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Another Black British Actor (Lucian Msamati) Joins Cast Of "Game Of Thrones" Season 2...

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 25, 2011 9:34 AM
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Another black British actor has joined the cast of season 2 of the hit HBO show, Game Of Thrones.

Entertainment Weekly reports exclusively that Lucian Msamati has signed on to play a Lyseni pirate named Salladhor Saan - described as "a friend of Davos Seaworth; a mercenary pirate who joins the ranks of Stannis Baratheon's rebellion against the Lannister forces at King's Landing."

Got that fans of the series? As I said in the last casting announcement about Thrones (British up-and-comer Nonso Anozie), none of that means anything to me, because, once again, I haven't been keeping up with the series. But I assume it'll make some sense to those of you who have (or who have read the books).

I'm told that the role brother Msamati will play in season 2 of the series is significant, so he should chew up a bit of scenery, utilizing his stage and screen talents.

Msamati will likely be recognizable to those who've watched No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency in which he had a featured role.

With Anozie and now Msamati joining Thrones, I just will have to make watching it a priority now, catching up with all the episodes of season 1 so that I'm primed for season 2 when it comes around.

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  • lesego | May 27, 2014 7:52 AMReply

    Next Time and all the Time heading should say another or Tanzanian Actor Joins Game of Thrones..not this British bullshit

  • JMac | August 25, 2011 11:04 AMReply

    Dayum, now I gotta get HBO again. I really didn't want to watch this series.

  • Jug | August 25, 2011 10:16 AMReply

    Monique, you took the words out of my MOUTH! BAM, Lucian Msamati is a beast actor. Crazy thing is, he wouldn't get much run in the U.S. because..uhh...he ain't the handsomest brother on the block LOL

    But he is a great actor, I've seen him on the woefully underrated NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY & on DR. WHO. I've also seen him on some South African joints & I hear his stage work is no joke.

    It's all upside for me. Can't wait till THRONES comes back!

  • Dee | August 25, 2011 10:00 AMReply

    Do you watch Mad Men?

  • Monique | August 25, 2011 9:53 AMReply

    Not that I need another reason to watch Game of Thrones but THAT's what I'm talking about! Yeah more color on an already beautiful palette!

  • Steve | April 8, 2012 5:57 PM

    The disturbing thing for me is that they cant even make TV programs based on European mytholigical culture without having to add token coloured people.

    I saw the cast was all people European decent, which makes sense sysne the program is based on European history, i was wondering how long it would be before they had to add Black people or before the PC Brigade would start complaining racism.

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