The Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sørensen won praise for her portrayal of the warrior woman Karsi in the hit TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ (despite only been in one episode so far!). And now it looks like another Dane will get a chance.
According to various US media, including Vanity Fair, one of Denmark’s hottest male actors at the moment, Pilou Asbæk (‘1864’, ‘Borgen’, ‘A Hijacking’, co-presented the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest), has landed the role as the pirate Euron Greyjoy in the show’s sixth season.
HBO has yet to confirm the selection, but Asbæk has reportedly been seen in connection with the filming of a scene that involves Greyjoy.
“It’s no surprise that the ‘Game of Thrones’ casting team might go after her ‘Borgen’ co-star Pilou Asbæk,” wrote Vanity Fair.
“Watchers on the Wall is reporting that Asbæk has been cast as Euron Greyjoy, the dashing, eye patch-wearing uncle to Theon and Yara. Pilou was spotted on set at a significant location today, though HBO has yet to officially confirm he has the part.”
A fortunate fourth
Should the rumours hold true, Asbæk will become the fourth Dane to take part in the blockbuster series, following in the footsteps of Sørensen, Dar Salim and, naturally, leading man Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
Which isn’t bad when you consider that only four American actors have been cast in the US show: