The cast of the Game of Thrones spinoff expands once more, with House of the Dragon announcing several new additions today! Variety confirmed seven more actors for the show, including Graham McTavish, who has made his appearing on HOTD a public secret already. McTavish will be playing the part of Ser Harrold Westerling, a role many speculated for him. Variety was able to confirm his role on the show and make quite a few other exciting announcements.
In addition to McTavish, the new cast members include:
Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong – “‘Breakbones’, Harwin is said to be the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms. Ser Harwin is the eldest son to Master of Laws Lyonel Strong and heir to Harrenhal.”
Jefferson Hall as as Lord Jason Lannister – “The Lord of Casterly Rock and twin to Ser Tyland Lannister; and Tyland Lannister– A crafty and calculating politician, twin to Lord Jason Lannister.” If Hall looks familiar, it’s because you all watched him die in the first season of Game of Thrones as Ser Hugh of the Vale, in the Tourney of the Hand.
David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos – A voice of reason and trusted advisor to King Viserys.
Matthew Needham as Larys Strong – Younger son of Master of Laws Lyonel Strong, brought to court by his father.
Bill Paterson as Lord Lyman Beesbury – Lord of Honeyholt and Master of Coin on King Viserys’s small council.
Gavin Spokes as Lord Lyonel Strong – Master of Laws to King Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal.
The complete description for McTavish’s Ser Harrold Westerling is, “Ser Harrold has served in the Kingsguard since the days of King Jaehaerys; he is a paragon of chivalry and honor.”
Fantastic day! Are you looking forward to anyone in particular? I was wondering if HBO would ever have an issue with casting on HOTD someone who’d been on GoT in a speaking role. Granted it was season 1, and not a large part, but still. It opens the door for it to happen again.