A short while back, Lily Allen was telling people that she could have been in Game Of Thrones but they'd tried to cast her in an incesty role with her brother.
Oddly, though, Alfie doesn't seem to know anything about this. The Mirror reported this:
The actor, who plays Theon Greyjoy on the hit HBO series, has refuted that Lily was ever an option to play Yara Greyjoy.Interesting in many ways - not least that The Mirror doesn't know what "refute" means. Also interesting that that report appeared on the Mirror site nearly a fortnight ago, but the Daily Mail is reporting exactly the same story this morning like it's news.
He said: "The only thing I'm going to say on that is that it's not true."
Also interesting is how the Mirror takes Alfie as saying 'it's not true' and somehow manages to take from this that Lily was never an option.
Still, it must be hard for Alfie - now the rising star of the family, suddenly finding a relative trying to wet their beaks by saying 'yeah, they offered me a role but I turned it down'.
At least that's lightning that won't strike twice, though.
Oh. Hang on.:
Keith Allen could be joining his son in fantasy drama Game Of Thrones after auditioning for a role in the bloodthirsty show. - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/game-of-thrones-alfie-allens-dad-tries-to-get-in-on-the-act-30349270.html#sthash.qfodOVZf.dpufSources close to Alfie Allen say he's mulling a "I could have pranced about bellowing in a Fat Les video" counterstrike.
The actor told The Times he has gone for the role of a slave who leads a rebellion "like Spartacus".
He said: "Every scene is a bloodbath. Frankly I think I'm cut out for that."
Allen also revealed he had previously auditioned for the part of his son Alfie's on-screen father but said he deliberately failed the screen test.
He told The Times the offer was "a bit cheesy, a bit obvious" so he "did a rubbish audition"
For those who haven't seen Game Of Thrones, it's a series a bit like Merlin but with more nudity.