MEET SOME OF THE NEW CHARACTERS FOR SEASON 3:
1 MANCE RAYDER
(Ciaran Hinds) Best known to TV viewers as Julius Caesar, the actor plays Wildling leader Mance Rayder. Rayder was a loyal member of the Night’s Watch until he broke his vows and went to live with the Wildings. There he became The King Beyond the Wal.
2 BRYNDEN TULLY
(Clive Russell) The actor, who previously starred in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, plays Catelyn’s uncle, nicknamed ‘‘The Blackfish’’. He is a skilled and experienced fighter who made his name
during the War of the Ninepenny Kings where he proved invaluable to King Robb Stark as an adviser.
3 SELYSE BARATHEON
(Tara Fitzgerald) The and actor will play the estranged wife of Stannis Baratheon and mother of Shireen. She became his queen after Stannis claimed the Iron Throne. She is a devout believer in the Lord of Light but spends much of her life in seclusion.
(Tobias Menzies) The Rome and Spooks star play’s the flawed younger brother of Catelyn Stark
and the new Lord of Riverrun. He is introduced
to the series through a Tully family event where it is emphasised that he is the
heir apparent. Menzies describes his character as
‘‘kind of a sap’’.
4 EDMURE TULLY
(Diana Rigg) The actress, who played Emma Peel in the cult 1960s drama,
plays ‘‘The Queen of Thorns’’ and
grandmother to Margaery and Loras Tyrell. She will be one of 27 primary protagonists and strong matriarch for
the House of Flowers.
ANTICIPATION: Michelle Fairley finds it helps not to read too far ahead of the plot.