English actor Robert Render has been cast in an unspecified role on
Season 6. Render, who is most known for his role in the 2011 horror film
(he portrayed Rob Walker, a handyman in charge of boarding up a condemned elderly folks home being destroyed by vandals), was congratulated by his agency, Premier Artists.
While we don’t know what role Mr. Render has been cast in, we can use some of the casting calls to speculate and narrow down how the actor might fit into
Season 6. In July, we told you about a reported casting call for a band of renegades, as well as for some random Northern Lords. Let’s start there.
Lachlan: Lachlan is the leader of a renegade band that is extorting poor, vulnerable citizens even though they’ve been charged with protecting the land where those citizens live. He appears in two episodes next year.
Flynn: This guy is part of an outlaw band, possibly part of Lachlan’s outlaw band. His group is using religion to justify extorting the citizenry. Like Lachlan, he’ll appears in two episodes.
Japeth: Here’s another member of an outlaw band. That Lachlan inspires loyalty, apparently. He’s a “rough-and-ready type” with a strong physical presence.
Robert Render is a rather large bloke, and has a bit of a rugged look to him. Flynn has already been cast, but Render could well play one of the other characters.
However, there’s another possibility we shouldn’t overlook: given the actor’s size and look, he could fit rather nicely into House Umber. The production
looking for someone who could “tower over other cast members” to play a “savage warrior” who is the “Lord of [a] Noble Northern House.” Render is 6’3”. Seems plausible.
Here’s yet another possibility (beware possible Season 6 spoilers). In
, Balon Greyjoy’s brothers and daughter place their names forward for King/Queen of the Iron Islands at the Kingsmoot. It is here that Euron Greyjoy cements his claim to the Seastone Chair through a show of power. One of the ways he achieves this, is by ordering one of his men to blow on a dragon horn, which silences the gathered crowd.
The man’s name is Cragorn, and he is described as tall with a broad chest, which is tattooed with a bird of prey. He has a shaved head and rings of gold adorn his arms. Cragorn blows on the horn, called Dragonbinder, and silences the crowd, but dies in the process. On August 28, Render posted this to his Facebook page:
What scenes do we know are being filmed right now, roughly three days from Render’s Facebook announcement: the reported Kingsmoot on the Iron Islands. Could Robert Render be portraying an Ironborn? Better yet, given Render’s physical appearance, could he be portraying Cragorn? Shave his head and face, and Render would make a rather menacing pirate in the employ of Euron Greyjoy . For now, I’ll leave you with the actor’s showreel, while you speculate wildly.
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He might be Hodor’s twin brother, then, he becomes the valonqar. Spread it!
He might be Hodor’s twin brother, then, he becomes the valonqar.
In the voice of Jesus from The Big Lebowski, nobody……..I mean nobody, f••ks with da Razor!! It is known!
Looks too old for Smalljon. I like the Cragorn theory though!
As soon as I saw that face I thought, ‘Tarly.’ They’d have to age him up a bit (the actor is 38), but he could easily pass for Samwell’s Dad: a burly, beefy warrior who could’ve run to fat, had he not been constantly training for combat.
He has a Tarly vive XD but I guess the filming dates pretty much confirm he will be an Ironborn.
When I saw his face I immediately thought of Wyman Manderly. Am I just hoping too much? Maybe. Has it been confirmed Manderly will/won’t be cast? I can’t remember the latest news on him. I want PIE.
But these theories are good. Iron Born most likely.
Manderly was what I thought when I saw his picture. I guess we’ll have to wait and see
I want PIE too!! But I think he might be a bit young and not big enough for Manderly. Remember Manderly would make Dam Tarly look small.
I guess he could be Wyman Manderly, in a fat suit. But he’d have to look even older than Randyll, because his sons are in their 30s IIRC. Though perhaps D & D will just roll all the Manderlys into one character. I will be happy not to have them cut altogether.
He already appeared in GOT season 1 as a Northern Bannerman (uncredited).
I think Stephan Lang would be a great Randyll Tarly. If ur wondering who that is, he played the vicious Colonel Quaritch in Avatar. Old but super buff. Excellent actor as well.
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