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If Game of Thrones had American actors?


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#21 Harald Hard-Ruler

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

I had always thought Katee Sackhoff would be a good Brienne, but I do think Gwen Christie's nine foot tallness adds a lot to the role, so maybe someone taller... it's one thing you can't quite fake.


Jennifer Wilson would probably make a good Brienne. 6 foot 2 and blonde. She looks kinda pretty but I'm sure they can ugly her up for the role (if they can make Charlize Theron look ugly I'm sure they can make anyone look ugly).

How about Jonathan Frakes (commander Riker) for Barristan Selmy, he's tall, blue-eyed, has a natural kindness in his features and is a believable tough guy despite being 60.

Edited by Harald Hard-Ruler, 16 November 2012 - 01:04 PM.


#22 Winds of Winter blow cold

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:42 AM

In the great tradition of having the actors be hotter than the characters are in the book...Meredith Eaton-Gilden as Penny!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

As an Englishman, I have to say I am puzzled why there aren't more American actors in the series. If it is important they have British accents, there is a growing number of US actors who can do very convincing Brit voices. Things have come a long way since Dick Van Dyke's memorable disaster in Mary Poppins. Gwyneth Paltrow for example, who would have been the definitive Cersei.


A lot of people (on here, and on similar sites) will scream that you lose all realism if you cast American actors in a medieval drama, despite the fact that the show has dragons, dead men walking, giants and 700 foot tall thousand mile long ice walls.

I think because of the location of the filming, most actors need to have EU passports as well.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:45 AM

It's easier to deal with unions for the shoots done in the U.K. to hire UK actors. Yes they have an American Tyrion & a Danish Jamie, but the rest are British. How ever...the episodes shot in Iceland, Morocco, et al I wonder about.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

I believe the actors playing Jaqen and Shae are German, no?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

And a Dutch Melisandre, I think.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:00 AM

And a Spanish Talisa.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:31 AM

I believe the actors playing Jaqen and Shae are German, no?

And a Dutch Melisandre, I think.

And a Spanish Talisa.

You are right I just didn't stop to name them all. The actress who play Shae is Turkish but raised in Germany. Taiisa is part British, she is in fact Charlie Chaplain's granddaughter.