Two Israeli Actors to Appear in 'Game of Thrones' Upcoming Sixth Season

Ania Bukstein and Yousef Sweid are household names in Israel for roles in shows and movies such as 'Rabies,' 'False Flag' and 'Homeland.'

Yousef Sweid, in a still from “The Screenwriter.” You could call it “Synecdoche, Al Quds.”
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Two Israeli actors will appear in the upcoming sixth season of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.”

It is unknown what roles Ania Bukstein and Yousef Sweid will play, the Times of Israel reported.

Bukstein, 33, is a household name in Israel for roles in shows and movies such as “Rabies,” “False Flag” and “The Secrets.” Sweid, 39, an Arab-Israeli, is known for parts in shows like “Homeland” and plays like “Walk on Water.”

According to the report, three other Israeli actors — Yuval Scharf, Neta Garty and Leem Lubany — have also tried out for “Game of Thrones” roles. Lubany is rumored to have secured a part.

The sixth season of “Game of Thrones,” based on the fantasy book series by George R. R. Martin, will air in April 2016.