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Irish actress selected for GoT prequel

Denise Gough
Denise Gough

By Keiran Southern

The cast of the eagerly anticipated Game Of Thrones prequel has been revealed.

British star Naomi Ackie, Irish actress Denise Gough and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald's Jamie Campbell Bower will all have roles in the yet-to-be-named saga.

Ackie has a leading role in Star Wars: Episode IX and garnered critical acclaim for her debut in 2016's Lady Macbeth film.

Gough has appeared on stage in The Painter and on TV's Messiah V: The Rapture, as well as the 2018 film Colette.

They join previously revealed stars Naomi Watts, who headlines as a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret, and Poldark's Josh Whitehouse.

British director SJ Clarkson will film the pilot episode.

The prequel takes place millennia before the events of the current show, with makers HBO saying it chronicles "the world's descent into its darkest hour".

The eighth and final season of Game Of Thrones is due to air in April.

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