Keisha Castle-Hughes Picked for Game of Thrones

Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes will join the cast of hit HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones, starring as Obara Sand, Oberyn’s eldest daughter and a fearsome warrior in her own right.

In a video of cast members introducing themselves ahead of the Season 5 series, 24-year-old Castle-Hughes said she was “super excited” to be part of the show.

Castle-Hughes rose to fame in 2002 in an Academy Award-nominated performance as Paikea in the Niki Caro-directed film Whale Rider.

She has also appeared in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, The Nativity Story and A Heavenly Vintage.

The fifth season of Game of Thrones will air mid-2015.

Original article by Jarett Wieselman, BuzzFeed, July 25, 2014.

Tags: A Heavenly Vintage  Buzzfeed  Game of Thrones  Keisha Castle-Hughes  Niki Caro  Obara Sand  Oscars  Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith  The Nativity Story  Whale Rider  

  • Susan - 1:06 am on July 30th, 2014
    Looking forward to seeing Keisha onscreen again. She'd make an awesome Obara Sand.
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