CD Projekt Nabs Tywin Lannister For Witcher 3

CD Projekt Red revealed that Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting seriously classed-up with the announcement that actor Charles Dance, best known as Twin Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, will be voicing Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in the upcoming game.

From the press release:

CD Projekt RED, creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the highly anticipated fantasy role-playing game set in a gritty and morally ambiguous world, announced today that Charles Dance, the British actor and screenwriter best known for his roles in Alien 3, The Last Action Hero and Game of Thrones, will voice Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in The Witcher 3.

“Charles Dance is the perfect candidate to play the mighty Nilfgaardian emperor in our upcoming title. It’s a dream come true for the team here at RED to be able to work with such an accomplished actor and magnetic personality,” said Marcin Blacha, Lead Writer for the title.

As with all such announcements, we’ll have to wait until the final game to see if this works out, but Dance has made a career out of gamely giving his all to projects that other actors might fail to take seriously. Watch The Last Action Hero and see for yourself. At minimum, we can expect some rather imperious gravitas in Witcher 3.

While we wait to find out if Emperor Emhyr var Emreis is as bad a father as Tywin, here’s the latest Witcher 3 trailer.

Be sure to check out our previous coverage of Witcher 3, and stay tuned for the latest news as soon as we have it.

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4 Comments on CD Projekt Nabs Tywin Lannister For Witcher 3


On August 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm

The Emperor is a horrible father. In the book series he wants to have children with his own daughter, Ciri, because she was the chosen child, with the elder blood, thus their child would become ruler of the world. however, in the end he let Ciri go


On August 14, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I was curious who they would cast for that role.


On August 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm

It’s pretty awesome how far this franchise has come since the first game, which i thought was pretty bad actually. The second was outstanding and with the addition of an open world looks like 3 will be even better.


On September 8, 2013 at 6:32 am

“Classed up” really now? I can appreciate Charles Dance being absolutely phenomenal, but when compared to The Witcher (particularly the games, although the books are quite good too), GoT seems low-brow to the degree of almost looking infantile. CDPRs writing staff is to HBOs what Gene Wolfe is to Rowlings.