Brendan Cowell makes Game of Thrones debut

An esteemed Australian performer has popped up in Westeros.

Well-known actor Brendan Cowell made his debut on Monday's episode of Game of Thrones.

It was a blink-and-you've-missed it spot but the actor will be more of a fixture in episodes to come. 

He has arrived! Brendan Cowell makes a blink-and-you'll-miss it debut in Game of Thrones

He has arrived! Brendan Cowell makes a blink-and-you'll-miss it debut in Game of Thrones

Season fixture: The 40-year-old will star as Harrag the Ironborn for three episodes of critically-acclaimed fantasy drama series

Season fixture: The 40-year-old will star as Harrag the Ironborn for three episodes of critically-acclaimed fantasy drama series

The 40-year-old will star as Harrag the Ironborn for three episodes of critically-acclaimed fantasy drama series

Best known for his roles in Love My Way and The Slap, the actor appeared fleetingly in episode three of the current season. 

Brendan appeared in a key scene that saw Alfie Allen's character, Theon Greyjoy, rescued from the ocean and hoisted onto Harrag's battle ship.

He perfectly fit the casting call description that went out last August. 

'Warrior, in the 35 – 45 age range,' it read. 'The character is a tough-looking bruiser with the attack skills of a pit bull, and the actor needs to be great at fighting.'

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