Monday, April 1, 2013

Game Of Thrones: Charles Dance Interview

James Lachno at the British newspaper the Telegraph offers a good interview with Charles Dance, who portrays Game of Thrones' villain Tywin Lannister.

“The battle is over ... we have won” proclaims Charles Dance in his contemptuous bellow at the end of the second season of HBO’s compulsive fantasy epic Game of Thrones.

His character, Tywin Lannister, had just ridden to victory at the Battle of Blackwater, keeping the Iron Throne securely in the brutal grip of his Lannister clan: spiteful, malevolent child King Joffrey, conniving Queen Regent Cersei, and their coterie of duplicitous advisers.

Adapted from novels by American writer George RR Martin, Game of Thrones has been a huge success around the world since it premiered in 2011. It’s secured two Emmys, a Golden Globe, wide critical acclaim, and a fanatical fan base hooked on its heady mix of gory battles, racy sex and slow-burning political manoeuvring.

Until now, 66-year-old Dance’s role in the series dubbed “the Sopranos of Middle Earth” had been an auxiliary one. But in the third season – which begins in the UK on Sky Atlantic on Monday 1 April – he’s to be far more crucial. As the newly-appointed “Hand of the King” – the King’s most important adviser – he'll assume the role of fearsome, all-powerful patriarch of a ruthless ruling family.   

You can read the interview via the below link:

Note: Charles Dance was also very good as Ian Fleming in the biography of the James Bond creator in the TV film, Goldeneye.

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