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Game of Thrones creators handed Star Wars project

The creators of the Game of Thrones TV series are to make a series of films for the rapidly-expanding Star Wars universe. David Benioff and DB Weiss will begin work on Star Wars when Game of Thrones ends in 2019, Lucasfilm announced. Little is known about the project. But it will develop a story separate from the current series, and also from a trilogy planned by director Rian Johnson, who was behind 2017’s The Last Jedi. “In the summer of 1977 we travelled to a galaxy far, far away, and…

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Stars from Game of Thrones and Bake Off on 'the hardest job in the world'

“It’s the hardest, hardest job in the world,” says Game of Thrones star Lena Headey. Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain agrees: “It’s the hardest job I’ve ever done.” So are they talking about fame, acting, presenting? No, actually, they’re talking about being a mum. The pair spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live for its #mumtakeover event, along with Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon, who said she was “fed a fairytale”. The frank videos posted on the BBC Radio 5 Live website are part of the radio station’s discussion…

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Iranian charged with Game of Thrones hack

The US Department of Justice is to charge an Iranian man with hacking into HBO, leaking Game of Thrones scripts and demanding a $ 6m (£4.5m) ransom. Behzad Mesri is accused of accessing a computer without authorisation for the purposes of commercial advantage. Court documents allege he had worked for Iran’s military and been involved in a campaign to deface US websites They allege he began conducting online reconnaissance of HBO’s computer networks and employees in May 2017. “Over the next couple of months, he successfully compromised multiple user accounts…

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Game of Thrones road bans traffic

Traffic is to be banned from travelling through the Dark Hedges – made famous by the TV fantasy drama Game of Thrones – from Monday. The tunnel of beech trees on the Bregagh Road near Armoy in County Antrim has become a major international tourist attraction. The scene was used by the Game of Thrones crew to represent the Kingsroad in the HBO drama series. The ban comes after concerns about the impact of traffic on the site. Dark Hedges suffer Easter crowds and cars Game of Thrones road closure…

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Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner to marry Joe Jonas

British actress Sophie Turner and US singer Joe Jonas are to marry. The pair, who have been together since 2016, both shared the news on Instagram with the same picture of a diamond ring. Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in fantasy TV drama Game of Thrones, posted the photo with the caption “I said yes”. Jonas’s brother Nick, who was also in American pop band The Jonas Brothers, tweeted his congratulations. He said: “Ahh! Congratulations to my brother… and sister in law to be on your engagement. I love you…

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