Filming will soon be underway in the Magilligan/Binevenagh region, Co. Derry, for Game of Thrones season 6.
The Northern Irish location was also used last season for Daenerys’ final scene with Drogon and the Dothraki, as far as we can tell. The Derry Journal reports that filming will take place on Binevenagh Mountain on Saturday July 25th, and the crew will depart the location on Monday.
— The Derry Journal (@derryjournal) July 23, 2015
We also know that the filming in the area involves horses, which makes this potentially being a continuation of Dany’s Dothraki finale even more likely.
— Cathair (@JanetDevlin_NI) July 24, 2015
Moneyglass also looks like it is being reused for location shooting, according to the below tweet.
— Louise Murray (@Louise58841468) July 23, 2015
The Antrim townland was used last season to house the new Winterfell set. It is likely that it is being used for the same purpose this time around.
In other news, it seems as though one of the roles we exclusively broke last month has still not been cast. Our sources have given us more info on the “Lord of Noble Northern House” role, which has surfaced in a renewed casting call. The essentials of the updated character description are highlighted below:
Lord of Noble Northern House: (Aged 25 – 40).
- He is a “big tall crazy Hell’s Angel type of character“, who must be well over 6 feet tall, or at the very least 180cm.
- He is a savage warrior who rules a powerful and distinguished house in the very far north.
- He is a bear of a man with a beard and temper to match, with a hatred that runs deep.
- He must have a “BIG powerful physique”, and must tower over other cast members.
- He is known to be violent.
- He has a very dry wit and an element of swagger to him.
- He is “pretty spectacular on the battlefield”.
In addition to the above information, the filming dates for the character are between August 17th and October 9th. The actor must also be white.
Cian: Everything about this character screams Umber. The age is the only confusing part, however. If they were recasting the Greatjon, the actor would surely have to be older. The Smalljon, or another son, perhaps? What do you think?