Philippine Daily Inquirer

CLAFFEY, ANSELL TOPBILL NEW ‘GAME OF THRONES’ PREQUEL

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Peter Claffey and Dexter Sol Ansell will star in the HBO Original drama series “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight.” Claffey will play the role of Dunk, while Ansell will play Egg.

A century before the events of “Game of Thrones,” two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros ... a young, naïve but courageous knight, Ser Duncan the Tall (Claffey), and his diminutive squire, Egg (Ansell). Set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory, great destinies, powerful foes and dangerous exploits all await these improbable and incomparab­le friends.

Claffey is an actor and former Connacht Rugby player, with credits in Apple TV’s “Bad Sisters” (2022) and “Wreck” (2022). Claffey’s upcoming projects include starring opposite Cillian Murphy in “Small Things Like These” and Season 3 of Netflix’s “Vikings: Valhalla.”

Ansell began his acting career at age four on ITV’s “Emmerdale” (2019). He has since starred in Sky’s thriller series “The Midwich Cuckoos” (2022) and in the Netflix comedy film “Christmas on Mistletoe Farm” (2022). Most recently, Ansell portrayed Young Coriolanus Snow in “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” (2023). His upcoming projects include “Here,” “The Moor,” “Hullraiser­s” and “Robin and the Hood.”

The series is written and executive produced by George RR Martin and Ira Parker. Its executive producers are Ryan Condal, Vince Gerardis, Owen Harris and Sarah Bradshaw.

 ?? OF HBO COURTESY ?? Peter Claffey—PHOTO
OF HBO COURTESY Peter Claffey—PHOTO

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