The thing about the fantasy genre is it’s easy to feel silly – dragons, funny names, flagons of mead, it can all get a bit naff. Game of Thrones side-steps this issue with its incredible production values. When your world class cast are standing in a hand built fortress wearing hand made armour, they are pretty believable. But when it looks like they’re recording themselves on their iPhone, in a roadside suite at the Holiday Inn? That’s when you see their true quality.
This audition reel, first shown at Comic-Con in San Diego, shows that even with poor lighting, sound and a shaky grasp of the script, Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie et al can still take you straight to Westeros.
The overall effect is a little like a Skype call with King’s Landing. Also, is it just us, or is that the poshest version of Ygritte’s catchphrase you have ever heard?