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Jim Broadbent signs on to the cast of Game of Thrones. The Academy Award-winning Iris and Harry Potter actor will play a role in the seventh season of the HBO fantasy series.

While Broadbent is perhaps best known for portraying Professor Slughorn in the aforementioned Harry Potter series, the British thespian has enjoyed a long career in which he has played a litany of roles. From Time Bandits to Gangs of New York and from Moulin Rouge to The Legend of Tarzan, Broadbent has made his mark on cinema many times over.

It is unknown what character Broadbent will play in Game of Thrones, but it is reported that they will play a “significant” role:

Game of Thrones recently received 23 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most of any nominee for the third year in a row. This year’s nominations include Outstanding Drama Series, 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Max von Sydow), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik, Jack Bender) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).

The executive producers of Game of Thrones Season 7 are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin and Bryan Cogman; and producers are Chris Newman, Greg Spence and Lisa McAtackney.

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Reggie Peralta

An aspiring writer, longtime film junkie, and former UCLARadio.com disc jockey (where I graduated with a BA in Political Science), I've made the jump from penning book reviews and current events editorials for HonorSociety.org to writing movie and TV news and reviews.

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