wicnet:

James Hibberd of Entertainment Weekly has just revealed exclusively that the role of Mance Rayder has been cast - with none other than Ciarán Hinds!

NO FREAKIN WAY

I mean, he is not what I pictured when I think of Mance, but WHO CARES IT’S CIARAN HINDS. I mean, if folks don’t think he’s charismatic or swoon-y enough to play Mance, they obviously haven’t seen Persuasion or Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, etcetera etcetera.

And from what I’ve seen, this is the biggest name they’ve got the the season 3 cast, right? Maybe Diana Rigg is, but he is pretty darn close.

AND to top it off, this was revealed on Friday, my bday :’)