Winterfell set being prepared for Game of Thrones season 5

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Winterfell, in season one

Though Winterfell was taken by the Ironborn and burned by the Boltons, the former seat of House Stark remains, and the set is now taking shape again in Northern Ireland.

Originally built at Castle Ward, the set being built this year in Moneyglass (as it was season 2) includes the courtyard where much of the Winterfell action has taken place.

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Dubrovnik shooting schedule for Game of Thrones season 5

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Filming for Game of Thrones season 5 will soon begin in Dubrovnik, with the Croatian city once more representing King’s Landing.

Sources have revealed the Game of Thrones production team’s schedule for filming in the city. Some of these locations are new, and some have been used previously. Note that these are just the locations to be used in the Old City; it is expected that locations in greater Dubrovnik will also be used.

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Game of Thrones filming in Šibenik rolls on, and more

Filming of Game of Thrones season 5 continues in the Croatian town of Šibenik today.

Yesterday, one fan even managed to capture some footage of the goings on in the square by the Cathedral of St. James, where cast members Maisie Williams, Ian Beattie, Mark Gatiss, and Roger Ashton-Griffiths have all been seen filming.

Minor spoilers after the cut.

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New pics from Game of Thrones set at St. John’s Fortress, and Dubrovnik begins its King’s Landing transformation

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Filming for Game of Thrones season 5 has well and truly begun in Šibenik, Croatia, with scenes being filmed there yesterday and today.

As images were shared by various sites during the construction of the set at St. John’s Fortress, many speculated on what it could be used to film. The following new images offer us a much clearer view on the type of scene(s) we could be seeing there in the fifth season.

Minor spoilers after the cut.

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Filming begins in Sibenik with Maisie Williams, Mark Gatiss, Roger Ashton-Griffiths and Ian Beattie

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Location shooting in the Croatian town of Sibenik for Game of Thrones season 5 began today, and several of the show’s actors were on hand for filming.

Slobodnadalmacija.hr snapped several photos of the scene being shot in front of the historic Cathedral of St. James. There was reportedly controversy over the use of the site but that appears to have been resolved.

The scene filmed involves Mark Gatiss as Tycho Nestoris, Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace Tyrell, and Ian Beattie as Ser Meryn Trant. With the characters present and the costuming of the extras, we can see that Sibenik’s square by the cathedral will be standing in for the Free City of Braavos.

Warning: spoilers below the cut!

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More characters cast for Game of Thrones season 5

Mishael Lopes Cardozo 3Our sources have informed us that Dutch fencing teacher and sometime actor Mishael Lopes Cardozo has been cast for Game of Thrones season 5.

The actor filmed earlier this week in Belfast. He has a speaking role, and it is rumored that he is playing a brothel guard. It is unknown at this time whether or not his fencing skills will come into play.

Spoilers below the cut.

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Derek Lord joins Game of Thrones cast

LordBelfast actor Derek Lord has been cast in Game of Thrones season 5.

The information became more publicly known today when the Greenock Telegraph published an article about the Northern Irish actor unfortunately breaking his wrist on set. The Telegraph also notes that Lord will be playing a “military officer”. However, his Spotlight CV has contained the news of his casting for a few months already.

Speculative spoilers below the cut.

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