Heartfelt homage to a truly gifted actor
The highly anticipated third installment of HBO's Game of Thrones begins on Sunday March 31 at 9 p.m., opening another season of treachery, romance, conspiracies and dragons.
HBO has released a new featurette that touches on why Ciarán's Mance Rayder was chosen to be the King Beyond The Wall, and introduces fans to the Wildling culture prior to the Season 3 premiere on March 31.
"The Wildlings are the people who live north of the Wall," George R.R. Martin explains in the featurette. "The name 'wildling' is what the people who live south of the Wall call them, and they would reject that name as its connotations of being uncivilized. [...] There's actually quite a lot of Westeros north of the Wall."
Ciarán and Tony winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer) will be reunited next summer at London's Donmar Warehouse in Conor McPherson's new play The Night Alive, which he will also direct. The Night Alive, which will begin performances June 13 prior to an official opening June 19 for a run through July 27, will also feature Caoilfhionn Dunne and Brian Gleeson.
Ciarán is to play Tommy, a not too bad man who's hardly getting by, renting a rundown room in his uncle's house and trying to keep his family at arm's length. Then one day, with Aimee, who's not had it easy herself, comes the hope they could make something more of their lives.
According to the press, McPherson's new play "deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations".
A couple of months away from the premiere, HBO's promotes the third season of Game of Thrones with a look behind the scenes of the production and set. Executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss discuss new characters and what's to come in the third season of their adaptation of A Storm Of Swords, the third book in George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series.
Ciarán, who plays Mance Rayder, known as the "King Beyond the Wall", filmed episodes of Game of Thrones in Belfast (the scenes inside the tent) and a remote part of northeast Iceland (the scenes outside the tent). "So far it seems to be operating fantastically, for people who love fantasy and drama and a bit of butchery on the way," he says.
Download here a month calendar with nice pictures of Ciarán.
September 12, 2013:
Wrongful Death, by Lynda La Plante, another Anna Travis mystery
August 6, 2013:
Political Animals, DVD region 1
September 17, 2012:
Salvation Boulevard, DVD region 2
June 18, 2012:
The Woman in Black, Blu-Ray & DVD region 2
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