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'Thrones' Gets Female Warrior, 'Desperate Housewives' Finds Renee's New Beau

July 9, 2011 (5:44 am) GMT
Gwendoline Christie is cast as Brienne of Tarth on HBO's 'Game of Thrones', while Charles Mesure will play Ben on ABC's 'Desperate Housewives'.

Gearing up for the new season, "" and "" have added a name each to their cast ensemble. The former has tapped "" star to portray Brienne, while the latter cast former "" actor Charles Mesure for a regular role of Ben.

Brienne is the Maid of Tarth, who is described in the book as a highly skilled warrior. She is generally considered as odds due to her abnormal size, strength, and near-absence of female sexual characteristics. She is tasked to escort Jamie Lannister to King's Landing to exchange him for Sansa and Arya Stark after their capture.

Ben, meanwhile, is "a sexy, charming, and occasionally ruthless contractor who has the kind of grit and drive that comes from being a self-made man," TVLine said. Mesure's character is additionally set to be the new love interest for ' Renee.

"Thrones" will debut its second season sometime in spring 2012, while "Housewives" will return for an eighth season on Sunday, September 25.

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