Robert Aramayo joins the cast of Game of Thrones

Robert AramayoLet’s take a break from filming news, because Deadline has a casting confirmation for Game of Thrones season 6!

Deadline has announced that Robert Aramayo has joined the cast of the show, in an undisclosed role.

A recent Juilliard grad, Aramayo will be appearing in the upcoming HBO mini-series Lewis and Clark and in the film The Tourist.

We heard rumors a few weeks back about this casting but there was no confirmation, official or otherwise. At the same time, we also heard rumors of casting about two other actors which we can now put in a new light.

Luke Roberts

Luke Roberts

On August 28th, a WOTW reader claimed that Luke Roberts was playing the Legendary Fighter (believed by most to be Arthur Dayne), and also said, “Luke Roberts has been in training for weeks and was joined last week by Eddie Eyre and Rob Aramayo.”

As we’ve since learned, Eddie Eyre is also cast and filming in Spain at the moment. With Aramayo’s casting announced, does that mean Luke Roberts is also on board as Arthur Dayne? While Aramayo’s casting is official, Roberts remains unconfirmed.

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    1. I was thinking he looks a lot like Alfie Allen. But I can see the Jojen thing too. And that would make much more sense. 🙂

      I’d say the odds of a Howland sighting in this season are very good indeed.

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    2. I remember Roberts on Reign. He’s hot.

      Aramayo looks more like a Howland to me, but he’s got great acting training, so whoever he’s playing, welcome aboard.

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    3. My first thought was also that Aramayo looked like Jojen and thus a young Howland Reed.

      That Luke Roberts needs a shirtless (armourless) sword action, pretty please!

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    4. I was thinking young HR but it looks like about 20 people beat me to it and have the same idea. Funny, he doesn’t resemble a young HS?

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    5. He looks like Alfie Allen to me. But also Jojen. I think we have our Howland Reed

      I will be mad if the greatest knight in the seven kingdoms ends up getting stabbed in the back by this green boy.

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    6. Well, Robert Aramayo certainly bears a striking resemblance to Thomas Brody Sangster, and this Luke Roberts fellow is definitely handsome enough to be a Dayne!

      Hello, Ser Dayne!!!

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    7. Robert looks a lot like Alfie too me. But I can also see a resemblance to Jojen, so I guess he could be Howland Reed.

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    8. Aramayo is a dead ringer for Young Ned. Great pedigree from Juilliard , young northern actor from Hull and looks like being a big name to keep an eye on. WOW we solve the mystery of young ned

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    9. I think Luke Roberts can be our AD like Eddie Eyre can be AD too.

      this Robert Aramayo can be Howland but, he look so young in this picture, How old is he in real life?

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    10. I have a brain lapse at the moment. Agree with the comments about the first guy probably being HR. Can someone tell me, did we ever find out who plays Ned in the TOJ scene?

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    11. I remember there was a point in time when it was discussed that they may be looking for two people for the role of Dayne… i.e. someone would be doing the bulk of the fighting while helmeted and then there’d be someone cast to be his “face.” I’d say that’s still much more likely than Eyre being Ned. I have no idea who would be playing Ned but Eyre looks absolutely nothing at all like Ned or anyone related to him.

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    12. Do we know that young Howland Reed is being cast? I mean the kid definitely could be… but I would warn people not to get too crazy about seeing this as a confirmation.

      He very well could be a young Ned instead.

      HR very well might be able to be cut out of the story. Who knows.

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    13. The Sword of the Moaning
      I will be mad if the greatest knight in the seven kingdoms ends up getting stabbed in the back by this green boy.

      I’ve always thought that this was what Howland saving Ned’s life was… Howland stabbed Dayne in the back, or somehow distracted Dayne, saving Ned’s life or allowing Ned to finish Dayne off. It’s what gives Ned his guilt and shame for 14 years, and fits in so perfectly with Ned’s ideas of honour and the like.

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    14. He looks like the love child of Theon and Jojen.

      However, he looks more like Sean Bean than either Eddie Eyre or Luke Roberts.

      Robert Aramayo boasts the following accents according to his profile at Juilliard:

      “Accents: Yorkshire (native), Northern, Received Pronunciation – Standard & Heightened, American – Standard, Mid-Western Southern States, Northern Irish”

      He has a native Yorkshire accent…just like Sean Bean.

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    15. Greenjones:
      I’d say this confirms Eyre for Ned and Aramayo for Howland. Now we just need our Lyanna news…

      I bet they are going to do everything they can to keep that one a secret.

      Adelaide Kane, would be good a good choice in my opinion 🙂 But they’ll probably go with a lesser known actress. Whoever they chose, I can’t wait to see her!

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    16. It’s already been said/speculated that Eddie Eyre is playing a character named Sir Alfred Hunrith. Maybe another Kingsguard member? Or misdirection of course.

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    17. I can’t see Eddie Eyre as younger Ned. To me, he is either Oswell Whent, or more likely, the stunt fighter for Arthur Dayne.

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    18. And to me what is telling is that Eyre and Roberts and Aramayo are all linked together. With Roberts being Dayne, Eyre being an Lord that is not known in the books… that leaves who Aramayo?… considering it is the ToJ… you have to jump to the only big role that isn’t filled yet for that scene… Young Ned.

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    19. Ser Florian: I’ve always thought that this was what Howland saving Ned’s life was… Howland stabbed Dayne in the back, or somehow distracted Dayne, saving Ned’s life or allowing Ned to finish Dayne off. It’s what gives Ned his guilt and shame for 14 years, and fits in so perfectly with Ned’s ideas of honour and the like.

      And perfectly explains why he felt the way he did toward that family after. He regretted the way this great and honorable warrior was defeated. The fact that he didn’t do it also explains certain other feelings toward him by other members of that family.

      SO WE CAN DELETE ALL THOSE PRESTON JACOBS VIDEOS! 😉

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    20. GeekFurious:
      I wonder if they will have Bean ADR the lines.

      I’ve wondered if they may use his voice as well since it is a type of dream-like sequence. That would be pretty cool. Bran hearing his father’s voice.

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    21. SciFiFantasyGirl,

      I’ve already seen people saying that what’s been leaked, and what will happen in the show, is pure fanfiction, nothing to do with what GRRM intends, completely made up by DnD, and terrible etc.

      Sadly, with the show moving further beyond the published material, I think we’ll see a lot of that come Season 6.

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    22. He might look like older/younger versions of other people, but I honestly don’t think they cast people based on facial features so much as they do main characteristics such as hair color, skin color, etc. Look at Ned’s kids. None of them actually look related to each other and not really close to either of the parents. Maybe you could assume that together they could create child that looked like Sansa or Rob, but looking at them individually you wouldn’t say they looked alike.

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    23. GeekFurious,

      Don’t forget

      it’s believed Ned and Ashara had some kind of affection toward one another, as well. Had his brother not been killed, thus married Cat as was planned, for all we know, Ned would have married Ashara.

      Ser Florian,

      At this point, there are some who are going to cry about the show no matter what. Screw ’em!

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    24. Mel:
      Eyre => Ned
      Aramayo => Howland
      Roberts=> Ser Arthur

      Spot on!

      I think it’s a stretch to say anything else, just because we know that these are the three characters that likely have speaking roles and we’ve only gotten three names [edit: of actors whose casting/filming seems to lump them together]. The rest’ll likely all be played by stunt guys, and as much as I do think we’ll get 7 vs. 3 and really hope someone shouts “BUCKETS!” in the middle of the fight, I don’t expect everyone there to be even named.

      Similarly, I doubt we’ll get the name of a possible Dayne stuntman in casting news. (Plus, I mean, the casting call was for someone who could use a sword, and absurdly handsome Luke Roberts has been “training for weeks”…why wouldn’t he play both body and face?)

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    25. Mel:
      Eyre => Ned
      Aramayo => Howland
      Roberts=> Ser Arthur

      That’s what I’m thinking now. At first I thought Eyre looked like a good Rhaegar. Aramayo has a bit of a young Bean-ish look by his features, especially if he had a wig on, but his resemblance to Jojen is more obvious. And Roberts fits closer to what I pictured for Dayne, if a bit younger.

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    26. tyjon: HBO is doing a Lewis and Clark mini-series

      OT: I wonder what their take on Sacagawea will be? Reluctant, indigenous patriot, industrious, traitorous slut, or a simple guide/translator?

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    27. Seems too young to be Ned. Even to be generous, first season Sean Bean – 15 years would be in his thirties. I guess since no one knows anything about Howland they can cast him young. Also, to me he looks A LOT like the actor who plays Jojen.

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    28. It’s funny, to me Aramayo is a better-than-I-would-have-thought-possible match for young Ned. But others see an undeniable resemblance to Jojen. I guess I trust the ultimate casting, whatever that is…

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    29. BP:
      He might look like older/younger versions of other people, but I honestly don’t think they cast people based on facial features so much as they do main characteristics such as hair color, skin color, etc. Look at Ned’s kids. None of them actually look related to each other and not really close to either of the parents. Maybe you could assume that together they could create child that looked like Sansa or Rob, but looking at them individually you wouldn’t say they looked alike.

      But they have scenes with each other and it’s absolutely central to the story, and frequently mentioned, that they are a family.

      We may very well only see Howland in this flashback, and some folks will benefit from Bran dropping something like, “He looks just like Jojen, must be his dad…” And then folks like my show-only dad who wouldn’t remember the name “Jojen” would really benefit from the visual similarity.

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    30. Jojen’s dad…

      could breathe mud and run on leaves, and change earth to water and water to earth with no more than a whispered word. He could talk to trees and weave words and make castles appear and disappear.

      I’m okay if he gets neck-stabby with Westeros’ greatest swordsman. A man like that would totally go ninja if he thought that’s what it takes to save the Knight of the Laughing Tree

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    31. Robert Aramayo profile pics lend themselves to a multitude of characters , he’s been in loads and has an actress sister Laura Aramayo. Looks like we are in good hands , anyone know how old he is or if he comes from an acting family ?

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    32. He screamed Alfie Allen to me but yeah, he would look awesome for a young Howland too… Looks like that WOTW reader was right, so far!

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    33. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      I think he felt strongly about her just like Ashara about him. There was something about Ashara and Brandon too if I remember it correctly. Besides all well known theories like N+A=J or B+A=J. Didn’t Barristan talked about stillborn daughter regarding Ashara? Maybe Brandon and Ashara… you know.

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    34. I started thinking Eyre was playing ToJ Ned a couple of weeks ago when he tweeted something about Sean Bean https://twitter.com/EddieEyre/status/644105108171694080

      As for Aramayo, I see similarities to both Jojen and Sean Bean. Maybe he’s a secret Reed-Stark love child 😉 In all seriousness, he could probably play either Howland or Ned with the right styling and mannerisms, but I’m betting on Howland.

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    35. M:
      He looks like the love child of Theon and Jojen.

      However, he looks more like Sean Bean than either Eddie Eyre or Luke Roberts.

      Robert Aramayo boasts the following accents according to his profile at Juilliard:

      “Accents: Yorkshire (native), Northern, Received Pronunciation – Standard & Heightened, American – Standard, Mid-Western Southern States, Northern Irish”

      He has a native Yorkshire accent…just like Sean Bean.

      I too see this guy resemblance more to Sean Bean than to Jojen.
      Especially if you go and look at some pictures of Sean when he was young.

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    36. Warden of the Northwest,

      Nice catch on that Eyre tweet. I saw that back then too but didn’t put it together. He sure isn’t quiet on twitter. If not for Mr. Eyre, we wouldn’t have had nearly as much stuff to base our theories on for this ToJ scene since he was cast back in August.

      Another reason I think he’s gonna be Ned – he was probably filming interior ToJ scenes back in August.

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    37. Aramayo is young Howland Reed…there’s just no way around it. That said, I am calling it now because I believe my suspicions are accurate. If Aramayo is young Howland than Ian McShane is Howland Reed probably under the guise of this “Lachlan” character. It has been said McShane will be playing a character that is pivotal and a surprise. Yep. Howland.

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    38. Just spitballing here, but wouldn’t it make sense to cast the heavy hitting Juilliard actor with limited combat skills (Aramayo) in the role requiring serious acting work, and the medieval combat expert who also acts (Eddie Eyre) in the role requiring more stunt work?

      Fun fact: Bryan Cogman is also a Juilliard graduate (albeit from several years back).

      Twentysomething young Sean Bean was kind of goofy-looking. Who knew he’d age into such a fox?

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    39. Joshua Atreides,

      What about Meribald, though? No one else we know that’s been cast fits the description for the priest casting call. And McShane and Aramayo look nothing alike.

      Also, doesn’t make sense to put Howland in Riverlands with outlaws. Howland Reed’s main purpose is to tell Jon Snow about his biological parents. That doesn’t (and prob won’t) need to happen this season.

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    40. When I see potential fancasts to play a young Ned, the most popular choice is Chris Hemsworth (a little tall, but it certainly seems Ned fom me). Eddie looks like a bit like Chris, so I’m okay with that. Aramayo seems a little too soft and young to play Ned.

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    41. Matt,

      Also, if they’re going to have young Howland in the show (looking about the same age as young Ned), and then have Howland as he is in 300AC, I think they’ll go with an actor around the same age as Sean Bean, not ~20 years older.

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    42. Dolorous Methuselah: I was thinking he looks a lot like Alfie Allen. But I can see the Jojen thing too. And that would make much more sense

      Yeah, that’s the first thing I thought, a young Theon, but what scenes would be done where a young Theon would be needed? Unless they were going to show the wounding of Hodor, as someone said a while ago.

      If this paragraph from the intro is true: “On August 28th, a WOTW reader claimed that Luke Roberts was playing the Legendary Fighter (believed by most to be Arthur Dayne), and also said, “Luke Roberts has been in training for weeks and was joined last week by Eddie Eyre and Rob Aramayo.” then he is among the other fighters, and is not Theon.

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    43. Joshua Atreides,

      But if Aramayo is playing young Howland we are talking about someone in his mid 20s at max. In the show, Jon is about 20, so present day Howland can’t be older than 45-46. Ian Macshane would hardly pass for a 40 something character. Sure, he may be able to pass for someone in his early 60s but that is about it.

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    44. Matt: Howland Reed’s main purpose is to tell Jon Snow about his biological parents. That doesn’t (and prob won’t) need to happen this season.

      Why is it to tell Jon Snow? Might not Jon Snow learn some other way? Might it not be to tell other people?

      And, quite frankly, it probably should happen this year. Remember, they planned the season initially intending to do Winter this year and Spring next, and this really needs to be set up before Spring.

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    45. My initial reaction was: Wow, that Robert Aramayo guy looks a hell of a lot like Thomas Brodie-Sangster in that picture! I’m betting he’s Howland Reed. Seems like I’m not the only one with that opinion.

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    46. Joshua Atreides:
      Aramayo is young Howland Reed…there’s just no way around it. That said, I am calling it now because I believe my suspicions are accurate. If Aramayo is young Howland than Ian McShane is Howland Reed probably under the guise of this “Lachlan” character. It has been said McShanewill be playing a character that is pivotal and a surprise. Yep. Howland.

      You don’t cast a 77 year old actor and a 23 year old actor as the same character when there is only meant to be (at most) 20 years between the two versions.

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    47. Wimsey: Why is it to tell Jon Snow?Might not Jon Snow learn some other way?Might it not be to tell other people?

      I don’t think Jon will find out via Bran, if that’s what you are implying. Bran communicating information to characters via being a tree god – I’m just not into that theory at all. Not that Bran can’t manipulate major events in other ways because I think he will.

      If that battle with the Boltons is happening late in S6, when is there gonna be enough time to introduce Howland and get him that far north to tell Jon? Makes more sense to me if that happens later like other people have said, Jon doesn’t need to find out about R+L this year just because the audience finds out.

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    48. Eddie being Ned from the TOJ time would make it even more important to hide his character behind a codename, hence ‘ser alfred hunrith’. Would make more sense than concealing Ser Arthur’s character.

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    49. Joshua Atreides: It has been said McShane will be playing a character that is pivotal and a surprise. Yep. Howland.

      Yay that’s what I’ve been thinking. McShane could play the shit out of Crannog – well, he can play anything he wants. It’s between Howland and Meribald, either role would be cool

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    50. Sue the Fury,

      That’s a good point, but he looks a lot younger than Alfie, I thought he looked more an older teenager – Alfie has been looking haunted and craggy these days, don’t you think, even off-season? Hope playing Reek hasn’t gotten to him too much.

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    51. Ian McShane is Meribald, dammit. Accept it.

      I hope part of the reason they’re including the flashback of the duel with the Kingsguard is to introduce Howland Reed to the audience, so we’ll be more familiar with him when he finally appears in person at some point later.

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    52. Matt: on doesn’t need to find out about R+L this year just because the audience finds out.

      Agreed. This is like when Jun and Soon were separated on Lost believing each other dead. The audience knew they were both alive and it made the scene when they found each other more emotional to witness. My point is that if the audience knows the truth about Jon’s parentage that builds anticipation while waiting to see how he reacts to the information when he finds out for himself

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    53. tyjon,

      I wish we knew who plays Lyanna. But if the actress is done, having filmed her part in August, we won’t know unless they announce her officially or someone spills the beans. We’ll have to wait for the actual scene (doubt they’ll show her in trailers). It’s still so far away…

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    54. Robb Snow:
      Ian McShane is Meribald, dammit. Accept it.

      This.

      I went back to reread the chapters when Meribald was present (it’s been a while). I’m so used to the Ian McShane on Deadwood I am super excited to see him playing a more peaceful character.

      OT: The thumbnail of Aramayo looks like Karl Fookin’ Tanner with lighter hair, but I agree with the Howland Reed theory.

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    55. He looks likr a cross between Ned and Jojen. The face is all Ned, though- so when he’s in costume and wearing a wig I’m sure he’ll look perfect.

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    56. Robb Snow,

      For real. It’s too obvious to me. He’d make a perfect Meribald. That monologue is gonna be out of this world.

      Making the 8,

      I know, right? Nice callback to Lost btw. I don’t want Jon to find out an episode after we do. That’d be so anti-climactic.

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    57. Really? Mmm…I guess you see what you see… Luke Roberts looks like a young Ned to me…Aramayo like Jojen Reed and Eyre with his beauty like Arthur Dayne

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    58. phantomstrife:
      Eddie being Ned from the TOJ time would make it even more important to hide his character behind a codename, hence ‘ser alfred hunrith’. Would make more sense than concealing Ser Arthur’s character.

      Exactly. I believe that he is TOJ Ned.

      Aramayo bears a strong enough resemblance to Brodie – Sangster for me to think that he is Howland. If that proves true, I will be delighted. I never believed that we would see the mysterious crannogman.

      Don’t care who Luke Roberts is playing…not even if it is Lyanna. He is gorgeous. I’m happy to watch him for as long as possible. He would be a perfect Sword of the Morning

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    59. Eyre being listed as Sir Alfred Hunrith is the weirdness. HBO doesn’t usually give people’s character’s fake names. If they can’t post their character name, they simply can’t disclose their name, but they don’t usually go around making up names to put on resumes that people aren’t intended to see anyway. Which does make me wonder if he’s a major fight double for the scene, rather than an actor.

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    60. Aramayo looks a heck of a lot like Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Based on the pic I would have guessed he is young Howland Reed from the flashbacks. He seems like a weird pick for young Ned, but who knows.

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    61. Tyrion Pimpslap,

      I do remember reading about him being a trained swordsman somewhere. I’m also pretty sure it’s Eyre fighting against Ned and his companions in the L7R pics and video, as the hairstyle and color of the fighter match Eddie Eyre’s hair in his Twitter pic.

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    62. Wimsey,

      Only other plausible way to learn it’s via Bran and Bloodraven. Bloodraven certainly seems interested in Stark children and his certain parallels with Jon are interesting (in the books). Other options as Mel or Littlefinger seems unlikely to me. They know or sense something, but that’s all. If it’s not to tell J then who? I can’t think of any other person really.

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    63. Tywin of the Hill:
      Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      Sorry, I read your comment wrong. I thought you had written “Had HER brother not been killed…”

      No worries!

      Last night I was thinking of how great it’s going to be to see the waves of realization wash over the Unsullied in terms of what all this means in terms of Ned…the choice he made, the sacrifices, how it impacted his children, his marriage, everything in his life, really, and now I’m thinking about the extra layer of…

      if the ideas about Ned and Ashara were indeed the case, how horrible it must have been for Ned to have to kill Ser Arthur…the brother of the woman who, had things turned out differently, he may have married, not to mention how horrible it must have been for Ashara…to have the man she may have loved and wanted to marry kill her brother.

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    64. Mihnea:
      Robb Snow,

      “Young” Howland. We will need another actor for “old” Howland

      Another Borgen actor, Søren Malling, would do. I have no idea how his English is, but well, Crannogmen are mysterious enough to get away with a Danish accent. 😛 And we now know D&D have seen that show and are fans.

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    65. Sue the Fury:
      Eyre being listed as Sir Alfred Hunrith is the weirdness. HBO doesn’t usually give people’s character’s fake names. If they can’t post their character name, they simply can’t disclose their name, but they don’t usually go around making up names to put on resumes that people aren’t intended to see anyway. Which does make me wonder if he’s a major fight double for the scene, rather than an actor.

      See, I think if anything that makes it more likely that he’s playing Ned Stark, because they couldn’t put that out there without causing a lot of confusion/speculation. I was so, so keen for Sean Bean to reprise his role, but I’m coming to accept the possibility that it won’t be happening.

      (I take your point about it being unusual though)

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    66. I totally see Robert as Howland.. shoot, casual viewer may think Jojen time traveled or something lol

      I am really starting to think Edie is “fighting ned” and “acting ned” casting is being kept under wraps like Lyanna since THE scene seems to have filmed back in August (on what was probably the closest guarded soundstage in hollywood history lol)

      hollyweird is a smalltown fact: Luke was in Wolf Hall..wonder of all the GoT contacts he made on that set helped him win this role 😀

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    67. Kid could quite easily be Reed or Ned.
      Certainly looks a lot more like Eddard than the other young lad they cast (Sebastian something was it?)

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    68. Hi baby Eddard. Luke Roberts…I didn’t think it was possible to find an actor hot enough to play AD. A young Howland is supposed to look like Prince Turtle.

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    69. I’ve a hunch McShane is playing Tom O’ Sevens (or someone like that) as he’s only in a couple of scenes but plays an important role, and meets with the group of rebels (IIRC). As far as we know, he’s not filmed his scenes yet (RR set still under construction) and my theory is that the audience need someone familiar to link his presence at RR with earlier scenes with the rebels/TBWB.

      Robb Snow:
      Ian McShane is Meribald, dammit. Accept it.

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    70. He looks more like young Anakin than Frodo. Not bad for a Hogwarts graduate. His force is probably strong enough to at least distract Dayne so that Jedi can cut him down.

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    71. Selina:
      If this guy is Howland, I wonder how looks Lady Reed, because Meera looks so different of her father and brother.

      Of course she does, being Jon Snow twin sister and all.

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    72. Mel:
      I can see Ned in this pic
      https://twitter.com/EddieEyre/status/649095489946828801

      Holy shit I missed this when I first looked through the comments! Yep, totally agree with you. He’s put on weight for the role, in addition to the obvious facial hair. As I said above, I think they could have pulled off using Sean Bean, but with Robert Aramayo looking so young (and I suspect he is Howland), that totally wouldn’t have worked. Eddie looks like he could be a young Sean.

      PS: I turned up this treasure on google images of a young Sean Bean.

      http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/meb28/13497519/20808/original.jpg

      Let’s all take a moment to soak up the glory and elegance of this pic.
      The hair! The earring! The expression (a cross between bored and “come hither” – is that even possible?)! THAT JUMPER.

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    73. iridium,

      Ha! That sweater!

      I was just about to post that Twitter pic of Eddie E. The hair, especially the beard give it away. Robert A is way too skinny to play a young Ned, sword fighting against a legend. Not to mention, Robert A looks just like Jojen.

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    74. Noirgirl:
      Robert A is way too skinny to play a young Ned, sword fighting against a legend. Not to mention, Robert A looks just like Jojen.

      I have the same impression. The leaked videos show young Ned as rather muscular, broad shoulders and so on, Sean Bean’s stance…

      Sure the costume could be used to alter an actors build, but I’d still bet against Robert A as Ned. He doesn’t look like a typical soldier, a bit skinny, more fitting as a Crannogninja… I wonder how tall he is, if this is even of importance for the show. I’m not sure if it was established that Crannogmen are rather short in show canon…

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    75. I have no idea who these characters are, except a “young Ned”, so I am assuming a flashback of some sort. Cool! All I need to know!

      Also, this Luke Roberts person, helllllllllooooooo! Hire him. hahaha

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    76. Eddie Eyre looks alot like Richard Madden. Definitely a good choice for young Ned.

      And Robert Aramayo looks alot like Thomas Brodie Sangster!

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    77. mel87,

      That ‘girl’ is Freema Agyeman, a rather well known actress from Doctor Who and Sense8. I think she’s just reacting to the news of Aramayo’s joining GOT with the “Y’wot?” and then Eyre joined in. For giggles.

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    78. Didn’t we have confirmation that Sebastian Croft would play Young Ned in Bran’s vision of Winterfell? Robert looks nothing like Sebastian, which makes me think he’s definitely Howland Reed. Could Eddie Eyre be one of the members of the kingsguard?

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    79. nowee,

      You know, I think you’re right. A quick google leads to a few tabloid-y articles and tweets to that effect. That’s effect. So is this just Freema screwing around because her boyfriend is on the show too?

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    80. Aramayo does look like Jojo. And I hear everyone talk about Arthur Dayne as a possible casting but he’s really not that big of a character in the books. My guess is the exhiled Lord Griffin, best bud of Rhaegar Targaryan and his “son”.

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    81. Mihnea,

      Why not? They ARE characters in the book. You can’t deny they are important to the plot. You think the show is just going to leave that plot line out?

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    82. Vee,

      Well… yes, most of us do expect that. Now, it seems Season 6 will not only be TWOW material but will also include some leftover storylines from AFFC and ADWD, so maybe the Griffs are included, somehow… but I very much doubt it.

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    83. tyjon:
      HBO is doing a Lewis and Clark mini-series, I’m there. I have loved that part of U.S. History since grammar school.

      I’m there too. I currently live close to the end of the L&C trail. I think, if done right, it could be a very great tale to see come to life on HBO.

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    84. Luka Nieto,

      Highly doubt will see the ”Griff” plot.
      This isn’t the II plot, wich can be delayed 1 season. The perfect time to introduce them would have been this season, trough Tyrion. That has passed, this story is cut, just like LSH.

      The faster we accept that, the better.

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    85. Mihnea,

      I kinda agree and disagree at the same time. When I read ADWD, I didn’t think that introducing the Griffs during Tyrion’s journey was the perfect time to do it (if Martin had to introduce them at all, which I contest), and it would’ve been worse in the show. However, my reasons for thinking so is that it was already too late, so doing it now in the show would be even worse. So I agree with that much —and, in fact, I accepted their omission a year ago now. I was just saying that, technically, they could introduce them somehow, though I believe it would be awkward and not a good decision. But they could.

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    86. Frodo, go to Hogwarts, to become a Jedi and shut off the Matrix to save Narnia and kill all the Lannisters.

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    87. He’s more likely to be Ned than Howland Reed. He may be look like Jojen but he look like Sean Bean. Who is the only guy of the 3 that already appear on the show ? Ned. This actor is by far the most “Ned Stark” of the 3 so it has to be Ned instead of Howland. (Eddy and Luke doens’t look like Sean Bean at all).

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    88. Aernys,

      No, he is way too small to play Ned. Just look at his neck. He is small like a Crannogman should be. He looks nothing like Bean. Eddie Eyre could pass as Bean with the proper makeup and wardrobe.

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    89. Mihnea,
      Luka Nieto,

      Last year would have been too soon to introduce YG: he had no real bearing on the Crows/Dragons story. Introducing characters because they will be important next season is bad television: audiences simply do not have much forbearance for hung-but-not-fired guns. If he was going to be introduced, then this was the year to do it: presumably, YG will have some bearing on the Winter story.

      The fact that they have not bothered suggests that B&W consider YG superfluous to the overall story.

      (And in the incredibly outside chance that YG is included, then it won’t be Dragons material: it will just pick up with the Winter material.)

      Vee: You can’t deny they are important to the plot. You think the show is just going to leave that plot line out?

      Well, GRRM’s track-record concerning including superfluous plots is not spotless! We can hope that YG amounts to something: but at this point, do not be surprised if YG does not.

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    90. Tywin of the Hill,

      I thought OW as soon as I saw Aramayo for some reason, and the other guy they think is Dayne: I thought was Hightower, but they’re probably right about him as Dayne.

      Now that I think about it, I see it as:

      Eddie Eyre (Young Ned, name even fits)
      Robert Aramayo (Young HR)

      Dayne is the other guy, but the other two KG will probably be other actors.

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