Alexander Siddig Cast as Doran Martell in GAME OF THRONES

Alexander Siddig Cast as Doran Martell in GAME OF THRONES

It’s official! At today’s Game of Thrones panel at Comic Con in San Diego, HBO announced that Alexander Siddig has been cast as Doran Martell for the hit series’ fifth season. Watch him introduce himself to the Comic Con audience in the video below:

Also joining the cast next season is Keisha Castle-Hughes, who will play on of Doran’s nieces. Keisha and Sid previously appeared together in The Nativity.

Season Five Characters Include:

Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell: Doran Martell is the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Unlike his brother, Doran is even-tempered and deliberate. Now, all of Dorne waits to see how their lord will react to his brother’s death.

Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell: Trystane Martell is Prince Doran’s son and heir to Dorne. His father betrothed him to Myrcella Baratheon as part of the alliance offered by Tywin Lannister, then Hand of the King.

Nell Tiger Free as Myrcella Baratheon: Myrcella Baratheon is the child of Cersei Lannister and the late King Robert Baratheon, though in truth her father is Cersei’s own brother, Jaime Lannister. For years, she has been a guest and ward of Prince Doran, betrothed to his son, but her position has become tenuous with the death of Oberyn Martell, the Prince’s brother.

DeObia Oparei as Areo Hotah: Areo Hotah is the long-serving captain of Doran Martell’s palace guard, renowned for his loyalty and his longaxe.

Enzo Cilenti as Yezza: Yezzan was an extremely wealthy slave trader before Daenerys Targaryen outlawed the slave trade.

Jessica Henwick as Nymeria (“Nym”) Sand: Nym Sand is the second eldest of the late Prince Oberyn’s bastard daughters. Her mother was an Eastern noblewoman who brought Nym up to be cultured, graceful and deadly with a whip.

Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand: Tyene Sand is the daughter of the late Prince Oberyn Martell by Ellaria Sand, his final paramour. Tyene is fiercer than she looks, especially with her twin daggers.

Keisha Castle-Hughes as Obara Sand: A fearsome warrior, Obara Sand is the eldest bastard daughter of the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Her mother was a Dornish peasant girl who caught the eye of the late Prince.

Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow: A devout and pious man, the High Sparrow came to King’s Landing to serve those forgotten by much of the world – the poor, the downtrodden and the infirm – and quickly amassed a large following. His fellow believers have swarmed over the city, ministering to the lowest and decrying the corruption of the highest.



  1. Go Sid!

  2. How cool is this. Congratulations Siddig.

  3. So cool! 🙂

  4. Congratulations to Sid and of course to all his fans (me included)! You made my day. Several month ago, a lot of fancasts had been bet by Sid as Doran. There´s no doubt that he is the perfect choice. On the other hand, it´s an interesting character for Sid career. We all know about his inmense, huge talent, but GOT is one of the most popular TV shows today. Social media began to boil with the announce. Trending topic. #Alexander Siddig GoT. A couple of month ago, Mel told us that Sid leaves “Atlantis”: Minos had been finished his growing as character and our favourite actor deserved much more. He knows how get the most even in the shorter roles. (i.e. Al-Rahim). It´s the moment. Martell House is the door to all the successful projects that a great actor, the best in fact, deserves because has been built with his effort. Now, while British press talks about his excellent recreation of Saladin and others characters in Holy Warriors, the whole world is expecting next season of Game of Thrones. Long life of success to Sid, and thanks a lot to Sid-City for sharing the news that make we happy. Kisses from Córdoba, Spain.

  5. Congratulations to Sid.
    Don´t know if I´m gonna watch GoT now. Have not been interested in reading or watching it.

  6. I think he’d make a wonderful Ra’s al Ghul for Arrow, so I hope 1) he has time for both 2) they think of him in the role

  7. jajajaja!!
    I am a fan of GOT, so I am quite excited about Sid having an interesting character to work on.
    Looking forward to see season 5 😀