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  1. gordonah

    GoT Actors in Other Stuff - Part 2

    I watch so much old British TV, that I decided not to update this thread anymore, but I've had a few multi-hits recently.   Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell had Enzo Cilenti (Yezzan zo Qaggaz) in a main role, with Clive Mantle (Greatjon) and Paul Kaye (Thoros).   Currently watching Humans, this again has Paul Kaye as a quirky supporting actor, and also Will Tudor (Olyvar).   And watching an old episode of Inspector Morse, Robert Pugh (Craster) as a prison warder had Sean Bean (do I really need to say!) as a prisoner in an armlock.
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    How would you rate episode 501?

    I gave it a 9. I loved it. Perhaps the anticipation is getting greater now the story is getting towards where it passes the books (I read all books between 1st and 2nd series). Very interested to see where they are going with some of the arcs, even where it's widely divergent from the books; Varys with Tyrion! Still not hugely enjoying the whole mother of dragons / 'who's queen' attitude, but I found some of her chapters tough going in the books as well. I do feel they've improved the Daario character as I found him a bit silly in the books. I can only imagine how much better the series would be if I didn’t have foreknowledge from the books (which I also love, so don’t regret reading). In particular I think unsullied throat cut scene would have been a surprise / shock if I hadn’t known what was coming.
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    GoT Actors in Other Stuff - Part 2

    Just started watching Black Books, a British comedy series. Rupert Vansittart (Yohn Royce) had a five minute role as a customer in the eponymous book shop.
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    GoT Actors in Other Stuff - Part 2

    Had to sit around at home waiting for someone for a long time yesterday, and had a double hit on GoT actors. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher had both Ben Crompton (Dolorous Ed) and Donald Sumpter (Winterfell maester) in it. Also watched Season of the Witch with Nicholas Cage. Not a great movie, but starts with a scene featuring Rory McCann (The Hound) as a soldier.
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    GoT Actors in Other Stuff - Part 2

    Finally managed to get my password reset, so thought I’d reply to this thread at last. I’m a bit older (44) and watch a lot of old UK telly so hopefully I can add a few which haven’t popped up yet. I haven’t reread the thread, so will probably repeat some that we’re already mentioned, but I’ll try and avoid the obvious ones. Quite a big post, but in additional to all the established British TV stars, I’ve been spotting lots of others since I first saw GoT. Spoilers abound, so be warned. Sean Bean Plays an ‘exSAS’ mercenary in the Robert de Niro film Ronin, and has a supporting role in The Field with Richard Harris. Clive Mantle Has a main part in the film Party Party, a British comedy film (I think you have to have seen this one at the right time). Was also in one episode of the new Sherlock, though it’s the only one of those I’ve seen and found his presence a bit of a walking spoiler. He also played Little John in the 1980s series Robin of Sherwood and was a recurring character in the comedy series Vicar of Dibley. Patrick Malahide Was of course Inspector Chisholm in Minder, one of the most popular things on UK TV through the 80s (recurring supporting role). Seen him crop up in a few movies; The Long Kiss Goodnight, Cutthroat island and Billy Elliot (blink and you’ll miss him). More recently was in one episode (the pilot?) of the detective series Endeavour. Peter Vaughan Another one with a classic role; gangland boss genial Harry Grout in the prison comedy Porridge, and another comedy supporting role in Citizen Smith. Cropped up in a number of films as well, the quartermaster in Zulu Dawn, Face and Time Bandit as an ogre. I also enjoyed the comedy drama Doc Martin where he has a recurring role as one of the characters granddad. James Cosmo Recurring as a gangland villain in Rebus, and was one of the McLeod cousins in Highlander. Michelle Fairley Has a role as the protagonist’s teenage sweetheart in Rebus, an Edinburgh based detective series based on the Ian Rankin novel. There’s a few GoT connections coming out of this series. Ron Donachie Is in a few episodes of Rebus (told you) as a senior police chief. Ralph Ineson Finchy in The Office. Probably mentioned already. Also cropped up in an episode of the IT crowd. Ian McElhinney Played a Royal Navy captain in the 00s adaptations of Hornblower. Dianna Rigg The only Mrs James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and the female lead alongside Oliver Reed in The Assassination Bureau. Paul Kaye Was in a short sketch released to the internet prior to the 2002 World Cup in Korea / Japan, advising police how to deal with the England hooligan threat. Ok, probably doesn’t count, but it was funny. Burn Gorman First noticed him in a TV adaptation of Dickens’ Bleak House. Not a huge role, but he did stand out. Also spotted in a supporting role in Johnny English 2. Rupert Vantisart has a small role in that also. Clive Russell One of the main characters in Jute City, a short series in the 90s, and one of the cast of Heartburn Hotel, a poor comedy series that didn’t last long. Charles Dance Was also in Bleak House as the lawyer Tulkinghorn, and more recently as the patrician in an adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal (rehearsing for Tywin perhaps). Rory McCann One of the (many) supporting characters in the Pegg / Frost movie Hot Fuzz. Jerome Flynn One of the main characters in Soldier Soldier, which was a big drama series in the 90s. Also had his own series as a wildlife cop in Badger. Tara Fitzgerald Was a main character / love interest in Brassed Off, and now a recurring character in the police procedural Waking the Dead. Natalie Dormer In an episode of Rebus (final mention, I promise). Liam Cunningham Despite being very familiar, I can only recall him in The Mummy – Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, as Brendan Fraser’s friend with a plane. Mark Addy Was Hercules in the 2014 TV series Atlantis. Saw the 1st few episodes, but didn’t find it worth making any effort to see whole series. Roger Allam Plays the senior detective in the detective series Endeavour, with Anton Lesser as his boss. Endeavour is a prequel to the earlier series Inspector Morse, where he also appeared in an episode as a suspect. Not sure if that counts as a continuity error! Mackenzie Crook Recently watched the movie Solomon Kane, where he has a bit part as a priest. Julian Glover Cropped up in an episode of Cadfael, a medieval whodunit.
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    How would you rate episode 310?

    A 10 from me. I loved the interactions in the episode. Though I realise a number of the characters are diverging from the book in terms of character and motivation, I'm ok with that as long as the main stream of the story remains the same. By the time of next season I'll probably have forgotten more if not most of Storm of Swords (read books back to back after 1st series in 2011), so minor changes won't bother me. Although there was no stand out action scenes, I liked that they gave a fair amount of screen time to all the main characters to confirm / set up status, and a few of the ones you could have nearly forgotten about we're also re-introduced.
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    How would you rate episode 308?

    An 8 from me this week. There were some very good scenes, particularly the ones in Kings Landing. Of course that's largely due to there being so many great passages in the book(s), but I'm glad that the TV adaptation retains some of favourites. There weren't any scenes I thought were weak, but there does seem to have been a return of unnecessary nudity. No problem with this per se, but I alway feel that it's included at the expense of better potential content.
  8. I gave it a 7 this week. In a turn around from my normal opinion, the scenes featuring the various Starks I found a bit boring, while I enjoyed the Dany scenes. I don't mind a slower paced episodes as long as it's still developing the story and characters, but didn't get that feel this week, but did enjoy some of the scenes, Tywin / Joffrey in particular. Interested in where the Gendry arc is going (as a book reader I have some suspicions). Contrary to a lot of the comments, I quite enjoyed the bear scene, but then it’s been a while since I read the book so while it was a scene I was hoping to be included, the actual detail of it as written has faded from memory a bit.
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    How would you rate episode 306?

    7 from me. First time I've dipped below 8 this series. There were some good scenes (especially the Queen of Thorns and Tywin) and some nice touches, but nothing that jumped out at me.
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    How would you rate episode 305?

    I gave it a 10. I was just loved watching it, with strong scene after strong scene. It does often have me wishing I hadn't read the book though, as what was suprising when I read the books is now known to me; Tyrion to marry Sansa! Beric resurrected!, etc
  11. I gave this one a 9. Lots of good scenes, and none that I found weak or annoying. I particularly liked the Brotherhood Without Banners, Unsullied and Varys backstory scenes.
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    How would you rate episode 303?

    Another 8 from me. I normally mark down for too much spurious nudity, but I thought the Pod scenes were good. I read all the books after watching the 1st series, so this series is the first one where I've read the books but they're not fresh in my mind. I find this works quite well. For instance I enjoyed the Hot Pie farewell scene, without remembering quite how it played out in the book.
  13. I gave it an 8. Loved a lot of the episode. It's a while since I read the books (read them one after the other in 2011 after seeing the first series), but I'm pleasantly surprised about how much story content is squeezed in to an episode. Only bit I wasn't keen on was the Cat reversal re Jon Snow. Just didn't seem right.
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    How would you rate episode 301?

    8/10 from me. A good start as far as I'm concerned, with most of the story lines being reintroduced. I found my looking forward to how they present (and tweak) the story.
  15. Another 9 from me. I'm not saving a 10 for the battle like some are, but there were a couple of minor niggles that kept it from getting a 10. Loved the Theon scene and his reaction when challenged. Tywin / Arya scenes are great. I thought the mountain was ok this week. He doesn't look as brutish as the original, but i've got over that now. I found Dany felt she was owed a kingdom in the book. I like the Qarth storyline. Not bothered that it's diverged from the book. Not keen on Robb love interest. It almost seems like an obvious trap he's walking in to. Jon / Ygritte were on screen a bit too much.
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