Israeli actors score Game of Thrones roles

Israeli actors Yousef Sweid and Ania Bukstein have been cast in popular fantasy drama show Game of Thrones. The two are expected to appear in the show’s sixth season, which is set to be broadcast on American cable network HBO in April 2016.

Barring any last-minute changes, the two will have small, supporting roles on the show.


Game of Thrones has been a big hit for HBO, gaining a massive worldwide following and winning several Emmy Awards.

Bukstein isn’t the first Israeli actress to audition for a role in Game of Thrones. Actresses Yuval Scharf and Neta Gerti also have in the past, as did actress Leem Lubany, whose audition video leaked online.