Dominic West, star of HBO’s “The Wire” and Disney's "John Carter," was apparently offered the role of Mance Rayder, the former member of the Night’s Watch who now rules the wildlings north of The Wall.
So “Game of Thrones” producers are thinking big – maybe even Sean Bean big – about who will play Rayder.
While promoting the second season of “The Hour,” West told HuffPost TV’s Maureen Ryan he recently turned down a role on “Thrones” because it would take him to Iceland – where the Jon Snow scenes are shot – for six months.
So with West out of the picture, which big-deal British actor will HBO next approach to play Rayder? Jason Isaacs? Ian Hart? Alan Rickman? Rhys Ifans? Bill Nighy? Adrian Edmondson? John Cleese?
Find all of Ryan’s story about Westero … er, West here.