Now, strictly speaking I shouldn’t be posting any news on HBO’s Game of Thrones since A) its not a movie, and B) it’s most definitely got plot in abundance, but I’m such a fan that I’m going to anyway. Besides, if it was a movie I’m pretty sure it would be an All Action No Plot favourite. As we all know, Season 1 of Game of Thrones was a huge success, and for those fans of George RR Martin’s books (like myself), it was a dream come true. The first season has just finished airing, but already the fan forums and news channels are full of gossip and news on casting choices for season 2. There are a lot of new characters to be introduced for season 2, and already two have been confirmed.
In the role of Margaery Tyrell, HBO have cast Natalie Dormer. I think this is an inspired choice – anyone who has seen Natalie’s performances as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors will realise what a good fit she is for this role.
The other confirmed cast member is of Brienne of Tarth, or “Brienne the Beauty”, who will be played by Briitsh actress Gwendoline Christie. Gwendoline seems a good fit for Brienne, clocking in at a statuesque 6’3″, and although some fans have reservations that she may not be “ugly” enough, I personally don’t think this will be an issue once the make-up and costume department get their hands on Gwendoline.