Northern Ireland actor Richard Dormer joins cast of Game of Thrones
Northern Ireland actor Richard Dormer (Good Vibrations) has been announced to play the role of Beric Dondarrion in HBO’s Game of Thrones which is currently filming its third season in Northern Ireland.
Beric Dondarrion is the leader of a band of vigilante outlaws known as the Brotherhood Without Banners. Richard Dormer introduces his character in the clip below. Richard is currently garnering huge acclaim as Belfast record shop owner Terri Hooley in Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s music biopic Good Vibrations.
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is an epic drama set in the world of Westeros, where ambitious men and women of both honor and ill-repute live in a land whose summers and winters can last years.
Among the other new actors who will join the much-anticipated third season of the HBO drama are Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell; Mackenzie Crook as Orell; Clive Russell as Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully; Nathalie Emannuel as Missandei; Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon and Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster has been cast as Jojen Reed; Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed; Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane; Philip McGinley as Anguy; Tara Fitzgerald as Selyse Baratheon; Tobias Menzies as Edmure Tully and Anton Lesser as Qyburn, a former master of the Citadel.
Game of Thrones has received funding from the Northern Ireland Screen fund supported by Invest NI and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The series will shoot in the Paint Hall film studio and the new sound stages in Belfast, the Linen Mill Film Studios in Banbridge, as well as various locations in Northern Ireland.