Game of Thrones teaser trailer for Season 2. Voiceover is by Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon:
Wow, that does not sound like Stephen Dillane at all, at least the Stephen Dillane I remember from Welcome to Sarajevo and The Hours. That guy in the trailer sounds more like Jason Statham! What the heck? Hopefully Stannis will not be talking in that tone of voice all season. I guess “the cold winds are rising” is Stannis’ version of “winter is coming” from the Starks. I assume they’re all speaking in metaphors, since we’ve seen plenty of cold, wind and winters in the show already.
I haven’t seen any picture of Dillane as Stannis yet, but here’s Dillane as the conflicted journalist in Welcome to Sarajevo, and as Virginia Woolf’s husband in The Hours: