Welsh actor Robert Pugh will play the shifty ally of the Night’s Watch
Welsh actor Robert Pugh has been cast as the duplicitous Craster in season two of Game Of Thrones , according to The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) .
Craster is introduced early in the second book in George RR Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire series, so expect him to turn up within the first few episodes. Craster is the master of Craster’s Keep, which lies beyond the Wall, where he lives with his 19 wives, and he forms an uneasy alliance with the Night’s Watch. Hannah Murray (of Skins fame), who was recently cast as Gilly, is one of the women living with Old Craster.
Pugh’s film work includes Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World and 2010’s Robin Hood , but in the UK he’s best known for his TV work on such shows as The Shadow Line , Justice and Silent Witness . He has also appeared in both Doctor Who (“The Hungry Earth”/“Cold Blood”) and Torchwood (“Adrift”).