Good morning everyone!
I woke up this morning to some news out of the fan blog http://www.winteriscoming.net that casting has been completed for the character of Mace Tyrell.
Ashton-Griffiths is a British actor who has had a long career, having been in such films as Gangs of New York, The Brothers Grimm, and the upcoming film Grace of Monaco. He will be playing the Lord of Highgarden, the son of Lady Olenna Tyrell (The Queen of Thorns), and the father of Lady Margaery and Ser Loras Tyrell. In the Books, Mace is often seen as a bumbling oaf, and whose only influencee is the large amountn of money he has in his castle treasury.
Personally I see this as great casting of a strong actor to take on a challenging and potentially uninteresting role like the Lord of Highgarden. I could see him doing a lot with the role and making it his own.
Please feel free to leave comments below, how do you feel about this casting? How stoked are you for season four news?