This week’s interview is with Game of Thrones star Ian Beattie, who played Ser Meryn Trant. Beattie describes the character as ‘a complete scumbag’ and talks about how enjoyable it is to play someone who is (‘hopefully’) completely different to yourself.

We also delved into his time working with Oliver Stone on the 2004 epic Alexander, and Beattie’s disappointments in the project, but also his joy at working with the likes of Robin Lane Fox. We also got a taste of his work on The Vikings, and what’s coming next from him.

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Joel Cornah
Joel Cornah is an author, journalist, and blogger. He is the author of a number of novels and novellas including; The Sea-Stone Sword, The Spire of Frozen Fire and The Silent Helm, with the upcoming novel The Sky Slayer, expected some time in 2016. He is an editor for The Science-Fiction and Fantasy Network, head of the Doctor Who department, and member of the Tolkien Society. He is a frequent blogger for the Pack of Aces blog, focussing on issues of Asexuality in media, specialising in sci-fi and fantasy.