SINGAPORE, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – Best known for his role as Jaqen H’ghar in the HBO Original hit series GAME OF THRONES, German actor Tom Wlaschiha is in Singapore this week to celebrate HBO Asia’s 25th Anniversary. His character is best known for helping Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams) learn the deadly arts of his order, the Faceless Men, at the House of Black and White in Braavos. The Faceless Men have the ability to change their appearance at will.
The penultimate season of GAME OF THRONES (#GameofThrones) culminated with its seventh episode earlier this August, boasting the longest runtime of 79 minutes and 43 seconds in the entire series. All seven seasons of the award-winning series are available for streaming on HBO GO and HBO On Demand.
In an exclusive and intimate press session with both local and regional media this afternoon, Wlaschiha said, “I am very honoured to be part HBO Asia’s anniversary celebration and I am enjoying the warm hospitality and the vibrant culture that the region has to offer,” He further remarks, “Just like everyone else, a man is looking forward to the ultimate season of GAME OF THRONES.”
On his first trip to Singapore, Wlaschiha immersed himself in the eclectic mix of cultures that the little red dot has to offer. He visited a Chinese and an Indian temple in Chinatown and the Sultan Mosque (Masjid Sultan) in Kampong Glam, and went to iconic sights including the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Boat Quay. He also indulged in some of Singapore’s local culinary delights including Hainanese chicken rice and chilli crab.
In addition to HBO Asia’s 25th Anniversary festivities, nine Asian directors, showrunners and cast members from HBO Asia’s upcoming titles, including actresses Yuko Takeuchi (Japan), Shihori Kanjiya (Japan) and Kuo Shu Yau (Taiwan); directors Joko Anwar (Indonesia), Chen Ho Yu (Taiwan), Ho Yuhang (Malaysia), Eric Khoo (Singapore) and Lee Sang-Woo (Korea); as well as showrunner Mike Wiluan (Indonesia), were in Singapore to share insights about their upcoming HBO Asia Original productions and celebrate the milestone.
About GAME OF THRONES
Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. Members of the ensemble cast for the seventh season include Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. Season seven credits: executive producers David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin and Bryan Cogman; producers, Chris Newman, Greg Spence and Lisa McAtackney.
A worldwide TV phenomenon, GAME OF THRONES is available for streaming on HBO GO and HBO On Demand.
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ABOUT HBO ASIA
Singapore-based HBO Asia brings the best of Hollywood to Asia first through its exclusive licensing deals with major Hollywood and independent studios, including Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. and Lionsgate. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes that are produced exclusively for HBO viewers. Wholly owned by HBO (a Time Warner company), HBO Asia reaches 23 territories across Asia and offers a bouquet of channels and services including five 24-hour commercial-free subscription movie channels in standard-definition and high-definition – HBO, HBO SIGNATURE, HBO FAMILY, HBO HITS and CINEMAX – as well as a 24-hour Asian movie channel, RED by HBO, and other services such as HBO GO, HBO ON DEMAND and 鼎级剧场 (ding ji ju chang) in China. HBO Asia is also the exclusive distributor of BabyFirst and DreamWorks channels in Asia. Log on to www.hboasia.com for more information.
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Senior Director, Communications
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Tel: (65) 6381 1838
Chan Zi Ning
Tel: (65) 6381 1746