Saturday, August 22, 2009

Meet The Newly Casted Jaime Lannister

I've mentioned here before about the masterpiece fantasy series written by George R. R. Martin--called A Song of Ice and Fire--and how the opening book, "A Game of Thrones," is being produced as the first season of a new HBO series. Remember? I also wrote last month about the high likelihood of Sean Bean being cast as one of the main characters, Eddard Stark. Which has since been confirmed as definite now, so you can remove that bit of news from the rumor mill.

Anyway, over the last few days a whole slew of casting choices have been announced. Chief among them is this guy pictured to the left, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who has been awarded the plum role of Jaime Lannister, the Kingslayer and twin brother to Queen Cersei. I've seen Coster-Waldau in a few things, and really liked him in the excellent, but short-lived, "Highlander" rip-off tv show, "New Amsterdam." Can't wait to see him get down and dirty the way we all know Jaime can!

If you want to read about the rest of the casting choices revealed thus far (all of whom I personally think are EXCELLENT picks), check out the wonderful Winter Is Coming blog for more details. For fans of the book series, I highly recommend this site for all your news regarding HBO's highly anticipated show, which begins filming this Fall in Ireland.

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