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robboDate: Friday, 30 Jan 2015, 03:45 | Message # 61
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A Dozen Of TV's Most Kickass Mothers

Cersei Lannister  -  Game Of Thrones

Admittedly, Cersei might not be everyone's idea of a fun mum - clearly, if you're producing sadistic, humourless genetically questionable children, you're not a regular at mummy and me graphic design - but from the safety of your sofas, she's just about as kickass as it's possible for a mother to get.

If you live in a misogynistic quasi-medieval society run on wine. Ruthless, power hungry, manipulative, often drunk - she's got all the qualities a mother needs to get - and keep - her sadistic, humourless, genetically questionable son on the throne, all the while maintaining perfectly braided hair and immaculate dresses.

"Honest mam I didn't do It"  rolleyes

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Lena Headey at The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on August 25, 2014.

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robboDate: Thursday, 05 Feb 2015, 04:19 | Message # 62
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Game Of Thrones Actor Who Plays The Mountain Breaks 1000-Year-Old Record To Become World's Strongest Viking.

Game of Thrones star Hafthor 'Thor' Bjornsson has broken a 1000 year-old weight-lifting record and can now actually say he's 'as strong as a Viking'.

The 26-year-old, who is 6ft 9in, broke the record whilst competing in the World's Strongest Viking competition.

Icelandic Hafthor, who plays Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane in the hit series, carried a log weighing 650kg (1,433Ibs) and 10metres (30-foot) in length, for five steps to win the title.

The competition took place in Norway.

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GAME OF THRONES, (from left): Lena Headey, Julian Glover, Haftor Julius Bjornsson, 'The Children', (Season 4, ep. 410, aired June 15, 2014)

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robboDate: Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015, 03:13 | Message # 63
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Sue Perkins To Host Game Of Thrones Live Spinoff Thronecast For Sky Atlantic

Sue Perkins will host a new format of Sky Atlantic's Thronecast series when it returns in April.

The Game of Thrones spinoff show will be broadcast live in front of a studio audience following each new episode of the HBO fantasy drama.

Thronecast will launch with an hour-long special after the premiere of season five on Monday, April 13. It will then continue with nine half-hour episodes accompanying each instalment.

Perkins will be joined each week by a panel including cast and crew members, celebrity fans and guest experts.

Thrones expert Jamie East will also return to provide special reports and audience interaction, along with previews of upcoming episodes and behind-the-scenes footage.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO in the US on April 12, premiering a day later on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

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Sue Perkins attends the Women In Film And TV Awards 2011 annual ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of women working in the film and television industries at the Hilton Park Lane on December 2, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Sue Perkins attends the Women In Film And TV Awards 2011
 
robboDate: Monday, 23 Feb 2015, 02:55 | Message # 64
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Game Of Thrones Season 4 Breaks Record For Fastest-Selling Box Set

Game of Thrones has become the fastest-selling chart-topping box set in the Official Video Chart in a decade according to data released by the Official Charts Company.

The HBO drama's season 4 box set has achieved the highest first week sales tally of any Official Video Chart Number 1 TV box set since 2004.

Game of Thrones - The Complete Fourth Season has sold over 157,000 copies since it went on sale last week, beating the record set by its predecessor Game of Thrones - The Complete Third Season by over 7,000 copies.

Before Game of Thrones' double record, the biggest-selling box set was 2004's Little Britain - The Complete First Series, which sold over 224,000 copies in its first sales week.

Game of Thrones will hold its Season 5 world premiere in London, with the event to take place at the Tower of London on Wednesday, March 18.

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robboDate: Thursday, 18 Jun 2015, 02:15 | Message # 65
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7 Of The Most Expensive TV Shows Ever Made

3. Game of Thrones - $6 Million

HBO's Game of Thrones costs about $6 million per episode, E reports, with the network spending between $5 million and $10 million on the pilot episode alone. As with the majority of HBO hits, the staggering budget isn't focused on its cast, but rather the beautiful and massive sets used, in addition to the elaborate shooting locations, according to Liberty Voice.

The unbelievably popular show is based on George R.R. Martin's best selling series, A Song of Ice and Fire. According to the HBO description, "Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts, and intrigues: to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords, and honest men --- all will play the Game of Thrones."

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robboDate: Sunday, 21 Jun 2015, 01:51 | Message # 66
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Performer Of The Week: Lena Headey

The Performer / Lena Headey

The Show / Game of Thrones

The Episode "Mother's Mercy" (June 14)

The Performance / If we hadn't recognized Lena Headey for her devastating turn in Game of Thrones' fifth season finale, we would've deserved a walk of shame of our own. During the course of the episode, Headey took the Queen Regent - already at a personal low after weeks held in the High Sparrow's prison - to Cersei's nadir. Headey elegantly wove her character's haughty nature into even the most groveling of confessions: though Cersei admitted to sinning, the actress' face showed that the royal clearly thought she'd pulled one over on the priest by keeping the worst stuff to herself. Headey's just-got-slapped reaction to the High Sparrow's ominous mention of "atonement"? Perfection.

Thus began Headey's subtle, beautiful portrayal of a woman burning with thoughts of revenge. Sure, the naked (via body double) walk through King's Landing is what got people talking, but everything worth remembering happened above the shoulders, playing out in Headey's eyes. We saw embarrassment, fury and disgrace seething behind the actress' regal carriage, which Headey held together - even through chamber-pot dumpings! - until the gates of the Red Keep. Only there did Headey allow Cersei's tenuously maintained facade to dissolve into angry tears. Bravo to Headey for conveying so much while saying - and, in a sense, wearing - so little.

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robboDate: Sunday, 02 Aug 2015, 02:51 | Message # 67
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Ian McShane Joins "Game Of Thrones"

"Deadwood" alum Ian McShane is returning to HBO, the actor set to join the big-budget fantasy series "Game of Thrones". 

The production will not reveal any details about McShane's character other than to say that though he has a relatively small amount of screen-time during the season, his character is of key importance. 

He will appear in the sixth season of the series which is currently in production ahead of airing in April next year. Details about the new season are being kept under tight wraps as the show moves past the source material from which the series is based. 

The casting follows on from reports this week that HBO plans for the show to go at least eight seasons. 

Via: EW
 
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Max Von Sydow Joins "Game Of Thrones"

Legendary acting veteran Max Von Sydow is joining the cast of HBO's big budget fantasy series "Game of Thrones" reports EW.

Von Sydow is set to play the Three-Eyed Raven, the mystical tutor of Bran Stark. He'll take over from another actor who was briefly seen in the season four finale in the role.

Von Sydow will feature in the show's sixth season which is currently in production ahead of airing in April next year.

Like the recently cast Ian McShane, Von Sydow is not expected to have a lot of screen time but is in a role that is crucial.

Via: EW


Swedish actor Max von Sydow as Emperor Ming the Merciless in 'Flash Gordon', directed by Mike Hodges, 1980.

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robboDate: Thursday, 03 Sep 2015, 02:18 | Message # 69
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'Game Of Thrones' Casts Pilou Asbaek As Euron Greyjoy For Season 6

HBO's "Game of Thrones" has cast Danish actor Pilou Asbaek as Euron Greyjoy in season six.

Euron Greyjoy is the uncle of Theon (Alfie Allen) and Yara (Gemma Whelan) and the younger brother of Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide), Lord of the Iron Islands. In George R.R. Martin's novels, Euron is a skilled warrior who captains a ship called the Silence, and is known for his tempestuous and unpredictable moods. If Season six of "Thrones" follows the Greyjoy storyline from Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, Asbaek's Euron is likely to play a pivotal role in the series going forward.

Asbaek has appeared in roles on the big and small screen, including "Lucy," "The Borgias" and "Borgen." He'll next be seen as Pontius Pilate in the upcoming remake of "Ben-Hur" opposite Jack Huston.

"Game of Thrones" leads this Year's Emmy race with 24 nominations, including nods for outstanding drama series, supporting actor in a drama (Peter Dinklage), supporting actress in a drama (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey), guest actress in a drama (Diana Rigg(, directing for a drama (David Nutter, Jeremy Podeswa) and writing for a drama (David Benioff & D.B. Weiss).

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Danish actor Johan Philip Asbaek from the film 'A Hijacking' poses during the 69th Venice Film Festival at the Lancia Space on September 3, 2012 in Venice, Italy.
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Danish actor Johan Philip Asbaek from the film 'A Hijacking' poses during the 69th Venice Film Festival
 
robboDate: Sunday, 13 Sep 2015, 01:21 | Message # 70
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'Game Of Thrones' Adds Essie Davis For Season 6

Australian actress Essie Davis has joined the cast of the upcoming season of HBO's "Game of Thrones,"

Davis will play an actress who stars in a play called "The Bloody Hand," which is meant to mirror the world of Westeros. Davis' character will play a version of Cersei Lannister.

The actress is known for her work in horror hit "The Babadook" and two "Matrix" sequels.

She joins recently announced "Thrones" newbies Ian McShane, Pilou Asbaek and Freddie Stroma.

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Essie Davis attends 'The Babadook' premiere at Egyptian Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17 2014 in Park City Utah.
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robboDate: Friday, 18 Sep 2015, 02:24 | Message # 71
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"Game Of Thrones" Cast The Tarly Family 

"Downton Abbey" and "Da Vinci's Demons" star James Faulkner has signed on to play Randyll Tarly, the legendary father of Samwell Tarly (John Bradley), in the upcoming sixth season of HBO's fantasy series "Game of Thrones".

Samantha Spiro ("London Spy") and Rebecca Benson ("Macbeth") are also onboard to play Sam's mother and sister respectively. The trio join the the previously cast Freddie Stroma as Sam's younger brother Dickon Tarly. 

All four actors will reportedly shoot scenes in Spain this week, but no details have been revealed about the scenes being shot. It's also now known how many episodes the actors will appear in.

They join fellow new recruits for this season such as Ian McShane, Max Von Sydow, Richard E. Grant, Essie Davis and Pilou Asbaek. 

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'Game Of Thrones' Adds Joe Naufahu As Recurring

New Zealand-born actor Joe Naufahu has booked a multi-episode arc on the upcoming sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones. As usual, character details are being kept under wraps. 

Naufahu can be seen as Liscus in Spartacus: Vengeance on Starz and in feature The Last Saint. 

Via: Deadline
 
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Liburd Joins "Thrones" As A Red Priestess

Rising Brit actress Melanie Liburd ("Strike Back," "The Grinder") has been cast as the Red Priestess in HBO's big-budget fantasy series "Game Of Thrones" for its sixth season.

Despite the name, it has been indicated that Melanie is NOT replacing Carice Van Houten in the role of Melisandre. Rather, Liburd is playing a new Red Woman who is based in Mereen.

"Game Of Thrones" is currently filming across multiple locations around Europe ahead of a second-quarter airing next year.

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robboDate: Friday, 08 Jan 2016, 02:49 | Message # 74
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Game Of Thrones Season 6 Premiere Date Revealed 

It may be a long time before we feel The Winds of Winter, but at least there's this: 

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones will arrive on Sunday, April 24th, at 9/8c, the premium cabler announced Thursday. 

Via: TVLine
 
robboDate: Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016, 01:12 | Message # 75
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HBO Confirms "Game Of Thrones" Season 7 Delay 

HBO has made the not unexpected announcement that the seventh season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" will be run for a shortened length of seven episodes that will premiere later in the year - sometime in Summer 2017 to be precise. 

Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming says in a statement: "Now that winter has arrived on 'Game of Thrones,' executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing. Instead of the show's traditional spring debut, we're moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule."

As per usual, production will be based in Northern Ireland while additional portions will be filmed in Spain and Iceland. HBO has also announced that the "Game of Thrones" Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD release date has been moved up with a November 15th release. That season is also going digital early and will be available to purchase on August 1st. 

The recent sixth season pulled in an average 25.1 million viewers for its ten-episode run including linear plays on the pay cable network and its sister channels, DVR, on-demand and streaming services HBO Go and HBO Now. Easily the most-watched series in modern HBO history, the number is up significantly from the fifth season's average of 20.2 million viewers per episode. 

Understandably, better to delay than rush. And at the end of the day will most definitely be worth the wait. 

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