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Ciarán Hinds joins Game of Thrones as Mance Rayder

Ciaran Hinds in  Race To Witch Mountain

Story by Jack Foley

Ciarán Hinds has joined the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones as Mance Rayder.

The character is better known as the King Beyond the Wall and is described in the Song of Ice and Fire as someone who broke his vows as a Night’s Watch member and went to live with the wildlings, where he was very influential and become their leader.

Rayder’s name has been mentioned in both series of the show but has yet to appear.

But in the season two finale, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was being taken to meet him.

Hinds is a widely respected character actor who has worked with HBO before, on Rome, as Julius Caesar.

He was recently seen on the mini-series Political Animals and in the films The Debt, There Will Be Blood, John Carter and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

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