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Christopher Heyerdahl Joins True Blood Season 5 As Dieter Braun

We have another casting that has been completed for Season 5 in the part of Dieter Braun.

Christopher Heyerdahl, who plays an ancient vampire in the Twilight Saga movies, will now play one in another screen adaptation of a popular book series — this time on TV. Heyerdahl is joining HBO’s hit vampire drama True Blood in a recurring role. He will portray Dieter Braun, an ancient, powerful vampire who plays a large part in the intelligence of the Authority and especially enjoys enhanced interrogation. That is familiar territory for Sanctuary alum Heyerdahl, who played the ancient Volturi vampire Marcus in three of the Twilight movies: New Moon, Breaking Dawn Part 1 and the upcoming Part 2 (photo on left). Additionally, he played a demon in an arc on the CW’s Supernatural. Heyerdahl, currently co-stars on the AMC drama series Hell On Wheels playing Norwegian badass The Swede. The period Western was recently renewed for a second season.

 

source: deadline.com

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    January 18, 2012

    coll :) his father or grandfather is Norwegian :D

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      January 18, 2012

      eh…ment cool ;)
      Don’t look at Hell on wheels, but is he playing a person from Norway called the swede? Why not make him a Swedish person then? ;)

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        January 18, 2012

        In part I think it was to show that everyone is not who they may appear to others, also the other characters being unable to distinguish the difference in his accent from a Swedish immigrant. A bit of a twist if you will. Unhappy with him his boss told him it was a long walk back to Sweden and walked away, puzzled the Swede said to himself but I am Norwegian. :)

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    January 18, 2012

    I’m a fan of both – The Twilight Saga AND Supernatural. I loved Christopher as the villain there. He played Marcus of the Volturi and a demon named Alastair on Supernatural. I’m pretty sure he is a good choice for True Blood. Looking forward to see him on TB.

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      January 18, 2012

      I’m a big fan of Supernatural too, and he was wonderful as Alastair! Oh how I loved to hate him :) Can’t wait for his turn as a TB vampire.

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    January 18, 2012

    Perfect choice for this role!

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    January 18, 2012

    Christopher is also Todd the Wraith on Star Gate Atlantis ans is currently plying duel roles of John and Biggie on Sanctuary! I have met him and he has a voice to die for!

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    January 18, 2012

    This guy is an excellent actor – three cheers for True Blood getting this actor for Season Five.

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    January 18, 2012

    I must be having a senior moment. I thought I posted to this. But my comments are nowhere to be seen. I know him from Hell on Wheels. He is terrific as the Swede. Willkill, I remember the scene where the Swede said “but I am Norwegian.”

    He will be great as Dieter.

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    January 18, 2012

    That’s weird, I assumed that Christopher Meloni would be playing this role – I guess this means that the role that he has been cast for didn’t have a casting call released, like King Russell?

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