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Jim Broadbent gives details about his new Game of Thrones character

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As for the new character, the HBO network announced that Oscar victor Jim Broadbent will have a "significant" role in the Game of Thrones Season 7.

"I'm a maester, an archmaester", he told ScreenCrush. But fan sites-brimming as they are with obsessive book readers-were quick to zero in on a likely suspect: Maester Marwyn, a character who features in not only Samwell's adventures at the Citadel, but also potentially intersects with Daenerys's plot. "I'm an old professor character", Broadbent said.

Of course, if this is the character Broadbent is playing, his role could change significantly from the books-but it's clever casting, and given Broadbent's previously-seen ability to bring a mix of gravitas and goofiness to supernatural stories (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Chronicles of Narnia, etc.), it sounds like a flawless fit. One role that continued to come up was a Citadel maester, as we've met just one significant character at the Citadel, and with Samwell Tarly ending last season at the Citadel, it only made sense that another maester would be joining the story soon.

Game of Thrones season 7 will premiere on Star World Premiere HD, Star Word HD and Star World in summer 2017.

He went on to say that all his scenes were shot in the studio in Belfast and that he wasn't involved in any CGI sequences, so we can assume that his character doesn't actually meet Daenerys and her dragons until the following season. Mongo only pawn in Game Of Thrones. "I did sort of one major scene in each episode".

"I did five episodes". Now, we know more about the role. If it's up to Marwyn to deliver pages of exposition to John Bradley and maybe even Emilia Clarke this season, we can hardly think of a better candidate. We bet if the interview had gone on a bit longer, Broadbent would have revealed all about the Quaithe.