Alice Noakes will join Game of Thrones for Season 8 [BBC]
There’s not many actors who have made it from EastEnders to the dizzy heights of Hollywood, but that is all set to change.
A former resident of Albert Square is heading to the famous city of Westeros for the final season of Game Of Thrones.
EastEnders star Alice Nokes, who played Grant Mitchell’s daughter Courtney in 2016, has landed a role in season eight of the popular fantasy show.
Game Of Thrones character Jon Snow could be linked to the new arrival [HBO]
According to Alice’s agency CV, which was spotted by Game of Thrones fan site Watchers on the Wall, she will be playing a character named Willa.
This is not a one-off appearance in the series for the British star as she’ll be displaying her acting credentials in episodes one, two and four of the new season.
Now, many fans are asking the question, who is Willa and what is she going to end up doing?
Tormund is a Wildling who may know the new character [HBO]
There are a few theories that answer this question, but one of the main ones is that Willa is the daughter of Karsi, the Wildling leader who was killed off at the Battle of Hardhome but was raised from the dead as one of the Night King’s wights.
Willa escaped from the massacre on a boat seems to be still alive because viewers haven’t seen or heard from her since.
However, the Willa we saw on screen was around the age of 10, and Alice is 19, so even in the realms of fantasy it’d be difficult to explain her rapid ageing process.
Ned Stark may have already revealed the newbie [Wenn]
Nathalie Emmanuel made the transition from Hollyoaks to Game of Thrones
The other fan theory being banded around is that Willa is actually Wylla, the woman who Ned Stark claimed was Jon Snow’s mum – if this happens then we’d probably get to see Alice acting in flashback scenes.
Alice is not the first soap star to make a splash in Game of Thrones, as Nathalie Emmanuel successfully made the move too.
Nathalie originally played Sasha Valentine from 2007-2010 on Hollyoaks, but she now plays Missandei in the HBO epic.