“Game of Thrones” is filling out Samwell Tarly’s (John Bradley) family for season six.
“Da Vinci’s Demons” and “Downton Abbey” alum James Faulkner will play Samwell’s stern and strong-willed father, Randyll Tarly; “From Hell” actress Samantha Spiro will play Sam’s mother Melessa Tarly; and Rebecca Benson will play his sister Talla Tarly.
They’ll join previously announced “UnREAL” star Freddie Stroma, who’ll play Sam’s brother Dickon Tarly; Pilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy; Richard E. Grant and Ian McShane in unspecified roles; Essie Davis as an actress who plays a version of Cersei (Lena Headey) in a play; and Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven, taking over the role of Bran Stark’s (Isaac Hempstead Wright) mentor.
Clarke recently spoke to Variety about her enthusiasm for the season six scripts, admitting, “I’m like a kid having a sugar high — I can’t handle how sick these scripts are. We actually got the next load in as well and they’re really good. You know that David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] are really happy with a script when in the stage directions they just add their own commentary like ‘yeah, right, b—-es, sixth season!’ There’s a lot of that.”