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Exclusive: Angolan Actor Hoji Fortuna Books Role On 'Game Of Thrones' Season 4

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by Tambay A. Obenson
August 30, 2013 6:38 PM
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Angolan thespian, Monsieur Hoji Fortuna has been cast in a role for the upcoming 4th season of HBO's hit series Game Of Thrones.

The part he's playing is being kept under-wraps for now, but the actor informs that he's heading to Dubrovnik, Croatia where he'll be for the entire month of September, shooting on the series.

The 4th season of Game of Thrones will again be filmed in Dubrovnik along with other locales around the globe (last season also included Reykjavik, Iceland; Northern Ireland; and Morocco).

Shooting began this month (August 2013) and is expected to last through October.

The award-winning actor who some will recall as the menacing César, hellbent on recouping his gasoline booty in Djo Tunda Wa Munga's fiery Viva Riva! (maybe the splashiest release of an African film in the USA ever), has been busy on both the big and small screen since that 2011 film. 

Most recently, he was featured in Hal Hartley's last film, Meanwhile, and the now-defunct ABC series Pan Am (which was his Stateside TV debut appearance). He can next be seen in Frances Bodomo's upcoming Afronauts, a film on the 1964 Zambian Space Program; and Nefertite Nguvu's feature film directorial debut In The Morning.

Prior to his Stateside film/TV entrée, Fortuna worked in television in Portugal.

Other actors of African descent who've appeared on Game Of Thrones include: Nathalie Emmanuel, a British actress who played child slave Missandei, who works as a translator for Kraznys in Astapor, and is a servant of Daenerys Targaryen; another young Brit, Jacob Anderson, who played a character named Grey Worm, leader of a group of eunuch slave soldiers called The Unsullied; and still another British actor in Nonso Anozie played Xaro Xhoan Daxos; And there was Lucian Msamati who played Salladhor Saan.

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9 Comments

  • Muse | September 3, 2013 10:24 AMReply

    I'm so turned off from GoT based on that last scene from season 3, and from the lack of a black female presence in general (aside from a pale-skinned biracial servant), that I am not feeling particularly compelled to tune in to season 4.

  • Connor | September 5, 2013 5:33 PM

    lacks black female perspective? that's why you don't like it? these fictional places are based on real places such as Ireland - the North, Essos - the Middle East and so on. even if that wasn't the case, I don't know why this would upset you. Racism is when you make these distinctions

  • 90056 | September 3, 2013 6:11 PM

    speak for yourself! Game of Thrones isn't for everyone, and that is what makes it HBO's top show. Game recognize game.

  • Agent K | September 2, 2013 3:32 PMReply

    He'll either be killed during the 4th season or stay on as a subservient character

  • QBN | September 2, 2013 1:11 PMReply

    He was great in Viva Riva... don't care much for GOT but will probably check out his debut.

  • Amari | September 2, 2013 11:23 AMReply

    Hopefully it isn't another character which ends up subservient.

  • B | August 31, 2013 8:17 PMReply

    Please let him be Brown Ben Plumm. He'd be perfect and here's to representing the diaspora! I'm Cape Verdian so it makes me particularly proud and hopeful to see him cast.

  • scriptTease | August 30, 2013 10:39 PMReply

    Samuel L Jackson's baby brother.

  • Usanga | August 30, 2013 7:09 PMReply

    Congratulations Hoji! You deserve it. This show is in keeping with the caliber of your acting. Now, I have another great reason to anxiously wait for season 4.

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