Jim Broadbent talks about role on Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

The British actor reveals some details about his role in Game of Thrones, giving rise to fan speculation.

We previously reported that Jim Broadbent (Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter films) had been cast in the seventh season of Game of Thrones. In a recent article by Entertainment Weekly, he reveals some juicy tidbits on the role he will be playing.

Broadbent told Screencrush: “I’m a maester, an archmaester. I’m an old professor character.”

He also added that he will feature in five of the seven episodes of the upcoming season and will share scenes with John Bradley (who plays Samwell Tarly). At the end of season six, Sam had journeyed to the Citadel in Oldtown to try and acquire as much knowledge as he could in order to support his friend Jon Snow in the impending clash with the White Walkers.

Game of Thrones season seven will air this summer on HBO.