Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Out Of My Vulcan Mind, Apr 21, 2011.
They should have appeared already, but I believe he's either Mace Tyrell or the Magnar of Thenn.
He was only filming for three days. There's no way they filmed all Mace's parts in three days. They were holding open auditions for the Magnar, so I doubt that's who Gatniss is either.
Given the secrecy, I would guess he's playing Bloodraven. That's a character who would only be appearing briefly and whose appearances could be filmed in a very short space of time.
I'm glad his role is brief, whatever it is. I like his writing and his grotesques in League Of Gentlemen were great fun but I don't think he's a strong or subtle enough actor to play a serious role over a sustained period of time. Even his Mycroft Holmes kept me thinking of his LOG regulars.
After his 2 great Doctor Who episodes this year, the guy could play Arianne Martell for all I care.
So this maybe a little bit over the top but I made dinner tonight based on reading Dance with Dragons. I read the chapter with the wedding of Dany and Hizdahr zo Loraq yesterday and at the feast after the wedding they served Lacquered Duck. I was intrigued by this and decided to find a recipe, which I did. She also had figs and nuts that morning, so I made goat cheese rolled in nuts, stuffed in the fig wrapped in bacon.
I did the same kinda thing and based my evening meal on the pies served at Ramsay's wedding
Is Oberyn Martell the Boba Fett of ASOFAI?
Oberyn actually got a fair chunk of time and character development, before being given one of the most exciting duels I've ever read.
Boba Fett kinda just stood there and was killed by a blind guy.
GRRM has posted another of his casting clues:
Westeros suspects it means Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace Tyrell.
I just heard about Indira Varma being cast to play Ellaria Sand! Loved her in Rome! Season four is coming along very nicely!
Roger Ashton-Griffiths confirmed to be playing Mace Tyrell
Gatiss has to be the Magnar then?
So he's Darth Maul rather than Boba. Well, apart from the character development!
Gatiss said that he finished filming and it was a few days only. I think he's either one of the Greyjoys or Bloodraven, being presented in the last episode as a teaser for S5.
I think he looks really like Toby Jones. Coincidentally, they've both played Alfred Hitchcock onscreen
An excerpt from George R. R. Martin's "The Princess and the Queen", featured in the Dangerous Women anthology to be published this December, has been released. It's a faux-historical account of the Dance of the Dragons, the contest between Princess Rhaenyra and King Aegon II over the Targaryen royal succession that nearly destroyed the realm.
I will pick that book up when it hits the shelves. It sounds reminiscent of the battle between Stephen and Maude. (I am reading when Christ and His Saints Slept right now by Sharon Kay Penman. It is a good novel - part of a trilogy.)
I held off reading Dunk and Egg for awhile because they were spread out in several books. I decided to pick them up as a "present to me." I am glad I did. The middle one was the weakest in my opinion, but the short stories definitely added to my enjoyment of ASOIAF.
I finished A Dance with Dragons last night and now I am sad, I have to wait like the rest of everyone else for the next book. I know a lot of people complain about the pacing and the general slowness of the books. I don't know if I'm different but I really loved the minutia that infects the last three books. I especially love the juxtaposition between Daenery and Jon. Daenery does everything wrong, while Jon seams to be solidifying himself as Lord Commander. I also love the breaking down of Tyrion, to unmake the selfishness that has consumed Tyrion. So that one day he may truly serve and be the real Hand of a queen.
Except completely failing to understand his own men.
Jon was a very good leader, he just acted bafflingly aloof and seemed to alienate himself from his men for no reason. In his head, he justified his decisions very well. He just.. never bothered making his points to other people, leaving them confused as to what the fuck he was doing.
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