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Rumor Central: Which Game of Thrones Character Has Been Recast for Season Four?


Don’t freak out. It’s none of the major players, like Tyrion, Daenerys, Jon, Arya, etc. Head behind the cut to see who’s likely been recast, who the new actor is, and which Game of Thrones character that actor has previously played.

Au revoir Callum Wharry, a.k.a. Prince Tommen Baratheon. If WinterIsComing.net is correct you’re being replaced by Dean-Charles Chapman, whom you may recognize as Richard Grey from the history drama The White Queen. Wharry’s Tommen has been absent for a while—he hasn’t put in an appearance since the penultimate episode of season two—and when he comes back in season four it makes sense that they’d replace him with a more experienced actor, seeing as Tommen will actually have, y’know, things to do.

Interestingly, Chapman’s filmography also includes season three of Game of Thrones, where he played Martyn Lannister, one of the squires captured by Edmure Tully’s army and later executed by Rickard Karstark against Robb Stark’s will. Granted, Martyn, at 15, is a good few years older than Tommen, but hey, that’s what acting is for. Hopefully Chapman’s new character will have better luck, though given we are talking about Westeros it doesn’t seem likely.

This news has gotten the fancasting corner of my brain whirring with ideas of which Game of Thrones characters it’d be fun to see played by other Game of Thrones actors. First off: Peter Dinklage should play everyone. Clone him in real life, pull an Orphan Black-style split screen, I don’t care. Lena Headey (Cersei) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) could switch roles, just for kicks. Oh, and Maisie Williams (Arya) could be Tywin Lannister, striding around being all gruff and intimidating people. Nothing can compare.

(via: io9)

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  • Jen Rock

    15!? That kind of puts an end to the… SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

    …naive boyishness of his marriage to Margaery, no? And his fondness for playing with kittens over having the intercourse? Weird…

  • RS

    According to this blog Tommen will have lots and lots of action http://gameofthronesandnorsemythology.blogspot.com

  • Becky Garbrick

    I would love to see Lena and Nikolaj switch roles, even for a small bit or a DVD extra or something. Quick, someone suggest it to them!

  • Rachelle Loyear-Williams

    I would SO watch this entire series with Peter Dinklage in every role!!

  • Anonymous

    which they’d sadly never do, honestly I’d kill to see the bloopers for this show, but HBO never does a blooper reel.

  • Laszlo

    I don’t get why they would age him up, when the problem is the opposite, that the current child actors already look too old for their characters’ supposed age.

  • Mr The Batman

    I would guess that they don’t have much faith in the current actor who plays Tommen for reasons I don’t want to say here because it’s a spoiler. Though it could just as easily be a problem with the parents who don’t want him associated with the show anymore.

  • Lapin

    I just hope they leave in Tommen’s kittens, and his friendliness with the Tyrells. Because awwww.

  • Nat

    I don’t mind the age up with the other kids given their storyline and your general viewing audience being able to WATCH 10 and 13 year olds go through what Sansa and Arya go through (reading is always different from actually watching but this Tommen recasting while understandable, the aging is interesting. Hmmm.

  • Anonymous

    We’ve already had 27-year-old teens Robb and Jon, so I’m not overly worried by the slight age-up. It’s TV, after all.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah that was going to happen at some point. Kids get older and you can’t use extras for larger parts.
    He’s not the first character to be recast though since Beric Dondarrion was in season 1 played by an extra and was recast when the character became noteworthy.
    The good news is apparently people don’t JUST die in GoT! They rise up again! It’s a GoT miracle! Now let’s see who is dead but comes back ;)

  • Anonymous

    He looks much younger than 15 though so I guess we’re fine. They need to cast kids who can act. How old they look is less of a concern if they can pull the behavior they’re supposed to have.