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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Casting

The season 2 finale to HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ may still be a fresh memory, having only aired a month ago, but fans are already clamoring for season 3.

Not one to disappoint, HBO has been releasing casting news for the third season. Even before the season finale, we were treated to a list of characters that were confirmed for the next season.

Now, coming out of the SDCC, we have a list of who will play many of those characters and some of these names are pretty darn impressive!

  • Olenna Tully, the “Queen of Thorns” and matriarch to the Tully clan, will be played by Dame Diana Rigg  (Emma Peel of the 1960’s ‘Avengers’ television series). Rigg will also be guest-starring in the upcoming season of ‘Doctor Who‘.
  • Catelyn Stark’s Uncle Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully will be played by Clive Russell (‘Sherlock Holmes’).
  • Catelyn’s brother Edmure Tully will be played by Tobias Menzies (‘Rome’).
  • The leader of the Brother’s Without Banners, Beric Dondarrion, will be played by Richard Dormer (‘Hidden’).
  • Dondarrion’s red priest, Thoros of Myr, will be played by Paul Kaye (‘Being Human’).
  • Philip McGinley (‘Prometheus’) will play Anguy, an archer with the Brothers Without Banners.
  • Stannis Baratheon’s wife, Selyse, will be played by Tara Fitzgerald (‘The Body Farm’).
  • Stannis’ only daughter, Shireen, will be played by Kerry Ingram who will co-star with Anne Hathaway in the upcoming ‘Les Miserables’.
  • Bran Stark’s new friend, Jojen Reed, will be played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster (‘’).
  • Jojen’s sister, Meera, will be played by Ellie Kendricks (‘Phineas and Ferb’).
  • The wildling lieutenant, Tormund Giantsbane, will be played by Kristofer Hivju (‘The Thing’ 2012).
  • The skinchanging eagle-controlling wildling Orell will be played by Mackenzie Crook (‘Pirates of the Carribean’).
  • Missandei, a child slave who meets up with Daenerys, will be played by Nathalie Emannuel (‘Hollyoaks’).
  • Ex-maester Qyburn, a member of the Brave Companions, will be played by Anton Lesser (‘Primeval’).

Below is the video from the SDCC panel in which the actors discuss the show and their new roles.

Personally, I’m most excited about the entry of the Reeds into the story as their absence was one of my complaints about season 2. Which character are you most interested in seeing on the show? Comment and let us know.