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During SDCC, HBO added more actors to Game of Thrones than most other series have in their entire ensembles. And even though the announcement featured several fan favorites, including Edmure Tully, Beric Dondarrion and the Queen of Thorns (Lady Olenna Tyrell), there were still several major characters expected to appear in Season 3 that were not mentioned, most notably the Bastard of Bolton, Ramsay Snow.
According to Winter is Coming, Misfits' Iwan Rheon has landed the juicy part of 'Lord Ramsay' on HBO's fantasy series. The Welshman's agency recently put the role of 'Boy' in Game of Thrones on the actor's CV and, after some digging, it appears said 'Boy' is indeed Lord Roose's illegitimate son. Rheon was recently spotted hanging out with fellow cast members Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) at a Belfast pub, which is an interesting group for those familiar with some of their dealings with the Bastard of Bolton in the books.
Picture via Lavery's Belfast Pub Facebook page.
Like I said, fans who have read the George R.R. Martin series will be more than familiar with Lord Ramsay but even those that have only watched the program will have already heard of the character since he was mentioned more than a few times last season and eventually sent by Robb to reclaim Winterfell. The bastard son of Roose Bolton, Lord of the Dreadfort, Ramsay is one of the most despicable characters in the "Song of Ice and Fire" universe and, without spoiling anything from the series, it's safe to say that you will all have very strong feelings for him, one way or another. I don't know much about Rheon but I can't wait to see some of Ramsay's story lines unfold onscreen.
Game of Thrones will return with its third season April, 2013 on HBO. The series was created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, based on the “Song of Ice and Fire” saga by George R.R. Martin.