Daniel Radcliffe at the Comic-Con 2014
● Passion for cinema, and quality television
● I've got a soft spot for flawed and troubled characters.
Hel [Odin] cast into Niflheim, and gave to her power over nine worlds, to apportion all abodes among those that were sent to her: that is, men dead of sickness or of old age. She has great possessions there; her walls are exceeding high and her gates great. Her hall is called Sleet-Cold; her dish, Hunger; Famine is her knife; Idler, her thrall; Sloven, her maidservant; Pit of Stumbling, her threshold, by which one enters; Disease, her bed; Gleaming Bale, her bed-hangings. She is half blue-black and half flesh-color and very lowering and fierce. (Gylfaginning, from The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturlson)
"Trystane Martell is Prince Doran’s son and heir to Dorne."
oh my God they cut Arianne
These people are suicidal
“The gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one sure thing about the fall of gods: they do not fall a little; they crash and shatter or sink deeply into green muck. It is a tedious job to build them up again; they never quite shine.” ― John Steinbeck
Alexander Siddig (most recently of Starz’s “Da Vinci’s Demons”) will play Doran Martell.
"Doran Martell is the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Unlike his brother, Doran is even-tempered and deliberate. Now, all of Dorne waits to see how their lord will react to his brother’s death," HBO said in a release, about the character.
Toby Sebastian will play Prince Doran’s son and heir, Trystane Martell. His father betrothed him to Myrcella Baratheon (Cersei and Jaime’s biological child, but thought of in the realm as Cersei and the late King Robert Baratheon’s daughter) as part of the alliance offered by Tywin Lannister, then Hand of the King.
Nell Tiger Free is now playing Myrcella Baratheon (she was previously played by Aimee Richardson). Myrcella has been a guest and ward of Prince Doran, betrothed to his son, but her position has become tenuous with the death of Oberyn Martell, the Prince’s brother.
DeObia Oparei has been cast as Areo Hotah, the long-serving captain of Doran Martell’s palace guard, renowned for his loyalty and his longaxe, per HBO.
Enzo Cilenti is playing Yezzan, an “extremely wealthy slave trader” before Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) outlawed the slave trade.
Jessica Henwick will join the cast as Nymeria (“Nym”) Sand. Nym Sand is the second eldest of the late Prince Oberyn’s bastard daughters. Her mother was an Eastern noblewoman who brought Nym up to be cultured, graceful and deadly with a whip.
Keisha Castle-Hughes (who is also in the new “Star Wars” film) is playing Obara Sand. “A fearsome warrior, Obara Sand is the eldest bastard daughter of the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Her mother was a Dornish peasant girl who caught the eye of the late Prince,” per HBO’s character description.
Jonathan Pryce (from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise) is playing the High Sparrow, who is described as, a “devout and pious man, the High Sparrow came to King’s Landing to serve those forgotten by much of the world – the poor, the downtrodden and the infirm – and quickly amassed a large following. His fellow believers have swarmed over the city, ministering to the lowest and decrying the corruption of the highest,” per HBO.