Filming is about to begin for the eighth and final series of Game of Thrones and the cast have been spotted in various Belfast locations – from the airport and the high street to a supermarket car park.
Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Isaac Hempstead Wright and Iain Glen are among those papped by fans.
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— dragon's daughter (@yeahclarke) October 9, 2017
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner have been spotted together in Belfast, Northern England today!
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— best of maisie (@bestofmaisie) October 8, 2017
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For now, the cast are in Northern Ireland for read-throughs, but filming is expected to begin in mid-October.
We could still be waiting a while for the last series though, as Iain Glen recently shed some light on why production is rumoured to be 10 months of filming – twice as long as usual. The actor – who plays Jorah Mormont in the HBO series – explained that the number of main characters occupying the same space now means they can’t get away with shooting multiple scenes at the same time.
It’s going to be a long winter.