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'Game of Thrones' star Carice van Houten gives birth to son

Associated Press Associated Press 29/08/2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Carice van Houten, the Dutch actress who plays the red priestess Melisandre in the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," has given birth to a baby boy.

Van Houten's manager in the Netherlands, Janey van Ierland, confirmed the birth of Monte Pearce in Amsterdam, but divulged few other details. Van Ierland says Van Houten "had the baby last week and she is doing very well."

Van Houten's partner, Australian actor Guy Pearce, announced the birth with a tongue-in-cheek tweet on Monday: "A cute little package arrived and told us his name's Monte Pearce. We think we're gonna keep him. Placenta smoothie anyone?"

Van Houten's "Game of Thrones" character is a mysterious sorceress and the recipient of powerful visions. She joined the series in its second season.

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