This newest casting breakdown is for a haggard-looking lord in his fifties. He’s the lord of a noble house, described as intelligent, wry, incisive and articulate. He’s “a hard man and a realist.” Game of Thrones is searching for an actor who is “great with language and who has a lot of wattage.” They mention that he has a good and long scene in which it’s mostly the haggard-looking lord talking the entire time.
The character is scheduled to shoot the first two weeks of December in Northern Ireland. They did specify appearance as “white” for the character, so it’s safe to guess he is from Westeros, north of Dorne.
Who is this new lord on the scene? The field is pretty open. Smalljon Umber and Lord Karstark will have already been filming, so we can rule them out. Robett Glover is said to be “haggard” in A Dance with Dragons. The mention of the casting notice’s character having a long scene full of talking fires up the imagination, though. There are several significant lords that have not yet made an appearance, including Wyman Manderly and Howland Reed. This physical description doesn’t really suit them but then the show doesn’t always stick to book descriptions.
The northern storyline seems hopping in season 6; will this lord be a part of that story as well? Or someone new in King’s Landing or elsewhere?