'Game of Thrones' casts Ciaran Hinds as Mance Rayder
Hinds, who's finishing up a stint on USA's "Political Animals" playing a very thinly-disguised version of Bill Clinton, has had practice wielding a sword and shield on HBO, as he played Julius Caesar on "Rome."
Mance was discussed frequently in the show's second season, but never seen. Hinds joins a new wave of "GoT" actors, including Diana Rigg and Mackenzie Crook.
The third season will premiere on March 31, 2013.