Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent has been cast in an important role for Season 7 of the wildly popular fantasy-drama HBO series “Game of Thrones“.
Perhaps the most Iconic Tv show in the history of American television, Game of Thrones is inching towards a seventh season much to the delight of hundreds and thousands of fans around the globe. The TVadaptation of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R. R. Martin, this particular show took viewers by storm since its inception in 2011 when the first season was premiered. The series went on to air for a further five more seasons before the sixth season ended on June 26, 2016. The HBO series which was responsible for recording a record number of viewers for the channel, was renewed for a seventh season which will reportedly consist of seven episodes and will premiere in mid-2017.
Who is Jim Broadbent?
JamesBroadbent is an English actor, voice artist, and comedian who is best known for his role of Potions Master Horace Slughorn in the sixth and eighth instalments of the Harry Potter Franchise. Broadbent’s portrayal of the manic-driven trophy collecting professor received mixed reviews from critics as well as fans but this role, although his most known one is barely his best.
He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Iris and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Moulin Rouge!, both in 2001, and the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his portrayal of penal reformer Lord Longford in the drama Longford in 2006.
The Oscar-winning actor has been roped in to play a pivotal role in the show, but we don’t know yet what role the talented actor will beplaying in the upcoming seventh season but GoT faithful will definitely find out mid-next year. Early fan theories for his part include an archmaester and an older Howland Reed, but now that the show has outpaced George R. R. Martin’s books it’s pretty difficult to speculate.
The forthcoming series will begin filming soon in locations including Iceland, Spain and Northern Ireland.
Game of Thrones has already been nominated in several categories for this year’s Emmys.Recently, Maisie Williams who plays the role of Arya Stark, wrote on Twitter after reading the script of the new season, “Nothing will prepare you” for the twists and turns which will take place in Season 7.