Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Star of "Perfect Sense" cast in major role for Game of Thrones Season 2
Another actor very familiar to Sigma has landed a major role in the new season of HBO's acclaimed series "Game of Thrones." Actor Stephen Dillane, one of the stars in David Mackenzie's Perfect Sense, has landed the role of Stannis Baratheon. Entertainment Weekly was kind enough to email here with the news of their scoop, reporting that "Stannis believes himself to be the Iron Throne’s rightful heir and is described as humorless and authoritative, with a strict moral code, but is gradually succumbing to the power of his newfound religion."
This is thrilling news! Stephen Dillane of course wowed tv audiences with a superb turn in the mini-series John Adams for his turn as brilliant US president Thomas Jefferson (seriously if you haven't seen this mini-series and are remotely interested in two remarkable men who played such an intrinsic part in the formation of the US, I strongly recommend it). Stephen can be seen along side co-stars Eva Green, Alastair Mackenzie and Ewan McGregor in David Mackenzie's critically acclaimed film "Perfect Sense" which will be in theatres world wide later this fall. Trailer below (stephen is in it quite a bit)