Melanie Liburd

Melanie Liburd

*Up-and-coming Brit actress Melanie Liburd has been cast as the Red Priestess in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” reports Deadline.

Liburd’s resume includes “The Grinder,” “Strike Back,” “Dracula” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

The character of the Red Woman or Red Priestess had previously been played by Carice Van Houten, who embodied the form of Melisandre.

There have been wishful rumors that Melisandre would be instrumental in bringing back the character of Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington.

Liburd also has an untitled Kevin Williamson psychological thriller opposite Dylan McDermott in the pipelines.