Legendary actor Max von Sydow joins Game of Thrones season 6!

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It’s a huge week for Game of Thrones casting news! Entertainment Weekly has broken the news that legendary actor Max von Sydow has signed on for season 6 of the show.

Who will be he be playing? It’s a bit of a surprise for us, frankly- the actor is playing a recast role!

According to EW, Max von Sydow will be taking over the role of the Three-Eyed Raven.

The part was played by British actor Struan Rodger in the season 4 finale. With Bran Stark returning this year after a season away, it looks like his story is getting a lot of focus, having a major talent like von Sydow on board.

EW notes that von Sydow is not expected to have a lot of screen time in season 6, and that the actor is already filming his role.

Von Sydow has a resume going back sixty years and is still going strong, with the actor appearing in this year’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

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    1. Bloodraven.

      Let’s hope the “thousand eyes and one” line will have some relevance this time and the character will truly be one-eyed !

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    2. WOW. This is incredible news!

      He’s perfect for the part and really going to add a lot of strength to Bran’s story.

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    3. This is lovely news. Just the other day I checked up on Struan Rodger’s CV checking to see if he’d be back and, no offense to him, but this is much better news.

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    4. This is amazing news left and right. Max Von Sydow is a great actor but I just hope that the effects department make him look more decrepit and merged into the roots more. And a missing eye of course!

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    5. Just watched him yesterday in Three Days of the Condor – great flick – great actor. Can’t wait!!

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    6. I am in the minority and did not mind that the 3EC was not half-tree, but I would not mind if they did a little more prosthetic or makeup wise.

      This has been a fine – nay brilliant- start to the production season!

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    7. oh god oh god oh god

      Bran’s storyline on track to be my new absolute favorite in the [deplorable] absence of Stannis.

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    8. I love Max! Some classics back when movies were worth getting excited about. Great news.

      This is the first time I’ve seen so many ads breaking up a post…stupid phone.

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    9. right on… there goes all my McShane = Bloodraven recast tinfoil, but this is probably definitely better.

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    10. I was underwhelmed by the other actor’s performance. Didn’t feel he brought enough gravitas (though the directing and overall production values of that scene did him no favors). You can’t get more gravitas than Max von Sydow. This reminds me to watch Snow Falling on Cedars again.

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    11. So how many Bond villains are in this show now? I think von Sydow makes four.

      *looks at Mads Mikkelsen*

      Do I hear five?

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    12. This is a decisive upper hand in the centuries-old “I am watching Christopher Plummer or Max Von Sydow right now?” war my head is always waging.

      He has a career full of mentors, and shady mentors, and villains. He can take his pick among those attributes for Bloodraven.

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    13. At first I panicked when I saw ‘recast role’ (first thought – he was replacing Jonathan Pryce) – but Three-Eyed Raven? That’s fine, he only made one appearance and it was more than a season ago. That will be a smooth transition. And in the meantime, we get MAX VON F***ING SYDOW.

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    14. Robb Snow,

      Oh haven’t seen that. Well, of you count Charles Dance (who was a silent henchman in For Your Eyes Only) yhen it’s five, but yeah, four main Bond villains, man.

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    15. Amazing news! I really wouldn’t mind if the whole cave got a revamp. I wonder if he will bring some creepiness to BR.

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    16. I seem to be in the minority in that I didn’t mind BR mark one but there is no denying MVS has presence.

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    17. Alex Graves is actually why the first rendition of Bloodraven failed so hard. Now that he’s no longer a problem they can work on getting it right. And casting von Sydow is definitely a hell of a start.

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    18. Dame of Mercia,

      You’re not alone…
      I didn’t mind 3EC the first time around. I did not need a half-tree to be happy and I don’t necessarily think Bloodraven was known as charisma or gravitas incarnate in the books. At least we have a party of two!

      That said, I will not miss him either since MvS is a legend!

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    19. What a week for news and it should just keep rolling from here! Can’t wait to see some more of the castings this week! Great job WotW crew!

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    20. TheTouchOfFrost said:
      “If they gave Brian Blessed as Manderly and Purefoy as Euron then my dream casting is complete!

      Huzzah!!! Brian Blessed for Northern lord, Manderly or not.

      My dream casting would include Judi Dench, Ian McKellan, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart, Derek Jacobi–they could play anything and anyone and it would be magic.

      But seriously, for all the great, quasi-legendary actors who have appeared in the show (Bean, Rigg, Dance, Pryce, and soon McShane), no others have the gravitas and CV of Max von Sydow. All that theatre, all those Bergman films. And he defeated Death in one film and played Christ in another. HBO is definitely putting it’s money where its mouth is.

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    21. Duuuuuuuuuude!!!! They are bringing out the big guns this season. I hope the writing is worthy of the actors!

      And let me join the chorus wishing for Bloodraven’s appearance to be more distinctive and closer to the books this season. I want tree roots growing through his eye socket, gosh darn it!

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    22. They ran out of money in The Children. That’s why they couldn’t make the Three-Eyed Raven as elaborate as they wanted. It was the end of the season. Frankly, I don’t think we can lay much of that at Alex Graves’s door. Partly, but he’s not the one in charge of production of other episodes (though he did direct 3 other eps that year).

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    23. Max von Sydow is one of the best 5 actors alive. Not to belittle any of the amazing GOT actors, but he is on a different level. Absolute legend, and hype for season 6 is now officially through the roof!

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    24. This is excellent news. I was a bit underwhelmed by the previous Three Eyed Raven, to be honest. Here’s hoping that von Sydow brings the much needed gravitas/mystery to the role that it lacked in the past.

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    25. Sue the Fury,

      I might be a little biased because I think the guy is just a total knucklehead in general. Some of the shit he said in interviews and in his commentary on The Children were just mind boggling.

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    26. Sue the Fury,

      This. People seem to blame Graves for everything, particularly on ASOIAF reddit. These are often the same posters who think Graves actually wrote the episodes himself (and some of them there even think that GrrM directed some episodes, mind you), so they don’t really know how GoT’s production works but loud, dumb opinions are often the most resonant. Particularly on reddit.

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    27. Robb Snow,

      A lot of what he said on the commentary for 410 was purposefully misinterpreted by troll ASOIAF redditors and then circulated by people who didn’t actually listen to it. He does have a tendency to put his foot in his mouth in interviews but that has NOTHING to do with his competency as a director.

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    28. Wow. I’ve mostly tuned out of GoT news at this point, but hot damn. This makes me nostalgic for the days when we dared hope Liam Neeson might be the Halfhand.

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    29. “…von Sydow is not expected to have a lot of screen time in season 6.” So, should we expect to see just a little of Bran in Season 6?

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    30. The Game of Thrones casting department is having quite an offseason, even by their lofty standards! First, they secure Ian McShane, a beloved actor who helped fashion one of the most iconic TV characters ever, to play a “small” role. Then, as a follow-up, they sign a two-time Oscar nominee to play a character who is slowly turning into a tree. They are straight up toying with the rest of the television industry right now.

      All due respect to Struan Rodger, but Max von Sydow is a legend. If an actor of his caliber is willing to take a role on your show, particularly one shrouded in such power and mystery, you seize that chance and don’t look back. We were all curious to learn how Bran’s training had progressed after his season-long absence and to see what his visions might reveal about the greater mythology of the series. But casting von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven gives us yet another reason to look forward to the return of that storyline, even when it’s grounded in the present. What an amazing opportunity for Isaac Hempstead-Wright to work with such an accomplished actor!

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    31. Harrison Ford for Elder Brother!

      Rory McCann for a Stormtrooper!

      I’d love more crossovers and I am ridiculously excited for Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma.

      Max von Sydow though.

      I can see why they didn’t do a casting video. McShane and von Sydow? Comic Con might have exploded.

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    32. Darkstar,

      Have you seen anything he was in? I’ve never seen him give a bad performance. (I don’t think he’d actually take a tiny role in GoT, I’m just saying.)

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    33. Sue the Fury:
      They ran out of money in The Children. That’s why they couldn’t make the Three-Eyed Raven as elaborate as they wanted. It was the end of the season. Frankly, I don’t think we can lay much of that at Alex Graves’s door. Partly, but he’s not the one in charge of production of other episodes (though he did direct 3 other eps that year).

      They would have had the money if Graves hadn’t been so eager to blow a bunch of it on those skeletons (he’s said those were his suggestion, unlike a lot of the other stuff he gets blamed for that isn’t his fault, e.g., writing-related matters). Classic case of misapplied resources. Bloodraven and Leaf are far more important for the future of the series than some Ray Harryhausen knockoffs. Granted, the producers should have known that too.

      Anyway, von Sydow should be great as Bloodraven. I hope this season can restore viewer interest in Bran, which has seriously waned — a lot of which is on the nature of the source material, but I don’t think the show has done a terribly good job at emphasizing the strengths of what GRRM did write in the last few books for him. But now we’re in “Act 2”, so hopefully Bran’s story will have more cinematic material.

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    34. OMG!!! I gasped so loud my family got mad at me ’cause they thought something truely momentous had happened, like a death in the family. I’m over-the-moon excited for next season now!! WOW!!

      As long as they don’t head any farther down the Gandalf/Dumbledore road for his look, I’ll be fine with his appearance.

      Ugh! First the timing-out thing, now the effing ads! Gotta use my laptop more I guess.

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    35. I hope they have time to work in a little of Bloodraven’s back story next season. It seems pretty unlikely to me that they will be able to do that, but Bryden Rivers is one of my favorite characters from Blackfyre Rebellion era Westeros, and I think it would be brilliant if they could find a way to get a few morsels of that history into the show.

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    36. GeekFurious:
      Star Wars and GOT are doing a lot of sharing of actors lately.

      If I’m correct Nina Gold is the casting director for both, although she never really casted MVS to being with.

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    37. Stark Raven’ Rad,

      This!!! I think anyone with any doubts whatsoever about Mr. von Sydow’s acting abilities, seriously needs to check out The Seventh Seal. Now I’m wanting to re-watch it again, just because it’s an absolutely flawless movie.

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    38. Ciel:
      GeekFurious,

      Oscar Isaacs and Adam Driver should join Game of Thrones to add more American talent to the show.

      If they were to add another veteran actor, though in all honesty I can’t think of a role for him offhand, Richard Chamberlain is an American who can do a convincing English accent. He did some stage work in the UK back in the late nineteen sixties including taking on the role of Hamlet. I think Equity the British actors’ union limits how many non British actors can be employed in the UK; the actors from other European countries may get in because they belong to the EU though don’t take that as gospel. BTW I know all he has had to do thus far is look tall and imposing, I looked the Night King’s credentials on wikidoodumdah and although the actor was born in Wales he moved to the States when he was about eight.

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    39. AMAZING, i particularly dont care about the apearance if they put the essence of the Caracther. But if they change As the Book would be strange , I would prefer to have a repairing scene. like .

      Bran waking up and scaring to his true form..

      and he says something like this ” this is the real me Bran Stark , I preferred not intimidate you at our first meet” and smiles.

      ___________________________________________

      And im no getting all this critcs about Struan Rodger, he was really ok an did what the scene nedeed. I I’d be fine with him. he has no guilty about the apearence an did his job well.

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    40. Dany,

      Not necessarily. Bran may never garner quite as much screentime as his siblings, but he should have a good amount of material this season. Viewers will need time to get reacquainted with him after he was absent for an entire year, and now that the show is set to move past the books, there’s no need to parse out Bran’s painfully scarce source material from the later novels to ensure he doesn’t get too far ahead of everyone else. They can delve ahead and explore whatever’s next for the character now.

      It sounds as if Bran’s arc in Season 6 is going to be heavily laced with visions. Depending on how the show chooses to portray those visions, he will probably spend a decent amount of time mentally projecting himself into scenes from the past/potential future. I expect Isaac’s job in those scenes will be to stand on the periphery as the events play out, observing and reacting to what he sees. Maybe the Three-Eyed Raven offers him guidance via voice-over, or maybe Bran consults with him after he returns. Given that the Three-Eyed Raven isn’t the most mobile guy in the world, all of his scenes will likely be filmed on one set in the Paint Hall, As such, it should be fairly easy to shoot them all in a condensed block over the course of a few days. The time commitment for von Sydow shouldn’t be too intensive.

      Bran will almost certainly have a few scenes this season away from the Three-Eyed Raven’s presence as well. He’ll interact with Meera, Hodor, and the Children of the Forest in the cave. Max von Sydow won’t need to be present for those scenes.

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    41. I don’t think they can do the Bloodraven having One Eye anymore… they already introduced him with two eyes, and they have to maintain a continuance

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    42. Adam,

      Agreed.
      If there is to be more than one important bastard identity reveal to come, the Great Bastards provide a great connecting point and backstory. Even if there is not multiple bastardy reveals in the future I think the Blakcfyre Rebellion period can provide a lot of context in the upcoming seasons. Maybe I’m biased since I find it absolutely fascinating as well!

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    43. Adam: I hope they have time to work in a little of Bloodraven’s back story next season.

      I share your enthusiasm for BR. Would be nice to have some insights into his post-NW Lord Commander tale, but as you implied, it probably is as likely as a ToJ vision. Hopefully, MvS will bring the fascination of BR’s substantial tale and character to life while propelling Bran to the forefront of the chaos to come.

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    44. Show’s killing it this season, so far, with these castings. I’m slightly concerned that both announcements are for small roles. Maybe I’m just getting greedy, but i want to see these fine actors chew into their roles, and I’d be happy to get more of whatever they’re doing, and less Dorne.

      Also, if I had one dream actor to show up on GoT, it’d be Christopher Lee. He would’ve fit right into a villainous role in Westeros.

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    45. As much as I see the talent being brought in as a good thing, is it that hard to get a decent actor to do a single cameo/scene before their role gets more serious? The one thing GOT could do to make the average viewer more confused is recast characters…and they keep doing it!! m(x_X)m

      The Mountain(s)
      Beric
      Dario (probably the most drastic)
      Bloodraven

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    46. Now let’s just get these guys:

      1) Mads Mikkelson = Euron
      2) John Rhys-Davies = Randyll Tarly
      3) Brian Cox = Meribald
      4) Ian McNeice = Wyman Manderly
      5) Ralph Fiennes = Jon Connington
      6) Tom Hardy = Elder Brother (FAT chance but the character is not actually elderly so let me dream!)

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    47. Damn! Wholly shit! Man we are getting acting royalty on this freaking show! Shit! Vincent Price, Ian McShane, we got Alexander Siddig and now Max Von Sydow!….Fuck!

      This man was already a heavy weight with all the movies he did with Ingmar Bergman …and then “The Exorcist”, “Conan The Barbarian”… Just watched him in “Three Days Of The Condor” with Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway, and “Citizen X” with Stephen Rea and Donald Sutherland…fantastic actor…ughh and “Minority Report”…

      If we get Madds Mikellsen…I’ll cream my shorts…

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    48. Rygar: I meant Christopher Reeve. Still too soon? ????

      No you didn’t. And not that I am offended, but….. You should own it. And then stick to your penis fascination.

      On topic- this is cool. Count me among those hoping for a more true-to-story bloodraven.
      A thousand eyes and one!

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    49. Im really happy about the recasts but i want the returns Too. Theres a lot of caracther who must return…

      Bran(Ok)
      Meera(Ok)
      Hodor(Ok)
      3 eyed crow(Ok)
      Khall Jaqho (Probably Ok)
      _______________________
      Osha(?)
      Rickon(?)
      Beric(?)
      Toros(?)
      Gendry(?)
      Balon(?)
      Yara(?)
      BlackFish(?)
      Edmure(?)
      Walder Frey(?)
      Lothar and black Frey(?)
      Benjen(?)
      salladhor saan(?)
      The hound (Who Knows??)
      Lady stone Heart( Who knows??)

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    50. Sean Harris – Euron

      McShane – Marwyn The Mage

      Von Sydow – Bloodraven

      Alan Dale – Randyll Tarly

      Gryff – Marton Cksokas

      Meribald – Colm Feore

      those are the final pics

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    51. Robb Snow:
      Sue the Fury,

      I might be a little biased because I think the guy is just a total knucklehead in general. Some of the shit he said in interviews and in his commentary on The Children were just mind boggling.

      Alex Graves directed one of the GoT classics: “And Now His Watch Is Ended”. “The Children” was also one of the best season finales (my favorite, actually) with one of their all time great scenes between Brienne and The Hound. Not bad for a “knucklehead”. Who cares what he says in the commentary track as long as he delivers on set?

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    52. Matsuki:
      As much as I see the talent being brought in as a good thing, is it that hard to get a decent actor to do a single cameo/scene before their role gets more serious? The one thing GOT could do to make the average viewer more confused is recast characters…and they keep doing it!! m(x_X)m

      The Mountain(s)
      Beric
      Dario (probably the most drastic)
      Bloodraven

      In the show’s defense, Daario 1.0 left the show to do a movie, so that forced their hand. And now that the character seems to have more to do than just being a swaggering, smirking dick swinger, it was probably a good idea to get someone who could act (though I admit I find Huisman pretty bland).

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    53. When I saw “surprising recast” my first thought was yes! MVS as the new Mountian!

      A guy can dream right?

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    54. Ravyn,

      I don’t question his talent as a director overall. I do question the depiction of Bloodraven in The Children and his role in how it turned out, and dislike some of the things he’s said in interviews and commentaries.

      I dunno. Maybe I am being a bit hard on him. He has directed some of the series’ best episodes. But he spoke when it would’ve been much smarter to stay quiet, and I suspect that’s why he wasn’t asked back for Season 5 or 6.

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    55. Robb Snow,

      Actually he didn’t do s5 because he’d worked on s3 and s4 back-to-back and said that working on s4 he didn’t get much more than an hour’s sleep a night for the whole shooting period from July to August in 2013. s6 I dunno about. I’d hoped he’d come back. With an s7 and a probable s8 now though, he may still.

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    56. Greenjones:
      Robb Snow,

      Actually he didn’t do s5 because he’d worked on s3 and s4 back-to-back and said that working on s4 he didn’t get much more than an hour’s sleep a night for the whole shooting period from July to August in 2013. s6 I dunno about. I’d hoped he’d come back. With an s7 and a probable s8 now though, he may still.

      And in all fairness, they completely turned over their directing roster for S5 except for Nutter who came back after not working on S4. I don’t know the logic of why D&D hire the directors they do, but I doubt its because of anything they say to the press.

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    57. Waking up with this kind of news is the best way you can wake up!
      I’m so hyped, this made my day!

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    58. Sue the Fury,

      But at least they could have made the actor close an eye, to give the impression that he was one-eyed. The guy in The Children clearly has two eyes.

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    59. Rygar,

      Do you prefer actors who no longer tread this stage called life? Christopher Reeve passed away around 10 years ago. Christopher Lee passed more recently. (8 weeks ago, approx.) Keep going, you’ll soon get to Vincent Price, maybe even Peter Cushing. How about Bela Lugosi? You’re spoiled for choice!

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    60. ZappaCreed,

      Too late, loco73 above already mentioned Vincent Price. (Oh, what I wouldn’t give to still have him around, though! And Mr. Lee’s recent passing is also lamentable.) I think maybe he meant Jonathan Pryce.

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    61. Max von Sydow now joining the cast? This is great news.

      Wow, a lot of big name actors are willing to appear in small supporting roles. This show really has hit the big time.

      Stark Raven’ Rad:

      My dream casting would include Judi Dench,

      If Genna Lannister is included, Judi would be a good choice.

      Ciel:

      Adam Driver should join Game of Thrones to add more American talent to the show.

      In the trailers/footage of The Force Awakens Driver looks like Jon Snow’s evil sci-fi doppleganger, complete with a laser broadsword. Maybe he could play a resurrected Jon Snow.

      ZappaCreed:

      Keep going, you’ll soon get to Vincent Price, maybe even Peter Cushing.

      Loved Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: A New Hope. Charles Dance reminds me of him. If Tarkin is brought back in the SW franchise, I would love to see Dance take over the role.

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    62. The Seventh Seal is THE movie to watch sometime! Don’t get a subtitled version either! Get the one in the original Klingon…. Oops! Borg it! Swedish, I meant!

      Seven Gods – Seventh Seal……? Hmmmm? How about taking an outside chance on something to do with Arya? Who did I envisage as the model for The Kindly Man? Max would’ve been ideal.
      Other than that, if Max was Aerys, in a flashback for Jaime? Looks like we’ll never know is this news proves solid.

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    63. Beldin:
      Dame of Mercia,

      Richard Chamberlain can’t do a Scottish accent, did you hear him in Centennial? Great actor though

      Perhaps I was thinking more of ‘English’ (as in “Shogun” back in the 1980s). I did see Centennial, some of it anyway, but don’t remember it awfully well. When I talk about the UK I try to be inclusive – there have been some Scots actors such as Richard Madden (Robb), the one who plays Pod and his real-life Dad who played Rodrick Cassell who have done good English accents in the show.

      Ciel:
      GeekFurious,

      Oscar Isaacs and Adam Driver should join Game of Thrones to add more American talent to the show.

      Addendum to my previous reply to your comment, Oona Chaplin who played Talisa (hate the character, like the actress) is the great-grand-daughter of the playwright Eugene O’Neil (sp??), her maternal grandmother was EO’s daughter, so does one-quarter American count, although of course she is no longer in the show.

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    64. loco73:
      Damn! Wholly shit! Man we are getting acting royalty on this freaking show! Shit! Vincent Price, Ian McShane, we got Alexander Siddig and now Max Von Sydow!….Fuck!

      Vincent Price died over 20 years ago

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    65. Flora Linden: Stark Raven’ Rad:

      My dream casting would include Judi Dench,

      If Genna Lannister is included, Judi would be a good choice.

      I have a great admiration for Judi Dench but I don’t really see her as Genna. I doubt that Genna will be introduced now but I think they would need somebody nearer to Charles Dance in age. Felicity Kendall or Joanna Lumley could do the blonde factor though they would probably have to be padded out.

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    66. ZappaCreed:
      Rygar,

      Do you prefer actors who no longer tread this stage called life? Christopher Reeve passed away around 10 years ago. Christopher Lee passed more recently. (8 weeks ago, approx.) Keep going, you’ll soon get to Vincent Price, maybe even Peter Cushing. How about Bela Lugosi? You’re spoiled for choice!

      Shia Labeouf?

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    67. speaking of Ser Arthur Dayne – the casting call asked for the best swordsman in Europe. While a lot of actors learn basic sword play and fighting for various stage roles, that is nowhere near the level of “best swordsman in Europe.” It almost sounds like they don’t need somebody to do much acting – just to be a whiz with the sword while cutting down several of Ned’s allies. Ray Park did well as Darth Maul many years back? Any clues on that one?

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    68. Dame of Mercia,

      I’d be more inclined to go with Jennifer Saunders, can imagine her hen pecking Emmon into oblivion. Think they may have to alter the size of Genna a bit as long as the actress isn’t really slim in the face and body and captures the feel of the character it’d be fine. Miriam Margolyes would be another option although she may be a bit old for the role now.

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    69. Wow. By Season 7 every single bit part will be filled by legendary actors, the rate we’re going. Those casting news are each more unbelievably awesome than each other!

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    70. Pigeon:

      This is the first time I’ve seen so many ads breaking up a post…stupid phone.

      I’ve had to stop coming to this site on my phone. It kept leaving Safari and opening the App Store for some stupid advertiser’s app. It is not acceptable to open a new app on somebody’s phone. I’m sure ad revenue is important but there should be standards.

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    71. I think I posted before that GoT’s just can’t afford to hire some of the really big named actors. I got to thinking about that….hell if I was Keira Knightly and I didn’t have a project going? I would PAY GoT’s to hire me. I mean seriously, how much more notoriety can one ask for? GoT’s is going to go down in history as probably the very best television series ever made. Think Diana Rigg….obscurity until GoT’s I mean I love her…but it isn’t like her phone was ringing off the hook with job offers.

      That said….Max van Sydow. Seriously? My top ten actors of all times. He has done it all and now? Game of Freakin’ Thrones. I just couldn’t be happier.

      Anyone who can play Jesus Christ and Ming the Merciless (sings the Flash Gordon song in her head) can do anything. Can’t wait to see him on our beloved show.

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    72. Have you guys seen Max von Sydows tweet?

      He taged @Maisie_Williams @iwanrheon @nikolajcw @SophieT @EricRoberts .So this means Eric Roberts could be a new cast?

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    73. Everyone seems to love this! But this is a recast!!! And recasting sucks! It ruins consistency of the show! If he was cast for a new role id love it too, but recast? Nope Im not a fan! I have higher standards!

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    74. Darquemode,

      What i find even more odd is that he has a twitter account(it’s not probably run by him though),i know i’m going to sound like an asshole but usually “old generation” guys don’t really keep up with social media and the likes . Even GRRM who is usually more up to date,only made a twitter and facebook account because there were so many fake accounts impersonating him but he doesn’t personally use them,they are run by his assistants .

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    75. Mihnea,

      Yeah if people got over the Daario recasting,which imo was the most glaring of them all even more than the Mountain,they can get over this,barely anyone remembers him,hell i don’t remember how the old guy looked and i must have rewatched season 4 like 5 times .

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    76. Loooper the Great,

      Good point.
      Hmmm….

      Even if it is MvS’s people and not the man himself, it seems odd to insert a random and unconnected actor like Eric Roberts! Maybe it is actually Eric Roberts’s people trying to restart his career by co-opting MvS’s Twitter? XD

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    77. Dame of Mercia,

      I think you meant to reply to TheTouchOfFrost, but never mind 🙂

      Jennifer Saunders unavoidably makes me think of Dawn French, now she’d definitely have the required physique, she just needs a good blonde wig! And I strangely have no problems picturing her acting serious.

      Still, I’m with you on doubting the character will even make an appearance. Shame.

      …PS I feel like I’m swimming in british TV series, between French & Saunders and the user name “TheTouchOfFrost” being pretty close to “A Touch of Frost” 😛

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    78. Ser Gerold Dayne,
      Very interesting. MvS tweeted:

      Proud to be joining the “House”. 🙂

      #GameofThrones #GOT

      So, this is very much in reference to GoT. The other tagged cast members are in GoT. Does this mean Eric Roberts is joining the cast? He has a distinctive weathered face, is around 60, sooooo…….?

      Deesensfan: Daario’s recast was the best thing that ever happened to the show LOLs

      Completely agree. I quite like Daario now, and have mostly forgotten about Daario Mark 1. By the way, that look Mormont gives him in 5.10 before they embark on their trip to find Daenerys? I had a feeling that Jorah may end up killing/being responsible for Daario’s death at some point. The green-eyed monster and all that!

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    79. Woah…………..

      Does this surprising casting remind anyone of that scene from Wayne’s World 2? You know when Charlton Heston replaces that poor actor at the gas station. ” Gordon street……oh yes, I once knew a girl who lived on Gordon Street.” 😀

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    80. Ser Gerold Dayne:
      Have you guys seen Max von Sydows tweet?

      Eric Roberts can only mean one thing – they’ve recast Benjen Stark, and he’s really Daario Naharis. Or wait, Roberts is The Mad King. No, no, no, he’s Darkstar…. or maybe…

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    81. Deesensfan: Daario’s recast was the best thing that ever happened to the show LOLs
      I hated the first one!

      I know you haven’t read the books. Book Daario is kind of smarmy. 1st Daario had the look I think but I recently saw him in a terrible Viking movie and he was probably the worst actor in it. So in hindsight I’m really glad he got replaced.

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    82. hexonx,

      What really sucks is the guy is the main villain the Deadpool movie,which is the only thing that worries me from it because otherwise i think it looks great .

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    83. Ser Gerold Dayne,

      Good spot!

      A Girl Will Obey,

      Dawn French could work too but being a lannister and despite being older and larger she still is a looker lie all of those Lannisters which is why I went for Jennifer plus she seems to carry more of an air of arrogance and authority than Dawn. Happy for either to have a crack at it though!
      Ahh David Jason! Can’t say I ever watched it! 😛 More older skool British TV! 😛 Go for some Peep Show or 15 Storeys High for something more recent! 😛

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    84. Edward:
      Is this our first cast member of ‘Strange Brew’ to be included in GoT ?

      Yes, sadly; but I’m relieved knowing I’m not the only one here who remembers Strange Brew…a true Canadian classic. 😉

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