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(Uproxx)   In honor of Game of Thrones returning Sunday night, here are 21 cool facts about the cast that you didn't know   (uproxx.com) divider line 62
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2013-03-28 08:52:26 AM
Mark Addy is everywhere.
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The Flintstones

www.sitcomsonline.com
Still Standing


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Thin Blue Line
 
2013-03-28 08:53:32 AM
I have this very strong attraction to Osha...her eyes and lips...very attractive.
 
2013-03-28 08:58:01 AM

You Are All Sheep: I have this very strong attraction to Osha...her eyes and lips...very attractive.


Every time I see Tena, I see her in About A Boy (where she steals half the movie; "Are you taking the piss?")
 
2013-03-28 09:19:43 AM
You may also know Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle) from his role in Empire Strikes Back. Also, Indiana Jones (if I'm late on this, sue me. It shocked the hell out of me.)

Great Julius Shiat, this blew my mind!
 
2013-03-28 09:25:34 AM

GameSprocket: Mark Addy is everywhere.
[images.art.com image 385x477]
The Flintstones

[www.sitcomsonline.com image 468x600]
Still Standing


[i4.ytimg.com image 320x180]
Thin Blue Line


forgot this

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2013-03-28 09:29:32 AM
tom hardy was in black hawk down was the biggest mind fark.

am i the only one annoyed by them trying to make GoT a thing?  It's worse than fetch.
 
2013-03-28 09:34:36 AM

imashark: You may also know Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle) from his role in Empire Strikes Back. Also, Indiana Jones (if I'm late on this, sue me. It shocked the hell out of me.)

Great Julius Shiat, this blew my mind!


Also the fact that this song (nsfw language) was written about Alfie Allen by his sister, Alfie's farther is Keith Allen who did the cockney bits on Blur's Parklife (as well as being a well known actor himself), Davos Seaworth is the same man who played the bad guy in Dog Soldiers, Jerrome Flynn was a heart throb in Soldier Soldier (a 90's program about squaddies) and Ian Whyte (Gregor Clegan ) was a couple of Predators and played basketball for England

Also there is a very big crossover between GoT and Ripper Street. Jerome Flynn stars in both and many of the guest actors are from GoT.

/My missess met Ian Whyte at a fair in Holland
//was a very nice chap
 
2013-03-28 09:38:22 AM
Alfie Allon (Theon Greyjoy) is the brother of pop singer Lily Allen.

Guess we all know now how he likes to spend his free time on the set.
 
2013-03-28 09:39:51 AM
Some of them have less ears than last season?
 
2013-03-28 09:46:38 AM

GameSprocket: Mark Addy is everywhere.

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Thin Blue Line


That's where I recognized him from, and subsequently kept thinking that at some point he was going to turn into a smart ass.
 
2013-03-28 09:52:23 AM
21 facts I scraped from imdb.com with bonus buzzword "obscure" to attract hipsters...
 
2013-03-28 10:04:18 AM

carrion_luggage: Some of them have less ears than last season?


I assume you are referring to this:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/03/game-of-thrones-ac to r-has-part-of-ear-bitten-off/

So Robb chops off his fingers and someone else bites off his ear.

Ouch!
 
2013-03-28 10:14:38 AM
Still don't know where whores go, so that article was a waste.
 
2013-03-28 10:26:15 AM
English character actors can always find bit work in Hollywood because they make banal and ordinary dialogue sound sophisticated.
 
2013-03-28 10:29:16 AM

InmanRoshi: English character actors can always find bit work in Hollywood because they make banal and ordinary dialogue sound sophisticated.


And if not, most of them can do an American accent convincingly, while the reverse is rarely the case.
 
2013-03-28 10:33:19 AM
Oona Chapliin is also the great-granddaughter of Eugene O'Neill.
 
2013-03-28 10:40:06 AM
Richard Madden (Robb Stark) is dating the new companion on "Doctor Who," Jenna Louise Coleman, which makes them the coolest geek couple ON THE PLANET.

Until the divorce, they have the title:

liberalvaluesblog.com
 
2013-03-28 10:45:52 AM

bulok: GameSprocket: Mark Addy is everywhere.
[images.art.com image 385x477]
The Flintstones

[www.sitcomsonline.com image 468x600]
Still Standing


[i4.ytimg.com image 320x180]
Thin Blue Line

forgot this

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 300x168]


That's the one I was going to mention.  I'd never seen The Full Monty...

I didn't know that Conan was married to Lisa Bonet.... those two kids must have been painful.
 
2013-03-28 10:46:42 AM
I cant be the only one that doesn't get this sudden obsession with medieval fantasy tripe can I? Its not like ASOIAF does anything that a million other fantasy novels havent done before. Its just far more longwinded about it.

Its the tits right? That something literary is suddenly accessible in easy to watch form? People who can' t be assed to read, who are used to even worse written shiat on television are suddenly given a glimpse of what it might be like to actually read without having to pick up a book? I really dont get it.
 
2013-03-28 10:52:12 AM

TheOriginalEd: Its the tits right? That something literary is suddenly accessible in easy to watch form? People who can' t be assed to read, who are used to even worse written shiat on television are suddenly given a glimpse of what it might be like to actually read without having to pick up a book? I really dont get it.


It's a good tv show.  get the fark over it.

/I actually don't care for all of the sex on screen.  the girls they choose are beautiful, but it's distracting from the story
//some of us just prefer tv and film
 
2013-03-28 11:05:33 AM

TheOriginalEd: I cant be the only one that doesn't get this sudden obsession with medieval fantasy tripe can I? Its not like ASOIAF does anything that a million other fantasy novels havent done before. Its just far more longwinded about it.

Its the tits right? That something literary is suddenly accessible in easy to watch form? People who can' t be assed to read, who are used to even worse written shiat on television are suddenly given a glimpse of what it might be like to actually read without having to pick up a book? I really dont get it.


sudden? the fellowship of the ring came out in 2001. 12 years dude
 
2013-03-28 11:15:12 AM

TheOriginalEd: I cant be the only one that doesn't get this sudden obsession with medieval fantasy tripe can I? Its not like ASOIAF does anything that a million other fantasy novels havent done before. Its just far more longwinded about it.

Its the tits right? That something literary is suddenly accessible in easy to watch form? People who can' t be assed to read, who are used to even worse written shiat on television are suddenly given a glimpse of what it might be like to actually read without having to pick up a book? I really dont get it.


Well, I look at it on a number of levels. First thing is I don't think I've ever see anything fantasy based been done as a series that takes it as seriously. That's been one of my biggest bet peeves with this stuff being done before. Second, it's a gorgeous show. The cinematography and style is top notch. Third, the acting is top notch. Fourth, it takes books that can be quite a cumbersome read and condenses it down. While the first three books are much easier to take, pushing through the rest is like trying to fark a bucket of shattered glass. It's not that I'm too lazy to read, it's that frankly, the goddamn books are not that gripping without a triple dose of ADD medication.

And no, it's not the tits at all. I actually find it to be slightly distracting if it isn't adding a layer to the story. Just like violence just for the sake of it. If you don't like it, that's cool. To each there own is how I look at it. I can understand people not liking it. My brother-in-law despises it. Too talky for him. He's also an ape though.
 
2013-03-28 11:16:36 AM
I hear Macklemore wants to know what Robb knows about rockin a wolfhead as a noggin.
 
2013-03-28 11:39:09 AM

TheOriginalEd: I cant be the only one that doesn't get this sudden obsession with medieval fantasy tripe can I? Its not like ASOIAF does anything that a million other fantasy novels havent done before. Its just far more longwinded about it.

Its the tits right? That something literary is suddenly accessible in easy to watch form? People who can' t be assed to read, who are used to even worse written shiat on television are suddenly given a glimpse of what it might be like to actually read without having to pick up a book? I really dont get it.


It isn't a sudden obsession; think of how many movie posters have 'based on the novel..." on them.

From a financial sense it makes a hell of a lot of sense. The movie will open with a huge fanbase salivating while standing in line at the midnight release. As long as the movie doesn't mangle the book it will make a mountain of money.

That being said, I started reading the books because I kept hearing my friends raving about the tv series.
 
2013-03-28 11:48:06 AM

Speaker2Animals: InmanRoshi: English character actors can always find bit work in Hollywood because they make banal and ordinary dialogue sound sophisticated.

And if not, most of them can do an American accent convincingly, while the reverse is rarely the case.


That's because there is no "American accent", we're just not as picky when someone sounds different.   Black Hawk Down is a great example of "just do an American redneck impression" by the British actors.  Orlando Bloom had a mouthful of marbles there, but he gets a pass because, well, rednecks sound like that.
 
2013-03-28 11:52:26 AM
I watched the first Ep of the first season, and enjoyed the LOTR-like intro.

Then... then it became a soap opera. Some dude f*cked his sister, and I just couldn't do it anymore.

I don't mean to make fun, honestly, I really want to like it, but I just don't.

What are people seeing in it that I'm not??
 
2013-03-28 11:56:43 AM

sure haven't: Then... then it became a soap opera. Some dude f*cked his sister, and I just couldn't do it anymore.

I don't mean to make fun, honestly, I really want to like it, but I just don't.

What are people seeing in it that I'm not??


They tone down the soap opera stuff by halfway through the first season.  That's why I gave up on the book too, just seemed too much like a soap opera, only I had to put in a lot of effort.

Second season is almost all bad assery and I'm told the third will have even more.
 
2013-03-28 12:00:50 PM

TheOriginalEd: I cant be the only one that doesn't get this sudden obsession with medieval fantasy tripe can I? Its not like ASOIAF does anything that a million other fantasy novels havent done before. Its just far more longwinded about it.

Its the tits right? That something literary is suddenly accessible in easy to watch form? People who can' t be assed to read, who are used to even worse written shiat on television are suddenly given a glimpse of what it might be like to actually read without having to pick up a book? I really dont get it.


Why don't you try to go to a network meeting and pitch a show to TV execs where the lead male protagonist  gets killed off by the 9th episode, let me know how it turns out.
 
2013-03-28 12:06:19 PM

sure haven't: Then... then it became a soap opera. Some dude f*cked his sister, and I just couldn't do it anymore.


the thing about a lot of the soap opera stuff is that if you look at the historical time period that its broadly using as its template, that sort of stuff was fairly common (heck, incest was actually widely accepted within royal houses of Europe until... well actually it kind of still is) Its sort of interesting that we look at things now and think "wow, that is very soap opera-esque" when even a few hundred years ago, it wasn't particularly uncommon.
 
2013-03-28 12:12:48 PM

InmanRoshi: TheOriginalEd: I cant be the only one that doesn't get this sudden obsession with medieval fantasy tripe can I? Its not like ASOIAF does anything that a million other fantasy novels havent done before. Its just far more longwinded about it.

Its the tits right? That something literary is suddenly accessible in easy to watch form? People who can' t be assed to read, who are used to even worse written shiat on television are suddenly given a glimpse of what it might be like to actually read without having to pick up a book? I really dont get it.

Why don't you try to go to a network meeting and pitch a show to TV execs where the lead male protagonist  gets killed off by the 9th episode, let me know how it turns out.


Film rights have been sold for this one.
 
2013-03-28 12:22:26 PM

thecpt: They tone down the soap opera stuff by halfway through the first season. That's why I gave up on the book too, just seemed too much like a soap opera, only I had to put in a lot of effort.

Second season is almost all bad assery and I'm told the third will have even more.


tlchwi02: the thing about a lot of the soap opera stuff is that if you look at the historical time period that its broadly using as its template, that sort of stuff was fairly common (heck, incest was actually widely accepted within royal houses of Europe until... well actually it kind of still is) Its sort of interesting that we look at things now and think "wow, that is very soap opera-esque" when even a few hundred years ago, it wasn't particularly uncommon.


Well question asked and answered. Hmm maybe I'll give it another shot. It always seemed like something I'd like, maybe it would be now. Thanks guys.
 
2013-03-28 12:30:25 PM
UPROXX is the best website ever!
 
2013-03-28 12:37:56 PM

TheOriginalEd: I cant be the only one that doesn't get this sudden obsession with medieval fantasy tripe can I? Its not like ASOIAF does anything that a million other fantasy novels havent done before. Its just far more longwinded about it.

Its the tits right? That something literary is suddenly accessible in easy to watch form? People who can' t be assed to read, who are used to even worse written shiat on television are suddenly given a glimpse of what it might be like to actually read without having to pick up a book? I really dont get it.


And you wander into a thread to tell us that you don't get our interest?
 
2013-03-28 12:49:26 PM
Not only is Oona Chaplin Chalrie's grandaughter, she's also Eugene O'Neill's great-granddaughter.
 
2013-03-28 12:49:29 PM
They all die.
 
2013-03-28 12:50:18 PM

tlchwi02: heck, incest was actually widely accepted within royal houses of Europe until


www.genealogyintime.com

Poor Charles II.
Seven unrelated ancestors in that mix. Most people would hopefully have closer to thirty-two..
 
2013-03-28 12:52:10 PM

InmanRoshi: Why don't you try to go to a network meeting and pitch a show to TV execs where the lead male protagonist gets killed off by the 9th episode, let me know how it turns out.


When the pilot of LOST was written the Jack character was supposed to die halfway through.

/would have made a better show, in retrospect
 
2013-03-28 12:53:51 PM

TheOriginalEd: I cant be the only one that doesn't get this sudden obsession with medieval fantasy tripe can I? Its not like ASOIAF does anything that a million other fantasy novels havent done before. Its just far more longwinded about it.

Its the tits right? That something literary is suddenly accessible in easy to watch form? People who can' t be assed to read, who are used to even worse written shiat on television are suddenly given a glimpse of what it might be like to actually read without having to pick up a book? I really dont get it.


Yes.  The tits.

http://gawker.com/5902076/

/bathroom break!!!
 
2013-03-28 12:57:34 PM

Cubicle Jockey: Poor Charles II.
Seven unrelated ancestors in that mix. Most people would hopefully have closer to thirty-two..


yeah, I also find the fall of the Russian empire fascinating, because it was largely driven by the hemophilia of the crown price alexander. you can trace a lot of the bad decisions (such as getting involved with Rasputin) directly to his disease. then you can trace his disease back to the incest of the royal houses of Europe, which caused the otherwise relatively rare genetic situation that causes hemophilia to appear in the royal houses of Europe. In a way, you can blame the Bolsheviks and the entire cold war on the rampant inbreeding they were doing toward the end of the royalist system.

/yes, there were tons of other issues, especially Nicholas being a bonafide idiot
//but who's to say that wasn't also because of the inbreeding?
 
2013-03-28 01:02:09 PM

sure haven't: What are people seeing in it that I'm not??


More than one episode.
 
2013-03-28 01:26:19 PM

Valacirca: sure haven't: What are people seeing in it that I'm not??

More than one episode.


I need to commit 120 minutes or more of my time to force myself into liking something? No, that's not the way it works.

I enjoyed Suits 4 minutes into it.
I enjoyed The Office the first time I saw it.
I was intrigued enough by the first few scenes in MadMen to watch the first eason entirely.

Good media doesn't hours of exposure just to become entertained by it.
 
2013-03-28 01:28:36 PM

Dwight_Yeast: InmanRoshi: Why don't you try to go to a network meeting and pitch a show to TV execs where the lead male protagonist gets killed off by the 9th episode, let me know how it turns out.

When the pilot of LOST was written the Jack character was supposed to die halfway through.

/would have made a better show, in retrospect


Yeah, I read the  ABC suits fired the guy who greenlit the show before the pilot even aired because they hated the pilot so much.    They gave the writers free reign over the show, because they had written it off for dead and viewed it as a sunk cost.  Then the pilot got monster ratings and suddenly the execs were in the writer's room every day with suggestions and telling them how to not fark it up.   Makes me wonder how much better the show would have been if the creative people would have just had free reign to make the show they wanted.   That's why I have hope for Netflix and Amazon's original programming, since they don't have to worry about ratings and keeping the most eyes on TV sets.   They just have to worry about drawing enough buzz that people buy/keep their subscriptions.
 
2013-03-28 01:45:04 PM

phattybeefpatty: TheOriginalEd: I cant be the only one that doesn't get this sudden obsession with medieval fantasy tripe can I? Its not like ASOIAF does anything that a million other fantasy novels havent done before. Its just far more longwinded about it.

Its the tits right? That something literary is suddenly accessible in easy to watch form? People who can' t be assed to read, who are used to even worse written shiat on television are suddenly given a glimpse of what it might be like to actually read without having to pick up a book? I really dont get it.

Well, I look at it on a number of levels. First thing is I don't think I've ever see anything fantasy based been done as a series that takes it as seriously. That's been one of my biggest bet peeves with this stuff being done before. Second, it's a gorgeous show. The cinematography and style is top notch. Third, the acting is top notch. Fourth, it takes books that can be quite a cumbersome read and condenses it down. While the first three books are much easier to take, pushing through the rest is like trying to fark a bucket of shattered glass. It's not that I'm too lazy to read, it's that frankly, the goddamn books are not that gripping without a triple dose of ADD medication.

And no, it's not the tits at all. I actually find it to be slightly distracting if it isn't adding a layer to the story. Just like violence just for the sake of it. If you don't like it, that's cool. To each there own is how I look at it. I can understand people not liking it. My brother-in-law despises it. Too talky for him. He's also an ape though.


First thank you for taking me seriously instead of spewing bile. I happen to be a huge fantasy fan so when things like this suddenly become wildly popular among people who would normally shun it I view it as very suspect. " First thing is I don't think I've ever see anything fantasy based been done as a series that takes it as seriously. " this answer. I like this answer. I love this answer. I personally didnt think the show was any more engaging than the books but I can certainly respect that someone actually tried. Never really thought of it this way, I think Im so used to cheap fantasy cash ins. So thank you.

Some Bass Playing Guy:
And you wander into a thread to tell us that you don't get our interest?

Are you really so afraid that someone might have a different opinion than you but a general interest in the genre? I happen to like fantasy a lot and the sudden matriculation of something that I happen to love and am used to seeing people shun is highly suspect to me. A) threads are public, not open only to members of like interest B) We happen to share an interest, I simply dont get why suddenly people who dont share that interest normally are sweating in their panties over it.
 
2013-03-28 01:58:08 PM

theurge14: Speaker2Animals: InmanRoshi: English character actors can always find bit work in Hollywood because they make banal and ordinary dialogue sound sophisticated.

And if not, most of them can do an American accent convincingly, while the reverse is rarely the case.

That's because there is no "American accent", we're just not as picky when someone sounds different.   Black Hawk Down is a great example of "just do an American redneck impression" by the British actors.  Orlando Bloom had a mouthful of marbles there, but he gets a pass because, well, rednecks sound like that.


Most of them can do a fair Southern accent, but Ewan MacGregor's accent in BHD was gawd awful.  Otherwise, it seems they just drop the octave of their voice and get gravely.
 
2013-03-28 02:22:50 PM
I have not seen any episodes of this series...

It would appear I'm the only one... I have to ask - should I?  Is it that good?
 
2013-03-28 02:35:21 PM

GanjSmokr: I have not seen any episodes of this series...

It would appear I'm the only one... I have to ask - should I?  Is it that good?


Yeah, it really is.  Great writing, production, and pacing.  What really sets the series apart is the characters; I don't know that I have ever despised a fictional character more than Joffry.  I watch about 4 hours of TV per week, and GoT is one of those hours.

Also, mind blown:
cdn.uproxx.com
 
2013-03-28 02:38:58 PM

TheOriginalEd: First thank you for taking me seriously instead of spewing bile. I happen to be a huge fantasy fan so when things like this suddenly become wildly popular among people who would normally shun it I view it as very suspect. " First thing is I don't think I've ever see anything fantasy based been done as a series that takes it as seriously. " this answer. I like this answer. I love this answer. I personally didnt think the show was any more engaging than the books but I can certainly respect that someone actually tried. Never really thought of it this way, I think Im so used to cheap fantasy cash ins. So thank you.


As someone who isn't that big a fantasy fan, I like that it's more about the characters and politics and backstabbing. Hell, even some of the characters in the story don't believe the fantasy stuff really exists. But on the other hand it does add some interesting drama like the mystery of what's beyond the wall.
 
2013-03-28 02:55:03 PM

browntimmy: TheOriginalEd: First thank you for taking me seriously instead of spewing bile. I happen to be a huge fantasy fan so when things like this suddenly become wildly popular among people who would normally shun it I view it as very suspect. " First thing is I don't think I've ever see anything fantasy based been done as a series that takes it as seriously. " this answer. I like this answer. I love this answer. I personally didnt think the show was any more engaging than the books but I can certainly respect that someone actually tried. Never really thought of it this way, I think Im so used to cheap fantasy cash ins. So thank you.

As someone who isn't that big a fantasy fan, I like that it's more about the characters and politics and backstabbing. Hell, even some of the characters in the story don't believe the fantasy stuff really exists. But on the other hand it does add some interesting drama like the mystery of what's beyond the wall.


George Martin: "There's a lot of evidence that my books seem to be the fantasy series for people who don't like fantasy."
 
2013-03-28 03:00:41 PM

sure haven't: Valacirca: sure haven't: What are people seeing in it that I'm not??

More than one episode.

I need to commit 120 minutes or more of my time to force myself into liking something? No, that's not the way it works.

I enjoyed Suits 4 minutes into it.
I enjoyed The Office the first time I saw it.
I was intrigued enough by the first few scenes in MadMen to watch the first eason entirely.

Good media doesn't hours of exposure just to become entertained by it.


Then congratulations, you have different tastes and preferences for your enjoyment. Is it really that big a deal that you don't like something?
 
2013-03-28 03:03:26 PM
I like GoT because it's a fantasy with realistic aspects. Mostly good actors. Mostly good writing. Amazing cinematography, locations, sets, costumes. I like some of the characters quite a bit. Moral ambiguity is always fun.  The producers really tightened the plot so it's more palatable. (I've been stuck on the 4th book for a year, because I'm getting ticked off at new characters being dragged in).

So far I'm loving the story arcs for most of the main characters.  Good stuff. And there are dragons and other creatures hovering at the edges of the story.  Favorite character is probably Brienne.

I do wish they'd tone down the sexual violence and gore, because I can't ever show this to my gentle-hearted, fantasy-appreciating mom "in toto". Basically all I can do is show her clips on YouTube, scenes that I know are fairly free of rape and/or entrails. Made the mistake of showing her the Dog vs. Mountain scene and she audibly gasped when the horse was semi-decapitated, even though I kept on saying "It's not real Mom!"
 
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