Miltos Yerolemou Joins the Cast of Star Wars Episode 7.

Miltos Yerolemou New Star Wars Actor

BBC News reports that a fan-favorite actor from HBO’s Game of Thrones will be playing a part in Star Wars Episode VII: Miltos Yerolemou. The actor is well-versed in the art of fencing, so he might be right at home swinging a lightsaber around…

 

From BBC News:

Actor Miltos Yerolemou, best known for his role in the first series of fantasy drama Game of Thrones, has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. He played expert and athletic swordsman Syrio Forel in Thrones and has taken on several other parts which involve sword fighting during his career. His extensive experience will inevitably lead to speculation that he may use a lightsabre [sic] in the film. However, his character in Star Wars is not thought to be a major one.

Miltos Yerolemou

The actor’s most notable role is Syrio Forel on Game of Thrones, in which he served as a swordfighting instructor to protagonist Arya Stark. In spite of only appearing in three episodes of the series, he left a notable impact on both Arya and viewers alike, in part due to his charisma and his expertise in his field. Given his experience with blades, it’s likely that he’ll play a lightsaber-wielder of some kind. Given that the actor has been cast this late into production, however, it’s likely that he will only have a small role in the film. Still, as far as casting goes, you can’t go wrong with someone like Yerolemou.

 

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28 thoughts on “Miltos Yerolemou Joins the Cast of Star Wars Episode 7.

  • September 1, 2014 at 8:25 pm
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    This might be my favorite bit of casting news since the initial cast was revealed.

    • September 1, 2014 at 8:31 pm
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      I agree!
      Yerelemou is awesome in my opinion. The only ones I’m more exited about (as actors, not character-wise) is Max von Sydow and Andy Serkis.

  • September 1, 2014 at 8:43 pm
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    Awesome news and if you but out your scoop it will be a heck of a news day!

    • September 1, 2014 at 9:14 pm
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      That’s coming out tomorrow, actually (today’s an American holiday). But still, it does have some really great information in it.

        • September 1, 2014 at 9:20 pm
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          Leaks of information (not pictures or video, though) that have been relayed through a handful of people – so, in effect, rumors about news.

          Believe me, I’m as anxious to post it as many of you are to read it.

      • September 1, 2014 at 9:21 pm
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        Yeah I am an American and enjoying Labor day. I did not no it was just our thing. Lucky us I guess. Well I will have something to look at when I return to work tomorrow.I am about to binge some more Game of Thrones see you guys later!

        • September 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm
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          Labor Day is a thing in other nations, but it doesn’t happen on the same date.

    • September 1, 2014 at 9:59 pm
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      I really didn’t want us to create a tension and expectations with our rumor article. I guess I have to be blamed for one of my comments. I don’t want to look like we’re holding the article just to torture you guys. I just wanted a better and more quite period to post it.
      To hell with it. It’ll be on in an hour. I have to do just some more edits…

      • September 1, 2014 at 10:19 pm
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        I think that we could of hold out for another day. Well atleast i could, i’m not going to speak for the other people on here.

      • September 1, 2014 at 11:34 pm
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        Good. Goooooooooooood!

      • September 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm
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        There’s nothing wrong with waiting until you’ve got something right.

        Maybe it’s best to not mention posts at all until they’re actually posted.

  • September 1, 2014 at 8:51 pm
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    Never saw Game of Thrones But he looks like he will be interesting.

  • September 1, 2014 at 8:53 pm
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    Very nice addition – if accurate. He’s the kind of actor that can turn small characters into fan favorites.

  • September 1, 2014 at 9:21 pm
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    Syrio is in Star Wars! Bringing a little bit of Bravosi to a galaxy far, far away!

    Add Brienne of Tarth to that and we got a nice little GOT talent raidng party going on here. Great news.

  • September 1, 2014 at 9:25 pm
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    Older version of kanan?

  • September 1, 2014 at 10:56 pm
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    What do we say to death?

    Fuck off, time for STAR WARS EPISODE VII

    • September 1, 2014 at 11:09 pm
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      But seriously. As a hardcore Game of Thrones enthusiast, I hope they don’t pull in anymore people from that series. I like to keep my two main obsessions separate. I’ll be watching SW and thinking of GOT

      • September 1, 2014 at 11:38 pm
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        Just so.

  • September 1, 2014 at 11:20 pm
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    Cool, I have a feeling this means multiple Sith/Jedi… He looks more sith-ish to me. Definitely indicative that the only Jedi won’t be Luke & apprentice.

    • September 1, 2014 at 11:47 pm
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      Sith-ish? Not if you know your ASoIaF/GoT lore. If anyone in George R.R. Martin’s tale is Jedi-like, that’s got to be Syrio Forel (Miltos Yerolemou’s character). In fact, in many ways, his training of Arya Stark is similar to Luke and Yoda in TESB.

      • September 2, 2014 at 12:39 am
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        When I grew up watching Robbin Williams he was always type cast as jovial/wholesome characters… but then I saw 1 hour photo… yikes! He can play a good creep. I have yet to see GOT… just looking at this guys’ eyes though gives me a bad guy vibe in that 1st pic. I don’t care either way though, I mean he could be a Jedi… but I think what’s more important to take note of is how many athletic people they are hiring for VII… I’m guessing there will be more than a few Jedi and Sith around.

        • September 2, 2014 at 1:43 am
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          Well, I didn’t mean to say that Miltos Yerolemou couldn’t be a bad guy in SW. He could do it, and very well, I’m sure.

          It’s just that anyone who’s seen GoT would tell you that the guy would be a great fit as a Jedi. Again, especially given his GoT character’s makeup, and his brilliant turn as Syrio Forel.

        • September 2, 2014 at 9:04 am
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          Time to bingewatch the first four seasons. There is no middle ground.

  • September 2, 2014 at 1:25 am
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    If he’a an expert at wielding a ‘sword’, then it’s probably likely he’s a villain. Our heroes/heroines need worthy opponents to fight.

  • September 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm
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    “You are one ugly mother****er”

  • September 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm
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    So what do we have so far that could be yielding light sabers?
    1.Gwendoline Christine = Thrawn type?
    2.Miltos Yerolemou = Sith Inquisitor or possible Elder Kanan as someone mentioned?
    3.Lupita Nyango = Sith Inquitor or possible Night Sister?
    4.Adam Driver = Some kind of darth vader type
    5.Daisy Ridley = Han&Leia’s daughter mix of jedi and smuggler?
    6.John Boyega = Luke’s padawan
    7.Andy Serkis = An Elder Inquisitor from star wars rebels?
    8.Mark Hamil = An Obi-wan type, is obvious.

    Light saber action baby oh ya!

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