I said that Balon would likely be the last Ironborn speaking role to be cast, but I was wrong. Dagmer Cleftjaw has been cast and playing the role will be British actor Ralph Ineson.
Dagmer, called the Cleftjaw, is master-at-arms for the Greyjoy’s and captains the ship Foamdrinker. He earned his nickname as a boy, when an axe blow to the face left him with a nasty scar. Ineson is a film and TV actor with some notable credits to his name. You may remember him as Finchy in the BBC version of The Office. More recently he appeared in the final two Harry Potter films as the Death Eater Amycus Carrow. He also had small roles in the films From Hell, The First Knight and Robin Hood.
Winter Is Coming: Ineson is not as burly as I pictured the Cleftjaw to be. But no doubt once they add the costume, the beard and the facial scar he will look plenty tough. And they better keep the facial scar. It is a great example of just how badass the Ironborn are. Welcome to the cast Ralph!