More Game Of Thrones Casting News: Liam Cunningham Joins As Davos Seaworth
EW have another casting scoop for the second season of HBO's Game Of Thrones. Irish actor Liam Cunningham(Clash Of The Titans, Camelot) will play fan favorite Davos, the "Onion Knight"..
The final major new role on HBO’s Game of Thrones has been filled: Irish actor Liam Cunningham has landed the part of Davos for the show’s second season.
Cunningham has appeared in many productions over the years, including Starz’ now defunct Camelot, the recent Clash of the Titans remake and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
Davos is a very popular character among fans of George RR Martin's books because he is one of the few moral, good hearted men left in the story. He is also very loyal to the somewhat ruthless Stannis however, and this gets him into some sticky situations. A former smuggler, Davos was landed the nicname "The Onion Knight" because he managed to smuggle food into Stannis's castle in wartime. Stannis rewarded him with a Knighthood, but took two of his fingers for the crime of smuggling. Davos wears the finger bones around his neck for luck.
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