After this year’s Comic-Con, we learned of 14 new cast members that would be added to season three of the hit HBO show ‘Game of Thrones’. Well, as fans of the show know, there are something like a million and one cast members on the show already, and it’s likely that more will be added as shooting continues.
Currently, the cast is in Belfast, Ireland to shoot and this picture of some cast members out on the town recently surfaced:
‘GoT’ fans will immediately recognize Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), but who is the young man in the middle?
Why, that’s none other than ‘Misfits’ star Iwan Rheon! The Welsh actor is best known for his role as Simon Bellamy on the BAFTA award winning sci-fi E4 show about a group of young offenders who gain superpowers after a strange electrical storm. Seriously, it’s an awesome show and you should watch it. While he was great on that show, Simon’s story came to an end last season, which freed up Rheon to go on to bigger and better things.
There’s been no official announcement yet, but his official CV lists the role of “Boy” in ‘Game of Thrones’, so it’s safe to assume that he’s been casted. Collider speculates that the actor will actually play Ramsay Snow, the bastard of Robb Stark’s lieutenant Roose Bolton that is supposed to overthrow Theon Greyjoy in Winterfell. If Rheon is indeed Ramsay, then he’ll join the list of actors from popular UK teen shows that have joined ‘Game of Thrones’ as recurring characters that includes Joseph Dempsie (Gendry, the bastard son of Robert Baratheon) and Hannah Murray (Gilly, one of the daughters and wives of Craster from beyond the wall), who were both cast members from the first series of ‘Skins’.
Season 3 of ‘Game of Thrones’ airs on HBO starting on March 31, 2013.