Jim Broadbent To Play "Significant" Role in Games of Thrones Season 7

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Image: Jim Broadbent as Professor Slughorn in Harry Potter

Oscar winning actor Jim Broadbent has joined the cast of HBO's Game of Thrones and will apparently play a "significant" role in the upcoming Season 7.

Entertainment Weekly had the news, but were unable to discover exactly what role Broadbent would be taking on. However, some swift digging around by fans revealed that the role of a "venerable priest with moral authority and gravitas", intended for an actor in his 60s, had already been unveiled. Broadbent, who has played similar characters in the past, would seemingly fit this position perfectly. That said, he's taken on a wide range of personalities, from Prof. Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince to "Boss" Tweed in Gangs of New York, so it's probably best not to hedge your bets at this early stage.

Game of Thrones Season 7 is expected to premiere in mid-2017.