Lights, camera, action for Game of Thrones

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PREPARATIONS for the filming of Game of Thrones in Almeria are under way as the final countdown starts for October 10, when the film world, actors and production team will descend upon Almeria Costa and the Tabernas desert.

Locations including the Chorrillo de Pechina will also feature, where the production team have announced that they will be using as many as 100 Almeria-born horses for the shooting of a single scene.

Sources told Spanish daily Diario de Almeria that another scene will be filmed in the Rambla del Cautivo.

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Almeria City Council has allowed the film crew to use the municipal stadium Carboneras as a base for their equipment, as well as the 400 extras who will participate in filming in Paraje de Mesa Roldan in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Nijar on October 18 and 19.

Staff have been preparing scenery in the area of El Chorrilo de Sierra Alhamilla (Pechina). It is expected that they will create a town with huts around a church, which has been constructed with materials shipped from Belfast. The Almeria Citadel is also to feature as a palace.

The selected extras –  1,800 men and 900 women – will be called upon from September 19 until October 17.

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