And another three roles have been cast for the second season of Game of Thrones. At this rate the second season credits will last longer than the actual episodes.
Patrick Malahide is an experienced British actor with frequent appearances on stage, screen and TV over the last thirty years. On TV he recently appeared in the new version of Survivors, whilst his movie roles have included The World is Not Enough, Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Brideshead Revisited.
On Thrones Malahide is playing the role of Lord Balon Greyjoy, the ruler of Pyke and the Iron Islands and the father of Theon (Alfie Allen) and Yara (Gemma Whelan). Balon enters the story when Robb Stark sends Theon to win his father's aid in the war against the Lannisters.
Ian Hanmore is a Scottish actor with recent roles on Doctor Who and Life on Mars (the UK version), as well as in films such as The Magdalene Sisters.
In the series Hanmore is playing Pyat Pree, one of the warlocks of Qarth and a resident of the enigmatic House of the Undying. Alongside Quaithe and Xaro Xhoan Daxos, he acts a spokesman for the Undying in the dealings between the city of Qarth and Daenerys Targaryen.
Daniel Portman is a young British actor who recently appeared in 2010 movie Outcast and the upcoming 2012 release The Angels' Share.
On Thrones Portman is playing the role of Podrick Payne, a young squire serving in the Lannister army. He finds himself assigned to Tyrion Lannister as his squire and manservant, to Tyrion's bemusement.