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With season two filming well underway there has been another batch of casting announcements.
Hannah Murray has been cast as Gilly. Gilly is the daughter of Craster, who lives beyond the Wall in the Haunted Forest. She is a timid girl who lives in fear of her Father, and befriends Sam during the Nights Watch’s ranging.
Ben Crompton has been cast as “Dolorous” Edd Tollett. Edd is a member of the Nights Watch, called “Dolorous” because of his morose nature. He is part of the ranging team that heads north beyond the Wall, with Jon Snow, to find out what the Wildlings are up to.
Michael McElhatton has been cast as Lord Roose Bolton, Lord of the Dreadfort. Roose Bolton is one of Eddard Starks sworn bannermen. With the death of Eddard he swears himself to the new King of the North, Robb Stark. The Bolton’s though are untrustworthy and greatly feared in the North, their sigil is a flayed man. In ancient history they used to skin their prisoners and make clothes from them.
Robert Pugh has been cast as Craster. Craster is Gilly’s father. He is a brutish Wildling who lives beyond the Wall. He is said to be a friend of the Nights Watch, he shelter Rangers and supplies the Watch with information regarding Wildling movements.
There are still some characters to be cast, the Ranger Qhorin Halfhand, possibly Rattleshirt, the Lord of Bones, maybe even Mance Rayder himself but he may be left until S3. Ser Dontos Hollard has been cast but the actor not named yet, Ser Dontos is instrumental in events in Kings Landing surrounding Sansa Stark.
Jojen and Meera Reed, the son and daughter of Howland Reed – a long time friend and bannerman to Eddard Stark – travel to Winterfell and become involved in Bran’s dreams. And seeing we already have Theon and his sister Asha (now called Yara), their father Balon Greyjoy is also yet to be cast.
Of course because of the size of the character list in the books, not all of them will make it to the screen – notable exclusion from S1 was Brynden Tully known as the Blackfish, Catelyn Stark’s uncle – so whether all of the above will be cast is questionable.