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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.

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.



In an interview with Radio Times, Nikolaj may have let something slip in terms of what is coming for season seven. When asked about Jaime’s love for Cersei (Lena Headey), Nikolaj said that there may be new suitors. So could we be getting a marriage proposal to Queen Cersei from of all people Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)? Remember he did say he was going to sail to Meereen to offer Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) his cock. Could Cersei be the recipient of such a gift? Too funny. Read the article.

Does Cersei have a new love interest on Game of Thrones?

Jaime Lannister lets slip a potential spoiler…

By Susanna Lazarus
Thursday 30 March 2017 at 2:35PM

Now, we’re not saying we’re rooting for the perverse, incestuous relationship between twins Cersei and Jaime Lannister. But over the course of six series, we’ve grown accustomed to the ‘us against the world’ attitude of these two and their steadfast devotion – despite Cersei’s increasingly tyrannical behaviour. (That woman should NEVER have been let near such a large stash of wildfire.)

But there was something in the look Jaime gave Cersei in the series six finale – after she’d blown up Kings Landing and forced their one remaining son to commit suicide – that had us doubt how much longer he will stand by his twin sister’s side.

So, perhaps it should come as no great surprise that the upcoming seventh season looks set to introduce a new love interest for Cersei.

Speaking to the Daily Beast, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau explained how his character, Jaime “is not like his sister and brother, but he’s been on the battlefield his whole life, and knows about people’s weaknesses and loving someone unconditionally—because he loves his sister unconditionally. Plus, there are no other suitors. Well, that’s not true… but he has to step up and take his father’s place.”

The actor then added: “Wow, I was about to reveal something from Season 7 and thought, “What am I doing?”

Does this mean Jaime has forsaken Cersei and she is now welcoming new advances? Unfortunately Coster-Waldau recovered and remained frustratingly tight-lipped, but he did shed some light on that look his character gave Cersei as she was crowned:

“Jaime’s addicted to something – almost institutionalised by a situation to where there is no other way. For Jaime, there is no other way. He’s been groomed since he was 15 that, whatever his life is, it starts and ends with Cersei. He has to accommodate her. He’s done that his whole life, and he’s reached a moment now where he suddenly has to address it. What’s interesting about that is people will read into it and there was no line – it’s just a look.”

With the new series beginning on 16th July, we’ve not all that long to wait until we see what exactly was behind that look…

SOURCE: RADIO TIMES



Finally a promo for season seven. Here Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) doing the “long walk” to their individual thrones: Jon at Winterfell, Dany at Dragonstone and Cersei at King’s Landing. No Jaime, but I truly am hoping he breaks with Cersei and agrees to joining Jon in the fight against the Whitewalkers.



Another Q&A with Nikolaj discussing the all important scene where Jaime confesses what he knew about Aerys Targaryen to Brienne (Gwendoline Christie).

Emmys: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on the Naked Truth About the ‘Game of Thrones’ Kingslayer


The villainous Jaime Lannister talks about loving your sister too much, his toughest day of shooting and why the teenage King Joffrey is like Justin Bieber

Before that whole Red Wedding massacre came along to shock “Game of Thrones” viewers, the most gripping moment in Season 3 of HBO’s epic series may well have been one of the quietest.

It was the moment when a naked, battered, nearly defeated Jaime Lannister, soaking in a bathtub after nearly dying when his right hand was chopped off, told an equally naked Brienne of Tarth that the murder that gave him the nickname “Kingslayer” was actually done out of kindness – that he killed Aerys Targaryen to prevent the so-called “Mad King” from burning his city to the ground and killing every man, woman and child within its walls.

Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau delivered the wrenching monologue in a voice that barely rose above a whisper.

The moment softly, quietly and brilliantly upended what we thought we knew about Jaime Lannister, who was introduced in the first episode of the series sleeping with his sister Cersei and then shoving seven-year-old Bran Stark out a tower window when the boy catches him in the act.

It made Coster-Waldau one of a number of “Game of Thrones” actors who deserve supporting actor and actress consideration this season – not just past winner Peter Dinklage, but also Diana Rigg as the devious Olenna Tyrell, Rose Leslie as the feisty Ygritte, Gwendoline Christine as the amazon warrior Brienne and Charles Dance as the thoroughly villainous Tywin Lannister.

Jaime Lannister is usually a man of action, but in your big scene this season you barely moved.
Yeah. I waited a long time to get to that scene. I knew from when we started the pilot that that scene would come eventually, if we were lucky enough to get picked up and get as far as Season 3.

So you knew the scene was coming from the time you first took the role?
I remember the producers telling me about the whole world when I first talked to them about the part. I didn’t know anything about George R.R. Martin, I’m not proud to say. They told me about the story, and about how in Episode 1 Jaime’s having sex with his sister, he pushes the kid out the window… It was so dark, I just got really excited about it, because it’s such a great thing to have a character that’s so clear cut. That’s the baddie, and he has these big action things at the beginning of the show.

And then they told me his secret about why he’s called the Kingslayer, and the guy he really is. Which is a very different man from the perception of him, and very exciting.

But the audience won’t hear his side of the story for two and a half seasons.
Exactly. The beauty of it is that you have a character who’s not a whiner. He would never go out and say, “You don’t understand, I was wronged!” He’s not going to give people the satisfaction, because he’s smart enough to know that that’s not going to work anyway.

It’s that weird thing: If you hear a foul rumor about someone, even though two weeks later you hear it wasn’t true, it still sticks. Horrible rumors have a tendency to leave a smell, in a weird way.

Well, one of the foul rumors about Jaime — that he’s in an incestuous relationship with his sister — sticks because it’s true.
There were so many times I thought, “Why the hell?” I get that you can fall in love with your sister when you’re young, but years have passed. He has to let go. It’s not doing him any favors. It’s such a terrible relationship, and it’s defined him in so many ways. But then you go into the family dynamic, and it does make sense if you’re that isolated from the rest of the world, and you’ve been living under this tyrant and you only really have your brother and your sister.

What parts of Jamie were hardest to get a handle on?
The difficult thing was always the balance. Even in episodes where he had a lot of scenes, you’re still looking at a maximum of maybe 15 minutes. Last season I was only in four episodes. The hope is that if you went back and looked at all those scenes, you’d be able to spot those little clues that I put out early on about who he is. Those little things so that once you get to the bathtub, it’s not a case of, “Where the hell did that come from?”

So you’d been thinking about the bath scene for two and a half seasons before you got to do it. No pressure there.

Yeah, it’s such a big moment for that character. There were so many thoughts that went into that day, but you want to in the moment just be able to let go and not think of anything. It was quite some day.

Just on a personal level, it’s a very interesting journey that Jamie takes. And I’ve obviously thought a lot about what it would mean if you lost something that so identifies you. That hand is the super-hand, the thing that defines him. It’s his pride and it’s who he is, but it also gave him the name Kingslayer and kind of condemned him in that world.

How long did it take to shoot the scene?
We had one day. It was a long day. One of the toughest days I think I’ve ever had, because it was so important for me that we got it right. We did the speeches in long takes, and the camera operator said they were the longest takes we did in the series. It was exhausting for everyone, not just the actors. I was so grateful for Gwendoline Christie, who jumped into the water with me every time. We were clean when we left, that’s for sure. [laughs]

And the end of the day, did you feel that you had the scene?
Yeah, it was a very special day. It felt really good. I mean, all of us felt that we accomplished what we hoped for. I know that that character, and it is a big moment for him to open up. He’s never told that story before, and it’s such a big, big secret to carry around.

In the first couple of seasons, we thought Jaime was the ultimate villain, and Joffrey was a monster, and Cersei was evil. But this season, the family pales next to your father.
Oh, Tywin is such a tough, tough dad. I love those scenes in this season with Cersei and Tyrion [Peter Dinklage’s character]. We’ve seen them where they’re very powerful, they’re very strong, but when it comes to dealing with daddy, they’re just little kids. They can’t say no to daddy.

And I love what Lena has done with Cersei. She’s this horrible woman, of course, but she’s opened up these little glimpses into a woman who’s still just a mother. She understands how ruthless that world is, and she’s trying to take care of her own. And yes, she’s very brutal, but so is that world.

And even Joffrey. I mean, he is a monster, don’t get me wrong. But you can still see that he’s just a boy. Growing up with no boundaries, no rules, he’s so messed up. And I think what is so great with Jack [Gleeson]’s performance is that he still shows us the boy, even though the boy has so much power. Then again, you look at some of the young celebrities today, and you see what power does to young people. It’s just not a healthy thing. Look at Justin Bieber.

Has “Game of Thrones” changed your life and career?
It hasn’t changed my life. But I was just talking to my wife about this – this June is my 20th year as an actor, since I left the National Theater school. I’ve always been working, but what’s so amazing is that there are very few moments where your own enthusiasm for a show is actually shared with an audience. That’s quite rare. It certainly doesn’t hurt to be on a show that people see and watch, and there’s no question that some of the opportunities I get now work-wise are related to “Game of Thrones,” for which I’m very grateful.

Do people call you “Kingslayer” on the street?
It happened in Season 1 here in New York. But I haven’t had any bad experiences. People say with a smile, “You’re a horrible person.” There were a couple of times in a bar where people go, “Kingslayer!” But usually they follow it up with beer, so that’s absolutely cool. Call me Kingslayer and buy me a beer? I love it.


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GAME OF THRONES is over for another year, sadly. While I wasn’t too thrilled about the finale, the only bright spot was seeing Jaime finally return to King’s Landing with Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) in tow. I loved the response from that guy pulling the cart thinking Jaime a “Country boy….” Too funny. Did he realize this was his Captain of the Kingsgaurd? I was very mad at the fact there was no allowance for an embrace between Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime. I really wanted to see how Cersei would play out the reunion considering Jaime’s obvious state. I really do wish The Rains of Catamere had been the final episode. Mhysa felt more like it should have led to the events in The Red Wedding, and end it on the shocker of Catelyn’s (Michelle Fairley) throat slitting. But then I’m not the showrunners, am I? Dammit! A couple of extras for you in this posting. I’ve included the soundtrack for season three composed by Ramin Djawadi. While included here for you to listen, you are encouraged to go out and purchase the soundtrack. In fact, please do. The other extra is an interview with GAME OF THRONES author and executive producer George R. R. Martin on the 06/06/2013 episode of The Conan O’Brien show. I had wanted to get this up before the finale but I was having mundo hosting issues. Now they’ve been resolved I’m providing it now. Enjoy.

  • [ 350 ] SCREENCAPS: GAME OF THRONES – E3X10 MHYSA
  • [ 001 ] VIDEO: GAME OF THRONES – E3X10 MHYSA
  • [ 020 ] MP3: GAME OF THRONES EXTRA – SEASON THREE SOUNDTRACK
    COMPOSED BY RAMIN DJAWADI
  • [ 001 ] VIDEO: GAME OF THRONES EXTRA: GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
    – 06/06/2013 – CONAN O’BRIEN



I have a couple of things for you. The first are some posters from HBO of GAME OF THRONES season three. The main one is a close up shot of Nikolaj as Jaime, the others are just promo posters and one of a three-shot with Jaime, Cersi (Lena Headey) and Joffrey (Jack Gleason). The other addition are the real scans from a photo shoot Nikolaj did in the March issue of GQ magazine. I scanned these from the magazine, they’re not from the GQ site or from Just Jared. If you are going to repost, please credit back to this site as a curtosey. While the magazine didn’t cost much, it’s the time it took to scan and upload. Thanks. The contents of the article will be printed below the cut.

  • [ 006 ] GALLERY: GAME OF THRONES SEASON 3 HQ POSTERS
  • [ 008 ] PRESS: NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU – GQ MARCH 2013 SCANS

If you’re one of the holdouts to HBO’s Game of Thrones because shadow babies and snow zombies strike you as fantasy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays the rakish Jaime Lannister, won’t hold it against you. Although the books have sold more than 20 million copies and spawned moblike forums berating author George R.R. Martin for not yet having completed the series (“Pull your fucking typewriter out of your ass and start fucking typing”), the 42-year-old Dane admits to having reservations about the genre. “It’s probably my own lack of education,” he says carefully, “but you know, it’s always good guy against bad guy, and there are those really tacky book covers.” What eventually sold him on the show, though, is its all-too-human characters with their flesh-and-blood ambitions and flaws.

In real life, Coster-Waldau has kept a low profile, though that might change this year after he appears in Tom Cruise’s postapocalyptic Oblivion and in the horror movie Mama. The latter is another genre about which he’s squeamish: “I had to watch it with the sound turned way down. I’m such a wimp.” One can imagine certain other names GoT fanboys might call him for that.

    

    



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