Newswire: The Babadook’s Essie Davis to appear on Game Of Thrones
Australian actress Essie Davis, who starred in last year’s domestic horror sensation The Babadook, has signed on for a small role on the sixth season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Davis will portray a member of a Braavosi acting troupe performing The Bloody Hand, a play satirizing the death of King Robert Baratheon. The play, in which Davis’ character will embody an even-more-debauched version of Lena Headey’s Queen Cersei, was featured in “Mercy,” one of the preview chapters for the possibly forthcoming The Winds Of Winter.
Besides The Babadook, which earned Davis strong reviews for her performance as a widowed mother struggling to protect her child from malevolent forces, the actress is probably most recognizable from her role as Maggie, the medic who examines Neo’s comatose body in the later Matrix films. (She also starred in the original Australian version of The Slap.)
HBO has been …