Though Game of Thrones season 5 filming began last week with the well-known pink GOT signs popping up across Northern Ireland, it’s revving up now with several cast members arriving in Belfast.
Carice van Houten shared this photo today:
Kit Harington revealed at San Diego Comic Con that he starts filming today for what he calls a “great scene.” Perhaps he’s working with the fire priestess?
Another face we last saw at the Wall, Kristofer Hivju, is also headed for the set. According to Adressa.no, Hivju’s performance in a play in a Trondheim festival is being postponed due to his commitments to the show, as Tormund Giantsbane. The newspaper reports that Hivju is needed to shoot GoT on the night of August 1st-2nd. The festival director’s remarks in the article imply this is Hivju’s only night shoot.
Sophie Turner confirms in an interview with The Wrap that she starts filming Wednesday in Belfast, where all her shooting with occur this year. She revealed that Sansa will be playing on her sexuality to manipulate Littlefinger in season 5.
Production crews are turning up across Northern Ireland, as well. We received a tip from a reader that they came across a Game of Thrones film crew just this morning setting up at Sallagh Braes near Larne. The crew was in the early stages of setting up but there were signs for horses in place. Sallagh Braes has been a location for the show several times already, going back to the first episode.
There have also been sightings of the ‘GOT’ signage outside Banbridge today, according to one person on Twitter, with a large green screen being spotted as the crew filmed in a field. The Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge have hosted Game of Thrones for several seasons now, and so it’s possible they were out in this area.
Sue the Fury: The sightings are only going to get more numerous from here on out. Let the fun begin! Thanks to Sinclair for finding and translating the Kristofer Hivju news, Ali for the Larne tip, and to all the eagle-eyed GoT fans out there.
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