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We’ve been busy with a good deal of behind-the-scenes stuff, but we’ve been collecting a few links from around the web this last week—ever since Peter Dinklage’s Emmy win—and we’re going to hit you with some of the best of the material from the week. Some interesting things here, from glimpses of sets and filming in both Northern Ireland and Croatia, to some hints about the filming in Iceland later in the year, and more. Keep reading!
Kit Harington earlier on the red carpet, thanking the fans… and discussing filming in Iceland later in the year. Sounds like he’s been there before:
Speaking of Iceland, here’s a video featuring Dinklage, then George, and then David Benioff and D.B. Weiss when arriving at the after party. Benioff and Weiss note an interesting detail, that they’re scared of trying to film with just five hours of daylight. Being a geek, I checked when Iceland has “5 hours” of daylight… and it looks like late November, early December fits the bill, which happens to fit what we’ve been told previously. Also, GRRM makes the first mention of Ygritte, I believe—does it mean she’s been cast already? We’ll see:
Speaking of the Emmys, the stars came out to announce their fandom. Here’s Rainn Wilson (The Office), offering to cameo as a Greyjoy, and Anna Torv (Fringe), who marathoned the show with her friends and seems to have a fondness for Jason Momoa’s Khal Drogo:
And now, to filming. Here’s a video featuring various images from locations used in Northern Ireland, including a ship against a large greenscreen in the area of Bainbridge:
A video that just cropped up today features a brief interview with producer Frank Doelger, that hints that Dubrovnik is representing King’s Landing… and the second location, which we had all assumed had been Qarth, is something he can’t discuss. Why? Well, it’s “close” to what’s in the books, but not quite. I wonder what that means? I’m going to go out on a limb—I think it’s still Qarth… but they may change the geography and the culture somewhat to bring it closer to the Slaver’s Bay region and the Ghiscari, which features in A Storm of Swords. We’ll see what comes of that, however:
And that is that, for now. Next week, we hope to get some official confirmations on castings that have been previously reported—including Steven Cole, Samuel Callis (who’s spent the last week riding a horse in Belfast, in his role as a gold cloak—we believe Jacelyn Bywater—for King’s Landing scenes), and Simon Fisher-Becker.
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