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Casting Announcement for Logain, Loial, Thom, and Padan Fain


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  • The Wheel of Time TV show on Amazon Prime has cast actors for Logain, Loial, Thom Merrilin, and Padan Fain. 


Amazon Prime's @WoTonPrime Twitter account announced today that actors have been cast for The Wheel of Time TV show. 

 

Alvaro Morte as Logain.

Hammed Animashaun as Loial.

Alexandre Willaume as Thom Merrilin.

Johann Myers as Padan Fain.

 

Alvaro_Morte.pngALVARO MORTE  (Logain)

Originally from Andalucía, Spain, Álvaro graduated from the Superior School of Dramatic Arts of Córdoba and ECAM (Madrid Film School) with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts. After finishing his studies in Spain, UTA's Actor Training Department awarded him a scholarship to research interpretation techniques at the University of Tampere (Finland), where he worked as an assistant professor of stage management. Álvaro is an actor with a long resume of experience, but has most recently appeared in La Casa de Papel, Durante la Tormenta El Embarcadero and The Head. He also served as Theater Director for his own company, 300 Pistolas, which was founded in 2012 and brings Spanish classics, such as El Perro del Hortelano, Tres Sombreros de Copa, La Casa de Bernarda Alba and El Lazarillo de Tormes to high school students in the region. His work on El Lazarillo de Tormes was awarded at the Almagro International Classical Theater Festival in 2018. 

 

 

Hammed_Animashaun.pngHAMMED ANIMASHAUN (Loial)

Hammed recently starred in Fudge Park's feature film The Festival How to Build a Girl. His past television credits include Netflix's critically-acclaimed series Black Mirror as well as BBC's black comedy Flowers. Hammed is currently starring in Master Harold... and the Boys alongside Lucian Msamati at the National Theatre. Other notable theatre credits include the critically-acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre and the National Theatre's sell-out production of Barber Shop Chronicles. Hammed is represented by Lucy Middleweek at Middleweek Newton Talent Management.

 

 

 

 

Alexandre_Willaume.pngALEXANDRE WILLAUME (Thom Merrilin)

Alexandre Willaume trained at The Danish School of Theatre and has since enjoyed a varied career both on stage and screen. Alexandre’s most recent film credits include Tomb Raider, Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets, as well as lead roles in both Good Favour and Where Have All the Good Men Gone. Alexandre has played numerous roles in Danish television, including a supporting role in the award-winning show Rita (Series 2 & 3), a guest lead in Those Who Kill and roles in Follow The Money (Series 3) and Below The Surface (Series 1 & 2). Alexandre played series regular Kjartan in The Last Kingdom for two seasons. He has also had roles in Hidden, Deep State and Home Fires. Alexandre has provided voice over work on cartoons such as Batman, Megamind and The Lorax.

 

 

Johann_Myers.pngJOHANN MYERS (Padan Fain)

Myers’ recent TV roles include Small Axe, Temple, Man Like Mobeen, Guerilla, Snatch, In the Dark, Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories, National Treasure and Murder. His most recent film work includes Undergods, Yardie, The World We Knew, Mary Magdalene and The Lost City of Z. Johann also recently played Elwood in Small Island at the National Theatre. He is represented by Michelle Braidman Associates (UK). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These actors appear to be talented and well-cast by the KVH Casting Agency in London. Fore more information on The Wheel of Time TV show and cast, visit our TV section.

 

Tell us what you think of these casting announcements in the comments!

 

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I am loving the Diversity of the Cast.  Head-Canon be Damned!  If these actors (Male & Female) nail their roles as well as they are in the books, this should be a Great Series!

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My only concern is that Alexandre Willaume looks more like a man who would wield a greatsword than a harp, and wear armor than a gleeman's cloak. That said, I'm assuming the casting agency and Rafe & Co. know what the heck they are doing and that this guy will knock it out of the park . Looking forward to hearing him sing and seeing him do his "stunts" (he recently had a tweet referring to doing stunts for WoT) which I am now guessing were not any sort of combat (unless it was for filming a certain scene in Whitebridge) but rather some acrobatics and tumbling. This guy does look damned fit, that's for sure.

 

Everyone else looks great! I especially like Myers for Fain, that works great for me (though I still wish it was Robert Carlyle, but we can't always get what we want, eh?). And I want to hear Animashaun's voice, as I wonder if they will have to modulate it or something to get it right (off to YouTube I go!)

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19 minutes ago, Lancer said:

I am loving the Diversity of the Cast.  Head-Canon be Damned!  If these actors (Male & Female) nail their roles as well as they are in the books, this should be a Great Series!

 

I'm wondering now if there will be diversity among the Ogier as well. No reason there shouldn't be in my opinion, so I hope there is. I mean, we sort of get diversity among Vulcans in *Star* *Trek* (I say "sort of" because we haven't seen any Latino or Asian, whether Western, Central or East, actors play a Vulcans yet, just white and black actors), so we've got one example of a non-human group in fiction being portrayed by more than one ethnicity/race, so the viewing audience should accept it, especially in this day and age.

 

The more actors they announce, the more excited I get about this show.

 

BTW, are you the same "Lancer" that calls in to The Dusty Wheel? Just curious.

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Padan Fain looks great on a first look. It’s hard to imagine what the others will look like in the series, it’s hard to judge from a photo how they will fit into the wot. Hopefully they are great actors. 

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Interesting picks!!! Very interesting pick for Logain, in particular. It looks like Ghealdan will be Spanish in cultural feel, which is quite interesting. I wonder if Tear will be Portuguese, or Italian in cultural feel.

 

Thom actually looks more like Lan in the photo to me, but I like his work, so I am looking forward to what he will bring to the character and how he interprets him.

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On 12/4/2019 at 10:40 AM, imlad said:

BTW, are you the same "Lancer" that calls in to The Dusty Wheel? Just curious.

Why YES...Yes I am.  WASSUP??!!  I thought I recognized the suggestion of Robert Carlyle from yesterday. LOL

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23 hours ago, Niniel said:

Padan Fain looks great on a first look. It’s hard to imagine what the others will look like in the series, it’s hard to judge from a photo how they will fit into the wot. Hopefully they are great actors. 

The Wardrobe will be Key to how they look and fitting them into our "Head-Canon"

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15 hours ago, wotfan4472 said:

Interesting picks!!! Very interesting pick for Logain, in particular. It looks like Ghealdan will be Spanish in cultural feel, which is quite interesting. I wonder if Tear will be Portuguese, or Italian in cultural feel.

I've always pictured Tear as Japan or some Feudal China/Japanese setting because of the Clogs they were which were worn in Japanese cultures in Feudal Japan.

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Maybe it's just me but Willaume looks more like he should be cast as one of the forsaken (or one of the commanders, Bryne or Bornhald maybe?), not so much the kindly old gleeman. (I'm imagining how this guy will look in Thom's signature mustache!) I was very curious who would get his role, it can't be easy to cast Thom's character. I'm not very familiar with his work so maybe I'm putting too much on outward appearances but I really like the rest of the cast so far! Keeping fingers crossed, Thom is one of my favorites!

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TBoM

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I like the choice for Thom, as far as looks... though going to have to lighten up the locks! I didn't think for a minute that they could exclude the character, and think that the doubts he would be included were because it would be such a difficult character to portray.

He will have to pontificate and prance like a Ringmaster, as well as be sincere and lovable companion to the EF5.

Not an easy thing to pull off!! Good luck Alexandre!! Don't let us down.

 

*Hey, SD here,I edited out what looks like an accidental copy-paste of your pay stub....*

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On 12/6/2019 at 2:21 PM, TBoM said:

I like the choice for Thom, as far as looks... though going to have to lighten up the locks! I didn't think for a minute that they could exclude the character, and think that the doubts he would be included were because it would be such a difficult character to portray.

He will have to pontificate and prance like a Ringmaster, as well as be sincere and lovable companion to the EF5.

Not an easy thing to pull off!! Good luck Alexandre!! Don't let us down.

 

 

Thom is one of the most dynamic and amazing characters in Fantasy literature. Heck, most of our major characters (ie Emond's Field 5, Thom, Elayne, Moiraine, Lan, Loial, Min and Aviendha -- at least that's how I count them) are among the greatest characters in Fantasy. Even the secondary characters like Juilan, Bayle, Davram, Siuan, Leane, Faile, Gaul, Verin, Logain, Rhuarc, Galad and the Aiel Dreamwalkers are pretty amazing and are gonna be tough to portray as well. And that's leaving out the Forsaken, some of whom are pretty dynamic themselves.

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On 12/4/2019 at 12:40 PM, imlad said:

I mean, we sort of get diversity among Vulcans in *Star* *Trek* (I say "sort of" because we haven't seen any Latino or Asian, whether Western, Central or East, actors play a Vulcans yet, just white and black actors),

*cough Discovery cough*

 

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8 minutes ago, SinisterDeath said:

*cough Discovery cough*

 

 

Well I stand corrected! I hadn't seen them, or at least noticed them when they were on screen at least. Looks like they were background extras, because I don't recall them. My mistake. Now let's see some Central Asian and Latino actors playing Vulcans and I'll be happy. And while we're at it, couldn't hurt to do some diversity of casting with Klingons, Romulans, Ferengi and Cardassians while they're at it. 

 

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