'Game of Thrones' at Comic-Con: Meet the New Cast of Season 3
Friday, July 13, 2012
Game of Thrones is a show with an ever-expanding cast, and this year at Comic-Con 14 of the new faces for season 3 were introduced.
The characters range from old relatives of Catelyn and Margaery to a slave to members of the Brotherhood to a pair of magical siblings. And they will all be on hand when Game of Thrones season 3 premieres Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 9pm on HBO.
And there are also several very recognizable stars among the new additions. Diana Rigg (Emma Peel from The Avengers) is joining the cast, as are one of the stars of the original Office and one of the stars of one of my favorite movies of all-time, Love Actually.
Watch the introduction video and get to know the new actors and characters below.
Clive Russell as Brynden "Blackfish" Tully: This British actor (Captain Tanner in Sherlock) will play Catelyn's uncle.
Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei: This Hollyoaks actress will play one of Daenerys Targaryan's slaves.
Mackenzie Crook as Orell: This actor best known as Gareth in the original British version of The Office (the Dwight character) will play one of Manse Rayder's wildling followers.
Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane: This Norwegian actor will play one of Manse Rayder's chief lieutenants.
Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon: As previously announced, this British musical star will play Stannis Baratheon's daughter.
Tara Fitzgerald as Selyse Barathon: She will be Stannis' wife.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jojen Reed: This actor is the voice of Ferb on Phineas and Ferb and famous played Liam Neeson's adorable son in Love Actually. He'll play a pair of siblings with prophetic visions who comes to Winterfell.
Ellie Kendrick as Meena Reed: This British actress played Anne Frank I a 2009 miniseries and will play Jojeen's sister.
Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion: This Irish actor will play the leader of the Brotherhood in charge of capturing Gregor Clegane. The character was briefly played by a different actor in season 1.
Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr: He will play a red priest working with the Brotherhood.
Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell: The famous actress known as Emma Peel from The Avengers will play the Queen of Thorns, Margaery Tyrell's grandmother.
Philip McGinley as Anguy: This Coronation Street star will play a member of the Brotherhood skilled in archery (thus adding to the wide range of arrow-wielding TV characters).
Tobias Menzies as Edmure Tully: Playing Catelyn's brother is an actor who's no stranger to HBO as he played Brutus on Rome.
Anton Lesser as Qyburn: This star of The Hour will play a maester.
(Image and video courtesy of HBO)