Freddie Stroma Joins “Game of Thrones”
Freddie Stroma, who played Cormac McLaggen in the Harry Potter films, has joined the cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The actor, who follows in the footsteps of former Potter alumni David Bradley (Argus Filch), Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks), Julian Glover (voice of Aragog), Michelle Fairley (Mrs. Granger – DH1), Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore – DH2), and Ralph Ineson (Amycus Carrow), will take on the role of Samwell Tarly’s brother, Dickon, in the sixth season of the show.
There’s not much information revealed about Dickon from George R.R. Martin’s novels upon which the TV series is based. However, he is described as Sam’s younger and more physically capable brother. Their father, the military commander Lord Randyll Tarly, cruelly forced Sam to choose between joining the Night’s Watch or death so that Dickon could be his heir instead.
Stroma most recently starred in Lifetime’s hit series unREAL, where he portrayed the bachelor on a fictionalized Bachelor-esque reality show, and he is also set to star in the upcoming Michael Bay movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
We here at MuggleNet would like to extend our congratulations to Stroma, who was one of our special guests at this year’s MuggleNet Live!: Expo Patronum. Are you excited to see him take on this role? Let us know your thoughts!