Game of Thrones just got yet another high-caliber actor to join their cast: Jim Broadbent! You may have seen him in Iris, Moulin Rogue, Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince/Deathly Hallows, Gangs of New York, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and loads more. I have no idea who is he playing but maybe someone at Old Town? Based on what producers said about his role, I guess it is “significant.” Hopefully it’s not a one-off episode like Ian McShane’s character last season. Bring on Season 7, the second to last season of Game of Thrones!
EW broke the story:
Game of Thrones has cast its first new season 7 role.
The fantasy hit has signed Oscar winner Jim Broadbent for the eagerly anticipated penultimate season, EW has learned exclusively.
The veteran British performer’s credits range from the films Time Bandits, Brazil and Bridget Jones’s Diary, to his Emmy-nominated title role on the series Longford, to a recurring role in the Harry Potter franchise (he played Horace Slughorn). Broadbent also won the best supporting actor Oscar for his role in the 2001 film Iris.
So who does Broadbent play on Game of Thrones?
That’s where our news stops and your speculation begins. We only know that Broadbent’s role is “significant.” The spoiler-averse GoT team doesn’t want to say anything yet about who the actor is playing on the series. Some vague casting descriptions have leaked in recent weeks, but oftentimes such character rundowns sent to casting agents are deliberately inaccurate because producers assume the notices will wind up online.