‘Game of Thrones’ Casts Pilou Asbaek as Euron Greyjoy

Character is believed to have a big role on upcoming sixth season

Pilou Asbaek
attends the 'A Hijacking' premiere during the 69th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on September 3, 2012 in Venice, Italy.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has apparently found its Euron Greyjoy in Danish actor Pilou Asbaek, the network has confirmed.

Asbaek appeared on “The Borgias” as Paolo Orsini. He is also playing Pontius Pilate in the latest “Ben-Hur” remake. Last year, Asbaek played opposite Scarlett Johannson in “Lucy.”

Fan blog Watchers on the Wall initially reported, “The actor was spotted shooting today with the cast around [Northern Ireland’s] Ballintoy Harbour in a scene that involved a crowd cheering for Euron.”

The site also had some information on a pivotal scene that its sources claim filmed on Tuesday. For those who want to avoid spoilers, go click on another Wrap story. For those who simply cannot wait, read on.

From the fan blog:

Sources say that the Kingsmoot was at least partially filmed today. The scene was very visible from the cliff paths nearby. Yara was present for the scene, as expected. There was no Victarion, as we’ve also been predicting for some time.

Our source did see someone who appeared to be Aeron, playing the Drowned Priest’s role in leading the Kingsmoot and speaking often. They didn’t think it was the same actor from Season 2 who appeared as a Drowned Priest, or anyone they recognized but it was difficult to tell for certain in this case.

The filming at Ballintoy Harbour will continue for the rest of the week.