Richard E. Grant To Join Game of Thrones

Though unconfirmed by HBO, Watchers on the Wall reports actor Richard E. Grant has joined the cast of Game of Thrones for its sixth season, per a look at his agency’s website.

Grant has appeared in several shows including, Doctor Who and Girls,  and had memorable turns in Spice World and Hudson Hawk. But is perhaps best beloved by cult movie fans for Withnail and I, which also starred Eighth Doctor Paul McGann.

He was also, very briefly, cast as the Doctor for a series of flash-animated episodes on the official Doctor Who website in 2003, but this was cut short when the new series went into development.

It is unclear who he will play, but Watchers on the Wall suggest he might be Randyll Tarly, the as-of-yet uncast father of Samwell Tarly or a member of a theater company they’ve heard will make an impact on the show’s sixth year. It is also possible he may play Aeron Greyjoy, Theon’s uncle and a priest known as the Damphair.

UPDATE: Variety has confirmed Grant will be on the show, but his role is still “undisclosed.”

Watch The Full Game Of Thrones Panel From SDCC

Game of Thrones had a panel at this years SDCC in the infamous Hall H, hosted by late-night television star Seth Meyers and filled with cast members from the series. Now the HBO phenomenon based on the novels of George R R Martin has released a video of the panel for fans that didn’t see it live.

Season 6 of Game Of Thrones is in production now.

HBO Teases Last Two Game Of Thrones Episodes Of The Season

With only two episodes left for the fifth season of Game Of Thrones, HBO has released the following trailer showing us what to expect. This has been a season of controversy and change. As the season wraps up fans have to wonder what will happen in season six as the TV show has just about caught up with the novels and there have been more deviations from the source material. Will George R R Martin get another novel completed before the next season starts filming? And what will be the backlash from what happened with Sansa Stark.

Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO.

Blue Man Group Covers Game Of Thrones Theme

Turns out that the Blue Man Group are big fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones as well as the monosyllabic Hodor. The group has released this video of them covering the theme song for the George R R Martin adaptation and have vowed to remain silent until Hodor’s status in Season 5 is confirmed. The rumor has been that Hodor and Bran will not be in the newest season… this could lead to some angry blue men.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 12th.

Maisie Williams From Game Of Thrones To Guest On Doctor Who

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Maisie Williams is known by most as Arya Stark, the tough as nails young girl growing up with a sword in her hands on Game of Thrones. Now we get to see her leave the sweeping landscapes of Westeros and into the enigmatic time-travelling blue box, the TARDIS.

About the new experience, Williams said, “I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.”

Steven Moffat, showrunner and executive producer, added, “We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”

The show is currently filming two period adventures – The Girl Who Died written by Jamie Mathieson and Moffat, and The Woman Who Lived by Catherine Tregenna. Season 9 stars Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald).

[Source: BBC]