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Ciarán Hinds has been cast in the coveted role of Mance Rayder on "Game of Thrones," reports Entertainment Weekly.

The Irish actor, whose credits include "Political Animals," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and "Rome," will play the "King Beyond the Wall," who forms a unique relationship with Stark bastard Jon Snow (Kit Harington) when Mance tries to take down the Night's Watch, topple the Wall and invade the North.

Hinds is the most addition to Season 3's huge ensemble, with 14 new castmembers announced at this summer's Comic-Con.

Game of Thrones' third season premieres March 31, 2013. »

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