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Ygritte Cast In Game of Thrones Season 2

You know nothing Jon Snow

The HBO casting team has found Game of Thrones Ygritte. British actress Rose Leslie is the lucky lady to join the cast of the Emmy-award winning series. (No spoilers under the cut) 

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Leslie is best known for her role of Gwen in the PBS series Downtown Abbey but besides that, doesn’t have too many roles to her credit. The actress seems to fit perfectly into the role of Ygritte though, a wilding woman that Jon Snow meets in the second book of the George R. R. Martin Game of Thrones series, Clash of Kings. Ygritte is described as “strong-willed, witty, skilled in battle and survival in the wilderness. An unconventional beauty, skinny but strong with red hair (which the Wildlings consider ‘kissed by fire’),” according to Entertainment Weekly who had the scoop.

Leslie joins the cast of the highly anticipated second season of the HBO series along with a slew of other new additions to the cast. I won’t spoil anything for fans who haven’t read the series but those who have should be happy with this. No word on if Leslie will rejoin the cast of Downtown Abbey in January but needless to say, she might be a bit preoccupied for a while.

(via ScreenRant)

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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