Monday 29 December 2014

In line to the Throne: Irish stars out in force for premiere

Published 20/03/2014 | 02:30

Actors Jack Gleeson and Sophie Turner attend HBO's "Game of Thrones" fourth season premiere at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actors Jack Gleeson and Sophie Turner attend HBO's "Game of Thrones" fourth season premiere at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Cast member Aidan Gillen arrives for the premiere of the fourth season of HBO series "Game of Thrones" in New York
Cast member Liam Cunningham arrives for the premiere of the fourth season of HBO series "Game of Thrones" in New York
Actress Nathalie Emmanuel and actress Emilia Clarke attend the "Game Of Thrones" Season 4 New York premiere at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on March 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Actress Rose Leslie attends the "Game Of Thrones" Season 4 New York premiere at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on March 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Actress Molly Sims attends the "Game Of Thrones" Season 4 New York premiere at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on March 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

GAME of Thrones just keeps getting better and better – and it's in no small part due to a vital core of Irish actors.

Liam Cunningham, Aidan Gillen and Jack Gleeson walked the red carpet in style for the season four premiere of the hit drama in New York.

The Golden Globe-winning show, based on the novels of George RR Martin – who attended the premiere in person – returns to the screen in the US on April 6. Viewers here will be able to view it the following day on Sky Atlantic.

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However, major fan US President Barack Obama couldn't wait any longer and has already seen it, after sending a special request to the CEO of HBO to send him advance episodes of the series.

Dublin actor Jack Gleeson flew over for the evening and arrived at the event with co-star Sophie Turner. The fourth series was filmed in Northern Ireland and the producers have issued several online trailers to whet the appetites of die-hard fans.

Gleeson's rise to fame as evil Prince Joffrey Baratheon has been fairly meteoric, but the recent Trinity College graduate intends on retiring from acting once he finishes on the series.

Irish Independent

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