Actor Jefferson Hall has held a rather special position in the “Game Of Thrones” universe so far. He is the first actor to appear in a dual role in the franchise – as Tyland and Jason Lannister in House Of The Dragon. He is also the first actor to appear in both Game Of Thrones and House Of The Dragon – at least so far. Because such a huge ensemble was involved in the eight seasons of “GoT”, other actors could also be involved in “HotD” in the future. But then of course in other roles, because after all “House Of The Dragon” plays almost 200 years before “Game Of Thrones”.
Jefferson Hall played Ser Hugh of the Vale of House Arryn in two episodes (Episode 4 & 5) of Game Of Thrones Season 1. At a tournament, Hugh was killed by Gregor Clegane aka “The Mountain” (then Conan Stevens, later Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson).
Here we have compared the different roles of Jefferson Hall for you. Left to right: Hugh of the Vale, Jason Lannister, Tyland Lannister.
The rather arrogant and older twin Jason Lannister of Casterly Rock (Casterlystein) is courting Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock) in episode 3 of “House Of The Dragon” and has also been with her father, King Viserys I (Paddy Considine), as potential marriage candidate auditioned for the heir to the throne. His twin brother, Tyland Lannister, is a Master of the Ships and a member of King Viserys’ Small Council.
But were the previous appearances of the Lannister twins just a small gift for “Game Of Thrones” fans to also accommodate the Lannisters in “House Of The Dragon”? Or is there more to come?
Jefferson Hall has been interviewed by Entertainment Tonight reveal that we will definitely see a lot more of the Lannisters in “House Of The Dragon”. When the audience gets to know the twins in the series, the characters are “not nearly where they will be at the end” – Hall is of course alluding to the time jumps that are still to come, some of which are very large.
Also the Lannister twins will change (much, as Hall points out) during this time, and most importantly, they will play an even bigger role in the series than before. Until then, fans would have to be patient: “This is a story about the Targaryens. The Lannisters play a big part in it, but not from the start. […] They are introduced to the story and support it. They will play a big, crucial role over time, but there will definitely be a wait before that happens.”
in the interview Hall also stated, he tried to infuse “teeny little drops of Tyrion and tiny little drops of Cersei” into his new roles, as “a kind of teaser”. Nevertheless, his roles were deliberately not supposed to be to have a lot to do with the Lannisters as we know them from “Game Of Thrones” – the relationship is just too far away for that. But how are Tyland and Jason Lannister related to siblings Cersei, Jaime (also twins) and Tyrion?
It’s hard to say exactly, but the Lannister family tree makes it clear: Tywin Lannister and his children Cersei, Jaime and Tyrion are direct descendants of Jason Lannister. Tyland Lannister, who as the younger of the twins was ineligible for land and titles, remained childless.
Episode 4 of “House Of The DragonComing to Sky Atlantic on 12 September 2022 at 3am, followed by Sky Q and WOW (formerly Sky Ticket).