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HBO fantasy show 'Game of Thrones' announces cast additions at Comic-Con

Noe Valladolid, right, sits outside of Hall H on the second day of Comic-Con convention held at the San Diego Convention Center on Friday July 13, 2012, in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)
July 13, 2012 - 10:07 PM

SAN DIEGO - Diana Rigg was crowned a queen at Comic-Con.

The 73-year-old actress and several others were revealed to be joining the cast of HBO's "Game of Thrones" for the fantasy series' upcoming third season.

The former star of "The Avengers" will play Olenna Tyrell. The character is known as "The Queen of Thorns."

Other additions include Mackenzie Crook as wildling raider Orell, Clive Russell as Bryndon "Blackfish" Tully, Nathalie Emannuel as slave translator Missandei, Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr, Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon and Tara Fitzgerald as her mother, Selyse.

The new cast members were not on hand at a Friday panel at the pop-culture convention.

The next season of "Game of Thrones" will premiere March 31, 2013.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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