Game of Thrones @ Comic-Con: Diana Rigg and 13 Others Join Season 3 Cast, Premiere Date Set

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There’s always plenty of vengeance afoot on Game of Thrones, but now the acclaimed HBO drama is about to get a dose of The Avengers. The network announced this afternoon at Comic-Con that Diana Rigg will join the cast as Lady Oleanna Tyrell, better known as the Queen of Thorns.

The show’s Season 3 premiere is set for March 31, and 13 additional actors have been cast, producers announced. They include:

Clive Russell, as Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully
Kerry Ingram, as Shireen Baratheon
Tara Fitzgerald, as Selyse Baratheon
Paul Kaye, as Thoros of Myr
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, as Jojen Reed
Ellie Kendirck, as Meera Reed
Richard Dormer, as Beric Dondarrion
Nathalie Emannuel, as Missandei

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Tobias Menzies, as Edmure Tully
Anton Lesser, as Qyburn
Philip McGinley, as Anguy
Kristofer Hivju, as Tormund Giantsbane
Mackenzie Crook, as Orell

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Not familiar with all the new names? Get acquainted with some of ‘em via the video embedded below!

Stoked for Game of Thrones‘ third installment? Any particular casting announcements ping your geek centers? Sound off in the comments!

Comments (10)

  • Awwww it’s the little kid from Love Actually!

    Comment by lostie48 – July 13, 2012 04:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know! how awesome (:

      Comment by Florence – July 13, 2012 08:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Quality people. Can’t wait to see Mackenzie.

    Comment by sara – July 13, 2012 04:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • These are some amazing actors, and I’m so stoked for season 3! It’s gonna be a long wait till march of next year.

    Comment by Elena – July 13, 2012 05:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All the casting choices for Game of Thrones has been amazing so far. There is not a single weak link – even the kids are amazing (Maisie Williams is the best of the entire ensemble in my humble opinion). Can’t wait to see how they’re going to translate book 3 of ASOIAF to the screen. It is my favorite of all five, certainly the most epic one.

    Comment by Lili – July 13, 2012 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Mine too! I’m feeling both excited AND annoyed that it’ll be two seasons (excited because of all the extra content, annoyed that I’ll have to wait TWO years for the whole book to play out!).

      Comment by J – July 13, 2012 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • lol YES so love being British when awesome actors from here get awesome roles . well happy for them :D I loved Nathalie in Hollyoaks. and im a HUGE love actually fan so cool for him. anyone know if Dormer is NAtalie Dormers relative?

    Comment by Sadie Jarvis (@willow138) – July 13, 2012 07:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Emma Peel” as “The Queen of Thorns.”
    I’ve died and gone to Big, Gay TV Heaven

    Comment by WayneInNYC – July 13, 2012 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nathalie Emannuel was the worst actress of all time in Hollyoaks, which is pretty bad considering the majority of Hollyoaks is awful. So disappointed.

    Comment by Ruth O – July 14, 2012 05:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry to say I only l.know Lady Diana and the guy from Pirates Of The Caribbean .

    Comment by Cheryl David Bailey – October 7, 2012 06:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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