Georgie Henley Cast in “Game of Thrones” Prequel

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Georgie Henley has been cast as a series regular in the Game of Thrones prequel series.

There is not yet any information about what role Henley will be playing, but secrecy about anything in the production is usual for Game of Thrones.

This will be the first time Henley has returned to the fantasy genre on both the large and the small screen since The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

36 Responses

  1. coracle says:

    This is a great bit of news. Georgie has always been a strong and intelligent actor. Nearly a year ago I saw a 2-person monologue show that she was in, in London.
    Wishing her good scripts, excellent directors and decent costumes!

  2. Skilletdude says:

    I suppose it's work for her, but I'd rather not see Georgie Henley associated with anything as sordid as Game of Thrones.

    • I agree entirely! I am unsure as to whether anything in the modern world of media is as abominable as GoT! I truly have no idea why it is so popular.

      • Rich says:

        Guys, seriously? Who cares if it is crass, violent and sexy? It’s is an accurate portrait of that type of world! The reason it is so popular has more to do with the rich development afforded to all of the characters, who are all layed and deeply complicated. There is so much to dissect and analyze, along with a lush story filled wonder, beautiful locations and epic set pieces. The show operates on a totally different level than most television shows and has single handily elevated the medium of televised story telling. Being turned off it for those reasons is truly laughable.

      • Lord Argoz says:

        ‘Who cares if it is crass, violent and sexy?’

        Well actually, I care, as I know a lot of others do.
        Although I’ve never seen Game of Thrones so am not able to speak intelligently on that particular show or Georgie Henley’s involvement, I know that what we dwell on and put into our minds greatly effects what comes out in our lives.
        It is not true to say that art has no moral content. Films, books, tv shows, they all have the power to either affect us in a good way or in a bad way. You can only watch so much filth before you either decide to turn away and think instead on things that will build you up, or simply say that ‘it doesn’t matter, there is no morality anyway.’
        C.S. Lewis certainly believed in objective morality. For him, it was one of the biggest arguments for the existence of God.

        To quote G.K. Chesterton, ‘Do not be so open-minded that your brain falls out.’ – G. K. Chesterton

      • I second that, Lord Argoz!

      • Hermitess of Narnia says:

        I'm glad Georgie has a good-paying job, but this won't make me change my mind and watch the Game of Thrones show.

        Just because bad things happen in real life doesn't mean that they all need to be shown in visually, in detail. I can barely watch The Hobbit trilogy because I'm cringing at the violence. (I'm a nurse and my mind starts immediately trying to add up injuries and figure out how to help people – so watching a movie with lots of injuries is mentally taxing.)

      • Col Klink says:

        Thinking of the violence in the Hobbit movies sickens me because since The Hobbit is popular with Christians, a lot of Christian kids are now going to grow up seeing disgusting violence as entertainment. That kind of makes me angry/nauseous. (Gets off soapbox.)

      • Keeper of Lantern Waste says:

        I can't deny it looks epically cinematic, and according to my friends who enjoy the show, the characters sound realistic, intriguing, and diverse. However, although I'm not bothered by language or battle scenes, I personally would not enjoy it due to how extremely uncomfortable I get when characters make out and/or worse.

        If HBO ever created a TV-14 cut (the way Deadpool 2 made a PG-13 cut along with an R rated one) I'd probably give it a shot.

      • Cleander says:

        I'm just a little unnerved by the fact that Lucy Pevensie is getting involved in something like this. Hardly an "innocent" role.

      • Narnian says:

        Seriously? Why is she expected to play only "innocent" roles? She's not an 8 year old little girl anymore. She should not be defined by her debut role.

        Nor is she some desperate incompetent scrabbling for any work she can get. She's a Cambridge educated, 23 year old woman with opportunities and choices who is, I'm sure, more than capable of making her own decisions regarding what work will challenge and interest her and what roles she is comfortable with taking on.

    • Frodo Lives says:

      I agree with Col. Klink! You Might as well call it,
      “100 Ways to Die in Middle Earth or If You’re An Orc, You’re Fodder: The Motion Picture Trilogy”, well, something like that!
      The Hobbit movies for my kids? Never! The Lord of the Rings movies? Maybe when there older…

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  4. Rich says:

    It probably doesn’t bother me at all because I’m a devout atheist in every way. Strange to most on here I’m sure because Narnia is infused with so many religious themes (what can I say, I am a huge sucker for religious allegory). I just think that it would be a disservice to the authenticity of that world to sensor those aspects simply to appease a small group of people. Apologies if my comments were harsh, but that’s one of the most frustrating aspects of organized religion to me. Made more so frustrating by the fact that the Catholic Church is filled to the brim with people masquerading as puritans who rape children behind closed doors. Game of Thrones doesn’t want to sweep anything under the rug but show you it’s grim reality in the most unapologetic way. It succeeds in making you believe this world and it’s truly remarkable. Anyone who has not witnessed this series for whatever reason is missing out.

    • Lord Argoz says:

      I suppose it all comes down to worldview. If you believe, as many do, that there is no God, then there is no reason to act in a 'moral' way. There is no reason for any way to be more right than any other and yet, you are rightly appaled at those who terribly misuse their power. From whence, then, does this feeling of injustice come? This, as I mentioned, is one of the things that confused C.S.Lewis when he was an atheist and eventually led him to Christianity.
      He went on to write an entire book about this concept called Mere Christianity which explores the idea of a 'moral law' and where it comes from in much more depth. It's well worth checking out.

      The thing I love about the Narnia books is that while they certainly have Christian undertones, they can be read and enjoyed by all. It's great that NarniaWeb is like that too, and it's nice to have a wide range of worldviews and outlooks on the site.

    • JFGII says:

      The Catholic Church is working on their failures (I can’t see Western Society’s failures being challenged by any major organization except the Church anytime soon), and is no excuse for Atheism – just Lazyness. Atheists have had varying excuses since the ancient times, now they have excuses more intune and woke with

      If C.S. Lewis were alive, he’d have something to say to all current Atheists: About baby killers masquerading as heath professionals, about Western Soiciety’s name-calling on it’s way to self-destruction, about presidents and CEOs using their powers to do almost anything they want, about unaccountability of all personal failings. Society and all non religious people have so much to atone for. And I don’t see them repenting a time soon.

      You can block it out, but Christianity and it’s Faith was around long before we all were born, and it’ll be around long after you and I are gone.

  5. Rich says:

    As someone who believes in no afterlife the only thing I find appalling is when I see people do things or not do things for the sake of religion. This could be actions taken during war that people do in the name of faith, or when people deny themselves the pleasures that life has to offer for a fear of not being let into heaven. I feel that life is this big adventure filled with good and bad and that no one can tell us how to live and that each person needs to find their own path that works for them. I cannot lie, I really do wish happiness for everyone but I will never be able to understand how living a life of poverty and servitude provides any happiness or solace to anyone. To me it speaks as a mundane existence that will be rewarded in the afterlife and I simply have no time for that I think it’s just sad. No joke, I’m terribly flawed and judge other people and that’s wrong but it’s something everyone does even god. It could be as simple as I’m not going to watch game of thrones because “oh my god SEX”. At the end of the day we are animals with primal instincts and needs, sex included. Priests deny themselves these things to ensure their passage into heaven and go on to commit horrible acts of sexual assault on innocent children as a result of being driven mad by their lack of sexual contact. We are not above animals because we have fancy language, use tools and express ourselves with dignity. We are still roaming the earth trying to find our way like everything else on this planet. To me religion was the primitive’s answer to the natural wonders of life like explaining why the sun rises and sets and provides nothing more than comfort to everyone’s inevitable fear of death.

    • Lord Argoz says:

      You say that 'no one can tell us how to live' and 'each person needs to find a path that works for them,' but you then you go on to state that 'priests… commit horrible acts of sexual assault on innocent children.'
      Of course these acts are horrible, but according to your worldview, why are they horrible? Why shouldn't humans, as mere animals, use their power to get what they want and what pleases them?
      On the one hand, you think people act in evil ways, on the other, you say that we are animals and should be able to act how we want.
      Again, you say that you are 'terribly flawed' and 'judge other people and that's wrong.' Wrong according to who? By what standard do you think anything you do is wrong?

      Also, about these priests. I agree that there are hundreds of examples of people who have done tremendous evil in the name of religion, and I too find it appalling. However, this is not an argument against religion. All it proves is that people are inherently evil and will use any excuse to get what they want. There are many examples of atheists who have used their belief in the nonexistence of God to do evil. This is not an argument against atheism.

      As for the life of a Christian being a 'mundane existence,' as a Christian myself, I can wholeheartedly say that it is anything but! Even without Game of Thrones, I somehow manage to find joy in life:) I LOVE life and find incredible joy in every moment I spend here on earth, and as for my life being one of 'servitude and poverty,' the Bible says,

      'It is for freedom that Christ has set us free, stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.'
      Galatians 5:1

      • boran says:

        Because your reason is only an appeal to authority and obedience. The same appeal to authority and obedience has been used to commit horrible acts.

        People can also be good without religion because there are things like ethics and empathy, which do not require religion to try and figure out ways to be "good" people.

      • Beorn says:

        Ethics & Empathy are promoted among the nonreligious directly because of religious zealots and missionaries of the past. Even if they don’t want to admit it. Modern people just take and use what they like from it to suit their desires. But all types of people do that. Corrupt religious people do the same thing.

  6. JFGII says:


    There is NOTHING comforting about Satan looking for the ruin of human souls, then their suffering an eternity in Hell as punishment for living an evil life. There is Nothing comforting about that. It’s much easier to forget that and believe it to be fake. To be an Atheist. In a corrupt world, why make yourself more miserable? If we believe in the existence of the Christian God and Heaven, we have to believe in the existence of Satan and Hell. Nothing comforting about that.

    What IS comforting to me: Mercy. As a weakened, lukewarm Catholic (working on that) I believe in Christ’s love for the whole world as the Son of God. A merciful bridge between us sinfull mortals and the Holy Spirit who is more than us, yet still loves us, but still detests our sins. 100% Merciful but also 100% Just. That’s the Christian God. That’s what I believe, and it’s not EVER easy.

    If I’m right, it’s only because I’m sighting the right path. But I can’t expect you to relate to that. Your own morals and emotions seem to mean more to you.

    P.S. Those wolves disguised as Catholic Preists: they’re going to Hell unless they repent and humbly face the consequences of their sins. That goes for all the corrupt religious. Same as me: If I ignore the lowest in society; the poor, the oppressed, the endangered; I am going to Hell after I die. If I forget myself and aim for Sainthood, I have a fighting chance at Heaven when I die. In a lost and despairing world, That’s comforting to me. But I have a lot of growing up to do.

  7. Andy Harrelson says:

    This is hands down the most drama I've ever seen in the comments section of a Narnia Web report. I'm Christian and haven't watched GOT, I am willing to give it a shot, however, if I ever get around to it.

    • Keeper of Lantern Waste says:

      Same, but I heard that before I joined Narnia Web, an epic smackdown in either the comment section or the forum led to banning the debate of wether or not LotGK was actually the White Witch. It's all very fascinating drama.

  8. Lord Argoz says:

    Agreed. It all got off topic a bit didn't it?
    I suppose it's because we've got nothing else to discuss until we get some more Narnia news.

    • Beorn says:

      If a certain child hadn’t come on Narnia Web to open a can of atheistic worms, we’d be aguing about something more pleasant and less important.

  9. Memex says:

    Some people need to calm down with that "this is wrong because of the violence and sex scenes" attitude. It is art, just like any book, film, painting or music, and the fact that she is a part of it does not mean that she agrees with what she portrays.
    Nor is she the innocent character she played when she was 8 years old. She is a human being, growing and learning, and she is an adult woman who is more than capable of deciding where she wants her career to head.
    If you have a problem with her films/shows, don't watch them, simple as that, watch and do whatever makes YOU happy!

    I, for one, have been a fan of hers for years, and am proud to see that Georgie's career is finally lifting off.

  10. Game of Thrones is my all time favorite TV show. I love to watch it again and again. I have been following it right from its first episode.

  11. QT says:

    Good for Georgie. I'm glad her career's looking good. I remember seeing her acting in some more 'adult' scenarios in Perfect Sisters, and was very impressed with her performance. I feel weirdly paternal about my Pevensies, and I enjoy watching them act in other roles.

    That being said, being in a GOT prequel doesn't mean she'll be getting naked and sultry. There are multiple GOT actresses who haven't done nudity in the show. And if she does…don't watch it, folks.

    Just because you like her doesn't mean she has to live out the tenets of your religion or measure up to your moral standard. She's a person, not a puppet. (also I don't remember people being this mad when Will appeared in the Royals, which is also very adult in nature).

  12. Shawna says:

    I think people need to remember that actors are not their characters. Sometimes actors will take roles you'd rather not see them in, or roles that seem contrary to the messages from other things they're well-known for. This is why it's important not to fixate too much on the actors (because they're just people and will let you down if you try to fit them into a box) and instead just enjoy the story itself.

    Not that I can't relate to the feeling that some here are expressing. I've only seen a few episodes of GoT (enough to be extremely put off by it), but I knew the guy who played Drogo from Stargate Atlantis, so when it got to the weird sex part with him in, like, the second episode, internally I was cringing and going, "No, Ronan! Stop that!" Even though if it had been an actor unknown to me, it wouldn't have bothered me quite as much. So I get it. But we have to recognize that that's our own problem and we need to not hold actors to standards that we make up for them in our own heads.

    There are actually a lot of actors I like who've been on GoT, which is partly why it's so disappointing to me that the show is so (IMO) abominable and filthy. Violence and even sex (to a degree) don't usually bother me that much in film/TV, but that show is just so violent and bleak and sexist and ugly and pessimistic and just … ugh. I feel like it hurts my soul. Everyone has their limits, and that show crosses mine.

  13. Cleander says:

    MAN… I wondered how this jumped up to 28 comments so fast…