Actor Steven Robertson has said that one of the things he loves most about filming in his hometown of Shetland is that he can speak in the Shetland dialect. When he uses the dialect and some Shetland words down south, nobody can understand him.
Despite the fact that the Shetland Islands are the most northerly place in the UK and usually have very bad weather for most of the year, sprinklers were used to create fake rain in some of the scenes.
The following all were cast in Game of Thrones between 2011-2016 John Stahl *Richard Karstark* 5eps, 2012-13; Jamie Michie *Steelshanks Walton* 5eps 2013, Ciarán Hinds *Mance Rayder* 5eps 2013-15; Clive Russell * Brayden "Blackfish" Tully, 7eps 2013-16; Chris Reilly *Morgan/Soldier Tom* 2eps 2012&2014; James Cosmo * Jeor Mormont* 12 eps 20111-13; Struan Rodger *Three-Eyed Raven* 2 eps 2014; Robert Yates *Kings Guard* 1ep 2011
The following cast have appeared on Doctor Who, including the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi and the actor, Struan Rodger, who has appeared on both GoT and Dr Who. The cast is as follows: Susan Vidler, Stephen Robertson, Bill Patterson, Mark Bonnar, Struan Rodger, Benjamin Cawley, Gemma Chan, James Greene, Brian Cox & Anthony Flanagan