Game of Thrones to get even better as acting legend Jim Broadbent joins

Veteran actor Jim Broadbent to join the cast of Game of Thrones

The actor, with a career of more than four decades, is to appear as a 'significant' character

Thursday, September 1, 2016

British actor Jim Broadbent has been unveiled as the latest addition to the cast of Game Of Thrones.

The 67-year-old, whose career spans more than four decades, will appear as a "significant" character in the seventh and penultimate season of HBO's hit fantasy drama series when it returns in summer 2017.

Entertainment Weekly revealed the news of his casting, but further details about his role in the show have not been confirmed.

The glittering heights of Broadbent's career has seen him win a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Iris and the Bafta Award for Best Supporting Actor for Moulin Rouge!, as well as a Best Actor TV Bafta for popular drama Longford.

He is also known for his roles in the Bridget Jones's Diary movie series, as Professor Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter films, and in films such as Hot Fuzz, The Iron Lady and Time Bandits.

The forthcoming series will begin filming soon in locations including Iceland, Spain and Northern Ireland.

The eighth and final season is expected to follow in 2018.