The Bad Batch: Which Game of Thrones actor is in season 3 "A Different Approach?"

This actor joins the Westeros to a galaxy far, far away pipeline.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 4, Episode 4 "A Different Approach." Omega. Image Credit:
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 4, Episode 4 "A Different Approach." Omega. Image Credit: /

Star Wars: The Bad Batch has added another Game of Thrones star to its impressive voice cast. Between the various animated and live-action projects, Star Wars has featured many Game of Thrones actors over the years.

Years before playing Din Djarin in The Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal endeared audiences around the world with his portrayal of Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones Season 4. Emilia Clarke soared to international fame as Daenerys Targaryen before playing Qi'ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Gwendoline Christie was known for playing Brienne of Tarth before her performances as Captain Phasma in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, and voicing the character in Star Wars Resistance. In the case of Julian Glover, he appeared in The Empire Strikes Back as Maximilian Veers and as Walter Donovan in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade decades before taking on the role of Grand Maester Pycelle.

In Star Wars animation, Tobias Menzies (Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones) voiced the villainous Tiber Saxon in the Star Wars Rebels Season 4 premiere. More recently, Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand in Game of Thrones) voices Emerie Karr in The Bad Batch. She also appeared previously as Queen Apailana of Naboo in Revenge of the Sith.

The Bad Batch Season 3, episode 4, "A Different Approach," has now added another Game of Thrones veteran through Harry Lloyd as the corrupt Imperial Captain Mann, who causes problems for Omega, Crosshair, and Batcher in this episode. Lloyd played Daenerys' vile brother, Viserys Targaryen, in Game of Thrones Season 1, who by the end of the series still had one of the most memorable deaths. Lloyd has also narrated supplementary Game of Thrones content.

Outside of Game of Thrones, Lloyd has a diverse body of work, including the BBC's Robin Hood television series, two episodes of Doctor Who, the film The Theory of Everything, and voicing Viktor in Netflix's Arcane.

Lloyd's The Bad Batch character, Captain Mann, joins the ranks of Vice Admiral Rampart and Lieutenant Nolan of arrogant and overconfident Imperials who mistakenly overestimate their own cleverness while severely underestimating the clones.

Given Captain Mann's deeply satisfying fate at the end of "A Different Approach," it is highly unlikely that he will be seen again in The Bad Batch. Nevertheless, he made for an effective villain in this episode, largely thanks to Lloyd's strong voice work.

Below are other Game of Thrones stars who have also appeared as named characters in Star Wars:


Game of Thrones character

Star Wars character(s)

Where the actor appeared in Star Wars

Oliver Ford Davies

Maester Cressen

Sio Bibble

The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith

Max von Sydow

The Three-Eyed Raven

Lor San Tekka

The Force Awakens

Richard E. Grant


Allegiant General Enric Pryde

The Rise of Skywalker

Indira Varma

Ellaria Sand

Tala Durith

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Natalia Tena



The Mandalorian

Anton Lesser


Major Partagaz


Faye Marsay

The Waif

Vel Sartha


Rupert Vansittart

Yohn Royce

Chief Hyne


Jessica Henwick

Nymeria Sand

Jessika Pava

The Force Awakens

Emun Elliott


Major Brance

The Force Awakens

Ian Whyte

Gregor Clegane (season 2), Wun Wun, a White Walker

Crusher Roodown & Bollie Prindel, Vetch

The Force Awakens, Andor

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Jojen Reed

Petty Officer Thanisson

The Force Awakens

Ian McElhinny

Barristan Selmy

General Jan Dodonna

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Francis Magee


Jav Mefran

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Mark Lewis Jones


Captain Moten Canady

The Last Jedi

Ralph Ineson

Dagmer Cleftjaw

Colonel Ansiv Garmuth

The Last Jedi

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