Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Shadow of the Sword

If you watch HBO’s Game of Thrones, then you’re familiar with bad boy Jamie Lannister also known as the Kingslayer, played by the handsomely rugged Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. He’s one of the characters that you love to hate, cringing at his actions (and the type of ‘action’ he’s getting…).

In Shadow of the Sword, Coster-Waldau plays Martin, an orphan whose bond with his best friend Georg is put to the test when he grows up to become an executioner…and Georg is sentenced to death.

The film is out for rental and to own on DVD April 9th, 2012 and you can find out more if you read on!

Fearsome swordplay abounds in this 16th Century epic as the loyalty of two life-long friends is tested during the notorious Inquisition. SHADOW OF THE SWORD, starring Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Headhunters, Kingdom of Heaven) and Steven Berkoff (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, TV’s The Borgias), is out to rent and own on DVD (RRP £12.99) from the 9th April.

Martin (Coster-Waldau) and friend Georg (Peter McDonald, The Damned United, Wreckers) grew up as orphans in a monastery. Their life long bond is tested when they follow different paths in life. After 15 years apart neither could have predicted the devastating circumstances which cause their lives to collide once more. When soldier Martin unwittingly becomes forced into the role of executioner, and local cleric Georg sentenced to death, Martin has to make a choice: will he be executioner or saviour of his old fried?

Featuring a fantastic performance by Berkoff as The Inquisitor and full of bloody swordplay SHADOW OF THE SWORD is an epic tale of tested friendship and religious persecution told on a grand scale.

Source: Arrow Films
GS Reporter: Sharlene

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