The steady flow of casting news continues… and now we have our own exclusive Game of Thrones casting to announce. The part of Jaqen H’ghar will be filled by German actor Tom Wlaschiha. Wlaschiha has appeared in numerous German films and TV series’ and also had a few small roles in Hollywood films such as Enemy at the Gates, Munich and Valkyrie. You can check out his showreel at his official site.
Jaqen H’ghar is one of a group of criminals that is being taken to the Wall by Yoren along with Arya. Tower of the Hand notes his appearance in the book as “slender and fine-featured, half of his hair is red and the other half is white.” HBO describes Jaqen as “sly, enigmatic, and a dangerous criminal, part of Yoren’s group of recruits taken from King’s Landing to join the Night’s Watch. A foreigner from the Free Cities, he speaks broken English. Seductive, charming, and very dangerous.”
Winter Is Coming: I have to say, I really, really like this casting. Wlaschiha has a great look that fits the mysterious Lorathi criminal. I wonder if they will keep his long, two-tone hairdo? I think his eyes alone give him enough of a unique appearance. Plus they could use his natural German accent to really drive home the fact that H’ghar is not from Westeros. And I love the intensity in his acting present on his showreel. Really excited to see Wlaschiha on screen and in character. Welcome to the cast Tom!