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article imageSpaniards sign up in the thousands for a part in Game of Thrones

By Anne Sewell     Jul 5, 2014 in Entertainment
Seville - An upcoming episode of the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones, is to be filmed in the city of Seville in southern Spain. Thousands are now hoping for a part as an extra, as their heroine Khaleesi is filmed on location at Seville's Alcázar Palace.
Local producers have confirmed that shooting will take place at both Andalusia's capital, Seville and also the town of Osuna. The choice was announced by the producers of the series, along with the US Ambassador to Spain, James Costos, who coincidentally is a former HBO executive.
Now the Spanish production company, Fresco Film has started the selection process for extras in the series.
Based in Málaga, Fresco Film started the ball rolling on their Facebook page and on Friday they posted that an amazing 10,000 applications had been received in just 24 hours. By Saturday, that figure has reached an astounding 16,000, according to the latest post on their timeline. With unemployment rife in the country, this is probably not too surprising, however.
Reportedly filming of the fifth season of Game of Thrones will begin in October, starting with Seville’s Alcázar palace and gardens (pictured above). The palace was originally a Moorish fort and is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An interior photo of the palace is included below.
The rush for bit parts is nothing new in Spain, as last summer saw a rush for thousands of extras in Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus.
The Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace in Seville  Spain  originally a Moorish fort.  The palace ...
The Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally a Moorish fort. The palace will be used as a set in an upcoming episode of Game of Thrones.
Michal Osmenda
Spanish Sources:
La Vanguardia
The Local
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