Nearly, anyway. Peter Dinklage is headed back to Northern Ireland for
Picture wrap on my #Pixel comrade-in-arms, the great Peter Dinklage. He’s off to shoot some show in Ireland. pic.twitter.com/gzY7M3hqfP
Waterfront filming in Portstewart intensified yesterday with the closing of the entire beach. Though there is a short-term inconvenience for citizens who want to enjoy the Strand in the summer, the long-term benefits are clear. Local businesswoman Barbara Dempsey tells BBC Radio Ulster, “You couldn’t buy that kind of positive publicity and marketing – of global coverage of Portstewart at its best. It’s not Portstewart which benefits from this, it’s all of Northern Ireland.”
The Strand is expected in open in a limited capacity today, with filming continuing through August 11th.
was filming yesterday, and which actors are involved, that’s tucked behind the cut for spoiler reasons!
We know from the leaked call sheet that we’ll have a scene with Bronn and Jaime on a rowboat, headed for the shore in Dorne. It looks like yesterday was the filming of this scene.
has furnished a few photographs, including one of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on a horse:
There were also multiple sightings from local fans, posted across social media:
Those annoyed about Portstewart beach being closed for filming #Game of Thrones should reflect on the positives pic.twitter.com/MC8ZUTeubH — Alan Lewis (@PhotopressNI) August 8, 2014
Filming Game of Thrones on portstewart beach pic.twitter.com/dKoUz1t1H0 — Rach (@RevRachRos) August 7, 2014
“Wee bit of filming for #gameofthrones happening in #portstewart today – boat leaving the harbour with a couple of the cast, heading to the beach in the distance,” noted this Instagram user.
Filming Game Of Thrones along Portstewart Strand in Co-Derry pic.twitter.com/sLlzyXAGZs — Margaret McLaughlin (@mclaughlinpress) August 8, 2014
Filming Game of Thrones along Portstewart Strand in Co-Derry 2 pic.twitter.com/qDH0RPiRWI
Another shot shows that the castle set in Moneyglass is coming together:
Followed the pink GOT signs 2day n found a GameOfThrones set/exterior shot being built in Moneyglass! #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/HPriXN6hwn — Laura Heron (@laurafoster2884) August 6, 2014
Exciting times! It looks like Jaime and Bronn run into that Dornish patrol right away when they get to Dorne. And I’m still wondering what’s going on in Moneyglass.
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Jaime seems to have acquired himself some Dornish horses. I wonder how he’ll explain that to the Martells.
That horse Nikolaj is riding looks abnormally large.
I assume they’re building the castle set in Moneyglass because it’s got the exteriors they’re looking for. That would indicate it’s a castle in the Riverlands (or possibly the North but it’s pretty green in that pic so more likely further South).
Since we don’t really know what Brienne’s up to this season, I’m going to guess it’s part of her story as she’s really the only major character in that region. I’ll hold out hope that Randyll Tarly will be brought into the fold. Sam’s mentioned him enough on the show that I’m fairly certain we’ll be seeing him at some point. Maybe not this season as there’s been nothing going on with the casting for him to this point but you never know…
Looks like he’s wearing black. Maybe in mourning? Or just to fill the black leather void left by Tywin.
EDIT: Would it be too optimistic to guess that that castle is Riverrun?
Yes. Riverrun is held by Walder Frey as has been mentioned by both Walder in S3 and Brienne/Pod in S4. So no reason to show it. The Blackfish is “on the run”. There is no siege.
Thanks for compiling these on-the-set or nearby-the-set photos. I really feel as though I am there (well, kind of) and it is some psychic relief to know that filming is happening right NOW.
I’ve been trying to watch Rome on HBO as a between-GOT-seasons fix. It is a good show and I’ve seen it before, but it somehow cannot fill the void.
Mayhaps. Still, I wonder why (according to Game of Thrones wiki who cite his CV as their source) B.J. Hogg is listed as returning for s5. He was one of Tywin’s generals in the Riverlands in s1. I guess they could have him be part of Cersei’s small council but I have a feeling he’ll still be in the Riverlands.
Though they did say that Walder Frey was the Lord of Riverrun, that could just be in name. If it was under siege, Brienne couldn’t well have tried going there anyway. Or it could be any other Riverlands castle loyal enough to shelter BF. There is an element of wishful thinking here obviously, but I wonder…
Well, in one way I can understand local folk being a bit peeved if they want to use the beach but it seems like it is only for a few days…and hopefully will give the economy of the surrounding area a boost. I don’t recognise the story-line though – but I guess if GRRM’s editor is now talking about the possibility of eight books, TV show and books are bound to diverge. I’ll read the books when and if they are done but I’m not going to stop watching the show. The northern Irish coast is attractive in a rugged way. I guess they are saving Spain for the Dornish interiors and cities.
Probably needs an eight legged horse to get away from them there pesky Sand Snakes!
That’s a mistake. His CV has said “Currently filming Game of Thrones” for the last few years- since he first appeared basically. They just never erased that news tidbit. The GoT wiki didn’t realize that. I did, because I spend so much time creeping on agencies.
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