New GAME OF THRONES Season 5 Cast Members Announced

New GAME OF THRONES Season 5 Cast Members Announced

We've been hearing casting rumors for a while now (particularly where Prince Oberyn's daughters the "Sand Snakes" were concerned) but now at the SDCC Game Of Thrones panel, several new cast members were officially revealed. Were any of the rumors right?

Some were actually! Whale Rider's Keisha Castle-Hughes will indeed play Obara Sand, and newcomer Nell Tiger Free will take over as Myrcella Baratheon. The rest of the new cast are surprises...some very pleasant one. The biggest names on the list are Jonathan Pryce (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Brazil) and Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). Here they all are introducing themselves and their characters, along with the official press release from HBO.

Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell. Doran Martell is the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Unlike his brother, Doran is even-tempered and deliberate. Now, all of Dorne waits to see how their lord will react to his brother’s death.

Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell. Trystane Martell is Prince Doran’s son and heir to Dorne. His father betrothed him to Myrcella Baratheon as part of the alliance offered by Tywin Lannister, then Hand of the King.

Nell Tiger Free as Myrcella Baratheon. Myrcella Baratheon is officially the eldest child of Cersei Lannister and the late King Robert Baratheon, though in truth her father is Cersei’s own brother, Jaime Lannister. For years, she has been a guest and ward of Prince Doran, betrothed to his son, but her position has become tenuous with the death of Oberyn Martell, the Prince’s brother.

DeObia Oparei as Areo Hotah. Areo Hotah is the long-serving captain of Doran Martell’s palace guard, renowned for his loyalty and his longaxe.

Enzo Cilenti as Yezzan. Yezzan was an extremely wealthy slave trader before Daenerys Targaryen outlawed the slave trade.

Jessica Henwick as Nymeria (“Nym”) Sand. Nym Sand is the second eldest of the late Prince Oberyn’s bastard daughters. Her mother was an Eastern noblewoman who brought Nym up to be cultured, graceful and deadly with a whip.

Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand. Tyene Sand is the daughter of the late Prince Oberyn Martell by Ellaria Sand, his final paramour. Tyene is fiercer than she looks, especially with her twin daggers.

Keisha Castle-Hughes as Obara Sand. A fearsome warrior, Obara Sand is the eldest bastard daughter of the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Her mother was a Dornish peasant girl who caught the eye of the late Prince.

Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow. A devout and pious man, the High Sparrow came to King’s Landing to serve those forgotten by much of the world – the poor, the downtrodden and the infirm – and quickly amassed a large following. His fellow believers have swarmed over the city, ministering to the lowest and decrying the corruption of the highest.

Cast regulars for the fourth season of GAME OF THRONES included: Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Charles Dance, Aidan Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Alfie Allen, Jerome Flynn, Conleth Hill, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dillane, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Kristofer Hivju, Sibel Kekilli, Rose Leslie, Rory McCann, Michael McElhatton, Iwan Rheon and Carice van Houten.
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ScorpioRisin - 7/25/2014, 2:21 PM
LubedUp - 7/25/2014, 2:22 PM
Bet half of these poor gits die, so excited for Season 5
ScorpioRisin - 7/25/2014, 2:24 PM
Nymeria could have been way better looking, otherwise I'm quite happy with this. Also, isn't Yezzan supposed to be a fat piece of lard?
TopCat89 - 7/25/2014, 2:30 PM

....who names their child 'Nell Tiger Free'?
LubedUp - 7/25/2014, 2:32 PM
@TopCat89 She said her mum was a bit of a hippie back in the day hence the far-out name
TopCat89 - 7/25/2014, 2:38 PM

Scratch that, who names themselves "LubedUp"?.....hahahaha i'm guessing you're new?
McGee - 7/25/2014, 2:39 PM

Always nice to see this guy get work.
LubedUp - 7/25/2014, 2:42 PM
@TopCat89 I'm fairly new, was a longtime looker without an account :)
JulienHs87 - 7/25/2014, 2:46 PM
Can't wait to see those Sand chicks nude eventually lol
TopCat89 - 7/25/2014, 2:47 PM

Welcome to the'll fit right in!

"Longtime looker", guessing you've come across other members:

The angry bear
The alcoholic
and the old man himself

blackmamba14 - 7/25/2014, 2:51 PM
Emperor Palpatine is on Game of Thrones !!!
LubedUp - 7/25/2014, 2:55 PM
@TopCat89 I am aware of them and will try to avoid them at all costs!
ckal - 7/25/2014, 2:56 PM
I don't like any of the actresses cast for the Sand Snakes.

And [frick]...if Euron and Victarion are cut or not appearing this season...[frick]ing DnD.
DrKinsolving - 7/25/2014, 2:58 PM
Ingelheim - 7/25/2014, 3:00 PM
TucsonRican - 7/25/2014, 3:03 PM
I hope these aren't all of the new actors. Especially with Myrcella being recast, meaning she'll have a more prominent role, how has Arianne Martell not been cast? Or will she be, which I find troubling if she isn't...
aRandomSinisterClone - 7/25/2014, 3:33 PM
why dont you ever upload photos of the actors your writing about. would you leave the subject of a book from the movie poster? quit trying to be 1st and try to be better.
SauronsBANE - 7/25/2014, 3:45 PM
@aRandomSinisterClone copy/pasting the names of these actors/actresses and doing a quick Google search too difficult or unreasonable of a task to do? Quit trying to be annoying and try to be better.
MercwithMouth - 7/25/2014, 3:53 PM

DeathAdder - 7/25/2014, 3:55 PM
Just one black actor? What about diversity? GoT is racist!!
McGee - 7/25/2014, 3:59 PM
^^^ Hahaha!!!
datNAMEtho - 7/25/2014, 4:33 PM
Jonathan Pryce playing Sparrow!!! LOOOOOOOOOOL

think he's great tho

Sellers is cute
Kyos - 7/25/2014, 4:40 PM
Looking good! I'm actually glad about the lack of Greyjoys, the only ones I like in the books are Damphair and Asha, and I already dislike the show's version of the latter.
BmanHall - 7/25/2014, 5:09 PM
The new cast is looking great. Good thing more are being added. The current number of cast members is dwindling fast.
Grayson7954 - 7/25/2014, 5:17 PM
EarOne - 7/25/2014, 5:48 PM
can't wait t'see Oberyn's bastard Sand gals..nice to see female basterds for change on this show. and absolutely canNOT wait for season 5.
Tainted87 - 7/25/2014, 6:03 PM
Jonathan Pryce is looking awful :/
I know he's not getting any younger, put sheesh. I'm looking forward to seeing him though.
Klone - 7/25/2014, 6:05 PM
No Iron Island characters? Hm, next season I guess. Also cool how they are holding off on us with Griff and Young Griff.
Klone - 7/25/2014, 6:06 PM
I definitely like their Doran.
Klone - 7/25/2014, 6:09 PM

If they cut out those two along with Stoneheart and Coldhangs in favor of the likes of the Sand Snakes, Grey Worm and Missandei... I think the Iron Islands will be a Season 6 thing. Not too surprising given how damn big AFFC and ADWD are in combination.
ds9epicfan - 7/25/2014, 6:27 PM
Being a huge fan of Deep Space Nine,I'm happy to see Alexander Siddig on Game of Thrones.Should be a good season.
ChiliConCarney - 7/26/2014, 1:46 AM
Demigods - 7/26/2014, 2:47 AM
so of course all of the characters that you like are on one year contracts with no hope of renewal

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