“Downton Abbey” and “Da Vinci’s Demons” star James Faulkner has 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 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.
Source: Watchers on the Wall