Hannah Murray to join Game of Thrones

Former Skins actress Hannah Murray is to appear in the second season of HBO drama Game of Thrones.

The actress played Cassie Ainsworth in the first two seasons of the E4 teen-drama series – winning critically acclaim for her portrayal of the troubled teenager.

Since leaving Skins, with the rest of her co-stars, in 2008 the actress has appeared in Marple: Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? and in the second season of Lynda La Plante drama Above Suspicion.

According to TV Guide the actress will play the role of Gilly in the second season of Game of Thrones. It was recently been announced that Natalie Dormer, Roy Dotrice, Gemma Whelan and Stephen Dillane are among those joining the cast of the critically acclaimed series.