Game epic set for filming in North
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.