Nikolaj Coster-Waldau On GAME OF THRONES

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau discusses what initially drew him to the role of Jaime Lannister and abstractly hints that Season Three will begin a quasi-redemption for the disgraced Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.

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By Mark Julian - 1/19/2013

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau teases Jaime Lannister's redemption in the third season of HBO's Game of Thrones. There's also a bit of George R.R. Martin in the video below tackling the genre of science-fiction fantasy as a whole.

Running Time: 60 minutes
Release Date: March 31, 2013 (Season 3)
TV Rating: TV-MA for sex & nudity, violence & gore, profanity, alchohol/drugs/smoking and frightening/intense scenes
Starring: Mark Addy, Michelle Fairley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Iain Glen, Aidan Gillen, Harry Lloyd, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Alfie Allen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jack Gleeson, Rory McCann, Peter Dinklage.
Creators: David Benioff (series), D. B. Weiss (series), George R. R. Martin (novels)
Written by: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of high fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published on 6 August 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award, and was nominated for both the 1998 Nebula Award and the 1997 World Fantasy Award. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has been adapted into an American fantasy television series create for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. Filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Malta, Croatia, Iceland, and Morocco, it premiered on HBO in the United States on 17 April 2011.

Highly anticipated since its early stages of development, Game of Thrones has received universal acclaim by critics, although its use of nudity has been criticized. The series has won numerous awards and nominations — including two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in Long Form, and a Peabody Award. Among the ensemble cast, Peter Dinklage won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Tyrion Lannister.

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shamo - 1/19/2013, 5:16 AM
best show ever.
KingEmperor - 1/19/2013, 5:16 AM
If I ever meet him in person, I'd ask him to yell out "Randy, last mag!"
Seejay - 1/19/2013, 6:32 AM

Great show.

He could be a great Balder imo.
Nomis1800 - 1/19/2013, 7:17 AM
@Seejay: I see what ya did there :P
devil - 1/19/2013, 7:32 AM
cant wait for season 3
LordoftheThrones26 - 1/19/2013, 8:05 AM
You really gotta give Nikolaj a HAND for his performance hehehehehehe! This guy could be an AWESOME and BADASSS Baron Zemo! He's my top choice anyway!
DioFoRio - 1/19/2013, 9:22 AM
strombolopolous...why do most Greek names sound like a disease or a delicious stuffed pizza? That NCW dude has got Charisma.
DioFoRio - 1/19/2013, 9:22 AM
yeah Lord of thrones that would be cool.
superpooper - 1/19/2013, 10:25 AM
Did not expect his accent. Surprising how well his british accent sounds to my American ears. You Europeans are pretty good at that crap.
KeefNCookies - 1/19/2013, 10:31 AM
Wish there was a transcript :(

Lannister Brothers for the win!
KillerOfSaints - 1/19/2013, 10:32 AM
Best. Show. EVER! Awesome how he plays a medal of honor winner one day, and a child-paralyzing sister-fornicator the next. He could have played Captain America...
Tevii - 1/19/2013, 11:20 AM
This is the guy they should've got for the Highlander remake instead of Ryan Reynolds
r0njeremy - 1/19/2013, 12:30 PM
Seejay - 1/19/2013, 3:01 PM
@superpooper - 1/19/2013, 10:25 AM

He is/was Danish - guess he lives in the states now though. One more Scandinavian to migrate, soon there wont be any more left in Scandinavia. :)
realfh - 1/20/2013, 1:49 AM
He is Danish and still living in Denmark with his wife and kids. Amazing actor.

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