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'Game of Thrones' Casts 'Downton Abbey' Actress, Season 2 to Debut April 2012

October 11, 2011 (6:36 am) GMT
Rose Leslie, who plays Gwen on the Emmy-winning British series, is tapped to portray wildling woman and unconventional beauty named Ygritte.
Rose Leslie

will relocate from "" to Westeros to join "". The 24-year-old Scottish beauty has landed a major role in the second season of the HBO hit series as wildling woman Ygritte.

Described as "strong-willed, witty, skilled in battle and survival in the wilderness", Ygritte meets Jon Snow during his adventures beyond the Wall. In the book, the unconventional red-haired beauty is said to become a lover to Jon Snow.

Leslie has previously taken part in Emmy-winning series "Downton Abbey". She plays Gwen who eventually snags her dream to work as a secretary. It is unclear whether or not she will reprise her role in the second season of the period drama.

As for "Game of Thrones", the new season will premiere on HBO in April 2012. The network, however, has not unveiled a specific date for the return of the novel-adapted show.

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