Stunt double jumps from building and other updates from Day 1 in Girona

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Game of Thrones production has completed its first day filming in Girona, Spain (the location for Braavos and King’s Landing) and the photos and clips of stunts, Tom Wlaschiha, the show runners, extras and sets are in … along with selfies from Ballintoy. Spoilers below!

A stunt woman leapt from a second story balcony to the first floor of a tavern in Braavos.

According to Javi Marcos, the stunt woman was doubling for Arya. “She was not [pushed] but actually jumped off like in Assassin’s Creed,” he informed us. So, it looks like we can anticipate some pretty spectacular action from Arya in season 6. Marcos posted two other videos, one of crew members smoking up a set before a scene and the other of extras making their way to set.

You can see more of Marcos’ coverage at Los Siete Reinos.

Edit 9/4: Marcos also notes at Los Siete Reinos, that there will also be scenes at the fish market in Braavos, filmed the 9-12th, a scene shot inside the Banys Arabs on the 7th, and a scene involving the children in a tree, filming date unknown.

Tom Wlaschiha took time to pose for a photo with fans (unfortunately out of costume) and sign autographs.

After a long wait, we met #tomwlaschiha (#jaqenhghar) #gameofthrones #juegodetronos #character

A photo posted by Montse Rodriguez (@montserodrigu16) on

#tomwlaschiha signing an autograph for me #gameofthrones #juegodetronos #valarmorghulis #valardohaeris #allmenmustdie A photo posted by Montse Rodriguez (@montserodrigu16) on

Show runners, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, also appeared on set.

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Weiss

Earjonac instagrammed a clip of extras walking through Girona’s streets under delightfully anachronistic umbrellas.

Other tweeted or instagrammed photos offer glimpses of the sets, costumes and props we can expect to see in King’s Landing and Braavos next season.

  #gameofthrones #girona VI temporada #juegodetronos   A photo posted by Raúl Montilla Corral (@raulmontillacor) on

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Meanwhile, filming in Ballintoy is still underway. Director, Jack Bender, tweeted a photo of himself bundled up against Northern Ireland’s summertime climate. Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 4.45.23 PM Alfie Allen (edit: and Gemma Whelan) took selfies with fans at The Red Door Tea Room in Ballintoy. Sources have already confirmed that Allen is filming scenes with other Ironborn this week but it’s still nice to know that Theon gets a haircut at some point.

I love where I work? #gameofthrones #got #theongreyjoy #ballintoy #reddoor A photo posted by Jennifer (@jen_devlin25) on

@alfieeallen nice to meet you lad, #Whatisdeadmayneverdie #gameofthrones A photo posted by Jack Brown (@jackbrown55) on

Which filming location are you most excited to see photos of? Girona (aka Braavos and King’s Landing) or Ballintoy (aka the Iron Islands)?

We at Watchers on the Wall thank Gravemaster, Aurane Waters, and H. Stark for their assistance gathering information and providing news updates.

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    1. Glad to see Maisie gets some action this season! Those scenes were always my favorite part of her storyline in Braavos, her acting as a cut purse, getting to be an assassin, using poisons, ect!

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    2. When I thought it was impossible to get even more excited about this season, comes the confirmation of Arya scenes in Assassins Creed style.

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    3. João Victor:
      When I thought it was impossible to get even more excited about this season, comes the confirmation of Arya scenes in Assassins Creed style.

      Sigh, I want to see it sooner,LOL. April seems so far away.

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    4. Filming news coming in thick and fast! Love it, guys! Yara and Theon, together again. Very intrigued by where this is going. Very intrigued by the rest of Theon’s story in general!

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    5. You all are amazing, and so lucky to be in areas where the series is filmed! I’m new to the site, so greetings everyone.
      And after this post I suddenly wish I knew Spanish…lol
      So does this mean Arya gets her sight back, or will she be doing these moves based on her other heightened senses that Syrio trained her to develop.

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    6. Of course will have oldtown, sam history is there.

      Sue the Fury,

      Lo siete reinos confirmed Girona as Oldtow Right?

      I saw your twitter post about Pilou Asbaek be amazing as eurons, thats really good to hear/reed , Sue the person who told you Pilou is really good, this person for sure saw him dressed as euron, with make up and everithing.

      can you tell me how was he´s appearance sue? like..

      -He had a beard? long or short?
      -he Had a long hair? what colour was he hair?
      -he was using a Eye patch?
      -He had Blue Lips?

      If you dont Know , can you Pretty please ask this source of you this questions? =)))

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    7. Holy content batman! Great stuff! A man needs looser shorts. And I wonder if alphie is bangin gemma, hope so. I know I sure as hell would be

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    8. Assassin’s Creed style Ayra!

      I can’t wait to see how badass she becomes after her training!

      I guess this is just but a glimpse of of how cool of a character she will become. Just please don’t kill Dany!!!

      And there they are…

      D&D in the flesh. The 2 writer/producers that had enough courage and foresight to put a tap into the adult fantasy market, and now their buckets are overflowing with the sweet nectar of success.

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    9. Pigeon:
      Alfie’s looking a lot better (hair, etc), hopefully that bodes we’ll for Theon.

      He usually looks better with short hair. But he looks like he has gain some weight again, and cut his beard a bit, too. I really, really, really like him better now (I was praying to the old and the new gods for they to properly feed Theon, geez. It hurt to see him in former seasons, as a fan of the actor, I mean. Yes, I know I sound as a fangirl, but I also apreciate him because he’s a very talented young man).

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    10. Záresh,

      No, I get what you mean. Honestly, last season he was playing ‘Reek’ so well, I was almost worried that he was fragile in real life. Some actors and actresses can do some pretty drastic things to themselves for a role. Nice to see him slightly sturdier. 😛

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    11. Nice!! Can’t wait to see some ninja-esque Arya action! Definitely noticing that Alfie Allen & Gemma Whelan could pass for siblings in reality. Love them both.

      Also Tom’s shorts.

      That is all. 🙂

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    12. Pigeon:
      Záresh,

      No, I get what you mean. Honestly, last season he was playing ‘Reek’ so well, I was almost worried that he was fragile in real life. Some actors and actresses can do some pretty drastic things to themselves for a role. Nice to see him slightly sturdier. ?

      Check Alfie out in “John Wick”. He’s perfectly reptilian and not fragile at all. Dude’s a pretty good actor.

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    13. Ravyn,

      Reptilian… He doesn’t seem to me, but I can see how could see someone. He has an interesting face, one that has a lot of “range’ with just a few “tweks” and different lightings. One of the reasons why I find him so interesting to begin with. I’m currently painting a fanart for my friend and it’s hellish fun to paint.

      (Note that I did watch that movie, out of curiosity, and did my studies to paint that porttrait rather accurate. Fun for a fan, truely)

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    14. Off topic – for the USA “Hairwatch” fans, Kit Harington is scheduled to appear on Live With Kelly and Michael tomorrow morning (9/4). So it looks like he might be state side……….., but they sometimes pre-record segments and run them later so he might not be here.

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    15. Jack Bender?That means the Kingsmoot is in the 5th or 6st episode.So it’s more like a proper set up for Euron and the start of his campaign.We don’t go into Winds yet,that will be season 7,at least for the Greyjoys.

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    16. Pigeon:
      Záresh,

      Honestly, last season he was playing ‘Reek’ so well, I was almost worried that he was fragile in real life. Some actors and actresses can do some pretty drastic things to themselves for a role.

      He might in fact have lost weight on purpose for the part. If you think of Christian Bale in The Machinist, he deliberately starved himself so that he would look like a man driven to distraction by mental demons, eating only 1 apple a day at points. He then went on to film Batman Begins, in which he was visibly underweight for the ‘training from hell’ / ‘ninja beasting’ scenes. They went for those ones first because it was OK and plausible for him to look like hammered s*** for them 😛 That’s an extreme example, but yeah, not unheard of for an actor to deliberately become skinny. The only other way to achieve a very thin look is to constantly suck your cheeks in, which might cause problems with talking and emoting 😉

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    17. Ravyn: Check Alfie out in “John Wick”. He’s perfectly reptilian and not fragile at all. Dude’s a pretty good actor.

      I thought he was great in that! Reptilian describes it well…

      Dornish Pastie: He might in fact have lost weight on purpose for the part. If you think of Christian Bale in The Machinist, he deliberately starved himself so that he would look like a man driven to distraction by mental demons, eating only 1 apple a day at points. He then went on to film Batman Begins, in which he was visibly underweight for the ‘training from hell’ / ‘ninja beasting’ scenes. They went for those ones first because it was OK and plausible for him to look like hammered s*** for them ? That’s an extreme example, but yeah, not unheard of for an actor to deliberately become skinny. The only other way to achieve a very thin look is to constantly suck your cheeks in, which might cause problems with talking and emoting ?

      Christian Bale had to go back up almost 100 pounds for Batman Begins…just crazy.

      Benicio del Toro, Jared Leto, Vincent D’Onofrio, Matthew McConaughey…there’re been a number. Alfie’s not a big guy to begin with, but looking like he did on camera in Season 5, I can only imagine that he lost a fair amount.

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    18. mau,

      What about them?Euron will be the new king and he will start to plot,start some attacks,etc.Plenty of AFFC material to cover.Sure,it will be with some differences compared to the books because we don’t have Victarion here and there is also the Theon element.No idea what he will do,we’re only gonna see that in the show.

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    19. Ser Gerold Dayne,

      First of all, we don’t know that Kingsmoot will be in E5. Many episodes were shot at that location last week.

      And even if Kingsmoot is in E5, they have 5 more hours for Euron to do something useful to the plot, so they can’t use only AFFC, because he didn’t do anything important there.

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    20. Ok,I understand your point very well.But in my opinion as long as Jack Bender is there and they filmed the Kingsmoot it’s clear for me he directed it.And it would also seem appropriate to be mid-season,they have new characters to introduce,Balon has to go down,Yara to come back,Theon to go there if he’s a part of it,etc.

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    21. igorcarvalho,

      We were sure than Oldtown was going to be filmed in Girona, but we our last info is that they will film there only Braavos and KL. Oldtown could perfectly be Peñiscola, though. When we talked about Girona we knew that that thew were using the medieval part of the city (perfect for KL and Oldtown) but we didn’t know that they were skipping Croatia this year

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    22. Dark Sister,

      Locations they are using for Bravos and KL are almost identical to locations in Croatia. I think there will be no difference. And that is great.

      And they used completely different locations than in previous seasons in Dubrovnik for S5, so I’m 100% sure that we won’t notice any difference,

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    23. Ser Gerold Dayne,

      That makes no sense, does it? Euron has literally 0 lines and appears 0 times after the Kingsmoot, and his only actions are taking the Shield Islands, a campaign in which we do not witness Euron at all. I can’t fathom that they’ll bother with depicting such a expensive setpiece for those islands, which no one cares about. Unless you’re suggesting Euron will literally do nothing in the second half of season six, how do you figure that we won’t arrive at TWOW Greyjoy material in season six? Is anybody expecting Oldtown to go unsacked by the end of the season? Because that would clearly be TWOW material.

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    24. Luka Nieto,

      I think I misremembered; we do see Euron in the aftermath of the taking of the Shield Islands, don’t we? Anyway, my point stands: he has to do something relevant by the end of season six, whether it is sacking Oldtown or going to Meereen.

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    25. Mihnea,

      I hope also that they will put “messed up things” between Damphair and Euron in the show.

      And they can say that Balon has killed his wife, because of Euron, just like Vic did in the books.

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    26. I appreciate that Girona is being used for Braavos and that some of Jaqen and Arya’s scenes there are therefore Braavos related, however is it not also conceivable that one or both of them also go to Oldtown at some point?

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    27. We already knew Gemma was there, but she’s a rare ‘selfie’ pic off set , from season past.
      I think people now recognize her.
      Interesting , seems, no has a on-the-town sneaky of Gemma’s old pal Gwendoline Christie this production season.

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    28. mau,

      So the Meereenese knot will be over when 2 of the 3 POVs in that area die during the battle. Vic and Barristan.

      That would give other POVs a bit more space in the book for their own chapters.

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    29. Gemma looks amazing in that picture, don’t know why people complained about her.

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    30. I may have exagerated with no Winds stuff,my point is that whatever happens it’s still conected to what we know so far.Let’s say they go for Oldtown.It’s Winds material,yes,but we allready anticipated that from the last books.Some have a theory that Euron will go for Mereen,well that’s still something that we are familiar with because of Victarion.All that I wanted to say it’s that season 6 will not be enough to go very far into unknown teritory with the Greyjoys.It will still be quite familiar events to the book readers.Maybe some surprise big event in ep 9 or 10 but the rest will remain for season 7.

      It’s not like he will control a dragon or meet Dany in s6,show can’t advance that much in a couple of episodes.Espacially with a new character who was just introduced.

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    31. “Braavos footchase (Girona)” written with a black marker on the side of a wood thingy
      I saw on instagram the other day now makes sense.

      I think I saved it if someone wants to add it to their collection that so far includes the exquisite “King’s Landing gates” picture.

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    32. hmmm, so Girona will be Bravoos and Kings Landing. No Oldtown in Girona.

      So possible Peniscula will be OldTown. I had hopes peniscula coulded be White Harbor.

      but where will be Meeren and Dorne?

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    33. Chekhov’sOlly:
      W-King,
      I wonder if D&D will decide to go for the eyepatch and the blue lips.

      Oh, I can’t wait to see the costume, too!!
      My guess is: They will add the eyepatch *if* it really has a purpose in the story. Otherwise it’s too cliché… For the blue lips: They established them with the warlocks, maybe they’ll even show a warlock along Euron. That’ll be something people can remember/relate too. Somebody knows if the warlock actor is back on GoT? 🙂

      I do hope they keep long hair and beard, because it gives a “out of society” look. I also wonder about the clothing, long coat + armor is an ironborn trademark. But Euron needs some exotic elements.

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    34. Undead Ice Kraken,

      I imagine it has some purpose, since as far as I know Euron has both of his eyes. I don’t know why GRRM would give him an eyepatch and call him the Crow’s Eye unless there was something more to his hidden eye.

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    35. W-King:
      All I need now is a picture of Asbæk in costume.

      Totally agree !

      That would be the total scoop now ! ^^

      I sadly dont think they’ll go with the blue lips. It would have been a nice touch, but I dont think they’ll do it.
      But I’m quite confident the eye-patch will be in. I know it’s more cheasy than the blue (or darkened) lips – which could be done with a nice effect, but I think plot-wise, the eye-patch has more significance.
      Then I may be wrong, but I wouldnt be surprised if, somehow, it turns out Euron has a really fucked-up eye under there (walker eye ? dragon eye ? whatever… )

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    36. Mihnea:
      Chekhov’sOlly,

      He has one eye blue, one eye black..It’s called heterochromia.

      My guess is he wont on the show, just like the Targaryans don’t have purple eyes.

      I agree, it sounds more like a visual gimmick to make him look “cooler”. But maybe the whole eye-stuff has a deeper, important meaning… Anyway I’m sure the costume department will come up with a perfect solution that fits right into the world. And if he got the eye patch it will be something original, not cliche.

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    37. When did Arya get Ninja training?! It’s a minor gripe/worry (as from the video it looks like it could look ok) but hope they don’t turn her into something as corny as the character’s in Assassins Creed. She’s quite capable of being a cool character/assassin without an apparently hidden aptitide for Parkour!

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    38. Concerning Tudela, I take that back, after Google Earthing the place, not Oldtown, they may use it as a staging, casting area or film at some structure, but no canals, just a river.

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    39. aurane waters: aurane waters

      I was hoping there wouldn’t be Oldtown. With Pyke, Mereen, King’s Landing, Winterfell, the Wall, Braavos and maybe Dorne (do we get Dorne again this season?), plus a ton of characters dispersed like Brienne & Podrick, Littlefinger, Sansa & Theon, Daenerys, Jaime & Bronn, I fear there will be too many balls to juggle (and frankly Oldtown its not that interesting)

      And about Arya, in the show there has been no mention to her warging habilities, so I assume certain parts of her story will change.

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    40. TheTouchOfFrost,

      The scene is from a Mark Mylod episode, so 7 or 8. Which means she’ll have 6 episodes to go totally Assassins Creed.

      Luka Nieto,

      If that would be the case, why not just make him a random ‘drowned priest’. He’s obviously relevant enough to be Aeron. I assume he’ll have a bigger role in connecting the three other II characters. But he’ll have the smallest role of the four, no doubt.

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    41. Christian Bale had to go back up almost 100 pounds for Batman Begins…just crazy.

      Benicio del Toro, Jared Leto, Vincent D’Onofrio, Matthew McConaughey…there’re been a number. Alfie’s not a big guy to begin with, but looking like he did on camera in Season 5, I can only imagine that he lost a fair amount.

      Matt Damon in “Courage Under Fire” was another impressive example.

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    42. SciFiFantasyGirl,
      No-one seems to have said hello yet, so “Hello new person” *waves*. We are a friendly bunch so not ignoring you on purpose, just a bit overwhelmed with all the recent news; it was rather quiet and then suddenly new info coming at us from all angles. Just take a deep breath and join in as if you’ve always been here 😀

      No idea about Arya I’m afraid, I leave the off-season speculating to everyone else, there are just too many possibilities. And I have an overactive imagination that isn’t hindered by boring things like plot, budget, the laws of physics etc 😉

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    43. Dutch Maester,

      Honestly I’m reluctant, even calling it ”parkour” or something like this. After all it’s just 1 jump, as far as we know. I would hardly call this: ”Arya going full assassins creed”.

      We are worying about things we barelly know of. But this is normal here……

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    44. Dutch Maester,

      Still think it’d be a little silly. Wondering what she’s going ot do in Braavos for that long though. There’s hardly anyone for her to interact with there and if she’s not made it to the Riverlands ( as has been hinted at) by 7 or 8 will she this season?

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    45. They cast Dickon Tarly.He will be played by Freddie Stroma,he was Cormac McLaggen in Harry Potter,haven’t seem him in anything else.He’s in a new TV series called UnREAL,if anyone watches that.

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    46. chameleon: I’m with you. It’s not so much Samwise Tarlygee, he’s fine, but every time I see Gilly and the never-growing infant on screen I want to stab myself in the eye with a pen.

      It appears that none of you are getting your wish. Freddie Stroma has just been cast for season 6 as Samwell Tarly’s little brother. Which means that at the least Sam and Gilly make it to the Tarly homestead and from there, one would assume Oldtown.

      *chuckles*

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    47. Benioff is sexy….in the right clothes. Polo shirts on any dude are not sexy. He needs his hair a bit longer….

      Just my random thoughts….

      Bender is also working a lot on ‘The Last Ship’ which had a great S1 and a TERRIFIC S2, so check it out if you haven’t. S2 ep 12 is JUST FANTASTIC TV.

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