The internet has been awash with speculation that a certain Game of Thrones character might be making an unexpected return after his on-screen death. Long-haired and northern, obsessed with honour and with the blood of the First Men running through his veins, he’d certainly be a welcome return for fans – and now it looks like they might be getting their wish granted.
Well, according to Watchers on the Wall, the HBO series has found its Ned – 13-year-old actor Sebastian Croft (above), who has previously appeared on stage in Matilda, Les Miserables and Oliver!, and who seems to match the casting description (below):
Boy Aged 12
Brown hair and blue eyes. This is a great part for a 12 year old boy. We need a Northern accent, very grounded and physical and who you can instantly see has great heart and soul. He has scenes where he has to spar with a wooden sword so physical skills are important.
A very good and memorable new part being introduced in this season.
Alternatively, Croft could just be playing a little northern kid who has some wacky adventures in Westeros and loves his wooden swords. We’ll just have to wait until next spring to find out. Is it next spring yet?