11 items from 2013
Back in July it was announced that The League of Gentleman and Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss had joined the cast of Game of Thrones for its upcoming fourth season, although his role was being kept firmly under wraps. Well, thanks to fan site Winter Is Coming, we now know the identity of Gatiss' character, with the site reporting that he's set to portray Tycho Nestoris of the Iron Bank of Braavos.
Gatiss is set to be joined by several new faces in the fourth season of the epic fantasy series, with additions including Joseph Gatt (Banshee) as Styr, Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Gangs of New York) as Mace Tyrell, Pedro Pascal (Graceland) as Oberyn Martell, and Indira Varma (Rome) as Ellaria Sand. Meanwhile several characters have also been recast, with Michiel Huisman (Nashville) replacing Ed Skrein as Daario Naharis, Dean Charles-Chapman (The White Queen) taking over from Callum Wharry as Tommen »
- Flickering Myth
It sure feels like Season 4 is the season for recasting. Game of Thrones has announced its third recast for the upcoming season and this one might be the most surprising of all. On second thought, perhaps it was necessary. I’m sure we’ll get into all that, but first let’s talk about the man and whom he’ll be playing. Icelandic strongman competitor and actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is taking over as Gregor Clegane Aka The Mountain. Most non-book readers will simply know him as the older brother to Sandor Clegane Aka The Hound. The only question is why? What was wrong with the actor who played him previously?
Well, it’s not quite so simple as that. You see, this is the second time The Mountain has been recast, says THR. The first actor to play the part was Conan Stevens in Season 1. He was around for »
- Brody Gibson
We've already heard about two characters being recast for the hotly-anticipated fourth season of Game of Thrones, with Michiel Huisman (Nashville) replacing Ed Skrein as Daario Naharis and Dean Charles-Chapman (The White Queen) also taking over from Callum Wharry as Tommen Baratheon, and now we can add a third name to that list, with Icelandic strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson revealing via Twitter that he's set to appear as Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. The Mountain - a role previously portrayed by Conan Stevens and Ian Whyte.
The fourth season of Game of Thrones has already added several characters to its enormous ensemble cast, with new additions including Joseph Gatt (Banshee) as Styr, Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Gangs of New York) as Mace Tyrell, Pedro Pascal (Graceland) as Oberyn Martell, and Indira Varma (Rome) as Ellaria Sand, while Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) has also signed on for an as-yet-unrevealed role.
- Flickering Myth
Game Of Thrones can’t seem to make their mind when it comes to one Westeros warrior, as it was revealed that the role of Gregor Clegane has been recast for the third time.
When the HBO smash returns for its fourth season, the role of Clegane will now be played by Icelandic actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who also made a name for himself in Iceland’s Strongest Man contests (coming in at 6f9 and 190kg, we’re not surprised!). Björnsson takes over the role from Ian Whyte, who won’t be feeling too bad as he has credits in Hercules: The Thracian Wars and 1066.
The post ‘Game Of Thrones’ Recasts Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane…Again appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Lucy Cave
Amazon's UK streaming service LOVEFiLM has announced a content deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. This will bring a whole library of animated content to the service starting from today.
Shows include the iconic 1990s "Batman: The Animated Series" and all subsequent animated Batman shows, along with "Superman: The Animated Series," "Justice League" and the original and rebooted "Thundercats". [Source: THR]
Icelandic actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson will be the third actor to take on the role of Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane (brother of 'The Hound') in the upcoming fourth season of "Game of Thrones" on HBO.
The role was previously played by Conan Stevens and Ian Whyte in the first two seasons. However the appearances were so minor as to make recasting a minor issue, especially as the character plays a larger role in upcoming seasons. [Source: Digital Spy]
Despite its apparent end, one person hopeful for another season »
- Garth Franklin
Not long ago, we got word that the role of Tommen would be taken over by Dean-Charles Chapman for the currently-filming season four of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, but apparently he’s not the only new actor taking over an already-existing character.
Even more recently, we had news that Michael Huisman had joined the cast of season four, but his role was not revealed at the time. However, it’s now being reported that he will be taking over the role of Daario Naharis, a role played by Ed Skrein in season three. This is a rather unusual move given that Skrein was doing a really good job with the part, making everyone speculate on whether it was his desire to leave or the showrunners’ decision to replace him. That being said, I find it hard to believe that the latter would be the reason.
The second »
- Jeff Beck
The third time's the charm? "Game of Thrones" has hired a new actor to play the role of Gregor Clegane, the terrifying warrior known in the world of Westeros as the Mountain.
Icelandic actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson announced his involvement in the show on Twitter and Facebook. The casting was also confirmed by HBO. "For all my fans! I am happy to tell you that I will be The Mountain In season 4 In Game Of Thrones :)," Bjornsson writes.
In Season 1, the role of the Mountain was played by Conan Stevens. He appeared in two episodes, but later left the show due to rumored scheduling conflicts. He was replaced by actor Ian Whyte in Season 2. Whyte also acts as a special effects actor for the series, playing a White Walker in "Game of Thrones'" pilot and in Season 2, and a giant in Season 3. The character of Gregor Clegane did »
'Oberyn', aka. The Red Viper, will be one of the first characters in the series from the previously mentioned but so far unseen Dorne peninsula.
The character comes to King's Landing to obtain justice for his sister's murder at the hands of Ser Gregor Clegane (Ian Whyte) several years before during the overthrow the Mad King Aerys Targaryen.
He also becomes an important character in the events surrounding Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) during the season. Pascal marks the first major casting addition for the show's fourth season.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
Game of Thrones has made its first big cast addition to the fourth season. A HBO rep confirms that the drama has tapped Chilean actor Pedro Pascal to play Prince Oberyn Martell, as first reported by EW. Also referred to in the George R.R. Martin books as "The Red Viper," Martell arrives in King's Landing during the fourth season from the Dorne -- a previously unseen peninsula in the seven kingdoms of Westeros. Photos: 'Game of Thrones'' Most Gruesome Deaths: From Robert Baratheon to the Red Wedding Martell's sister Elia was murdered by Gregor Clegane (Ian Whyte) during the
- Michael O'Connell
Pedro Pascal has officially joined the cast of HBO's "Game of Thrones." EW reports that he'll play Prince Oberyn Martell in the upcoming fourth season. Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, "Game of Thrones" is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal. A member of the House Martell, Oberyn is nicknamed "The Red Viper of Dorne" and is said to begin the fourth season seeking revenge in King.s Landing for the murder of his sister, Elia, who died at the hands of Lannister knight Gregor Clegane (played by Conan Stevens and Ian Whyte in the first and second seasons, respectively.) The executive producers of »
We've made no secret of our love for British anthology series Bloody Cuts. The team is assembling 13 short films to put together into one large project. And all the films have been outstanding. However, with Don't Move the Bloody Cuts team has outdone themselves.
Made in association with Millennium F/X, Don't Move is an amazing short film. The guys at Bloody Cuts have proven time and time again that they can build tension, but they do it better than ever in this picture. You will be absolutely blown away by the effects in this film. It contains a monster that is better quality than almost anything you've seen in feature films in years, and the death scenes are top notch. And by the way, the last death is absolutely stunning. Don't Move is a damn near perfect short film. #Awesome!
- Scott Hallam
11 items from 2013
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