The casting for the sixth season of Game of Thrones continues. This time its for three actors who will be appearing in a traveling theatre company - for those of you who have read the books, I'm sure you can remember the colorful theatre troupe.
The Australian actress Essie Davis has been cast in the role as the theatre troupe's Leading Actress. In a recent casting breakdown the character was described as "in her early 40's, she's an elegant actress with a traveling theatre company. Fun, charismatic, rum-drinking actress in the troupe."
Essie Davis recently appeared in The Babadook, where she delivered one the years best performances. At least in my personal opinion. Davis has also appeared in The Matrix Revolutions and The Matrix Reloaded.
Next is the British actor Richard E. Grant. Grant will be taking on the role of the Theatre's Actor/Manager. The character was described as "the larger-than-life leader of a troupe of actors. He specializes in portraying drunken aristocrat's. He is a huge presence on stage and rather nasty to his company when off-stage." In the casting breakdown it was also stated that the character would appear in three episodes.
Richard E. Grant has appeared in movies such as Bram Stoker's Darcula, Henry & June, The Iron Lady. As well as shows such as Dig, Downton Abbey, and Doctor Who.
Finally we have English actor and comedian Kevin Eldon who will be taking on the role of the Theatre's Leading Actor. The character has been described as "using a pronounced Northern accent" and as a "flamboyant caricaturist". As well as Grant, Eldon is stated to be appearing in three episodes.
Kevin Eldon has appeared in movies such as Hot Fuzz, Four Lions, and Set Fire to the Stars. As well as countless television series, such as the BBC comedy series It's Kevin.