Tywin Lannister to appear in The Witcher 3

Wednesday, 14th August 2013 21:58 GMT By Phil Owen

The actor who has become the face of Game of Thrones’ Tywin Lannister and never fails to scare the hell out of us, the great Charles Dance, will have a role in The Witcher 3 as Emperor Emhyr var Emrei of Nilfgaard.

Wither 3 lead writer Marcin Blacha called the casting a “dream come true,” which I believe because that guy is awesome and scary.

So who is this guy Dance is playing? Well, at the end of The Witcher 2, Nilfgaard invaded the north and tore it all up, and by the time of The Witcher 3 still controls an area called No Man’s Land that was depicted in the CG trailer for the game we saw this morning.



  1. Erthazus

    Cd Projekt is so amazing. The best RPG dev of this gen period. Fact!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. actuallyisnotafox

    ^ yup yup! ^-^ plus im sure this guy will do an amazing job

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Froseidon

    Spoiler warning :( Ahh well, no biggie.

    Also, this news is awesome.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Dark

    @1 +1

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Beta

    Awesome news! :D

    Though how would one even pronounce that name? I mean “Charles Dance”..

    #5 1 year ago
  6. BULArmy

    Emperor Emhyr var EmreiS
    The Emperor have heavy ties with Geralt in the books.


    He met with Geralt couple of times, spared his life and let Ciri go with him in the end, even though he had different plans for her.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. GwynbleiddiuM

    Charles Dance has an epic voice, can’t wait for Witcher 3 and “Killing Monsters” of all kind.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. infernalism

    WOW. I wasn’t expecting that, CDProjekt ain’t exactly Activision or Rockstar, to secure this kind of talent. Dance is a high caliber actor, I still remember him from Alien3 and I find his to be the best book to tv series translation of any character from aSoIaF. Hope we’ll see more of his kind in The Witcher 3, although if that’s it, then that’s OK too, TW2 already had a strong cast.

    I’m Polish, but I prefer english voice acting in TW2. It seems I’m not going back to polish VA with TW3 either.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. YoungZer0

    Charles Dance? You mean this guy? This guy makes you afraid?


    #9 1 year ago
  10. silverstorm

    Easily the most skilled actor on GoT right now, after Sean Bean. This is really great news, cannot wait to play this on a PC with max settings.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. infernalism

    Nah, the only movie that made me afraid was John Carpenter’s The Thing, and that was a long time ago (great score by Ennio Moricone). Dance is great in the series though, he nailed the character and made him even better than I envisioned Tywin myself, even if I still hugely prefer the books over the show.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Biscuitpants

    evil prime minister off ali g > tywin lannister

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Armitage Shanks

    He was really great in Alien 3

    #13 1 year ago
  14. roadkill

    :thumbs up: :D

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Edo

    He was in Last Action Hero,YUCK…nah,just kidding he is awesome.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Dave Cook

    @15 He WAS Last Action Hero :D

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Dave Cook

    @15 Did you ever see him read 50 Shades of Gray? Hilarious. NOT work safe though –

    #17 1 year ago
  18. viralshag

    My dear, sweet brother Numsie!

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Edo

    @16 :) that was brilliant,btw he was also Numspa in The Golden Child…I wonder why I only remember him from the movies that sucked…probably because he was the only good thing in them :).

    #19 1 year ago
  20. viralshag

    The Golden Child did NOT suck…

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Edo

    @20 Yeah,OK…

    #21 1 year ago

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