That’s a wrap for Game of Thrones in Spain!

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It’s a wrap- for one country, anyway! Game of Thrones is celebrating finishing up the location shooting of season 6 in Spain. The cake shows the five major sites the show visited over the last two months in the country- Girona, Bardenas Reales, Zafra Castle, Peñíscola, and Almería where GoT filmed this week, ending with a photoshoot at the Alcazaba.

The stars celebrated together before heading out of Spain:

Keisha Castle-Hughes and Jessica Henwick both shared this photo:

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Spanish Sisters 🎏🐟🐠

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Not long after, Castle-Hughes shared a photo of the Almería Airport- presumably she’s going home.

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Emilia Clarke shows off a gift from her bosses- a going-away-present, with filming done?

Altogether, it’s been an exciting couple months of filming in Spain, with many new locations, a set visit from the US Ambassador to Spain, James Costos, and countless photos offering hints and spoilers of season 6. The cast and crew have apparently loved their time in the country, and the beautiful locations will add a great deal to the show, so thank you to Spain for being a gracious host to Game of Thrones!


Filming in Spain may be done but cameras roll on in the show’s home base of Northern Ireland. Eugene Simon posted this yesterday, confirming he’ll be doing more GoT filming this year:

In other Game of Thrones sibling sightings, Alfie Allen and Gemma Whelan were hanging out together yesterday. Based on his subsequent post, I’m guessing he’s in England, so they were probably just visiting, not filming together. But either way, it’s cute- Greyjoy Family Cupcake Hour.

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Cookie Monster muffins!

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Lads lads lads

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    1. This means there will be less sightings and photos that will be leaked. ..

      Love emilia and her smile …
      Just been watching the making of daznak pit and when Emilia speaks near the end of the video about how she escapes a situation.. god she as a beautiful smile that brights the whole room

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    2. Seems like Keisha Castle-Hughes was only filming for one day in Spain (she Instagrammed from London just two days ago). Though most of the Martell cast (including Rosabell) have been there since at least Monday. I wonder what that means for the Dorne plot.

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    3. But they had to film today 22 and tomorrow 23 in that Dorne location…so then would be the end in spain.

      So they alrealdy filmed there? Hmmm. =)

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    4. Sword of the Morning,

      She might have posted the photo while in spain, but tagged it London as that was the place she took it. If not, than obara is probably not very present in the storyline, mabye even dead. The short shooting time in spain should not mean much, I remember an interview with Aero’s actor from a while ago in wich he said that, even though he hadn’t begun filming e was getting some filming info from the SS actresses, so they were probably shooting interiors or something. Even though I don’t expect to see a ton of Dorne next year I hope they learn from their mistakes and give them more screentime, and that they can introduce the Iron Islands proprely aswell. Next season seems very promising, if they do it right, they can make it even better than season 4.

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    5. caliopesnow,

      I hope they do, at least for continuity purposes. That said, won’t most Spanish locations become redundant by season seven? Except for the Girona Cathedral (as the Sept of Baelor in King’s Landing), and Girona’s Old Town’s streets (as Oldtown, appropriately enough, and King’s Landing too). And maybe the Alcazaba as Sunspear. The deserts of Almería and Navarre are the Dothraki Sea, Zafra Castle is the Tower of Joy… Which we probably won’t see in season seven. So it’ll be mostly new locations anyway, even if they film in Spain again.

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    6. Luka Nieto,

      Well, if the whole story moves North, as we anticipate, I would expect that even KL shoots will need to be colder, darker, etc. So I would assume more and more shooting in NI and less in Spain and by the end, none in Spain?

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    7. dragonbringer,

      Absolutely. Few things can get me weak at the knees like a beautiful woman’s smile, and Emilia has one of the best. She always seems so genuinely happy and enthusiastic, whether she’s doing a behind-the-scenes video, giving an interview, or just goofing around on Instagram. It’s always refreshing to see how much she enjoys her work.

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    8. Can’t really tell if Allen’s been filming or not. The analysis here makes me think he hasn’t, but as someone on this site mentioned the other day, there’s a comment on the cupcake post from a fan saying they met him alongside Sophie Turner and Liam Cunningham. Doesn’t mean anything story-wise, but it does at least make me hopeful that he’s been doing stuff in Ireland again. Would be great if Gemma Whelan has been doing more as well.

      Also YAY for the wrap-up in Spain. We’re that much closer 😀

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    9. I gained five pounds just looking at the pictures. Cookie Monster muffins!

      selena:

      “May the Wolf Be With You”

      gotta love when my fandoms collide

      Me too! 🙂

      The Spanish locations are beautiful, I hope the show will go back next year for S7.

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    10. Arkash,

      Yes. She filmed scenes in August with Alfie and with Pilou Asbaek (Euron) for sure and, I imagine is filming some in NI now if they’re together.

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    11. RandomSand:
      Sword of the Morning,

      She might have posted the photo while in spain, but tagged it London as that was the place she took it. If not, than obara is probably not very present in the storyline, mabye even dead. The short shooting time in spain should not mean much, I remember an interview with Aero’s actor from a while ago in wich he said that, even though he hadn’t begun filming e was getting some filming info from the SS actresses, so they were probably shooting interiors or something. Even though I don’t expect to see a ton of Dorne next year I hope they learn from their mistakes and give them more screentime, and that they can introduce the Iron Islands proprely aswell. Next season seems very promising, if they do it right, they can make it even better than season 4.

      Yeah we’ll get some expanded Riverlands + expanded Iron Islands so things seem quite encouraging for fleshing out the Westerosi Universe

      Not sure what to think of Dorne, on the one hand you’d think they’d be prepping for war which may require more filming but perhaps not if Doran just goes to ground and keeps scheming, it’s not like Cersei is about to march the Lannister armies south with her High Sparrow issues

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    12. Sword of the Morning,

      RandomSand,

      Last year their prison scenes and their beach scene was shot in Northern Ireland, so i think Spain was used mostly for few exterior shots and if they have more scenes in the season 6, it was/will be filmed in Northern Ireland.

      Anyway its too bad Spain is finished this year. Like the previous year, we got many good new info from Spanish locations.

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    13. Well I guess the pic leaks and articles are going to really slow down now

      Most of the filming will probably end up being Belfast Studios work for interior scenes

      There’s still that nice Riverrun set though 🙂

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    14. Arkash,

      The Season 6 GoT-wiki page lists all of the confirmed returning starring and guest starring cast members, so if you want to know about someone’s return, check it out. But honestly, everyone’s back :P.

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    15. so, was the guitarist in Eugene’s vid playing the GoT theme? I probably needed a few more seconds of vid to ‘name that tune’….

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    16. dragonbringer:
      Hodor’s Bastard,

      The cake reminds me last year we had a cake too right celebrating Emilia birthday …
      That one was good to with target sigil in it.

      Did her birthday gone or yet to come …

      I thought last year: “chocolate cake. White dress. 30º degrees. Disaster”.

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    17. I am bit sad because there won’t be any more leaks, the spies..ahem..fans in Spain did a fantastic job.
      However, that means we are getting closer to April 2016. Arghh, still six months to go.
      Sigh, patience is not one of my virtues.

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    18. hexonx,

      Yes, it is. At least the Mediterranean parts of the country. Valencian Oranges are quite famous, for example. There’s sangría, too, wine with fruits… Though I’ve only seen tourists drink that, believing it’s something common around here.

      Anyway, not a fruit, but nothing beats a Spanish omelette, that is, a potato omelette.

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    19. Dame Pasty,

      I notice some of it is Kiwi Fruit. I looked it up and while Spain does grow Kiwi Fruit it doesn’t seem to be enough to be “known for it.” Interestingly enough though I did discover that Italy produces more Kiwi Fruit than New Zealand.

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    20. Newbietothegame: oranges coming from Spain.

      Definitely…along the US east coast (and here in northern Virginia) the imported clementines from Spain during spring are quite the tasty treat!

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    21. Luka Nieto,

      Nice. Valencian Oranges, mmmm. Never really thought about them being Spanish. And in fact I just read that the actual Valencia Orange, while named after Valencia (known for it’s oranges obviously) was actually created in California (although they did not fare well there and are mostly grown in Florida and Texas now). Didn’t think I would learn so much about fruit today.

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    22. Spain has been great this year, we got gorgeous locations and lots of leaks from the amazing Spanish fans: what more can a GoT fan ask for?

      The real wait begins now, I just hope we’ll get some distractions like last year with #TheSight. Yes, I know that the execution wasn’t that great but it did make the waiting for season 5 so much easier (for me anyway)

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    23. Luka Nieto,

      We’re getting OT I know but….when I was in Sevilla I bought a lovely hand painted pitcher made exclusively for Sangria (my only complaint is that I wish it was larger). Isn’t sangria common in the south? I wouldn’t expect it in the north but…..

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    24. OT: Thanks to WotW for including the relevant ASoI&F tweets from Ertaç Altınöz. What an amazing artist, who likes to dabble in the various alternative theories/predictions as well.

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    25. A wrap party explains why certain cast members were spotted in locations this week where they seemed to be out of place. – Ser Occam of House Razor

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    26. Dragonslayer:
      In the instragam comments of Alfie’s muffin post, someone mentions meating Alfie, Sophie and Liam outside a hotel after filming GoT recently.

      Davos/Sansa wedding in Season 6, calling it now.

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    27. Clarkes eyebrows are overwhelming , also I don’t blame Alfie Allen for his post about emma Whelan , his real life sis is a huge toolbag.

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    28. Dark Knight’s King:
      A wrap party explains why certain cast members were spotted in locations this week where they seemed to be out of place. – Ser Occam of House Razor

      Right. Not to mention if a magazine photoshoot (Vanity Fair? EW?) wanted to stage certain characters (“3 Queens”, Olenna) with the distinct/beautiful Spanish backdrop, it was gonna be now or never.

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    29. Dame Pasty,

      I don’t think its either. The MoD is the British government department that implements defence policies. Its probably just a play on words by Emilia as she is British and it can also stand for Mother of Dragons. So in my opinion its more of an “outside” joke.

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    30. Dragonslayer,

      Curious. If they’re filming scenes together or something different.

      Davos is supposed to be in that battle with the rest which would suggest that he will follow Jon.

      dragonbringer:

      Love emilia and her smile …
      god she as a beautiful smile that brights the whole room

      Whoever is dating her, what a lucky guy. 😀

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    31. serum: The MoD is the British government department that implements defence policies. …. So in my opinion its more of an “outside” joke.

      Also, Drogon is the ultimate ban hammer.

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    32. hexonx,

      In the green part of Spain (Bay of Biscay, which is something similar to New Zeland weather wise), we grow kiwis. We cannot grow oranges, tho. Too much rain water, slighty too cold.

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    33. Záresh,

      A fellow Basque? 🙂

      I love kiwis. Never even thought about it being strange that they were grown here, to be honest, but they certainly are.

      Dame Pasty,

      Yes, though I’ve mostly seen tourists drinking sangría, it’s true that it’s more common in the south. Of course, I haven’t frequented those parts —I’m Basque; I hate heat—, so take whatever I say with a grain of salt. It’s just funny to me when tourists come to the North and expect to be served sangría.

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    34. I am Spanish, actually, my real name is Jaime. Jaime is a pretty common name here, although its pronunciation is completely different.

      About the food…my country has many good things, but the best is the food. Everything here is tasty as hell.

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    35. Ingelheim,

      There’s nothing that bothers me more about discussing the books or the show with my friends than the fact that most of them pronounce Jaime Lannister’s name as the Spanish name Jaime, which sounds nothing alike. Okay, here’s a clue for anglophones: it pretty much sounds like the word “hymen” —without the “n”, of course, and a harsher “j”. You can take a listen here, if you want.

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    36. Jim: I can think of few things more hateful than fruit on a cake

      Seriously? Okay, you can have my gooey, gagworthy, overly sweet icing if I can have your fruit.

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    37. Luka Nieto,

      I didn’t make it to the Northern part but I definitely want to before I kick the bucket. And I promise not to pester people for sangria (as much as I adore it–actually, any decent red wine will do). Do the Basque have a traditional red-wine based drink? Or are you more likely to have some kind of alcoholic coffee as the “regional drink”? Or am I waaaaaay off base and need to shut up? 🙂

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    38. Dame Pasty,

      Prepare for a lot of unpronouncable words and lots of “tx”:

      It’s not fancy, but we have kalimotxo —coke and wine. You’ll find it everywhere, especially in younger crowds. Most of the few who dislike it think the Coca-Cola ruins the wine —I happen to believe the wine ruins the coke. Then there’s txakoli, a dry white wine low in alcohol; and Patxaran, a sloe-based apéritif pretty high in alcohol volume. And, last but not least, the famous saragardoa, our own kind of non-carbonated apple cider. In fact, there are traditional establishments in which we drink this cider and eat fish or meat; they are sagardotegiak (cider houses, basically). I like none of these things, mostly because I don’t really enjoy alcohol that much. Anyway, this is the 21st Century; pretty much everyone drinks Spanish and Northern European beers, French wines, coffee and tea more than any of this local stuff. As for meals, oh well, we have our famous pintxos, the distinct Basque version of the Spanish tapas, and the fancy New Basque Cuisine.

      We Basques are quite proud of our food, you will notice. Hence the societies; gastronomic clubs. It’s a very particular cultural thing here, which is quite interesting, though I don’t partake… they are usually quite rural, conservative, loud, football-loving sexist clubs, if you catch my drift.

      Anyway, you can learn more about it here.

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    39. Ahh, come home from the first day at my new job to discover a cross-cultural wine conversation at my favorite fansite. Life is good. 😛

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    40. Dame Pasty,

      Prepare for a lot of unpronouncable words, and “k” and “tx”:

      It’s not fancy, but we have kalimotxo —coke and wine. You’ll find it everywhere, especially among younger crowds. Most of the few who dislike it think the Coca-Cola ruins the wine —I happen to believe the wine ruins the coke. Then there’s txakoli, a dry white wine low in alcohol; and patxaran, a sloe-based apéritif pretty high in alcohol volume. And, last but not least, the famous saragardoa, our non-carbonated apple cider. In fact, there are traditional establishments in which we drink this cider and eat fish or meat; sagardotegiak (cider houses, basically). I like none of these things, mostly because I don’t really enjoy alcohol that much. Anyway, this is the 21st Century, so pretty much everyone drinks Spanish and Northern European beers, Spanish and French wines, American coffee (or coke) and British tea way more often than any of this local stuff. As for food, we have lots of stuff, such as: our famous pintxos, the Basque version of the Spanish tapas; the marmitako; and the fancy New Basque Cuisine.

      We are quite proud of our food, hence the societies; gastronomic clubs. It’s interesting, culturally, but I don’t partake, as they are usually conservative, loud, hooligan-like, sexist… you know what I mean; not exemplars of our otherwise modern society.

      Anyway, you can learn more about Basque cuisine here.

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    41. Wimsey: They inspired me to consume a cookie in such a fashion that 5% got into my stomach and the rest went all over the place.

      I feel like there’s a political rally or two to be had over that mistreated 95%. That’s cookie abuse, ser.

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    42. Luka Nieto,
      I love cider, so I’d probably be in heaven. My husband works with someone of Basque descent (I think his parents were first generation immigrants). Anyway, he is such a good cook that whenever he is on shift in the firehouse, they absolutely insist that he cooks dinner. Good thing that he likes to cook too or he’d go nuts.

      Thanks for the info! Okay, I’m done being OT.

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    43. serum,

      It definitely stands for Mother of Dragons. Emilia also has a necklace with “MOD” that D&D gave her a few years back and she said it’s for mother of dragons. It’s her birthday next week so it’s probably a birthday gift.

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    44. Stop by later today for more filming news and casting notices!

      Is that just to keep us coming back for more or have you got something in the pipeline, Sue? The suspense is too much for me…

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    45. My friend who worked as an extra in Almería came yesterdey. He didn’t read the books or watched the show. Spoilers for those who hadn’t saw the pics from Almería:

      He was a dothraki. He was at the camp, doing stuff, and Dany, Daario and Jorah were there talking. Nobody was surprised about Team Dany, so I suppose they were hanging around for a while. Dany approaches to “dosky*” and orders Drogon to set it on fire. The dothraki were scared/upset, but then they kneeled Dany.

      *Dosh Khaleen? Some dothraki santuary? I don’t know what he meant, sorry.

      Dany is making friends at her style, I guess.

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    46. SlayerNina:
      My friend who worked as an extra in Almería came yesterdey. He didn’t read the books or watched the show. Spoilers for those who hadn’t saw the pics from Almería:

      Dany is making friends at her style, I guess.

      Dany bullying people with her dragons, what’s new?

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    47. SlayerNina,

      Can you be more specific..

      is this the scene where the hut burns or this is different ..
      Because dosh khaleen means old widow of a dead khal ..I don’t think she is burning a person Here …so what exactly she is burning …an idol of sort perhaps

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    48. Brett Baratheon:
      Um, this confirms it, Emilia is an idiot. Ministry Of DefenCE???? How about defense…….

      Mother’s Obviously Dunce

      Defence is the correct spelling in the UK…which is where Emilia is from. Please do your research before calling someone an idiot or a dunce.

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    49. Oh knock it off.

      1. This guy may be trolling.

      2. Even if he is, you’re not allowed to call each other names.

      3. Yeah, sorry, I didn’t get around to posting the stuff until this morning. More stuff came up.

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    50. Yeah it’s spelt with a ‘C’ here in Canada too (being a colony and all).

      I love white zin sangria, which is probably sacrilege. 🙂

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    51. It turns out, Gemma went back to Belfast that day to film so Alfie was there too. The guy asked her a week ago on twitter about doing the interview and it said they conducted it on a Sunday.

      It’s pretty barmy with Thrones – I remember seeing a newspaper story a few months back about you being spotted in Northern Ireland, so Yara was clearly back in it. You must all be like a sleeper cell, trying not to reveal anything.

      Gemma Whelan: Absolutely – even when I said I’m going to Northern Ireland on Wednesday to you just now, I thought ‘oh god, maybe I shouldn’t say that.’ You really watch your back on everything – ‘don’t say too much’. But at least it’s been leaked that I’m going to be in it, so I can talk freely about that.”

      http://www.comedy.co.uk/live/circuit_training/gemma_whelan_interview/

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