Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent will play a major part in the seventh season of epic TV fantasy Game of Thrones.
Details of Broadbent’s character have not been revealed – but Entertainment Weekly quoted a spokesperson as saying he would have a “significant” role.
The versatile 67-year-old British actor won an Oscar in 2002 for Iris.
He has appeared in TV shows like War and Peace and London Spy and films including Brooklyn, Paddington and the Bridget Jones series.
Many will also know him as Hogwarts potions master Professor Horace Slughorn from the Harry Potter films.
The seven episodes in Game of Thrones’ seventh season will be filmed over the winter before reaching screens next summer.
It will be the HBO drama’s penultimate season.
The show won a record-breaking 12 Emmy Awards in 2015 and has been nominated for a further 23 this year.