Mike’s Prattle


More Game of Thrones casting/Doctor Who Series 5 starts filming

Posted by Mike on July 20, 2009

GoT casting here

Sean Bean’s certainly great news, although not particularly astonishing given his turn as Boromir in Lord of the Rings. Much more exciting for me was to see Harry Lloyd picked for Viserys. Lloyd was spectacular as a young schoolman turned alien in one of the best of the modern Doctor Who two-parters starting with Human Nature, and played a very different Will Scarlett in BBC’s Robin Hood, two parts which showed a wide range for the young actor. Viserys I guess will be played closer to the former role, and Lloyd can do snooty and scheming like noone’s business. Mark Addy plays King Robert and Jack Gleeson, his son Joffrey. So far so good…

Here’s Martin’s blog post.

Speaking of Doctor Who, series 5 began filming today, with some nice pix of cast, including new companion Amy Pond played by Karen Gilman, who’s truly a knock out. This to me is one of the best parts of the series, seeing how its reinvented over and over again for a modern audience, so I’m excited to see it underway and love the fact they’re going back to the Hartnell years for the TARDIS look.


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