Tower of the Hand

Sean Bean to lead AGOT cast

Tags: Casting
7/20/2009 3:49:00 AM ET

It's official. Sean Bean has been cast as Eddard Stark in the HBO adaptation of A Game of Thrones. Bean, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Boromir in the Lord of the Rings films, is an impressive choice who lends credibility to the pilot and hopefully increases its odds at becoming a series. The Hollywood Reporter confirms the news first reported by Winter Is Coming. George R. R. Martin also announced additional cast members in the latest Not a Blog: Mark Addy (Robert), Jack Gleeson (Joffrey), Harry Lloyd(Viserys), and newcomer Kit Harington (Jon Snow). Casting for other roles continues, with filming to commence this October. [Post updated with cast pics.]

Sean Bean as Eddard Stark (Photo from Lord of the Rings)

Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon (Photo from A Knight's Tale)

Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon (Photo from Batman Begins)

Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen (Photo from BBC's Robin Hood)

Kit Harington as Jon Snow (Publicity Photo)

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