Sid Talks Ruling Dorne, Revenge, “Scary” Nieces

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Blastr has a new interview with Alexander Siddig about playing Doran Martell on Game of Thrones this season, including how he was cast, how Prince Doran is different from other rulers on the show, his “scary” nieces, and more. We’ll excerpt the non-spoilery beginning bits in case you’re trying to avoid spoilers. How did the role of Doran Martell come ... Read More »

GAME OF THRONES Episode 5.02 Synopsis, Chat

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Alexander Siddig debuts on Game of Thrones tonight in the episode titled “The House of Black and White”. The episode will introduce the kingdoms of Dorne (Sid/Doran Martell’s storyline) and Braavos (Maisie Williams/Arya Stark’s storyline) Official HBO synopsis: Arya arrives in Braavos. Pod and Brienne run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter’s safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks ... Read More »

GAME OF THRONES: Preview for Episode 5.02 {VIDEO}

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If you watched tonight’s season premiere of Game of Thrones, you probably noticed a distinct lack of Alexander Siddig. While the kingdom of Dorne was mentioned, we haven’t arrived there yet. Not surprising since a lot of storylines from last season needed to be revisited before we get into the thick of this season’s stories. We won’t have to wait long, ... Read More »

GAME OF THRONES Premieres Tonight!

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Are you ready to return to Westeros and Essos? Are you looking forward to visiting Dorne? (Duh, of course we are.) Game of Thrones returns tonight, with the added bonus of returning Alexander Siddig to the small screen for the next 10 weeks. Season 5, Episode 1 is titled “The Wars to Come” and is directed by Michael Slovis and ... Read More »

Alexander Siddig Says His Family’s Political History Did Not Impact His GAME OF THRONES Character

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In an interview with New Zealand newspaper The Dominion Post, Alexander Siddig said that he did not draw on his family’s political history when playing his character, Prince Doran Martell, in the new season of Game of Thrones. Game Of Thrones newcomer Alexander Siddig knows a thing or two about politics – hardly surprising considering his uncle is former Sudanese ... Read More »

GAME OF THRONES: Interview with Alexander Siddig & DeObia Oparei

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Red Bulletin posted a joint interview with Alexander Siddig and DeObia Oparei, aka Doran Martell and his bodyguard, Areo Hotah, providing some insight into the pair’s dynamic this season on Game of Thrones. Alex, you spent seven years on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which was a huge show for its time. Did you jump on board immediately when you got ... Read More »

GAME OF THRONES: New Feature from Canal+

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Wow, Canal+ is all over the upcoming Dorne storyline! Over the weekend, the channel aired a forty-five minute behind-the-scenes special, mostly focused on the filming in Spain. Sid is peppered throughout the special, from interviews (once again dubbed in Spanish, arg) to behind-the-scenes snippets to glimpses of Doran Martell on-set. Watch the special here: Juego de Tronos 5×00 El Reino ... Read More »

VIDEO: Spanish Interview with Alexander Siddig, GAME OF THRONES Cast

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Canal+ has released a five-minute video with new footage and behind-the-scenes coverage of Game of Thrones, plus interviews with several cast members including Alexander Siddig. Unfortunately for us English speakers, it’s almost all dubbed into Spanish, making it difficult to understand what everyone is saying. The one part that isn’t dubbed? A new scene between Doran (Sid) and Ellaria. Sid’s ... Read More »

EW’s Massive GAME OF THRONES Coverage, Quote from Sid

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Entertainment Weekly has a huge Game of Thrones cover story in this week’s issue. Writer James Hibberd spent 10 days on three different sets during the filming of season 5, and he’s here to talk about it. Among the stories he shares is a snippet from Sid on the set of Dorne in Seville, Spain. Spain’s frenzied fandom is not a terrible ... Read More »

Alexander Siddig Talks Joining ‘Game of Thrones’

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The Toronto Sun gives us our first interview with Alexander Siddig about his role in the new season of Game of Thrones, premiering April 12 on HBO. Conducted during the press junket in London last week, the newspaper includes interviews with several members of House Martell in this piece; we’ve excerpted Sid’s quotes. “It’s fun doing another big, big, big ... Read More »