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Meet Dunk and Egg: Casting Announced for A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS

HBO has just revealed that they have cast the two leads for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, known to fans world wide as Dunk and Egg. Peter Claffey, an Irish rugby player-turned-ctor, will be Ser Duncan the Tall. Dexter Sol Ansell has in turn been cast as Dunk’s squire Egg; Ansell’s been acting since the age of 4, and most recently appeared as the young Coriolanus in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is set to begin filming in Northern Ireland, the old stomping grounds of Game of Thrones, in June with production likely to last several months.

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According to HBO, Claffey will be also be appearing in Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla, which may be a first chance to see him in a medieval milieu. A year-and-a-half ago, the Irish Independent wrote a brief profile of the actor. Looking around online, he stands near 2 meters tall (6’5”), which is pretty good all considered—Dunk’s a bit closer to 7’, but you can’t have everything. Claffey’s also somewhat older than Dunk when we first meet him in “The Hedge Knight”, but a decade’s difference is nothing in Hollywood and we expect he’ll present as being more-or-less the same age as Dunk (maybe slightly older—20, instead of 16-17).