For their seafaring Cannes party celebrating masculine style, it would have been hard for online men’s fashion retailer Mr. Porter to find a better luncheon host than Davos Seaworth, aka Irish actor Liam Cunningham (above at the party with songwriter and socialite Denise Rich).
Cutting a fine figure in his Calvin Klein suit and sporting all of his fingers, the “Game of Thrones” star said that Cannes was a place of “business and pleasure” with the emphasis on the second because “it’s on my way to Monaco for the Grand Prix.”
On the business side, Cunningham is clearly busy beyond his “Thrones” duties, with three pictures, “Let Us Prey,” “Noble” and “Ladygrey” screening in the Cannes market. Cunningham’s “Thrones” tasks don’t end with the global TV hits shoots as he’s just launched the “Game of Thrones” interactive exhibition Toronto, hot on the heels of shows in New York City, Austin, Texas, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro.
“The exhibit is free to the public and it’s HBO’s way of giving back to the fans, which is impressive as it costs a fortune to move this monster around the world. People were queuing for five hours for tickets in New York City,” reports Cunningham, who marvels at the emotional bond that exists between Seaworth and the fans. “I think because he’s the one character whose morality is not fluid, but fixed, that people are drawn to him. He’s a man of unquestionable loyalty and I see him as the ‘Tom Hagen’ of the Stormlands.”