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Welcome to NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU ONLINE @ nikolajcosterwaldau.org an online resource dedicated to Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Currently being seen as Ser Jaime Lannister on the hugely successful HBO series Game of Thrones, Nikolaj has a varied film and television history. Included are the series New Amsterdam, Virtuality, and Blekingegade. Nikolaj's films include Mama, Black Hawk Down, Wimbledon, Vildspor in which Nikolaj wrote and directed, Enigma, Kingdom of Heaven, The Baker, A Thousand Times Goodnight, Gods of Egypt, Nattevagten and soon to be seen in Nattevagten 2. Nikolaj has also been named the UNDP Goodwill Ambassador to raise awareness and support United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, an action to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. If you're a fan of Nikolaj's please make this your best choice for all things pertaining to his career. This site has an explicit NO CANDIDS policy.

GAME OF THRONES is at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend and HBO dropped another trailer for us. Here we can see Jaime with Cersei (Lena Headey) in a very Jaime/Cersei position. Then we see Jaime shown from behind strolling into what looks to be the courtyard at Highgarden where Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg) fled after her goodbye with Margaery (Natalie Dormer) early in season six. Then finally we see Jaime on his horse reviewing Lannister troops on the battlefield. My guess this is outside Highgarden, or preparing to go against Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) on the battlefield. All in all looks like our Nikolaj will be getting some really good scenes this year. I was going to provide some screencaps of those scenes, but I thought I’d just let the trailer speak for itself, also the featured post image is from Jaime’s review of the troops.



We get to see a bit of Jaime in the episode two promo. If you look at the overhead shot of the throne room and Cersei (Lena Headey) sitting on the throne with our Nikolaj standing to the left of her. This episode is titled Stormborn.



What did we think? Did we like it? Come on, ya know you did. I was truly satisfied with the season seven premiere. There wasn’t anything that I could complain about, in fact the show was excellent. Looks like Jaime is keeping it real for Cersei (Lena Headey). I loved how Nikolaj brought the whole thing down to it’s base level for Cersei’s benefit. And the expressions on Jaime’s face when Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) was offering himself to Cersei was too funny. All in all an excellent premiere.



Another interview with the cast from GAME OF THRONES including Nikolaj, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth), Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand), and Kit Harington (Jon Snow). Here the cast talk about their “enemies” Jaime with Cersei, Ser Davos with Melissandre, Bronn with Jaime, and Jon with Sansa.



We finally have the first three episode titles for GAME OF THRONES season seven. The first two concern more Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) returning to Westros and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) arriving at Dragonstone to confer with Dany, so there’s nothing of note for Jaime. However, episode three features Cersei (Lena Headey) and some issues between she and Jaime. Fingers crossed he’s starting to fall out of love with her.

First Three Episode Titles Revealed

Elio M. García and Linda Antonsson/Jul 7, 2017

HBO has sent out a press release discussing the imminent arrival of Game of Thrones on July 16th, including loglines and titles for the first three episodes. You can read them below, but naturally if you consider episode titles spoilers… well, these are spoilers:

Daenerys Targaryen has finally set sail for Westeros with her armies, dragons and new Hand of the Queen, Tyrion Lannister. Jon Snow has been named King in the North after defeating Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards and returning Winterfell to House Stark. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister has seized the Iron Throne by incinerating the High Sparrow, his followers and her rivals in the Sept of Baelor. But as old alliances fracture and new ones emerge, an army of dead men marches on the Wall, threatening to end the game of thrones forever.

The Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning GAME OF THRONES returns for its seven-episode seventh season SUNDAY, JULY 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes subsequent Sundays at the same time. Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, the hit fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom.

Returning series regulars on GAME OF THRONES this season include: Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark).

Additional returning series regulars this season include: Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Hannah Murray (Gilly), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand), Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion).

New cast members for the seventh season include: Jim Broadbent, Tom Hopper, Megan Parkinson and Ed Sheeran.

July’s episodes:

Episode #61: “Dragonstone”

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home.

Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.

Episode #62: “Stormborn”

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros.

Written for television by Bryan Cogman; directed by Mark Mylod.

Episode #63: “The Queen’s Justice”

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes.

Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.

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HBO has released a second trailer to season seven. Here we get to see more of Nikolaj as Jaime. He’s not looking too happy this year what with Cersei (Lena Headey) taking the throne and killing those in the Sept and crowning herself queen. I’ve done a screengrab of one of Nikolaj’s scenes. In the featured image above it looks like he’s on a field where in the previous trailer we saw Drogon with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) on his back flying over the Dothraki blood riders and the Unsullied. Here’s hoping our Kingslayer remains alive this season. You might also notice a new thing to the site and that is a countdown clock to the season seven premiere. It seems so far away yet it’s less than a month. Now a note about what’s been going on with the site. A few days ago I noticed my page rankings had dropped and I couldn’t figure out why. Looking into the issue I found that the site had some what could be termed as malicious code inserted into only a select number of my pages. This made me have to take some draconian steps and completely delete the main site’s files and start again, thankfully saving the posts, pages and other needed things to begin again. By the Grace of the Seven the gallery and the press section remained untouched so that’s why they remained up. I’ve scanned the site many times using at least a dozen online tools and submitted a report to Google who has pronounced the site clear. I just wanted to tell you that I mean to keep the site clean for you to visit and get all your Nikolaj news. Thanks for understanding why the main site was down. Now without further delay….. #WinterIsHere



I thought I’d revisit this touching ballad from Jaime to Cersei (Lena Headey) and Nikolaj’s heartfelt rendition of Coldplay’s Closer to Home from the “cancelled” GAME OF THRONES musical. Without further adieu here is Nikolaj’s “beautiful” ballad….. This of course in preparation for season seven.



He just might be. According to an interview with a Reddit user Jaime Lannister played by our own Nikolaj just might be the mythical hero. Here is the Reddit Post where the anonymous poster discusses why he believes Jaime is not only the Valonqar, but also Azor Ahai. I’ve read through it and it’s a pretty good theory. Most of the videos I’ve seen on Youtube, the creators want to say that Jaime will take his own life after taking Cersei’s (Lena Headey). I’ve stated time and time again that is pretty short sighted not to have Jaime in the War to Come. Jaime’s skills are highly needed. I think Jon (Kit Harington) will need Jaime and that will fulfill the Azor Ahai prophecy.

As Game of Thrones enters the home stretch with its final two seasons, prophecies about its endgame are becoming increasingly important — and the biggest one might change Jaime Lannister’s role in the story, thanks to the dictionary. Not Merriam-Webster, though. It comes down to some mixed-up Valyrian words.

The Prince That Was Promised, also known as Azor Ahai, is a legendary savior from hundreds of years before the main events of the show. He’s supposed to be reborn to save the world from darkness. Melisandre has mentioned this several times, as she originally thought Stannis was Azor Ahai reborn. Sam and Gilly are also reading about Azor Ahai in photos from Season 7. Of course, the more he’s referenced, the more it makes you wonder who Azor Ahai reborn will be. Most people think it will be Jon, or possibly Daenerys. Since they’re the two characters who have been “reborn” in the most literal ways, this makes sense.

But as one fan on Reddit points out, there’s an unexpected compelling argument for Jaime Lannister as this legendary savior. When Paste Magazine interviewed the anonymous Reddit user on Wednesday, they said:

So, the basic gist is that there is a seriously problematic translation error that, once cleared up, will shed light on the identity of the hero… According to the Valyrian dictionary, Valyrian words for lord and light are aeksio and onos. However, Valyrian words for gold and hand are aeksion and ondos. Just as we might suspect, The Lord of Light is a farce. Jaime Lannister—Gold Hand—is the hero of legend and prophecy.

If the story takes this route, that presents a fascinating angle on fate, religion, and prophecy in the world of Game of Thrones. The story has always danced around presenting the gods as entities that characters believe in versus presenting them as literal parts of the world. When Melisandre resurrected Jon Snow in Season 6, that seemed to confirm that there was something to the Lord of Light business after all. But as this fan suggests, the Lord of Light could be conflated with Azor Ahai. Melisandre thought she was a fraud after Stannis died in Season 5; she got her faith back after resurrecting Jon in Season 6. But if Jaime is the prophetic hero, the true answer could be that she’s both.

The original Reddit post draws parallels between the hero Azor Ahai laboring to forge his legendary sword and Jaime Lannister laboring to shed his “Kingslayer” persona, thus experiencing rebirth.

Additionally, it argues that just as Azor Ahai had to kill his love, Nissa Nissa, Jaime will have to kill Cersei. Even if Jon and Daenerys bang, it’s unlikely they have enough time to develop the kind of deep love required for a sacrifice. With a second glance at the dictionary, then, Jaime Lannister just became the most likely contender to save the world.

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We finally have a full fledged trailer for season 7 of GAME OF THRONES. We have at least three scenes with Jaime and Nikolaj, though the most impressive one is the one in the map room where Jaime and Cersei (Lena Headey) are standing. Amazing so far. I’m including all of Nikolaj’s scenes from it for you since the trailer goes by sort of quick. Enjoy.



There were about 15 season seven promotional images released by HBO. Of the 15, there is only one of Nikolaj as Jaime. It shows Jaime standing by Cersei’s (Lena Headey) side as she sits on the Iron Throne. I’m just going to post it here since it’s not a high quality image. Click on the image for a larger version.



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