Published on June 29th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett
Eccleston on the Throne?
According to website Comic Book Movie, two actors from the world of Doctor Who are lined up for roles in season 2 of the HBO series, Game of Thrones.
Christopher Eccleston (do you need an introduction?) and Tony Curran (Vincent Van Gogh in 2010’s Vincent and the Doctor) are, according to rumour, both lined up for parts but nothing has been confirmed as yet. Den of Geek commented:
“There are also unconfirmed rumours that Christopher Eccleston and Tony Curran are being lined up for roles, but we’ll see what happens there, and bring you more news when we get it.”
This is not based on any hard evidence as yet and so everything that you read can so far be taken with a large dose of salt and a shake from a familiar looking pepper pot at the same time.
To add to the rumour mill however, it does sound like something that Curran might do, he would certainly not look out of place in such a drama. Eccleston would certainly bring a powerful performance to the table but is he really a “television series” actor these days? If reports are to believed from years ago (and it’s a big if) then he wasn’t too happy with the gruelling schedule for Doctor Who.