Charles Dance, Tywin Lannister, chats about Game of Thrones season 3, Olenna Tyrell, Arya Stark, riding on a horse into Joffrey’s throne room, whether he and Margaery Tyrell are the only ones who can control Joffrey, if he and Tyrion are as smart as they think they are, whether Tywin Lannister is evil or just doing what he has to do & season 4 filming dates in 2013. Watch Ygritte interview http://youtu.be/KDzDdVadWBQ Loras Tyrell http://youtu.be/VmCK3oigRLk Tywin Lannister http://youtu.be/s-svwAW-Gyg & http://youtu.be/X8DC4kn1uPE Hodor http://youtu.be/h16a8ObFTjo Pycelle http://youtu.be/Ak_kQo7QmP4 Yara Greyjoy http://youtu.be/W7D6mlytxGg Syrio Forel http://youtu.be/3UYgEx2Px9k Lancel Lannister http://youtu.be/xCkUnzMvS0Q Pypar http://youtu.be/gKLTsgWyu5A Barristan Selmy http://youtu.be/wm52sfmGkKE Samwell Tarly http://youtu.be/m95QEWUjD2w Jeor Mormont http://youtu.be/3Fu5_tu2wrE Podrick Payne http://youtu.be/9hwnR9SxAEY White Walker, Ross Mullan http://www.youtu.be/XS505xzs3Js & Bowen Marsh http://youtu.be/bP7uHmrTLLs
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Tywin is the lord of House Lannister, the Lord Paramount of the Westerlands, and the richest man in the Seven Kingdoms. The Westerlands are one of the constituent regions of the Seven Kingdoms and House Lannister is one of the Great Houses of the realm. House Lannister rule the region from their seat of Casterly Rock and Tywin also holds the title Lord of Casterly Rock. He is also the Warden of the West. He is a widower with three children, Jaime, Cersei and Tyrion.
Tywin is the son of Tytos Lannister. His father presided over a period of decline for the house. He frittered away much of their fortune on poor investments and allowed himself to be mocked at court creating a perception of weakness. Their vassals House Reyne of Castamere rebelled against Lord Tytos. Tywin put down the rebellion personally, extinguishing their house and re-establishing the fearsome reputation of House Lannister. His ruthlessness gave darker meaning to the common phrase “A Lannister always pays his debts” and was immortalized in the song “The Rains of Castamere”.
Tywin served as Hand of the King to Aerys II Targaryen for twenty years but resigned after the Mad King, driven by envy and distrust, rejected Tywin’s proposal to marry his daughter Cersei to Prince Rhaegar and made his son Jaime a member of the Kingsguard – thus robbing Tywin of his heir – events which Tywin perceived as insults. During Robert’s Rebellion Tywin remained neutral, answering neither the summons of the King nor the calls from the rebels, until the Battle of the Trident. Tywin marched with the full power of Casterly Rock to the capital, feigning he had come to defend it from the rebellion. After the city gates were opened, Tywin ordered the city to be taken and the royal family eliminated in a quick and efficient manner; as a result the city was sacked and the royal family massacred by Ser Gregor Clegane and Ser Amory Lorch. Meanwhile, Tywin’s son killed the Mad King. Tywin presented the bodies of the royal family as proof of his allegiance. After the rebellion Robert Baratheon took the throne and married Tywin’s daughter Cersei to cement their alliance.
Cersei’s son Joffrey Baratheon is the heir to the throne. She has two younger children Myrcella Baratheon and Tommen Baratheon. Unbeknownst to Tywin all three children are the product of her incestuous relationship with Jaime. Tywin is close to his younger brother, Kevan who is his chief advisor. Kevan’s son Lancel is King Robert’s squire.
Tywin despises and hates his younger son, seeing him as misshapen and perverse. When Tyrion was very young, Jaime set him up with a prostitute. Jaime posed her as a common girl in distress that they rescued from bandits. Jaime chased the bandits off while Tyrion comforted the girl. They married, but when Tywin found out he was furious and made Jaime reveal the truth. Tywin paid her for every one of his guards to have sex with her and forced Tyrion to watch. Tywin’s hatred of Tyrion has been reciprocated since. Nevertheless, all of Tywin’s children are in awe of him and heed his counsel.
Charles Dance has also starred in Alien 3, Last Action Hero, Gosford Park & Swimming Pool.
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