HBO’s opening the floodgates (well, cracking them open a wee bit, in any case!) with casting news. Hot on the heels of EW getting the confirmation on Asha Greyjoy (renamed “Yara” for the show), HBO’s given us wee scoop: the indentity of Qartheen merchant-prince Xaro Xhoan Daxos, who will provide Daenerys shelter and support in the ancient, decadent city of Qarth… For a price.
Cast in the role is British actor Nonso Anozie (Facebook page), a noted theatre actor who set a record for the youngest actor to play the part of “King Lear” in a professional production (at the age of 22 or 23), and won the Ian Charleson Award in 2005 for his performance in the titular role in the Cheek by Jowl production of “Othello”. The first Charleson award winner? Jennifer Ehle, who played the part of Catelyn Stark in the pilot. Fine company! And for that matter, we see over at IMDB that Anozie has also appeared in the forthcoming Conan the Barbarian 3D film with Jason Momoa, aka Khal Drogo. I wonder if he had a chance to talk with Momoa about the show?
Below, see Anozie in a trailer for the film Cass, in which he plays the title role, and an interview with the actor and a second trailer for the Mini-series 'Stolen' with Damien Lewis that aired earlier this Summer.
In separate news, we can also confirm that Kerr Logan is indeed playing Matthos Seaworth, one of the sons of Ser Davos Seaworth, as previously speculated.
Posted by darq at Tuesday, August 02, 2011 20 Comments
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