the Iron Throne; as the series opens, additional threats from the snow and ice covered region north of Westeros and from the eastern continent across a narrow sea are simultaneously beginning to rise.
Michael McElhatton will portray Roose Bolton, Lord of the Dreadfort; a sworn ally to Winterfell but his family used to be an enemy of the Starks. Robert Pugh (Master & Commander, Robin Hood) will play Craster; a wildman who lives north of the wall and is hospitable to members of the Night's Watch. Hannah Murray will play Gilly, who is one of Craster's wives and his own daughter.
Other cast additions for season two include Stephen Dillane (John Adams, King Arthur) as Stannis Baratheon and Carice van Houten (Repo Men) as Melisandre. More additions include Liam Cunningham (Camelot) as the onion knight Davos, Natalie Dormer (The Tudors) as Margaery Tyrell, Gwendoline Christie as the knight Brienne, Nonso Anozie as a merchant prince, Tom Wlaschiha as the assassin Jaqen H'gar, Roy Dotrice as a pyromancer and Gemma Whelan as the axe wielding Yara Greyjoy.
Game of Thrones stars Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Iain Glen, Aidan Gillen, Harry Lloyd, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Richard Madden, Alfie Allen, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jack Gleeson, Rory McCann, Peter Dinklage, and Jason Momoa. The series is executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; co-executive producers, Carolyn Strauss, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vicinanza and George R.R. Martin; producers, Mark Huffam and Frank Doelger.