Army comes face to face with Night's Watch from Game of Thrones

Taylor Herring created the film involving the Coldstream Guards and actors transformed into the Night's Watch.

Tower of London visitors were treated to a performance last week as the British Army's Coldstream Guards performed a rendition of Game of Thrones' theme tune while the Night's Watch staged a military display as part of the launch of the final season. 

Sky Atlantic partnered the Army to choreograph the spectacle, which took two months of military and musical planning. Crowds expecting a traditional changing of the guard were met by 12 actors who were transformed into members of the show's Night’s Watch by a team of expert stylists and make-up artists. Each actor wore a custom-made costume that took 10 weeks to create.

The film was created by Taylor Herring and produced by the agency’s production arm, St Marks Studios.

Coldstream Guards sergeant major Richard Maddocks said: "We play all over the world at all sorts of concerts and events, but this was genuinely a career highlight for all of us. It’s a favourite TV programme of many of ours, [which] made it an extra-special experience."

Zai Bennett, director of programmes at Sky Entertainment UK and Ireland, added: "It has been a groundbreaking seven years and the Sky Atlantic team are as excited about what’s in store as the millions of fans and Sky Atlantic viewers who will be tuning in to discover the outcome of the final battle between the living and the dead."

A version of this story first appeared on PRWeek


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