Game-of-Thrones-trailer-logRome and Luther actress Indira Varma is joining the cast of Game of Thrones.

TV Line reports the actress will play Ellaria Sand in the fourth season of the fantasy drama. The character is a friend of the Red Viper (recently cast Pedro Pascal).

The fourth season of Game of Thrones is currently in production and another high profile addition to the cast is the actor and writer Mark Gatiss.

Indira Varma played Niobe in the first season of HBO’s epic drama Rome. Following her departure from the drama Varma played the deranged Susie Costello in two episodes of Torchwood’s first season.

As well as regular roles in The Whistleblowers, Luther, Hunted, Human Target and Silk the actress has also made guest appearances in Bones, Hustle and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

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