Singer/actress Ania Bukstein and actor/dancer Yousef Sweid are reportedly joining the cast of HBO’s hit fantasy series, Game of Thrones, in the upcoming sixth season. The Mako news site quotes the American premium cable and satellite television network as confirming the participation of the two Israeli actors.
Bukstein, 33, is a household name in Israel. She has played numerous television, film and theater roles, among them in The Secrets and The Sound of Music. She has also released a CD of her music.
Sweid, 39, is an Israeli-Arab actor, dancer, director, and puppeteer. He, too, is known for roles on television, film and in the theater, among them for his work in The Bubble and Inch’Allah.
According to Mako, Sweid and Bukstein are the first Israeli actors to appear in the Game of Thrones.