24.2 C
Accra
Sunday, August 7, 2022

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Pilot Adds Miranda Richardson to Cast

Must Read

Ghana Health Service alarmed at rapid burials without recourse to proper procedure

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has advised Ghanaians especially Muslims to report to health...

University of Ghana condemns clash between students of Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah Halls

The University of Ghana has condemned the clash that occurred between students of Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah Halls on Friday...

President Akufo-Addo restates commitment to accelerate development in North East Region

By Peter Agengre President Akufo-Addo has commissioned the newly constructed block of the North East Regional Co-ordinating Council; commissioned...

The Game Of Thrones prequel has added Blackadder star Miranda Richardson to the cast. Richardson has joined the currently untitled show as a series regular, say Variety.

The Harry Potter actor joins a cast that includes Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackle and Denise Gough.

The actress is a brilliant signing having been nominated for two Oscars. She received a nod for best supporting actress for Damage in 1993 and best actress for Tom & Viv in 1995.

She is best known for playing a stroppy Queen Elizabeth in the Rowan Atkinson historical comedy Blackadder.

The series has been created by A Song Of Ice And Fire author George RR Martin, and Jane Goldman who will also serve as showrunner.

The Game Of Thrones prequel is set 1000 years prior to the events of Game Of Thrones. As HBO puts it, it will follow ‘the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.’

Meanwhile Game Of Thrones is just weeks away from its last ever season on HBO. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss recently spoke about the show coming to an end, calling it a ‘rare gift’.

Benioff told Entertainment Weekly: ‘You have all these characters you love and you can come up with ideas for them, and a few months later these incredible actors will be saying those things. That’s such a rare gift.’

Weiss was equally emotional about Game of Thrones, as they wrapped up filming season eight.

‘If 10 years ago somebody had given me a chance to write a ticket, I wouldn’t have been crazy enough to write a ticket to something this great.’

He added: ‘After it’s done, it will be like re-entering some weird universe where I don’t even know how people act there anymore… When I’m 75 years old, I’m going to be [affecting a quivering, elderly voice], “You know, it would be great if Tyrion said… Ah, goddamn it!”’

Sourcemetro

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Ghana Health Service alarmed at rapid burials without recourse to proper procedure

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has advised Ghanaians especially Muslims to report to health...

University of Ghana condemns clash between students of Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah Halls

The University of Ghana has condemned the clash that occurred between students of Commonwealth and Mensah Sarbah Halls on Friday August 5th, and in the...

President Akufo-Addo restates commitment to accelerate development in North East Region

By Peter Agengre President Akufo-Addo has commissioned the newly constructed block of the North East Regional Co-ordinating Council; commissioned the new regional office of...

33 of 410 patrons of free hepatitis B screening exercise test positive at Kejetia

By Nicholas Osei-Wusu The claim by health experts that the prevalence of hepatitis B in Ghana is high and alarming became apparent in Kumasi when...

EC clarifies CI on proof of citizenship for purposes of electoral registration

Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), in charge of Corporate Services, Dr. Bossman Asare, has clarified that the CI in which the Ghana...

More Articles Like This