Oona Chaplin to joins Game of Thrones

The cast of the HBO drama is set to grow again as Oona Chaplin  joins.

The actress, who is the grand-daughter of Charlie Chaplin according to reports, will play Jeyne Westerline in the second series of Game of Thrones.

The character is a love interest for Robb Stark (Richard Madden) and while a minor character in the second book SFX reports the character will be expanded for the television series. Actress Oona Chaplin can currently be seen in BBC Two drama The Hour as Marnie Madden, the wife of cheating Hector (Dominic West).

The actresses other roles include appearances in Spooks and Married Single Other. 

Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones.¬†

Game of Thrones has attracted record viewership on HBO and has a broad, active, international fan base. It has been acclaimed by critics, particularly for its acting, complex characters, story, scope, and production values, although its frequent use of nudity and violence (including sexual violence) has been criticized.

The series is generally praised for what is perceived as a sort of medieval realism with George R.R. Martin setting out to make the story feel more like historical fiction than contemporary fantasy, with less emphasis on magic and sorcery and more on battles, political intrigue and the characters.

The show is filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Scotland, Spain, and the United States.