Saturday 23 July 2016

'Game of Thrones will return bigger, badder, bolder and naughtier' - Liam Cunningham

Eimear Rabbitte

Published 24/02/2016 | 07:34

Liam Cunningham in Game Of Thrones
Liam Cunningham in Game Of Thrones

Game Of Thrones fans are in for even more raunchiness and bloodshed when the sixth series hits our screens, according to one of the show's stars.

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Dublin actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth in the fantasy epic, said there was loads more violence in the new series.

"We just finished filming at the end of December," he told the Herald.

"I've seen a bit of it and it's looking really good. It's bigger, badder, bolder and naughtier. It's probably more violent, so there will be magnificent drama."

The new series of the show, much of which is filmed in Belfast, will continue on ahead of the book, as writer George RR Martin has yet to complete the sixth instalment.

Season five, which features former Love/Hate star Aidan Gillen, ended on a knife-edge.

Liam Cunningham
Liam Cunningham

The fate of character Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, hangs in the balance after he was repeatedly stabbed during a bloody finale.

However, Harington has been spotted around the Belfast set and enjoying pints in town with Cunningham, prompting speculation that Snow is not as dead as fans had feared.

While Cunningham wouldn't address any of the rumours swirling around the new series, he did say he enjoyed shooting some "very different" scenes for his character.

"Unfortunately, what that difference entails I can't say," he added.

While the show has a reputation for killing off major characters on a regular basis, Cunningham's Davos has managed to survive five seasons without getting the chop.

The 54-year-old, meanwhile, has been promoting his World War One movie, The Childhood of a Leader, in which he stars alongside Twilight heart-throb Robert Pattinson. The film was shot last year in Hungary.

"I'm just back from the Rotterdam Film Festival with Robert," said Cunningham.

"We won a couple of awards in Venice for the movie last year. It's a beautiful little piece."

The sixth season of Game Of Thrones, which stars Emilia Clarke as Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen, will air in April.

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