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Graham McTavish (Harrold Westerling) hints an important character dies in Episode 4 of House of The Dragon



Graham McTavish reveals filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is nearly finished

Graham McTavish is one of the most recognizable faces in the television industry, appearing in a number of famous fantasy shows and leaving an everlasting impression with his brilliant performances. From Outlander to Lucifer to The Witcher, he is one of the most respected and beloved actors, and his most recent role is sure to become the next fan-favorite character in the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel. McTavish will be playing Ser Harrold Westerling in House of The Dragon, but before he was offered the role he had a choice to play another character, who would have died in the fourth episode.

Talking to The Sunday Post, he revealed, “About five years ago, [House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal and I] were having lunch and he told me he was working on a Game Of Thrones prequel and he would love me to be in it. When it came closer, he said there were two possible characters I could play, but one of them died in episode four, so of course, I went for the other one!”


Knowing Graham McTavish’s stature and fame, it is likely that both the roles he was offered were central to House of The Dragon’s storyline. One of them is Ser Harrold Westerling, the noblest knight in all of Westeros, which he accepted. The other one remains a mystery.

McTavish also talked about how he was never allowed to sit while wearing his armour, “The king’s guards that my character is part of are almost like Templar monks/warrior types. Who forsake all worldly things and are not allowed to have relationships or money. They are completely devoted to the king. I had to wear a lot of armour and never once was I allowed to sit down in a scene.”

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Sayantan is a keen follower of everything pop culture; from films, shows, anime to video games and latest memes. He started writing professionally for Wiki of Thrones during the 2021 lockdown, and has been developing his writing and editing skills ever since. Sayantan has since worked for several reputed firms, such as Collider and FandomWire, gathering experience and nods from some of the best in the industry. With a growing repertoire amassing renowned websites, Sayantan is your go to guy for all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. When he is not hunting for headlines and theories, you can find him engrossed in fantasy shows, conspiracy theories and video games.

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