We’ve got yet more casting news for you today!
The actor Kevin Eldon has been identified as the Leading Actor in the colourful theatre troop appearing in Season 6, currently filming in Girona.
Eldon is a stand-up comedian, poet and actor well known for having roles in seemingly every British comedy over the last twenty years, as well as for starring in his own BBC comedy series It’s Kevin and as the new voice of Penfold in the Danger Mouse reboot. He’s also appeared in films including Hugo, Hot Fuzz and Four Lions.
While the name of Eldon’s character isn’t known at the moment, the Leading Actor role is the one that appeared in this casting breakdown .
Described as, “using a pronounced Northern accent,” and, “a flamboyant caricaturist,” it seems like Eldon’s comedic chops will be perfect for the part. He certainly has a lot of experience utilising multiple accents and personae thanks to his background in sketch comedy.
Thanks to eagle-eyed WotW reader Gravemaster for first identifying Eldon!
Take another look at Eldon in costume below (spoilers)
It looks like Eldon’s leading actor will be playing the part of Ned Stark in the troupe’s performance. He can be seen on set with Richard E. Grant’s Grand Theatre Actor/Manager.
And here with Essie Davis and Maisie Williams.
HBO has not yet confirmed the casting at this time.