10:31am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Game of Thrones' Adds 'Matrix' Actress for Season 6
HBO's Game of Thrones has added yet another new face for season six.
Australian actress Essie Davis has boarded the George R.R. Martin fantasy drama, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The actress, who has had roles in both Matrix sequels, the Australian (and original) version of The Slap and The Babadook, will reportedly play a member of a traveling theater troupe in Braavos who stages a play titled The Bloody Hand. During the Thrones' play-within-a-show, Davis will take on the role of Cersei Lannister.
Davis becomes the latest new face to join Game of Thrones for season six. The actress, whose casting leaked after fans of the series posted photos from the set online, joins a roster of season six additions including Richard E. Grant, Freddie Stroma (UnREAL), Pilou Asbæk, Max von Sydow and Ian McShane.
Game of Thrones returns in the spring on HBO.