Round-up: Richard Madden re-watches Robb’s death, Kit Harington says he “burst in tears” after finishing s8 and more!

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Richard Madden and Kit Harington both took bittersweet trips down memory lane recently, Madden, by re-watching The Red Wedding and Harington by reflecting on the end of his tenure on Game of Thrones. Additionally, Maisie Williams has announced that she will also be attending Comic Con Experience in Brazil in December.

As part of GQ‘s new video series GQ Action Replay, Richard Madden (who features on the cover of their January/February issue) was asked to re-watch his own death scene at The Red Wedding.

“This is quite an emotional sequence,” he said dryly. “Just as an actor … watching your unborn child be murdered and then your wife slowly dying in your arms. Not a comedy.”

As the scene played out, Madden explained how the hydraulic pump full of fake blood hidden beneath his costume malfunctioned on the first take of Robb’s stabbing and shared that he’d had to catch a plane back to London immediately after completing the scene where he’d sat “covered in fake blood, exhausted and just sobbing very loudly on the plane. And people were looking at me quite strangely because it looked like I’d just murdered someone and got on a flight. Which, in fact, I hadn’t. I’d been murdered.”

He also praised Michelle Fairley’s acting several times. Like a good son.


Kit Harington is currently co-starring in the play True West in London, which he discussed in an interview with TORYmax. He was asked how performing at the Vaudeville Theatre compared to starring on Game of Thrones

“You know, I think people think that’s the sort of glamorous bit. I find this the glamorous bit,” he said. “My job is to come in and play to a West End audience every night. That for me is quite glamorous whereas Thrones filming was quite often outside in some foreign country away from all your mates in a muddy field.”

When asked how he reacted to completing his final scene, Harington was honest. “I burst into tears,” he said. “You know, it’s a weird thing. I’m not sad about it ending. I just feel very joyous about it ending and having completed it but it doesn’t make it any less emotional.”


Lastly, Maisie Williams has added her name to the list of Game of Thrones alumni who will be appearing at Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Williams announced her attendance on Twitter in typical Maisie fashion.

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    1. I expect at least to they release a first promo for S8 [20-30 sec] during the days of this Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil.[12/6-9/12] this week..The Official Trailer during February[now we know that is gonna be April] ..So who agrees with me in that?Thumbs up…the S8 HYPE MAY NEVER DIES ..BUT RISES AGAIN HARDER AND STRONGER.

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    2. Artemisia:
      I expect at least to they releasea first promo for S8 [20-30 sec] during the days ofthis Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil.[12/6-9/12] this week..The Official Trailer during February[now we know that is gonna be April] ..So who agrees with me in that?Thumbs up…theS8 HYPE MAYNEVER DIES ..BUT RISES AGAIN HARDER AND STRONGER.

      The HYPE IS REAL

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    3. Shy Lady Dragon,

      I watched Maisie in “I and You” tonight on Instagram and she was definitely adorable, and really a great performance. I thought she got better and better as the play went on. Nice American accent too. They are showing it for free for 72 hours. She has a huge part and I kept thinking of when she told Lady Crane, ” I don’t think I could remember all of the lines.” She definitely remembered them, and it was a very memorable performance, and pretty cool how they did split screens on the instagram video so you could see more. I think it’s great she’s going to CCXP, and I hope Artemisia is right that they drop a promo there.
      You can view her at #IandYouIGTV

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    4. Artemisia,

      I agree. People have really been hoping for an official trailer but I don’t see that happening until next year. However, I do see a teaser/promo this month.

      Also I just bought tickets to see True West! I unfortunately missed Maisie’s play but will be happy to catch Kit’s!

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    5. Aaaand my comment went to the moderation abyss. There wasn’t even a link!

      Anyways – Artemisia, I too think we’ll get a teaser/promo this month. I don’t expect an official trailer until next year.

      Oh and I just got tickets to True West! I wasn’t able to catch Maisie’s play but I am excited to see a 70s style Kit with an American accent! I didn’t even recognise him right away on the play’s website!

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    6. About Maisie Williams… I thanked Tron79 in the Comments section under the 11/21/18 article for this…. He/she alerted me that beginning Nov. 30 (i guess that’s yesterday), Instagram (IGTV) was going to be broadcasting (streaming?) Maisie Williams in “I and You” from the Hampstead Theater. I signed up for Instagram and already watched Part 1 of 2. It’s accessible through Maisie’s Instagram page.

      I had been disappointed that “X-Men: New Mutants” had been pushed back to 2019, and “Departures” had been renamed and pushed back to 2019 as well. So I’m happy that 2018 won’t be Maisieless after all.

      Plus, working on stage is (in my view) so critical for an actress or actor. It helps so much with voice projection and enunciation. (It’s no wonder Essie Davis was so good on GoT.) Smart career move for ASNAWP.

      Hey, and her American accent isn’t too bad either.

      It’s worth a (free) look for anyone who can’t or couldn’t make it to the Hampstead Theatre to see her live. I forget how long it’s going to be available on Instagram TV… I think no longer than a week or so.

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    7. Let me correct my prior comment. According to Tron79, “I and You” will only be available on Instagram TV for 72 hours beginning Nov. 30 (London time)?

      As I thumb-type this at 3:00 am EDT on Dec 1, 2018. I realize there’s not much time left to finish watching “I and You.”

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    8. Ha ha! Foiled again! I’d come over here thinking I might mention the Richard Madden clip but as ever the old trout is late to the party.* I was busy yesterday and will be today so not sure if I’ll catch the Maisie stream.

      * And I’m talking about myself in the third person as per Jacquen Haghar (I know that spelling is probably wrong) – I’m not planning to do anything harmful to anyone though.

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    9. Off topic but I forgot to say before if there’s anyone who visits the board from way up north in Alaska, I hope you are well and safe after the recent earthquake. I knew that California (well parts of it) were prone to earthquakes but I hadn’t realised Alaska could suffer from them. (Geography along with maths was one of my worst subjects at school).

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    10. Artemisia:
      I expect at least to they releasea first promo for S8 [20-30 sec] during the days ofthis Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil.[12/6-9/12] this week..The Official Trailer during February[now we know that is gonna be April] ..So who agrees with me in that?Thumbs up…theS8 HYPE MAYNEVER DIES ..BUT RISES AGAIN HARDER AND STRONGER.

      The HBO boss said we will likely get the trailer this year so very likely to be before Feb. I would guess we may get a final teaser in this comic con and full trailer over the Christmas or New Year period with a confirmed premiere date. I would say we get the final trailer then in Feb or March to keep the hype train running.

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    11. Ten Bears,

      I have just joined Instagram for the same purpose and I’m going to watch the play. I’m sooo exited! Really, it’s a privilege, I wouldn’t dream I could to watch it!

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    12. Ten Bears,

      I had made a comment earlier that ended up in moderation. I included the instagram link, so maybe that’s why. While I was watching I kept thinking about Arya’s line, “I don’t think I could remember all the lines.” She definitely remembered them all! I thought she got better and better as the play went on, and it was great seeing her on screen for so long!

      It was cool how they did the split screens so you could see more on the narrow screen. I was able to mirror my iphone (from IGTV) to my Roku with something called Mirror for Roku. I believe it’s London time (the 72 hours).

      It’s great she’s going to CCXP and I hope they drop a pomo there like Artemisia said they might.

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    13. Ten Bears,

      I had made a comments earlier that ended up in moderation. I’m not sure why. While I was watching I kept thinking about Arya’s line, “I don’t think I could remember all the lines.” She definitely remembered them all! I thought she got better and better as the play went on, and it was great seeing her on screen for so long!

      It was cool how they did the split screens so you could see more on the narrow screen. I was able to mirror my iphone to my Roku with something called Mirror for Roku. I believe it’s London time (the 72 hours).

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    14. Dame of Mercia:
      Ha ha!Foiled again!I’d come over here thinking I might mention the Richard Madden clip but as ever the old trout is late to the party.*
      * And I’m talking about myself in the third person as per Jacquen H’ghar.

      A Dame of Mercia is a Tully? A man suggests she return to Riverrun. A Girl has given the gift to all the squatters with the silly caps. The Many-Faced God is sated. House Tully may reclaim its ancestral home.

      #WinterCameforHouseFrey

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    15. There has been a lot written about the lovely Richard Madden lately and it used to refer to him as ‘Richard Madden best known for his role as Rob Stark in Game of thrones ‘ now it doesn’t mention GoT but ‘Bodyguard Richard Madden ‘. Oh how soon people forget 😭🐺🔪

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    16. Kit looks so much younger without a beard and with shorter hair. Looks like a totally different person! For all of them, being able to do away with signature role looks that they had to keep for 8 years must be hugely relieving.

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    17. Oh my gods, the play is great! And the ending… I didn’t see it coming… Maisie should do theatre again, her personality shines on stage.
      I’m planing to watch I and You tomorrow once more.

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    18. Tron79,

      S6e8, Lady Crane & Arya

      I think at around 3:58 of this scene from S6e8 is where Arya tells Lady Crane she doesn’t think she could be a theater actress because she couldn’t remember all the lines.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h2B6roXenQ

      Now that you mentioned it, I wanted to rewatch that scene before I watch Part 2 of Maisie Williams on stage as… a theater actress.

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    19. Che,

      One actress I NEVER recognize in real life is Hannah Murray (Gilly). Whenever I see cast photos, I ask myself “Who’s that gorgeous woman, and what’s she doing up there with the GoT actors?”

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    20. Shy Lady Dragon:
      Oh my gods, the play is great! And the ending… I didn’t see it coming… Maisie should do theatre again, her personality shines on stage.
      I’m planing to watch I and You tomorrow once more.

      I just finished watching Part 2 of “I and You.” Three observations:

      1. I’m on the east coast of the U.S. (EDT). I think London time is 5 hours ahead, i.e., right now it’s 11:45 am my time but 4:45 pm London time. I have to assume the play’s availability for only 72 hours beginning Nov. 30 was based on London time, because I watched part 1 here late Thursday night, Nov. 29 when it was already Friday Nov. 30 in London. So, anybody who wants to watch it ought to take the time zones into account. I’m guessing that the 72 hours will expire here at 7 pm tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 2. For those on the west coast of the US, they’ll have until 4 pm tomorrow. I think the entire length of the play (Part 1 + Part 2) is about 1-1/2 hours, so factor that into the start time if you want to see it.

      2. I’m not giving anything away by saying that the play is ostensibly about a school project based on Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass.” After recalling Ethan Hawke’s star-making scene in “Dead Poet’s Society” that starts when he’s forced to recite a line from Walt Whitman with passion (“barbaric yawp!”), and the scene in “Bull Durham” when Annie the baseball groupie ties up the rookie pitcher Nuke LaLouche to her bed for what he thinks is going to be playful S&M sex – but instead she reads Walt Whitman to him, I was prompted to pull out my 756-page volume of “Leaves of Grass” that’s been sitting in a drawer for twenty years.

      3. Holy Balls! Maisie Williams was excellent! Part 1 of “I and You” basically sets the stage and introduces the two characters. But in Part 2 she really caught fire. I’m really glad I got a chance to see her on stage. The production quality and camera work of the streamed video was excellent too.

      No wonder Richard Madden gave her a big hug after he’d seen the play.

      PS Sorry about the thread derailment. But this is kind of time-sensitive news for any Maisie Williams/Arya fans out there. And thanks again Tron79!

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    21. I agree Kit looks much younger but I also feel he looks old fashioned and I mean really old fashioned with that hairstyle and moustache. If anything it may help him avoid being type cast with what ever his next roles may be.

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    22. Ten Bears,

      Glad to help. I agree that she really caught fire in part two. I think at the beginning you could tell they were “projecting” like they were on stage, but they didn’t need do that as much with the more intimate production of the video, but I thought both actors really settled in during part 2. I honestly was thinking of how I may get to London to see this production (I’m in the USA), but I knew realistically that wasn’t going to happen, so I’m very thankful Hampstead decided to do this.
      Besides Richard Madden, John Bradley made some really nice comments as well.

      Regarding this thread, I hope Artemisia is right and a promo is dropped. I will probably be with Kit and shed some tears after the finale.

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    23. I love Maisie! I like the bubblegum pink hair color on her–it’s too cute!, but even after a few months, I’m still not feeling that haircut/style. *sigh*

      Just finished the play, I knew about the ending (because I never figured I’d have a chance to watch it, oh well…) but still enjoyed it. Several times, I kept thinking: “She is so cute! She is so adorable!” because really she just is! And she’s just really charismatic. You can’t take your eyes off of her. Maisie really does have that star quality and presence.

      The nerves were definitely there for both of them, but I thought both her and Zach Wyatt equipped themselves well overall, getting more comfortable as the play went on. They had great chemistry and worked very well together. Maisie’s accent was OK, definitely slipped a few times, but overall, it was OK.

      Bottom-line, I just enjoyed the heck out of being able to watch so much of her. She’s just so dang watchable!

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    24. Ten Bears,

      Glad to help. I agree that she really caught fire in part two. I think at the beginning you could tell they were “projecting” like they were on stage, but they didn’t need do that as much with the more intimate production of the video, but I thought both actors really settled in during part 2. I honestly was thinking of how I may get to London to see this production (I’m in the USA), but I knew realistically that wasn’t going to happen, so I’m very thankful Hampstead decided to do this.
      Besides Richard Madden, John Bradley made some really nice comments as well.

      Regarding this thread, I hope a promo is dropped at Comic Con. I will probably be with Kit and shed some tears after the finale.

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    25. Loved both clips! Just watched Richard in Cinderella again! I was a bit joyous to discover Harrington’s (& Catesby) on both sides of my family tree. Plus Leslie’s on my mother’s side as well! Both Kit & Rose are distant cousins! Looking forward to their future projects and life news.

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    26. LOL, Maisie. She’s so effortlessly joyous of a person. Pretty much a complete 180 from her GOT character. I will have to check out I and You if there is still time tonight.

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    27. Ten Bears:
      JenniferH,

      Here’s a Daily Mail article today that doesn’t give away any spoilers, but has some wonderful pictures of Lena Headey and Maisie Williams together. Apparently, they gave an interview to Elle, so perhaps that will be online too.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6449721/Maisie-Williams-reunites-Game-Thrones-star-Lena-Headey-ELLE-Weekender.html

      Thanks, but I’ve read this, pretty much all of the articles on You and I. I kinda stalk Maisie’s name on the Google news alert. I keep up with everything that’s going on her. I’m pretty much an uber-fan. Tyrion is my favorite character in the books with Arya being my second, but in the series, Arya is my favorite (Tyrion, my second) because Maisie Williams is just *that* good. I’ve seen everything she’s ever done.

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    28. I am so glad you all have a chance to see “I and You.” It’s not Shakespeare, but I think it’s a lovely, sweet play and a terrific showcase for Maisie and Zach. If she was nervous the night I saw it (the first preview!), you could not tell. She did not blow a single line; I was chuffed. Those two looked so relieved during the curtain call! I expect it was recorded after they’d been doing it a while and were comfortable with it. I think making her theatre debut in a two-hander at a prestigious small London theatre was a smart move, and apparently she made a sacrifice for it. Yesterday I came across an article about a film casting directors’ panel in Finland:

      “Zimmermann cited the example of Game Of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, cast in the HBO series when she was still a teenager and who became a star because of it.
      “We were able to offer her a role in a film…we ended up offering her a fee of £1m,” the casting director remembered. However Williams turned the role down in spite of the very hefty fee. She took a role in a play at the Hampstead Theatre instead. His point was Williams’ success on TV gave her the freedom to make such choices.

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    29. Stark Raven’ Rad,

      I wonder what film and what role casting director Zimmerman was referring to that Maisie Williams turned down despite a hefty offer of £1m. (Is that a million British pounds or $1 million US dollars?)

      Anyway, I wouldn’t be surprised if the role was the standard “cute girlfriend” or “spunky best friend” – the kind of stereotype characters that aren’t very rewarding artistically. I’m glad she has the financial security to make her own choices.
      It really looked like she was enjoying the experience of acting in the play at the Hampstead Theater.

      I’m reminded of a hysterical interview Billy Bob Thornton gave to Bill Maher a few years ago. Because of multiple alimony obligations, he had to alternate projects he wanted to do with crapola, big budget popcorn fluff he hated to do. He bashed the hell out of one movie he was in – he never named it – and said he got paid a ton of money but never saw a nickel of it, because it all went to his ex-wives.

      Don’t know why I went off on that tangent – other than to appreciate the fact that Maisie Williams has the artistic freedom to turn down big bucks from assembly line movie producers who want to monetize her popularity.
      Also, thanks to Instagram TV, I/we got to see Maisie Williams in 1-1/2 hours of uninterrupted screen time. That wouldn’t happen in a Hollywood movie.

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    30. Ten Bears,

      The article said pounds, so that’s even more. For that amount, it was probably a large or even main role. I agree about it being good she has choices. Many older actors (especially British) go back and forth between theatre and film/telly projects, with the latter effectively subsidising the former. I’m curious about the project she’s doing with Lena; perhaps it’s the one in Malta. I gather Lena interviewed Maisie for Elle, which is appropriate since a few years ago Maisie interviewed Lena for Elle.

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    31. It’s so nice to think that Lena and Peter are friends, that Lena and Maisie are building a beautiful collaboration, maybe friendship – the villainess Cersei lives only on screen. But it’s hilarious how Lena imitates Cersei’s attitudes in various talk shows where she is invited to play the big bad queen for several minutes.

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    32. Ashara D,

      Awww…

      A few minutes ago Maisie Williams posted this photograph on her Instagram

      https://i-dailymail-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/ii/w1200/s/i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/12/01/14/6882008-6449721-image-a-2_1543675130199.jpg

      with the caption:

      “maisie_williams with my favorite human @iamlenaheadey at the #elleweekender
      thank you to everyone who joined us for a natter. 💜”

      _______________
      [I had to look up “natter.” Apparently, it means “a casual and leisurely conversation.”]

      It’s wonderful that Maisie Williams has Lena Headey as a mentor and friend. They’re both such down to earth, good souls.

      It’s all the more endearing when you consider wicked, always-angry Cersei’s description of Arya as “that little animal” [fromS2e1, I think], and Arya’s unjoke in S7e1 to the Lannister soldiers: “I’m going to kill the Queen.”

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    33. Ah I love Richard, especially his accent. His new show is great. Robb was never high up on my list of favourite characters, but ah well.

      I still have a problem with Cat killing Frey Wife #385. I don’t care about the context, Walder already had said he didn’t give a crap, and it was a total dick move.

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    34. Pigeon,

      I did post about this in the Forum but I don’t think many people use it. When I was thinking of GoT actors in other things I wondered if at 0:26 (and later in the video) the extra snoozing with his head on a box was Robb Stark (well Richard Madden). It’s from quite some time ago – when Billie Piper was still a “singer”. https://youtu.be/UkRf7gDVT54

      Pigeon, I think you know the books so you probably know Cat in the books does kill someone but not Walder’s wife.

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    35. Dame of Mercia,

      Not to go too much about geography – but Alaska and the Californian coast are a part of the “Ring of Fire”.

      This ring (circum-Pacific ring) gets about 90% of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic eruptions all caused by the same shifts in the earth’s crust. (Two big pieces of the earth’s crust are rubbing up obscenely, I think the Pacific crust is sliding under the American crust or something awful like that.)

      The ring of fire runs around the entire Pacific ocean. It starts from the Patagonia coast of Argentina, up along Chile, along Central America, Mexico, California, Alaska across by Japan, Hawaii, down through the Philippines, Indonesia and New Zealand.

      The last two years have been awesomely lively in a bad way along this ring. In August 2018 in a 48 hours period, there were 70 (Seventy!!!) significant earthquakes (more than 5) along the ring. The volcanoes have been spouting off as well – Hawaii had eruptions, Guatemala had eruptions, and so on…..

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    36. Clob,

      I did not think of Mu as the source of the commotion. You may be right! Let us hope Atlantis does not get equally ambitious….

      A whole new concept of real estate development….

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    37. Mango,

      Thanks for the information about volcanoes, Mango. I remember the Mount St Helen’s explosion (well hearing about it on the news). When I was ill I spent some time looking at certain conspiracy theory clips on YouTube – now I regret it because there were other things I could have watched that might have been more educational. One chap did (maybe still does) a lot of this is fake, that is fake, videos, including that volcanoes were fake. He might have been a troll of course but one person commenting had said he/she lived in Hawaii and there was a volcano spouting off right then.

      I know that Iceland – in the Atlantic of course – is on a fault. I went to a talk at the local University a few years ago where someone spoke about Iceland as the land of “fire and ice” – I’m sure any resemblance to the overall name of GRRM’s epic novels was purely co-incidental (ho-ho).

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    38. Dame of Mercia:
      Pigeon,

      I did post about this in the Forum but I don’t think many people use it.When I was thinking of GoT actors in other things I wondered if at 0:26 (and later in the video) the extra snoozing with his head on a box was Robb Stark (well Richard Madden).It’s from quite some time ago – when Billie Piper was still a “singer”.https://youtu.be/UkRf7gDVT54

      Pigeon, I think you know the books so you probably know Cat in the books does kill someone but not Walder’s wife.

      Ooh, I don’t think it’s him, but definitely a resemblance. Aw, I love Billie. It’s funny when you see famous people, especially ones you admire, in some bit part from ages ago. Mine was seeing just last year a glimpse of a teenaged Benicio del Toro in an old Madonna video. Hee!

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