Ex-Doctor Who to become Lord Who in Game of Thrones?

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Oct 20, 2013
28th June 2011 03:37 PM

Darren Allan


We’ve just about gathered our breath back from watching the excellent first series of Game of Thrones, which reached its conclusion a couple of weeks ago.

And just in case you’ve not seen it, we won’t give away any spoilers regarding what happened, but suffice it to say the ten episodes were as compelling, gritty and brutal as anything we’ve seen in a long time.

Not to mention the excellently realised and acted characters, and the twists the show span throughout the series.

Anyhow, needless to say this appears to be one show that the networks aren’t planning on cancelling – yet – as series two is being prepared.

And one rumour which has emerged regarding new cast members is that a certain Christopher Ecclestone might be taking to the seven kingdoms of Westeros.

Could the Doctor Who twice-removed end up struggling around in plate mail and attempting to wave a sword about? The grapevine has it that he could be cast as Stannis, the King’s eldest brother and rightful but unsuitable military-minded heir.

That would make sense as Stannis didn’t appear in the first series, he was merely talked about.

Of course, this is still a vague and wispy rumour at this stage. Ecclestone previously appeared in Heroes as the more-than-slightly-unhinged invisible bloke, and we think he’d make a good Stannis ourselves.

We’ll spill more beans as soon as we hear any further gossip, but for now all we can say is – get on with making the second series, whoever Stannis may be…

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