Via Winter is Coming:

Meet the Kraken, Balon Greyjoy cast in GAME OF THRONES

We have some exclusive casting news for you, the House Gatewatch faithful. British actor Patrick Malahide has been cast as Lord Balon Greyjoy.


This probably completes the casting for Ironborn speaking roles this season as it looks like Aeron and Victarion will be shuffled off to later seasons. Malahide looks to be a solid choice for the role, being an experienced character actor and one that tends to play the villainous roles. Balon isn’t a villain per se, but he definitely has an edge to him. As a Greyjoy fanboy, I approve of this casting.

For the rather small role he’ll play in season two of Game of Thrones, I don’t have much to say. Looks scary and angry enough.

  • Tofu August 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    It’s amazing how well they’re casting these roles. Almost all of them are very much like what I imagined them as…

  • Squeaks August 25, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    We see a lot of Patrick Malahide on UK TV, he really is perfect for this role – probably the best casting choice so far announced!

  • underext7 August 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    There is a reason I rock the Greyjoy Coffee Mug at work… This is gonna be sweet!