August 24, 2011 10:49am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Game of Thrones' Adds 'Billy Elliot's' Patrick Malahide
HBO’s Emmy-nominated drama Game of Thrones continues to fill out its cast as production is under way on Season 2.
British actor Patrick Malahide has been cast as Lord Balon Greyjoy, the head of the house of Greyjoy, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Balon is the ruler of the Iron Islands and father to Theon (Alfie Allen) and Yara (Gemma Whelan).
Malahide joins a growing cast that includes recent additions Robert Pugh as Craster, Roy Dotriceas Pyromancer Hallyne; German actor Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen; andWhelan as Yara. Other additions include Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon; and Carice van Houten as Melisandre.
Malahide’s credits include the featuresSahara, Quills and Billy Elliot. His TV work includes stints on Law & Order: U.K., Into the Storm and Five Days.
The news was first reported by WinterIsComing.net.