Game of Thrones Casting Alert: Who is Playing Melisandre and Stannis Baratheon?

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Attention, Game of Thrones fans: the HBO smash has filled a pair of integral season two roles.

First, Dutch actress Carice van Houten has been cast as Melisandre, the woman who counsels King Robert’s younger brother, Stannis Baratheon, as he hopes to claim the Throne. The character possess prophetic powers and is willing to impose her religion on all of humanity - any way she has to.

van Houten has appeared in the movies Valkyrie and Repo Men.

Second, Stannis himself has been cast. Stephen Dillane, best known in America for playing Thomas Jefferson on HBO’s John Adams, will take on the key role.

These actors join Gwendoline Christie (as Brienne) and Natalie Dormer (as Margaery Tyrell) as season two additions.

A panel discussion with the Game of Thrones cast will be moderated at Comic-Con by George R.R. Martin on Thursday. Visit TV Fanatic later in the week for a full report!

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