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Hit US show Game of Thrones returns to Northern Ireland

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Image caption Game of Thrones will film in Northern Ireland for the third time

Award-winning television series, Game of Thrones will be returning to Northern Ireland.

American television company, HBO have commissioned a third series to be recorded and produced in various locations throughout the region.

The series will be shot in the Paint Hall film studio and the new sound stages in Belfast.

Various locations in Northern Ireland will also be used, including the Linen Mill Film Studios in Banbridge.

Based on a best-selling series of books by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones has picked up various American television awards.

A number of Northern Ireland men and women appeared in the second series of the fantasy adventure drama after they advertised for extras.

Men were required to have, or be prepared to grow a beard, while women were required to look between 35-65 and have long, natural coloured hair.

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