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Saturday 16 December 2017

Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham joins Robert Pattinson on set of war movie

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Liam Cunningham
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Irish actor Liam Cunningham has been cast in a World War One movie opposite Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson.

The Game of Thrones star has joined the cast of The Childhood of a Leader which is currently shooting in Hungary.

Pattinson and Berenice Bejo, known for her role as Poppy Miller in The Artist, play the lead roles.

The film is the directorial debut of Brady Corbet and is described as a chilling story of fascism in the early 20th Century.

The story sees an American family settling in the French countryside at the end of World War One .

The father is involved in the peace negotiations and his wife is a devoutly Christian stay-at-home mother.

Their young son is a defiant seven-year-old whose seemingly harmless tantrums begin to demonstrate a monster in the making.

The movie also stars Pulp Fiction's Tim Roth and up-and-coming actress Stacy Martin.

process

Meanwhile, Liam's fans are eagerly awaiting the new season of Game of Thrones.

Liam plays Davos Seaworth in the popular fantasy series which finished filming before Christmas.

"I was still doing Game of Thrones until the first week of December. Then they go into edit and add the music. It's a very complicated process," he told the Herald recently.

"The longer you leave it the better it becomes, they have two weeks of VFX stuff, we have giants and mammoths and all that sort of stuff.

"So there are all these poor VFX people who look 85 even though they are only 20 because they work so hard," he laughed.

The 53-year-old also revealed that he doesn't read George RR Martin's books, which the award-winning series is based on, as he prefers to base his character on the script.

"I wait until I get each script to see how my character gets on - well, to see if my character even lives or dies," he said.

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