Actress Kerry Ingram tweeted on Thursday, "Can't wait to start on game of thrones :0) xx," later saying “yes” when someone asked if she's playing Shireen Baratheon. The Berkshire ARTs Academy confirmed the news, tweeting, "Well done [Kerry Ingram] for getting the role of 'Stannis Baretheon' daughter 'Shireen' in Game Of Thrones S3."
Shireen, Stannis's young, sickly daughter, should be an interesting departure from the strong-willed Matilda. Kerry tweeted, "I've never done anything like this before so I'm a little bit nervous." But based on Game of Thrones' stellar track record with casting, we have a feeling she'll be perfect for the part.