Game epic set for film­ing in North

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

The pres­ti­gious US ca­ble net­work HBO has con­firmed that its adap­ta­tion of Ge­orge RR Martin’s epic Game of Thrones se­quence, one of the key fan­tasy se­ries of the age, is to be largely shot in North­ern Ire­land. Mark Huf­fam, the Ir­ish pro­ducer of such films as Cap­tain Corelli’s Man­dolin, will be in charge, and the cast in­cludes such lu­mi­nar­ies as Sean Bean, Jen­nifer Ehle and Peter Din­klage.

In­formed that one of the big­gest se­ries ever made in Europe was com­ing to Ul­ster, Ar­lene Foster, the North­ern Ire­land en­ter­prise min­is­ter, of­fered her sup­port. “This is ex­tremely pos­i­tive news for North­ern Ire­land and a de­vel­op­ment which will de­liver ma­jor eco­nomic ben­e­fits, not only by util­is­ing our grow­ing film and tele­vi­sion ex­per­tise but also in pro­fil­ing our unique and at­trac­tive land­scape to vis­i­tors around the world.”

Come to think of it, Ar­lene does come across a lit­tle like a sword’n’sor­cery en­thu­si­ast.

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