There’s no official word from HBO’s Game of Thrones, but Iwan Rheon’s CV (Curriculum Vitae, or resume to us Non-Hollywood types) lists his latest role as “Boy” on season three of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Best known for his terrific work on the British Channel Four’s Misfits, Rheon is expected by all those in the know about Game of Thrones to play the role of Ramsey Snow.
Just like Jon Snow is the bastard son of Eddard Stark, Ramsey Snow is the bastard son of Roose Bolton. The Bastard of Bolton was mentioned a few times last season, but never shown on screen. Ramsey was sent by Robb Stark and Roose Bolton to reclaim Winterfell from Theon Greyjoy.
The picture below was taken recently with some of the cast of Game of Thrones cast members Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) at a bar in Belfast, Ireland, where production on Season 3 is underway.
This is some fantastic casting news for Game of Thrones. Rheon is a talented actor and his work on Misfits dramatically shows that he can handle delicate roles that deal with difficult character traits.
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