Game of Thrones casts a Roman dictator as Mance Rayder

One of the characters that we're especially excited to see in the third season of Game of Thrones is Mance Rayder, the Night's Watch deserter turned King-Beyond-the-Wall. Now the identity of the actor portraying Mance Rayder has been revealed, and it's a veteran HBO ruler.

EW reports that Ciarán Hinds, who played Julius Caesar on HBO's Rome and can currently be seen playing Bill Clinton clone Bud Hammond on Political Animals, will be playing the leader of the Free Folk. So how much of Caesar (or, for that matter, Clinton) will we be seeing in our Mance Rayder?

'Game of Thrones' casts 'Rome' actor as Mance Rayder [EW via Winter is Coming - Hat tip to Celia]