In a concerted effort to employ every living actor and actress in the UK, the producers have announced two more roles cast.

Ralph Ineson has been cast as Dagmer Cleftjaw. Dagmer is one of the Ironborn, a fierce warrior with a dark reputation. Disfigured by an axe when young – hence the name – he is a formidable presence. In the book he only has a small part in Theon’s story. But seeing the producers have taken the time to cast him, and not just have him as a nameless extra in the background, it hints that his role maybe increased for the series.

Lucian Msamati has been cast as Salladhor Saan. Salladhor Saan is a pirate on the Narrow Sea. Allied with Stannis Baratheon, and a friend of Davos Seaworth, he lends his fleet of ships to Stannis’ cause. In another departure from the books Salladhor has been cast as a black character, the books describe him as tanned. Whether this will mean his heritage is altered as well, and they intend to have him as a Summer Islander, is unclear.

There have been unconfirmed rumours that the role of Rorge has been cast, but these are unconfirmed. If they are true the actor chosen is apparently not the actor briefly seen at the end of S1 with the company Arya Stark was in heading North for the Wall.