Nine new characters added to Game of Thrones cast

Game of Thrones cast

Nine new characters have been unveiled for the fifth season of Game of Thrones.

The announcement was made via a video during a press conference at the Comic-Con event in San Diego.

Among those joining the HBO show will be Jonathan Pryce, who played a James Bond villain in Tomorrow Never Dies.

Alexander Siddig, who's starred in 24, and Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes will also feature.

Keisha Castle-Hughes
Keisha Castle-Hughes was Oscar-nominated for Whale Rider

More than 6,000 people attended the Game of Thrones press conference.

Existing cast on the panel included Kit Harrington (Jon Snow), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark).

No plot details were revealed but a blooper reel was played, as well as a video announcing the nine new characters and who will play them.

Jonathan Pryce
Jonathan Pryce played a Bond villain in Tomorrow Never Dies
Alexander Siddig
Alexander Siddig played Hamri Al-Assad in season 6 of 24

Pryce will play the High Sparrow while Castle-Hughes will appear as Obara Sand.

Siddig is Doran Martell, the lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Oberyn Martell.

Toby Sebastian has been cast as Prince Doran's son, Trystane Martell, the heir to Dorne.

Nell Tiger Free is Myrcella Baratheon, DeObia Oparei is Areo Hotah, Enzo Cilenti will be Yezzen, Jessica Henwick is Nymeria Sand and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers is Tyene Sand.

Jessica Henwick
Jessica Henwick played Amy Lang in BBC drama Silk
DeObia Oparei
DeObia Oparei has appeared in Moulin Rouge, Dredd and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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