Even with the recent photo leaks, the seventh season of ‘Game of Thrones‘ has been shrouded in mystery though we’ve just learned a little about the character that Jim Broadbent (‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2′,’Gangs of New York’) will be playing. We’ve known for awhile that Broadbent would be in the series and that his role would be “significant” though there hasn’t been a single drop of news since the initial announcement.

He doesn’t outright name the character who he’ll be playing but does describe him:

“I’m a maester, an archmaester. I’m an old professor character.”

That doesn’t give away much on its own, but fans of the book might instantly jump on the fact that this means he will likely be playing the archmaester Marwyn who has appeared in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels and does have an important role in them. He first showed up in ‘A Feast for Crows’ which is the fourth book in the series and studies magic which is extremely rare for the Citadel’s maesters.

As for how often he will be seen in the series, Broadbent states:

“I did five episodes. I did sort of one major scene in each episode.”

With only seven episodes that means we’ll see him show up in the bulk of the season. This specific character didn’t have a huge role in the books, but he did have some important ones. In the books, after speaking with Samwell Tarly and finding out about the impending White Walker invasion, he ended up setting out to find Daenerys. We don’t know his exact goals are as of yet, but likely it is to help unify the Seven Kingdoms to be able to face this new menace.

Are you looking forward to Jim Broadbent showing up on ‘Game of Thrones’? Do you feel his character description points towards archmaster Marwyn or a different character entirely? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Cinema Blend

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