Love for one’s country is something that is nurtured within us ever since we’re young. This love can be attached to a particular place, the environment or simply the people of that country. It provides you with a sense of belongingness. Game of Thrones’ Liam Cunningham is one of the most famous Irish actors in the world. The 59-year-old actor never fetters from showing his love for his country. He revealed his favourite part of Ireland for a new tourism campaign and it turns out he’s a Munster man at heart.
Cunningham, who played Ser Davos in the epic series, said Cork and Kerry are one “little place with a big heart”.
“My favourite place in Ireland? Well, there’s got to be more than one, it’s a big place – or it’s a little place with a big heart. Two places, the Kingdom – Kerry, it’s heaven on earth – and beautiful West Cork,” he said. He added the world would be a lesser place if either area didn’t exist.
“If they weren’t on the planet, the place probably wouldn’t be worth being in. What I love about Ireland is a no-brainer, it’s the people. When I’m away I miss … bizarrely, I miss the rain – is that weird?”
He revealed his choice in a new video by Tourism Ireland and the Irish Film and Television Academy showcasing Ireland. The actor is also a big fan of Africa, as it helped shape him into an actor.
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Game of Thrones was a blissful escape from bleak reality for the fans and the crew alike. The crew of the show worked hard behind the scenes to provide a mystical feeling to the audience. HBO is celebrating the show’s 10-year-completion as the Iron anniversary. The celebrations will include various Game of Thrones-themed events and specials on HBO Max. On account of the Iron anniversary, the crew reflected back on a decade of Game of Thrones.
Several crew members got together in a video released by HBO today to describe their Game of Thrones journey. They described the painstaking work they had to do to bring visual effects to life. Executive Producer Bernadette Caulfield described how she thinks about bringing together a family while making the set. Producer Chris Newman talked about how they engendered an atmosphere where everyone did their best work. They go on to praise their co-workers for how supportive they were. Deborah Riley, Production Designer, loved building the set for Game of Thrones. She loved the fact they got to explore new places and travel while filming.
Steve Kullback, Visual Effects Producer, compared the evolution of dragons on Game of Thrones to the evolution of man. Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Bauer described how the detailing on the size of the dragons played a huge role in bringing them to life.
Are you excited about the Iron anniversary? How do you reflect back on Game of Thrones’ decade-long journey? Talk to us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones was a mystical journey for both the fans and the cast alike. The fantastical series was a blissful escape from reality for a wide variety of audience. HBO is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Game of Thrones as the Iron anniversary. There will be month-long events and Game of Thrones specials all through April. HBO released a number of videos today featuring the cast of the series looking back at the show’s run. Let’s check them out!
Rory McCann (The Hound) recalled being nervous filming the first episode. He was starstruck by actor Sean Bean, and his horse Fat Bob ran into a pear tree:
Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) described how Tyrion got close to him and how he looked up to the character:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) admires the power of storytelling and calls Game of Thrones an incredible journey:
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) talks about how she gave everything as an actor to her role:
Kit Harington (Jon Snow) described how Game of Thrones meant complete originality within TV:
Lena Headey (Cersei) talks about how playing her character was a life-changing moment:
Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran) talks about growing up on the show:
Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) reveals what he would say to his character:
For Emilia Clarke, Daenerys Targaryen was a tapestry of her entire adult life:
Watch Sophie Turner talk about Sansa Stark’s character development here:
John Bradley describes how brave Samwell Tarly really is:
Liam Cunningham (Davos) reveals what made him say yes to Game of Thrones:
How do you look back at the show’s decade-long journey? Tell us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones celebrates its 10th anniversary on 17th this month, and fans all over the world are highly excited. The entire month will be celebrated as the Iron anniversary at HBO. The Iron Anniversary will include a range of features and events for Game of Thrones viewers, from personalized HBO Max episode curations, a Game of Thrones ‘MaraThrone‘ and more throughout the month. In addition, the Conan O’Brien-hosted Game of Thrones reunion special taped in Northern Ireland in 2018 after production wrapped on the series is now streaming on HBO Max. You can watch Part 1 of the special on HBO Max here and Part 2 right here.
Previously, it was only available as an extra feature on the complete collection Blu-ray box set of Game of Thrones. But in honour of the upcoming anniversary, HBO has made the special — featuring appearances by Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Sean Bean, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Mark Addy and Jason Momoa — available on its streaming platform.
Starting Monday, HBO Max users will see a Game of Thrones Spotlight Page. The Spotlight Page will also include more than 150 behind-the-scenes videos and extras, cast interviews, clips and trailers. Later this month on April 10, HBO will begin the Game of Thrones ‘MaraThrone’. For two weeks during the MaraThrone, Games of Thrones cast members will rally on fans as they binge-watch the series for a good cause. To make the MaraThrone a little easier, superfans and influencers will receive a custom kit of essentials.
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