More Game of Thrones news has arrived with the casting of the legend that is Richard E Grant.
Although Grant’s role is not yet known and speculation on what it could be is limited given that we are advancing into unknown territory with season six but let us anyway…
The recent information regarding Euron Grayjoy and Samwell Tarly’s Younger brother Dickon Tarly, who will be played by Freddie Storma, shows that this season is set to focus more on The Reach and the Iron Islands. Therefore, Grant could be linked to one of these houses in some way but it is of course not clear. One theory revolves around Lord Redwyne, another lord from The Reach and a vassal of House Tyrell.
Another idea could be a younger Tywin Lannister. It’s been practically confirmed that a flashback will occur with a younger Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon, Ned’s sister Lyanna Stark and what seems to be Rhaegar Targarian, so a young Tywin isn’t too far-fetched. Furthermore he does have a hint of Tywin about him.
Grant could also be Maester Marwyn, an Arch Maester of the Citadel where Sam is heading to become a Maester himself. He heads off to meet Daenerys in the later books.
Grant also fits this casting description: “Grand Theatre Actor/Manager (55 – 70) The larger-than-life leader of a troupe of actors. He specializes in portraying drunken aristocrats. He is a huge presence on stage and rather nasty to his company when off-stage.” (continues after pic)
Whoever he’s going to be, he will join a wide range of newly cast veteran British actors to join the cast, Ian McShane recently joined for example.
Furthermore Grant does sinister exceptionally well, so he will undoubtedly show his dark side at some point during this season.
Game of Thrones will return in April next year and I personally can’t wait.