Game of Thrones

HBO's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' TV Show


Xaro Xhoan Daxos

Played by Nonso Anozie

A wealthy merchant prince of Qarth, Xaro is one of the Thirteen, a group of allied merchants in the ancient city. Slender, bald, and with a large nose decorated with coral and semi-precious jewels, as one of the Qartheen (who are called the “Milk Men” by the Dothraki”) he is also very pale. His manners are elegant, although easily moved to tears after the fashion of the Qartheen. He keeps beautiful boys and youths about him in his palace, and has no genuine interest in women.

The actor cast in the role doesn’t really match in any way to the character as described in the book, and we wonder how close his personality and even his goals in the show will match that of the novel. This is one of the most radical departures from the source material that the production has had. That said, Anozie is a gifted actor, and should do very well on screen.