'Game of Thrones' actors Charles Dance, Diana Rigg talk about their characters

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

The HBO series Game of Thrones will be returning to HBO on April 6. The epic fantasy that takes place in Westeros with mighty dragons and warring kingdoms, will feature castmembers Charles Dance and Diana Rigg.

Rigg told Associated Press about her as Lady Oleanna on GoT, "I loved the idea of playing this naughty old bag. It's my idea of heaven."

The British actress won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for Rebecca and she also won a BAFTA Award for The Avengers.

Dance was glad to participate in Game of Thrones where the “writing was good, the costumes are great and, eventually, the location catering was fantastic," he told the AP.

Dance plays Lord Tywin Lannister in the series. He is known for his role in Gosford Park, and won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for The Jewel in the Crown. Dance previously worked with Rigg before GoT, as well.

Other members of the cast include Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Jack Gleeson, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Emilia Clarke.

As the show moves forward with Rigg and Dance, writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss will be certain to provide many plot twists and royal feuds for two more seasons.

Game of Thrones premieres at 9 p.m. on April 6.



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