Alfie Allen is disarmingly charming. Sitting down with one of the stars of what is arguably the most talked about TV show on the planet is always going to be a thrill, but Allen takes it all in his stride and puts everyone he talks to at ease. It is very quickly apparent that Allen appreciates the opportunities that the show has provided him and is thrilled to be on a show as significant as Game of Thrones.
Allen’s character, Theon Grayjoy, has been through a lot on the show. Initially starting the series with a swagger, the character has figuratively been through hell and back as he was psychologically and physically emasculated by a cruel torturer over the run of the show. Now, however, Grayjoy is set to take a more significant role in the show, pushing Allen further into the limelight.
Throughout this chat with Mediaweek deputy editor Dan Barrett, Allen offers some insight into working with such a decentralised cast, improvements to the craft services table thanks to new cast member Ian McShane, and he remarks on the insensitivity of actor Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Stark) to certain plot twists Theon Greyjoy has gone through.