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HARRY POTTER’S Jim Broadbent cast for GAME OF THRONES Season 7

Veteran British actor and Oscar winner Jim Broadbent has signed on for a role for Game of Thrones season 7. 

Jim Broadbent, whom you may be familiar with as Professor Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter films, will be appearing in season 7 of Game of Thrones.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Broadbent’s role in the TV series has not be disclosed, however, it’s a “significant” role. Of course, that can be said of a lot of guest appearances on the HBO series. As we’ve seen in previous seasons, this does not signify a long-standing recurring role. Last season, Ian McShane‘s “significant” role lasted one episode. Richard E. Grant’s time on the show was two episodes long.

So, saying that Broadbent’s is significant can’t be argued, but whose character(s) is his role significant for? It doesn’t really matter, because we love that another highly qualified actor will be part of the cast, whether it be for one episode or thirteen.

Jim Broadbent as Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky

Jim Broadbent has had multiple award nominations from the Golden Globes to the BAFTAs, as well as the Emmys and the British Independent Film Awards.  He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the 2002 movie Iris.

Aside from the Harry Potter films, he’s appeared in Brazil, the Bridget Jones’ Diary movies (including the upcoming Bridget Jones’s Baby,) and the spectacular, spectacular Moulin Rouge!. He might also be more familiar to younger audiences for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Inkheart, and Paddington.  He also appeared in this summer’s The Legend of Tarzan starring  Alexander Skarsgård. 

Broadbent’s most recent television acclaim is playing Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky in BBC One’s mini-series adaptation of Tolstoy’s War & Peace.


By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary

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