Why One of the Stars of ‘The Wire’ Turned Down ‘Game of Thrones’

Aug 6, 2012  •  Post A Comment

"The Wire" star Dominic West said he turned down a role on HBO’s "Game of Thrones" because taping the show would have required living in Reykjavik, Iceland, for six months, reports The Huffington Post.

"My problem is, I’ve got four kids, and at the moment, I’m reluctant to be away from home for a long time,” West said. “I can get a lot of work in London and still be at home. That’s one of the many brilliant things about ‘The Hour.’”

"The Hour" is a BBC America period drama in which he plays newscaster Hector Madden.

West, who said he hasn’t read the "Game of Thrones" books, said he couldn’t remember which role he was offered. "It was a lovely part, a good part. I’m going to regret it," he said, according to the story.

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