Game Of Thrones will soon start filming for it’s third season and it seems the bosses may have found their perfect Blackfish.
A British management agency has claimed that one of their clients, Clive Russell, has won the role of Ser Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully in the hit HBO drama.
Executives at HBO are refusing to pass comments on any casting rumours, but we’d be surprised if this announcement was made without there being some truth to it, as the agency is both respected and well known for managing famous English stars.
66 year old Clive was born in England and raised in Scotland and is best known for his roles in Hope and Glory, Neverwhere, Silent Witness, Rockface, Spaced, Still Game, Cracker as Robbie Coltrane’s brother and from 2005 – 2006 Russell played Phil Nail in British soap opera Coronation Street.
For those that aren’t familiar with the books the hit series is based on, Tully is a skilled and experienced fighter who made his name during the War of the Ninepenny Kings. He is a close ally of Robb Stark and acts as an adviser and captain of the outriders, and assists with the campaign against the Lannisters.
With the beard and the rugged, distinctive face, Clive certainly could easily pass as a resident of Westeros.
If the reports are true, Russell may soon be journeying to Morocco, as it was announced this week that show bosses were planning to add the country to their locations, along with the usual Northern Ireland, Iceland and Croatia. However, it is possible that the seasoned actor won’t be so lucky as to travel to the exotic destination, as it is expected that most of the scenes shot there will centre around the Mother Of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen.
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