According to reliable sources from Watchers on the Wall, 13-year-old English actor Sebastian Croft has been cast as a young version of Sean Bean’s Ned Stark in a flashback scene, sparring with an older boy. Croft landed the role after a casting call looking for a young boy with brown hair, a narrow face, green eyes, and who could put on a Northern accent.
Croft is an experienced theater actor, having appeared in the London West End productions of Matilda and Les Miserables. He also starred as Oliver in a UK national tour of Oliver! and this year, played the title role in the new musical version of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾.
He sure looks like a young Ned Stark.
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 will air on HBO in spring 2016.