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He came to attention on one of the biggest TV shows of all time and is now set to star in one of cinema’s biggest film franchises.
London-based Greek-Cypriot actor Miltos Yerolemou, most widely known as Arya Stark’s sword teacher, Syrio Forel, in the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, has reportedly been tapped to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII, according to a report by the BBC.
Nothing is known about his role, but speculation has been rising online that his experience handling a sword could well be transferred to a lightsaber. The Hollywood Reporter reached out to both Disney and Yerolemou’s reps for comment or confirmation of the casting without response.
Yerolemou has recently been filming the drama Wolf Hall for the BBC, and he has also appeared onstage with the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Bottom in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that came to California earlier this year.
Should Yerolemou’s Star Wars casting be confirmed, he would become the second Game of Thrones actor, alongside Gwendoline Christie, to make the leap from Westeros to a galaxy far, far away.
Last week, production of Star Wars: Episode VII resumed at Pinewood Studios in the U.K., having been stalled following Harrison Ford’s on-set injury in June.
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