Amazon Prime has announced for new casting choices for its upcoming Wheel of Time TV series, via its @WoTonPrime Twitter account. Ready? Here they are! We’re getting Alvaro Morte as Logain, Hammed Animashaun as Loial, Alexandre Willaume as Thom Merrilin, and Johann Myers as Padan Fain.
ALVARO MORTE (Logain Ablar)
Originally from Andalucía, Spain, Álvaro graduated from the Superior School of Dramatic Arts of Córdoba and ECAM (Madrid Film School) with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts. After finishing his studies in Spain, UTA’s Actor Training Department awarded him a scholarship to research interpretation techniques at the University of Tampere (Finland), where he worked as an assistant professor of stage management. Álvaro is an actor with a long resume of experience, but has most recently appeared in La Casa de Papel, Durante la Tormenta El Embarcadero and The Head. He also served as Theater Director for his own company, 300 Pistolas, which was founded in 2012 and brings Spanish classics, such as El Perro del Hortelano, Tres Sombreros de Copa, La Casa de Bernarda Alba and El Lazarillo de Tormes to high school students in the region. His work on El Lazarillo de Tormes was awarded at the Almagro International Classical Theater Festival in 2018.
HAMMED ANIMASHAUN (Loial)
Hammed recently starred in Fudge Park’s feature film The Festival How to Build a Girl. His past television credits include Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series Black Mirror as well as BBC’s black comedy Flowers. Hammed is currently starring in Master Harold… and the Boys alongside Lucian Msamati at the National Theatre. Other notable theatre credits include the critically-acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre and the National Theatre’s sell-out production of Barber Shop Chronicles.
ALEXANDRE WILLAUME (Thom Merrilin)
Alexandre Willaume trained at The Danish School of Theatre and has since enjoyed a varied career both on stage and screen. Alexandre’s most recent film credits include Tomb Raider, Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets, as well as lead roles in both Good Favour and Where Have All the Good Men Gone. Alexandre has played numerous roles in Danish television, including a supporting role in the award-winning show Rita (Series 2 & 3), a guest lead in Those Who Kill and roles in Follow The Money (Series 3) and Below The Surface (Series 1 & 2). Alexandre played series regular Kjartan in The Last Kingdom for two seasons. He has also had roles in Hidden, Deep State and Home Fires. Alexandre has provided voice over work on cartoons such as Batman, Megamind and The Lorax.
JOHANN MYERS (Padan Fain)
Myers’ recent TV roles include Small Axe, Temple, Man Like Mobeen, Guerilla, Snatch, In the Dark, Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories, National Treasure and Murder. His most recent film work includes Undergods, Yardie, The World We Knew, Mary Magdalene and The Lost City of Z. Johann also recently played Elwood in Small Island at the National Theatre.
Amazon Prime’s Wheel of Time series is being developed by Rafe Judkins, based on Robert Jordan’s beloved fantasy series of novels, and is being produced by Sony Pictures Television for Amazon Prime.
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