George R.R. Martin reveals fave 'Thrones' actors
October 21st, 2011
11:19 AM ET

George R.R. Martin reveals fave 'Thrones' actors

Writer George R.R. Martin didn’t just create the books behind HBO series “Game of Thrones,” he’s also highly involved in the small screen adaptation.  New York Magazine's Vulture got the famous fantasy author to spill on which actors he thinks are really working for the show.

It turns out Martin, 63, has a few top choices. “Certainly Peter Dinklage did an amazing job with Tyrion, who is one of my favorite characters in the books,” the author reveals, adding, “we always wanted Sean [Bean] and he was incredible in that role.”

Martin also praises the show’s “three terrific" child actors.

(Unfortunately for actor Jason Momoa, he wasn’t mentioned.)

The popular “Game of Thrones” was renewed for a second season just two days after its premiere in April.

After the first season, the show received 13 Emmy nominations, including best dramatic series and best supporting actor. The series won two of those Emmy awards: one for best supporting actor, which went to Peter Dinklage, and one for best main title design.

Season 2 premieres April 2012.

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. madhater

    Didn't read the article, but lasty!

    October 21, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bubba

    Roger Zelazny would be so proud of this that he'd explode. George Railroad Martin has paid his dues and made his bones, and he deserves every dime of the money and every wink of the praise. Read the books; they are full of detail and forethought.

    October 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Portal Potty

    Oh oh...I'm 'firsty'.
    That is my life's ambition, and highest achievement.
    I am the king of under-achievers.
    I make slackers look intelligent.
    And I love traci for two reasons: 1) traci is the only person who's posts are more boring than mine, and 2) traci is a dude.

    October 21, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |

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