The Tarly family is expanding in Game of Thrones’ sixth season, as Samwell’s younger brother Dickon has been cast.
The lucky actor landing the role is Freddie Stroma, a 28 year old actor and model who some of our more eagle-eyed readers may recognise as Luke from Pitch Perfect, or Cormac McLaggen from the last three Harry Potter movies.
Even from the books, very little is known about Dickon. We know he is the youngest of Lord Randyll Tarly’s five children, and the second son. Lord Randyll, aware that Dickon would be a more capable heir to Horn Hill, pressured his oldest son Samwell into joining the Night’s Watch, or face death. So it remains to be seen what direction the HBO show will take with his character, and whether he will be friend or foe to fan favourite Sam.
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