And finally I round off my recap of all the new cast members for Game of Thrones with two of the most important new characters, Margaery and Brienne. Plus a few odds and ends thrown in for good measure…
Lady Margaery Tyrell : Natalie Dormer
In the role of Lady 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. You might also have seen her recently briefly seduce Chris Evans in Captain America.
Brienne of Tarth : Gwendoline Christie
Certainly one of the more popular characters to be introduced in Season 2 is 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.
See above… She’s not small!
Xaro Xhoan Daxos : Nonso Anozie
British actor Nonso Anonzie will play the Qartheen merchant prince Xaro Xhoan Daxos who aids Daenerys in Qarth. A stage actor, Anonzie is most famous for being the youngest person to ever play William Shakespeare’s King Lear and for his award-winning performance of Othello. He has had minor roles in Atonement and Guy Ritchie’s Rock-n-Rolla.
Pyat Pree : Ian Hanmore
Pyat Pree, a warlock is one of the three representatives of Qarth, alongside Xaro Xhoan Daxos, who meets Daenerys. He will be played by Scottish actor Ian Hanmore, mostly known for small television roles in shows such as Doctor Who, Waking the Dead and Shameless.
Jaqen H’ghar : Tom Wlaschiha
Jaqen H’ghar, a member of the Faceless Men of Braavos who meets Arya on her trip north to the wall with Yoren will be played by German Actor Tom Wlaschiha. Wlaschiha is relatively unknown outside of his native Germany, having appeared in many TV shows and movies there.