7:27pm PT by Jethro Nededog
'Game of Thrones' Casts Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth
The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros are experiencing a population boom. On the heels of Tuesday's news that Stephen Dillane and Carice van Houten have joined HBO’s second season of Game of Thrones, another actor reportedly fills the last major new role of next season.
Cunningham plays Davos Seaworth, a former smuggler who earned the nickname the “Onion Knight” for his history of smuggling onions among other things. He’s knighted and becomes a great supporter and confidante to Lord Stannis Baratheon (Dillane).
The Irish actor’s TV and film credits go back to the early-1990s. He appeared in Starz’s Camelot and starred in the BBC One series, Outcasts. His film resume includes 2010’s Clash of the Titans, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, and Dog Soldiers.
Cunningham is repped by Management 360 and Sarah Camlett at Independent Talent Group.
Game of Thrones is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by author George R. R. Martin.
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