Game of Thrones Season 6: Casting Roundup **updated**

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Can’t wait till the new season of Game of Thrones? Well, I can’t really help you with that but here’s some casting news for Season 6. Maybe that will help? (Spoilers, obviously)

Elie Haddad


According to WotW, French actor Elie Haddad with be playing yet another Dothraki warrior.

Joe Naufahu


According to Deadline, New Zealand born actor Joe Naufahu has been cast as Khal Jhaqo.

Staz Nair


Staz Nair has been cast as an undisclosed character; possibly a Dothraki warrior.

Melanie Liburd


According to Deadline, British actress Melanie Liburd has been cast as a Red Priestess.  Her character is supposedly separate from Carice Van Houten’s character, Melisandre.

Freddie Stroma as Dickon Tarly


Freddie Stroma will be playing the role of “Dickon Tarly”, Samwell Tarly’s brother.  Dickon Tarly is the second son of Lord Randyll Tarly and, since Randyll pretty much made Sam go to the Wall and join the Night’s Watch, Dickon is now the heir to Horn Hill.

His character is described as: Brother, in his early to mid-20’s. Athletic, a good hunter, an excellent swordsman, manly, not particularly bright but the favourite child of the father.

You may remember Freddie Stroma as Cormac McLaggen from Harry Potter. He unsuccessfully tried to holla at Hermione, who confunded him so that Ron would win the Gryffindor Keeper position? REMEMBER??

Pilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy


Pilou Asbæk will be playing the role of “Euron Greyjoy”, uncle to Theon and Yara and brother to Balon Greyjoy. In the books, Euron is described as being “pale and handsome with black hair, a dark beard, and patch over his left eye”. Euron was banished from the Iron Islands by Balon for improper relations with his brother Victarion’s salt wife. Euron returns to the Iron Islands the day after Balon’s death. Coincidence?

Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven


Max von Sydow will be playing the role of the “Three-Eyed Raven”, Bran’s mystical mentor who will teach Bran more about greenseeing and warging.  He is not the same person that played the Three-Eyed Raven at the end of Season 4.

Ricky Champ as Flynn


Ricky Champ will be playing the role of “Flynn” described as “part of an outlaw band. The group is using religion to justify terrorizing and extorting what they need from the people of the countryside. He appears in 2 episodes in season 6. He appears to be part of Lachlan’s band”.

Ian McShane


The character Ian McShane will be playing an unannounced character and shot a scene with the outlaw band mentioned below.  but there are rumours that he may play mean old Papa Tarly. Randyll Tarly is the Lord of Horn Hill and Head of House Tarly. He is not impressed by Sam so he gives Sam a choice between joining the Night’s Watch and dying in an “accident”.  Once Sam leaves, Randyll names Dickon as his heir. During Robert’s Rebellion, he is the only person who inflicted defeat on Robert’s forces.

Castings without details


Diogo Sales as Blood Rider


Margaret Jackman as Old Lady


Robert Aramayo (role not revealed)


Luke Roberts as Rowland Selwyn


Richard E. Grant (role not yet revealed)


Sebastian Croft as Young Ned Stark

Eyre  Eddie Eyre as Ser Alfred Hunrith


Souad Faress (role not yet revealed)


Robert Render (role not yet revealed)

Aeron Greyjoy has been cast and will not be played by the actor from Season 2, although who will be playing him has not been revealed as of yet.

Characters to be cast (via Watchers on the Wall)

Lord Smalljon Umber: (Casting age anywhere between 25-50) The lord is a savage warrior, and he rules a distinguished house in the very far North, and the role is said to be an impactful one. He’s described as “a massive bear of a man with a beard and temper to match, and hatred that run deep, and he can be violent”. The show’s looking for someone with a powerful physique who can tower over other cast members, a Northern English Accent and specifies he has to be at least 180 cm tall. The role will be on 2 episodes.

Lord Karstark: The show’s looking for an actor in his late thirties or forties to play another lord, one that’s ruthless and calculating. The frightening lord rules a vassal household with a castle stronghold. He’ll be in 3 episodes this year, with 20 days of filming this summer and fall.

Qhogo and Akrat: They’re seeking mixed ethnicity or other non-white actors for the roles. The successful young warriors need to be tall, confident, with swagger and linguistic bravado. It’s noted that the actors will have to speak in a fictional language. I think it’s safe to say that these are Dothraki.

Bower: He is a powerless servant, numb to the horror he serves. He’s filming around one of the days that below “outlaw band” members are so he may be connected to them. He is required to have a Northern or Midland English accent and appears in one episode.

Lachlan:  He’s the big leader of a group of renegades who have turned on the land that they swore to protect. They’re now extorting the poor and vulnerable.  He appears in 2 episodes in season 6.

Japeth: Another member of the outlaw band is this lieutenant. He’s a “rough-and-ready type” with a strong physical presence, also appearing two episodes.

Legendary Fighter:  A man in his thirties or forties who is a great swordsman and a paragon of knighthood. He carries a hugely famous sword on his back.  The show is seeking a very impressive swordsman for the role- the best in Europe, for a week of filming fight scenes for a season 6 role. His ethnicity/race isn’t specified, unlike many other roles.

Hunter: He’s a rough army officer on the hunt appearing in an action scene with main cast, in one episode.

Submissive Maester: The show’s casting a maester in his twenties- a timid young maester. He’s decent but has trouble standing up to others. He appears in one episode in season 6.

Green Recruit: A young man with one line and one day of filming in August.

Sympathiser 1, 2 & 3:  These are rough military types, with a day of filming.

Housemaid:  She’s the motherly nanny (with a tight whip) to a large household.
The show wants an actress between the ages of 45-65 with a Northern English Accent. She’ll be in 2 episodes.

Father: He’s tough and old, an alpha male patriarch. The show is looking for a man with a Northern English Accent. He appears in one episode and has 2 lines.

Cian: The specificity of requesting that the actors be residents of Ireland/Northern Ireland would seem to indicate that the majority of their filming may be in Northern Ireland. It also looks as though the North may be getting a strong focus next season, if these parts are anything to go by. In particular, the “Lord of Noble Northern House” sounds like a certain Umber might be being cast. And… I think it’s a pretty safe guess we’ll be seeing Arthur Dayne, too. What do you think?


**I will keep updating as there is more news**

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