Game of Thrones Casts Small But Crucial Role Of Roslin Frey

Unfortunately season 3 of “Game of Thrones” is still months away from premiering but casting news is still being released for the anticipated new season. The hit HBO series is rumored to have cast the small but surprisingly important role of Roslin Frey with actress Alexandra Dowling after WIC discovered the credit on Dowling’s resume.

Season 3 is based on the first half of the third book in the George R.R. Martin series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” The novel, called “A Storm of Swords,” is much longer than the previous two novels and thusly will be spread out among two seasons.

For those who have read the novels, they understand what casting Roslin means. A pivotal scene of great importance is coming and tears will be had by fans everywhere.

It is also rumored that Lord Frey’s great-grandson, Black Walder, will be played by Tim Plester, but that is also yet to be confirmed.

Like the previous season, several new cast members are introduced most of which were announced at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. They include:

  • Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, a Wildling raider
  • Thomas Sangster as Jojen Reed and Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed, two young Crannogman siblings, children of Howland Reed, a Stark bannerman
  • Tobias Menzies as Edmure Tully, Catelyn Stark’s brother
  • Clive Russell as Brynden Tully, the “Blackfish”, Catelyn’s uncle
  • Tara Fitzgerald as Selyse (Florent) Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon’s wife
  • Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon, their daughter
  • Diana Rigg as Olenna (Redwyne) Tyrell, the “Queen of Thorns”, Margaery and Loras Tyrell’s grandmother
  • Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion, the leader of the “Brotherhood Without Banners”
  • Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr, a red priest with the Brotherhood
  • Philip McGinley as Anguy, an archer with the Brotherhood
  • Mackenzie Crook as Orell Skinchanger, a Wildling
  • Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, a Naathi servant of Daenerys Targaryen
  • Anton Lesser as Qyburn, a former maester of the Citadel
  • Iwan Rheon as “Boy”
  • Ciarán Hinds as Mance Rayder, the Wildling “King-Beyond-The-Wall”.
  • Ed Skrein as Daario Naharis, a Tyroshi mercenary captain
  • Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm, a eunuch soldier, captain of the ‘Unsullied’
  • Dan Hildebrand as Kraznys mo Naklaz, a wealthy slaver of the Ghiscari city of Astapor.
  • Ramon Tikaram as Prendahl ze Ghezn, a captain of a notorious company of sellswords known as the ‘Stormcrows’

Other new characters will include Vargo Hoat, the leader of the mercenary group “Bloody Mummers”. The musicians Will Champion of Coldplay and Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol will make cameo appearances.

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