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Press in the U.K.

There’s a couple of Game of Thrones relevant articles out of the U.K. press this morning that may be of interest. The first, reported at 4ni, covers a set visitmade by Northern Ireland’s First Minister and Deputy First Minister. Naturally, it refers to the economic value of having the production in Northern Ireland, but adds the detail that the production could be present for as long as a decade if it’s a success (this is probably drawn from GRRM’s remarks to UTV, and so were just off the cuff). Some of the other details—such as the reference to a move to Malta “soon”—are erroneous.

Besides that, the Essex Echo has an article about muscian Wilko Johnson, who was cast in the role of Ser Ilyn Payne, the King’s Justice. The article states:

A casting agent for American television network HBO was also so impressed with Wilko’s starring role in Oil City Confidential, he hired him to play the royal executioner in a medieval fantasy series called Game of Thrones which will debut in America in spring 2011.

Thanks to ninepennyking for the pointers.