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Robert Pugh is Game of Thrones' Craster

Robert Pugh

Story by Jack Foley

WELSH actor Robert Pugh has been cast as Craster in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

The pivotal character is described as a tenuous ally of the Night’s Watch and is another of George R.R. Martin’s popular creations.

Craster is the master of Craster’s Keep, which lies beyond the Wall, who maintains an uneasy detente with the Night’s Watch.

He’ll keep Kit Harington’s Jon Snow on his toes, particularly given the nature of his personality and the fiercely unpleasant relationship he has with his 19 wives.

As Jon and Samwell (John Bradley) learn more about him and the mysteries of Craster’s Keep, however, they discover that this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Craster first appears in A Clash of Kings, the second book in the series.

Pugh’s film roles include Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World as well as the BBC drama The Virgin Queen (pictured).

He is the latest in a number of new cast members, as the second season of the Emmy nominated series moves into top gear.

Hannah Murray recently joined as Gilly, one of the women living with Old Craster, who wants to escape his oppression, while Roy Dotrice is Pyromancer Hallyne; German actor Tom Wlaschiha is the assassin Jaqen; and Gemma Whelan is Yara Greyjoy.

Other additions include Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon and Carice van Houten as Melisandre.

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