Sleuthing fans tipped him as the daddy that was promised two months ago after they spotted that he had followed Game of Thrones hairstylist Kerstin Weller – who also followed him back – on Instagram. She’s worked on the show for a little while now, and IMDB suggests she’s most recently been working on series seven.
Hmm another evidence that Wilf Scolding could be playing Rhaegar? He follows Kerstin Weller(GoT hair stylist) on IG and she follows him back pic.twitter.com/EaVmphZ0go
It’s not wild to think that the actor, who Archers fans will know best as Ambridge’s own Chris Carter, could have nabbed the plum role either. Aisling Franciosi was well known for her work in Quirke and The Fall in the UK when she was cast as Lyanna, but to viewers abroad she wasn’t a familiar face.
And he’s also got another minor connection to Thrones. Just like Joe Dempsie (Gendry) and Hannah Murray (Gilly), Scolding has previously appeared in Skins. You might have missed him in series three episode one as he had just a few lines: “Wooooah, I’m Bruno. What do you know?” he mused to Katie before asking “who’s your friend?” and being scared off by an overly enthusiastic Pandora.
He made quite the impression but we hope that’s not how Rhaegar would plan to seduce Lyanna Stark…
That’s if the former Royal Welsh College student (who clearly has experience dealing with dragons) is even playing the role. He could be playing Stark Guard #7284 for all we know!
And there have been several other names rumoured, including US musician Devin Oliver. He caused quite the stir when he posted a snap on Instagram last September, suggesting that he’d be popping up in the series.