The Game of Thrones prequel may be as-yet-unnamed, but we do know it will feature a star-studded ensemble cast. Naomi Watts was cast first, followed by Josh Whitehouse, then much of the core cast announced together and, just a few weeks ago, none other than Miranda Richardson. Now, the trend continues as five actors are added to the cast!
Deadline reports Marquis Rodriguez, John Simm, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan, and Dixie Egerickx will be series regulars in Jane Goldman’s Game of Thrones spin-off.
Rodriguez’s perhaps best known for his recurring roles in NBC‘s Chicago Fire and Netflix‘s Iron Fist and Luke Cage. He will soon appear in Netflix‘s When They See Us.
In the geek community, John Simm’s best known for playing the villanous Master in BBC’s Doctor Who during the tenure of the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and most recently the Twelfth (Peter Capaldi), though he has a long and storied TV career, including Strangers, Trauma, Collateral and The Catch, as well as appearing in films such as Wonderland and 24 Hour Party People.
McCabe is a veteran Scottish actor known for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and Peaky Blinders on TV to The Little Stranger and Goodbye Christopher Robin on film.
Heffernan has appeared on TV shows such as Ripper Street, The Crown, and Outlander, and in films such as Misbehaviour, The Banishing, Official Secrets and Radioactive.
Young Dixie Egerickx, who’s only 13, has a surprisingly impressive filmography. She will soon co-star as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden with the likes of Colin Firth and Julie Walters, and in the past she’s worked on the upcoming Summerland and Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger. On TV, she’s appeared on Patrick Melrose and others.
Observant (and pattern-seeking) readers may notice similarities between some of these actors and the many, many, and even more casting calls we’ve reported on, but we can’t definitively match any of them with these five new cast members for the spin-off pilot. At any rate, let’s welcome Marquis Rodriguez, John Simm, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan, and Dixie Egerickx to the world of Game of Thrones!