GAME OF THRONES Cast Grows for Season 2 on HBO

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The cast of the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated HBO series GAME OF THRONES is adding yet another cast member to its ranks for season 2. British actor Patrick Malahide – probably best known to US viewers for his roles in the films Billy Elliot and The World is Not Enough – has scored the role of Balon Greyjoy, the father of Theon Greyjoy and the ruler of the Iron Islands. [Source: Entertainment Weekly]

Additionally, British stage and screen actor Lucian Msamati, best known for his role on No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, will appear as Salladhor Saan, a mercenary pirate pledged to the late King Robert’s brother Stannis. [Source: Entertainment Weekly]

As we reported earlier, the cast of this impressive series has been growing steadily with nearly all of the original actors from season one returning when the show comes back at some point next year.

For those unfamiliar with the premise of Game of Thrones, it is based on the best-selling novel A Song of Ice and Fire by renowned author George R. R. Martin. It is set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime and chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the kingdom’s noble families for control of the Iron Throne.

Malahide has also appeared in the UK series Survivors and the telefilms The 39 Steps and the remake of Brideshead Revisited. Meanwhile, Msamati has appeared in episodes of Doctor Who, Ashes to Ashes and MI-5.

Again, Game of Thrones is expected to return to HBO sometime next year.