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Ian McShane discusses the return of a crucial character on Game of Thrones

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The character of ‘Ray‘ in Game of Thrones episode 7, ‘The Broken Man‘, came and went soon enough, reminding us fans that getting emotionally attached to any character on Game of Thrones will most definitely result in said character’s death. We saw, in this episode, how Ray played a vital role in reviving Sandor Clegane, and introducing the latter to a new life. Ray proved to be especially helpful in re-introducing us to an admired character, since most of the fans believed that The Hound was dead. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ian McShane, the actor who plays Ray, talks about his experience on Game of Thrones, and how working with Rory McCann (The Hound) was quite an enjoyable time.

McShane talks about how the director wanted him to play the role of Ray, since they had prepared a two-page speech that proved to be a very important aspect of the episode. Since all of Ray’s scenes involved Clegane, McShane reveals that he only got to interact much with Rory McCann, and that it certainly was fun to film those scenes with him.

When asked about how he got involved with Game of Thrones as a character, he says, “Well, they wrote a two-page speech – so that’s why they invited me. It’s a big soliloquy, like in Deadwood, and they needed to get somebody who could do that. It was really well written. Rory was a delight to work with, and so was the director. The whole experience was five days in Belfast, and I enjoyed it a lot.”

In answer to the question of what he thinks will happen with the Hound in the next episode, and about his death scene, McShane says, “I don’t know what happens in the next episodes. But if they’re following the Western code, he’ll seek to avenge me, then continue his life in a different way. You have to have revenge, and expedient revenge. I don’t believe in the death penalty, but I understand personal vengeance. How do you reconcile those in real life? In film, you can do it very easily. You show somebody has been wronged and therefore their morality is in the right place. It’s very easy.” “You just have to hold your breath for 10 seconds and look sufficiently dead for them to get it.”

Talking about if there was any pressure being a part of the most popular TV show in the world, he said, “No pressure! It’s the most popular TV show in the world, isn’t it? I enjoyed meeting [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] – nobody ever expects the kind of reaction this has gotten. It’s kind of like Deadwood when we started off, but they’ve managed to go another three seasons. It’s interesting because you’re a part of the show, but you’re not part of the show. I only needed Rory [for my scenes], so I didn’t meet anybody else in it.”

When asked if he was being hounded by people when it became known that he was to star in Game of Thrones, he replied, “That’s the natural extension of the Internet. I don’t pay much attention to that. I don’t do social media. So I’m constantly surprised that when anybody says anything”

We surely did enjoy McShane’s presence in Game of Thrones, and though his role might not have been long enough, he certainly will be a character to remember since he brought back none other than Sandor Clegane!







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Have a look at Game of Cones – A shop dedicated to Game of Thrones and Ice cream lovers!

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Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

When you watch Game of Thrones, you always swear allegiance to a particular House or two, be it Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Stark, or Greyjoy. But when it comes to ice creams, it becomes a really tough choice. And one particular shop in Cornwall is not making it easy for Game of Thrones fans at all. A Game of Thrones ice cream shop, Game of Cones, located in Fowey, Cornwall, UK, is making your dreams come true, in the form of your favourite sweet and icy dessert.

Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

The dessert shop in Cornwall sells your favourite ice creams and milkshakes with a Game of Thrones twist. Over 33 flavours are available on their menu for you to choose from, each sharing name with a character on HBO’s epic fantasy. There’s also a House of Dragons cabinet for people to sit and enjoy their delicacy. It sounds awfully similar to the name of HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel!

Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

We know that Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is being filmed at various locations in Cornwall, as many pictures have been leaked online with the cast in costume. Game of Cones will surely make a huge profit if the prequel lifts off.

What do you think of the Game of Cones ice cream shop? Tell us in the comments below!







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More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar

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More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar

Every year diehard Game of Thrones fans wait for the release of the yearly A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar that features some of the best artworks in the world. They depict the fantastical world of George R. R. Martin’s famous novel series. A few of the beautiful portraits were released early this year, two of them very recently. Penguin Random House released a calendar filled with images from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. The publication site has shared more images on its website, according to Los Siete Reinos.

The calendar for 2022 has illustrations from Spanish artist Arantza Sestayo. Earlier George R. R. Martin tweeted a pic from the calendar, announcing its release a few weeks ago. Two new pictures from the calendar were leaked recently. First up, there’s a lovely image of Sansa and Lady in the Winterfell godswood, before the direwolf is killed very early on in the story. Next, we have an image of Craster and his many wives and daughters who live with him beyond the Wall.

You can buy the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar here. Are you excited about the new yearly calendar? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Top 10 most shocking deaths on Game of Thrones, according to fans

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Game of Thrones was famous for showcasing some of the most shocking and gruesome deaths in television history. George R. R. Martin’s infamous style of killing off fan favourite characters is a defining characteristic of the show. Over the course of its decade-long run, there were many jaw-dropping death scenes that shook the audience to their core. In April this year, HBO celebrated the Iron Anniversary on account of its 10-year completion. They asked the fans to vote for the most shocking deaths on the show.

More than 33,000 fans voted on the occasion, and the final results are here as follows:

 

10. Walder Frey (Season 6, Episode 10)

Walder Frey’s involvement in the Red Wedding made him one of the most hated characters on Game of Thrones. Fans were amazed when Arya Stark used her face-swapping skills to deliver poetic justice to the one who betrayed her family.

 

9. Ramsay Bolton (Season 6, Episode 9)

Ramsay

One of the most satisfying killing scenes in the entire series, Ramsay Bolton’s death almost made the audience cheer for the Starks. Jon Snow defeats Bolton and his army with the help of wildlings and Knights of Vale, and Sansa rightly delivers him to the hounds who once fed on his victims.

 

8. Viserion (Season 7, Episode 6)

Viserion

Daenerys‘ rescue attempt results in the death of one of her ‘children’. Viserion is killed by a well-aimed javelin thrown by the Night King, resulting in an instant death.

 

7. Littlefinger (Season 7, Episode 7)

Littlefinger

In a shocking turn of events, Petyr Baelish “Littlefinger” loses at his own game of cunning, when Arya Stark tricks him into believing he can create a rift between the Stark sisters.

 

6. Joffrey Baratheon (Season 4, Episode 2)

Joffrey

Another one of the most satisfying deaths on the show, Joffrey Baratheon, one of the most hated characters on the show, choked on his own blood and died horribly after being poisoned by Olenna Tyrell.

 

5. Jon Snow (Season 5, Episode 10)

Jon snow

Fans cried when the show’s poster boy was stabbed to death by his brothers of the Night’s Watch. Luckily Jon was resurrected by Melisandre in the next episode.

 

4. Ned Stark (Season 1, Episode 9)

Ned stark

The first death on the show that moved the viewers by large, many fans were hoping that the honourable Warden of the North would somehow escape his execution.

 

3. Hodor (Season 6, Episode 5)

Hodor

One of the most loving characters in television history, Hodor’s secret and his demise made even the toughest of fans cry out rivers. He dies heroically trying to save Bran Stark from the undead.

 

2. Oberyn Martell (Season 4, Episode 8)

Oberyn Martell

Oberyn Martell became a fan favourite in a really short time, but Pedro Pascal’s charm wasn’t enough to keep him alive. He was crushed to death by the huge monstrosity known as the Mountain.

 

1. The Red Wedding (Season 3, Episode 9)

Red wedding

There’s no denying the Red Wedding is the most terrifying death scene ever filmed in all of television history. The brutal execution of the Starks and their supporters by the Freys and Boltons left fans worldwide in utter shock.

Do you think the ranking is justified? Tell us about your list in the comments below!







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