Gemma Whelan Cast on Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones has both cast, and renamed, Theon Greyjoy’s sister, Asha.

To avoid confusion with the character of Osha, this sibling will be called Yara Greyjoy on season two, and she'll be portrayed by Gemma Whelan (Gulliver's Travels, The Wolfman). Yara commands her own ship and leads men into battle. She also has a thing for axes.

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In other recent Game of Thrones casting news:

  • Liam Cunningham will portray Davos Seaworth.
  • Carice van Houten will portray Melisandre.
  • Stephen Dillane will portray Stannis Baratheon.
  • Gwendoline Christie will portray Brienne.
  • Natalie Dormer will portray Margaery Tyrell.

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Hmm looks wise she is what i expected but I thought she would look more wicked, maybe its just this picture that is out of character.