Tralee Man Appears In ‘Game Of Thrones’

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Tim Landers in the ‘Game of Thrones’ episode.

By Ryan Higgins

WHILE Monday’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ has become infamous for the horrific climax of the fight between The Mountain and The Viper,  for one Tralee man the beginning of the episode was the highlight.

Local actor, Tim Landers, was thrilled on Monday night as Episode 8 of Game of Thrones aired because he featured in the opening scene.

Tim, who had gotten the part last August, was delighted that the episode was finally out as he had to keep very quiet about his involvement due to online spoilers.

The television series, which is hugely popular worldwide, cannot risk any information getting out about the show so Tim had to keep very quiet.

In his scene, Tim plays a drunk customer in an tavern encouraging a prostitute to sing, before being murdered by ‘Wildlings’.


Tim takes a selfie on the set of ‘Game of Thrones’ last August. caught up with Tim to tell us all about his role.

“Since the very first season my agent has put me forward for roles in the show, but I had never got anything. That all changed last year. I was notified that I had gotten the chance to attend a workshop
and film some scenes and I am so glad that those scenes have now been used in the show,” said Tim.

“Me and the other actors in my scene at the start of the episode, were brought to Belfast and put up in the Europa Hotel in August 2013 and then filmed the workshop in Ballymena about half an hour from Belfast,” he continued.

“I was blown away by the costumes, the props and the sets. It was like something out of Lord of the Rings, and was run like clockwork. Best audition and acting experience of my life,” said Tim.

“I had my own trailer which was amazing and I would wait in there between my scenes. It felt great.”

When asked if this has had a big impact on his career Tim replied, “none on my career yet but maybe it might open a few doors for me as regarding getting work in the industry. However, I teach in Tralee Performing Academy (formerly Tim Landers School for Performing Arts) and the kids have known I have auditioned. I’ve done some script work with them and told them all about my few days auditioning. They are over the moon now they have seen it.”

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