As spotted by WiC, English-Italian actress Paola Dionisotti has been cast as Lady Anya Waynwood in Game of Thrones, according to her CV.
Ms. Dionisotti is perhaps best known for her work in theater, namely for being an active member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has appeared on quite a few popular British dramas, including Poirot, Midsomer Murders, and Doctors.
Lady Waynwood is the head of House Waynwood, and like Bronze Yohn Royce – who’s casting was also recently reported – is sworn to House Arryn of the Vale.
Author’s Note: I’m pleasantly surprised that the Vale seems likely to get a significant chunk of screentime this season. It’s definitely a good idea to introduce these lords and ladies early and acknowledge their existence. Their sudden appearance a la A Feast for Crows may be a bit jarring for television.
Game of Thrones Season 4 will premiere in spring of 2014. We’ll provide an exact air date here when we have it.