Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent has been cast in a mysterious role in the upcoming seventh season of popular HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.
Broadbent is the first new face for the series’ next installment, reported Aceshowbiz.
His role is kept under wraps, but it is said to be a “significant” one.
Broadbent won an Oscar for his role in 2001’s film Iris. The 67-year-old British actor is also known for his role in Moulin Rouge! and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
His other credits include films Time Bandits, Brazil, Bridget Jones’s Diary as well as TV movie Longford that helped him earn a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination.
Production on season 7 of Game of Thrones will begin soon in Northern Island, as some of the stars have recently been spotted around Belfast. The new season will not air until summer 2017, later than its usual spring premiere, and will only consist of seven episodes.
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