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Game of Thrones Actor Voices the BBC's Foreboding Winter Olympics Promo

Charles Dance is the Voice of Nature in Dark Spot Celebrating the Games

Published on Jan 13, 2014

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Charles Dance (who plays Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones) is the intimidating narrator of this beautiful, scary promo created by the BBC to promote its coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics. The dark spot via RKCR Y&R showcases the power of nature in all its snowy glory. Mr. Dance personifies Nature himself, warning athletes trying to overcome snowy mountains and desolate terrain that he was able to defeat those who came before them.

Nevertheless, the poetic film ends with a group shot of winter athletes reaching a mountaintop -- and a ray of hope: "But now you stand before me/ Devoid of all dismay/ Could it be? Just maybe/ I'll let you have your day."

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Credits

Date
Jan 13, 2014
Agency:
RKCR/Y&R
Client:
BBC
Executive Creative Director:
Mark Roalfe
Creative:
Barnaby Blackburn
Creative:
Gustavo Kopit
Production Company:
Stink
Production Company:
Red Bee Media
Producer:
Edel Erickson
Producer:
Sally Rigg
Executive Producer:
Edward Grann
Director:
Tomek Baginski
Sound Design:
Factory
Director of Photography:
Wojtek Zielinski
Art Director:
Marta Krzeminski
Editor:
Marta Michno
Editor:
Czarek Szuminski
Post Production:
Juice
Post Production:
Platige
Post Production Producer:
Adam Tunikowski
Post Production Lead:
Tomasz Dyrdula
Compositing Lead:
Lukasz Stolarski
Composer:
Alexis Papadimitriou

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