'Game of Thrones' casts Styr in season 4
But wait, there’s more!
Just when you thought HBO’s Game of Thrones had finished announcing its season 4 cast, there is one more role left: Styr, the Magnar of Thenn.
He will be played by Russian actor Yuri Kolokolnikov. You’ve probably seen him in V tvoikh glazakh and Schastlivyy konets. Or perhaps Obrechyonnye na voynu? Okay, so Kolokolnikov may not be well known in the States. But he’s a longtime actor in his homeland, having appeared in more than a couple dozen features.
As for his character, Styr leads the Thenn, the most warlike tribe from beyond the Wall. At the end of the third season, the tribes are readying to potentially invade Westeros under the leadership of Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds) while spy-among-the-Wildlings Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was returned injured to Castle Black with news of their movements.
There was some previous online speculation that actor Joseph Gatt was playing Styr. All I can say about that is: Nope.
The fantasy hit returns next spring. Previous Thrones season 4 news: Dany’s Meereen contact cast, season 4 directors chosen, Sigur Ros cast, ‘Rome’ actress cast, ‘Sherlock’ actor cast, Oberyn the Red Viper cast.
Game of Thrones
HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'