Jim Broadbent Cast In Game of Thrones Season 7

British actor Jim Broadbent has joined the cast of Game of Thrones in Season 7. Although it is unclear what role Broadbent will partake, many have speculated that since Ramsay Bolton and Walder Frey both died in Season 6, Broadbent is likely to play a villain. Perhaps he will be the Lord of an important House we have yet to encounter, who will wage war against House Stark‘s hold in the North. Or perhaps he won’t be a villain at all… Perhaps he will be in the Citadel, a fellow Maester, training Samwell Tarly. There’s also a third speculation. Broadbent could be a miracle cure creator, the same man who healed Shireen Baratheon‘s greyscale, who will now heal Jorah Mormont‘s greyscale.

So who is Jim Broadbent and why does he get such a significant role in Season 7? Broadbent has won an Oscar, two BAFTA Awards, a British Academy Television Award, two Golden Globes and 17 other awards. His most notable roles include:

William Tweed in Gangs of New York

Captain Molyneux in Cloud Atlas

Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge

Professor Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter

One of the most important questions to ask when dealing with Game of Thrones, is how long will the character be on the show? I doubt Broadbent will be alive for all 13 episodes left. Plus there’s also the little pattern HBO producers have of killing off former Harry Potter cast members. Natalia Tena (Tonks/Osha), Michelle Fairley (Hermione’s mom/Catelyn Stark), David Bradley (Filch/Walder Frey), Ciaran Hinds (Aberforth/Mance Rayder), Julian Glover (Aragog/Maester Pycelle) and several others. All dead. Good luck staying alive Professor Slughorn!

I’m delighted to see such a versatile actor join the Game of Thrones universe. I can’t wait to watch! Who do you think Broadbent will play? Are you excited for the next season? Share, comment and like below, or tweet me @SohoDoll. And as always, “The North remembers.”



  1. Reblogged this on jessrodriguz and commented:

    Professor Slughorn joining GoT? Aweeesome!!



  1. […] It’s no secret that HBO‘s Game of Thrones is known to cast the most talented individuals —old and young. So it should be no surprise that HBO has casted another great to its ranks, Angela Lansbury, after casting Jim Broadbent. […]


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