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Neil Marshall to direct Game of Thrones episode

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Neil Marshall, best known for directing Irish horror The Descent, is to make his TV directorial debut with an episode of the upcoming Game of Thrones: Season 2. Marshall joins Alan Taylor, Alik Sakharov, David Petrarca and David Nutter who are all also scheduled to direct episodes of the ten-installment second season.

Based on George R. R. Martin's critically acclaimed book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones is filmed in Ireland and is a corner stone of HBO's current programming. Neil Marshall has directed a number of well received horror films including Dog Soldiers and the previously mentioned pot-holing chiller The Descent.

Marshall's addition to the roster continues the US cable channel's attraction for big name directors - previously, Martin Scorsese, Mark Romanek and Alexander Payne have contributed their talent to some of the station's biggest shows.

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