Russell Joins “Thrones,” Mitchell In “Revolution”

6’5″ British TV and film acting veteran Clive Russell has joined the cast of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” for its soon to shoot third season says WinterIsComing.Net. Russell has scored the role of Brynden ‘The Blackfish’ Tully, Catelyn Stark’s uncle and a skilled warrior who becomes a key player in Robb Stark’s war effort.

Russell has had a long and distinguished career on the small screen with roles in the likes of “Middlemarch,” “Cracker,” “Roughnecks,” “Neverwhere,” “Spaced,” “Happiness,” “Waking the Dead,” “Coronation St,” “Merlin,” “The Bill,” “Jam and Jerusalem” and “Casualty”. On the big screen he’s appeared in “Sherlock Holmes,” “The Wolfman,” “The Wicker Tree,” “King Arthur,” “The 13th Warrior” and “The Power of One”

In other small screen casting news, “Lost” actress Elizabeth Mitchell is returning to the J.J. Abrams fold as she’s joined the cast of NBC’s “Revolution” reports The Live Feed.

Abrams and “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke have teamed on the “Jericho”-esque series set in a world that exists after technology has been mysteriously rendered useless.

Mitchell will play Rachel Matheson, mother of Charlie and Danny, who will appear in flashbacks. She’ll replace Andrea Roth, who played the role in the pilot.