Natalie Dormer joins GAME OF THRONES

Via Entertainment Weekly:

Natalie Dormer, who memorably played the seductive and doomed Anne Boylen on Showtime’s The Tudors, has been added to the fantasy drama’s regular cast.

Dormer will play Margaery Tyrell.

A wonderful choice. Older than appropriate for Margaery per the novels, but with the average age of all the children increased, and Dormer’s ability to play younger than her age, I don’t anticipate being bothered by that. Not as delicately pretty as I pictured the character, either, but she absolutely has the shrewd charisma and quiet sophistication to handle Margaery’s plot. She’ll really have a chance to shine in the third season. I’m a big fan of Dormer’s work on The Tudors, so I’m understandably excited about her addition to the Game of Thrones cast.

  • Chris A. June 23, 2011 at 10:19 am

    This is a really good casting decision. I’m excited to see what she can bring to the role!

  • Margaret McGriff June 27, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Excellent choice indeed!! I LOVED her in the Tudors! She was one of the best leading female characters the show ever had! She is going to be excellent in this role! I’m excited!!