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Would you recast any character?

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Can anyone see Anthonia Thomas(Alisha from Misfits) as Arriane Martell?She's a pretty good actress and very attractive.

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Oh, yeah, I would've done some switching around:

Natalie Dormer as Cersei

Lena Headey as Cat

Nathalie Emmanuelle or Amrita Acharia as Arianne Martell

Natalia Tena as Asha/Yara Greyjoy

Gemma Whealan as Osha

Ciaran Hinds as Qhorin Halfhand or Doran Martell

Mark Killeen as Euron Greyjoy

Iain Glen as Jon Connington

Michelle Fairley as Barbrey Dustin

Mark Stanley as Beric Dondarrion

Richard Dormer as Kevan Lannister

Roxanne McKee as Val or Margaery Tyrell

Gethin Anthony as a slightly younger version of Mance Rayder

Amrita as Arianne!

Roxanne as Margaery!

MARK KILLEEN AS EURON!! YESSSS

I remember thinking that when he showed up. Or even as Daario.

I was doing my write-up for best and worst casting and realized who I would have cast for Daenerys: Holliday Grainger.

She did The Borgias (which actually began the same time roughly as GOT), but she would have been SO MUCH better as Daenerys -- even though I loved her on TB. Anyway, she had everything that the role of Daenerys called for... devastating beauty, brilliant talent, mind-blowing charisma *and* she wore a very pale blonde wig on The Borgias and looked flawless in it (and she would have been 20 when they started Game of Thrones so her age would have been fine since they aged Dany up anyway especially since she looked younger). If you're not familiar with how she looks, here are some pics/gifs (these are from when she was on TB).

Still pics --

https://fashionbride.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/holliday-grainger-lucrezia-borgia-15.jpg

http://40.media.tumblr.com/fed7885228c140d0bf98f98af078ce21/tumblr_mill23faEn1qib0lto1_500.png

http://41.media.tumblr.com/2981486c399f19f7cf9a1d744ec46d50/tumblr_n7wr4imt4Y1qib0lto1_500.png

http://www.andreazuvich.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/lucreziaTheBorgias.png

Some gifs --

https://33.media.tumblr.com/6c5b0bd8da86a50c8a573246d8dd209a/tumblr_mlluskdpkJ1qe4kyho1_r1_500.gif

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma7gpgpUCj1qe4kyho1_500.gif

http://25.media.tumblr.com/97d57567cca768be6feb9e788a6047c5/tumblr_mua58ifOOs1ryiagzo2_r1_500.gif

http://data1.whicdn.com/images/132627939/large.gif

She has a very classic beauty that would fit in well with Westeros. I'm still not sure about Dany, since I haven't seen her acting. And I picture the Targs as having more slender and sharp features.

Selyse Baratheon- I think Kate Dickie (Lysa Arryn) would have been great for the role (even though I liked her as Lysa despite looking nothing like book-Lysa.)

Mance Rayder was a bit too old- I'd have liked Henry Ian Cusick- Ciaran Hinds would have been a good Greyjoy brother

I like your suggestion for Mance. And Ciaran might have been a good Aeron?

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She has a very classic beauty that would fit in well with Westeros. I'm still not sure about Dany, since I haven't seen her acting. And I picture the Targs as having more slender and sharp features.

Holliday Grainger is an amazing actress, truly outstanding. I can't say enough about how great she is. And while her face is rounder, she does have slender and sharp, but delicate features.

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Holliday Grainger is an amazing actress, truly outstanding. I can't say enough about how great she is. And while her face is rounder, she does have slender and sharp, but delicate features.

I'll have to watch her, then :) I have heard great things about her. She's absolutely stunning!

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Oh, yeah, I would've done some switching around:

Natalie Dormer as Cersei

Lena Headey as Cat

Nathalie Emmanuelle or Amrita Acharia as Arianne Martell

Natalia Tena as Asha/Yara Greyjoy

Gemma Whealan as Osha

Ciaran Hinds as Qhorin Halfhand or Doran Martell

Mark Killeen as Euron Greyjoy

Iain Glen as Jon Connington

Michelle Fairley as Barbrey Dustin

Mark Stanley as Beric Dondarrion

Richard Dormer as Kevan Lannister

Roxanne McKee as Val or Margaery Tyrell

Gethin Anthony as a slightly younger version of Mance Rayder

Nice ones. Could add Oona Chaplin for Nymeria, the actual Volantese, to that.

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Theon alfie is a bad fit



at this point i'd recast the 2 younger starks issacs nose is getting bigger than than the mountin From the most recent picture i've seen of Art he's huge



I'd also change Tommen I prefered the old actor



and of course zombie mountain needs a new actor



Edit: I find Dormers Margery to be horrible


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Dany. I don’t agree with every casting choice, but I did grow to like them all. Except Emilia Clarke. For me, she is not Dany. Kit is making Jon super believable and he is getting better and better with every episode and she is doing the complete opposite with Dany. Dany in show looks like a one dimensional character with only one facial expression.


Like her or hate her, but she is one of the main characters, and she is the only main character played by someone who is not capable of making that character work. It’s one of the main things I hold against D&D...



Can you imagine what would happen if D&D would go 'the Mad queen' road with Dany? It would be a disaster that would even made Sand snakes form episode 4&6 look believable.

(It doesn't mean Emilia Clarke is a bad actress, maybe Dany is just not for her, Robert De Niro is also not perfect in every role.)

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I'd recast Cersei, Margaery, Renly and Littlefinger. But in all those four cases the main problem is not the casting, but the showrunner's interpretation of them.


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Littlefinger - Aidan Gillen's stupid pirate leprechaun voice is awful, he's a piss poor actor in general


Daenery - Clarke just doesn't bring anything to the role, too wooden


Bran's actor is too old


Kit Harrington's Jon Snow doesn't feel like he could inspire anybody



Ned, The Hound, Robb, Tywin, Jorah, Jaime, Maergery, QoT, Oberyn, Theon and Stannis were perfectly cast

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Birgitte Hjorn Sørensen was wasted in that little role

She could've kicked ass as a combination of Dacey and Aly Mormont

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I just found my perfect pick for the Mountain: Sebastien Chabal


He certainly looks the part, although he's a little shorter than Rory McCann. Also, his English is awful, but the Mountain doesn't talk much :laugh:


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I'd recast Cersei, Margaery, Renly and Littlefinger. But in all those four cases the main problem is not the casting, but the showrunner's interpretation of them.

This is true of so much that is wrong about the show.

Can we recast the showrunners?

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Can anyone see Anthonia Thomas(Alisha from Misfits) as Arriane Martell?She's a pretty good actress and very attractive.

No. I always imagined the Dornish as a Middle Eastern/Spanish mix. In my dream casting I'd give the role to Penelope Cruz.She has a bout the exact features I imagine as Dornish and has the charisma needed for Arianne.

Birgitte Hjorn Sørensen was wasted in that little role

She could've kicked ass as a combination of Dacey and Aly Mormont

This I agree completely with, I saw that woman in Hardhome and imidately thought "Dacey Mormont" However would it really had been that much a larger role? What would Dacey have done on the show but be basically an extra in Robb's storyline and get an axe to the stomach?

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Birgitte Hjorn Sørensen was wasted in that little role

She could've kicked ass as a combination of Dacey and Aly Mormont

I could even see her as Asha tbh

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