Hollywood Cold Blood Actor ‘Ian McShane’ joins HBO’s hit fantasy epic Game Of Thrones in a yet-to-be revealed Role
It’s a series famous for killing off popular characters in cold blood…much to the dismay of fans.
Now Ian McShane is taking his chance in HBO’s top-rated fantasy epic Game Of Thrones, Entertainment Weekly revealed on Saturday.
The premium channel is keeping quiet about what role the British actor will play in the sixth season of the drama.
In fact the whole story line is under wraps as, for the first time, it will not be based on author George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series, A Song Of Ice And Fire.
Sources told EW that Ian’s character is vitally important but that he has a relatively small amount of screen-time during the season.
The casting reunites the 72-year-old with the premium channel that produced Deadwood, which really introduced him to American audiences.
In the UK, he has been a firm favourite since starring as the lovable rogue antique dealer in Lovejoy, which ran from 1986 to 1994.
He has since had roles in Kung Fu Panda, Sexy Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, John Wick, Hercules and many other films. On TV, he had an arc on Showtime’s Ray Donovan.
Meanwhile, it’s a moot point how long Ian will last on Game Of Thrones.
The show has axed, sometimes quite literally, a number of high-profile actors in the name of dramatic effect including Sean Bean, Charles Dance, Peter Vaughn, Richard Madden, Ciaran Hinds and Kit Harrington to name a few.
Game Of Thrones has started production on season 6 and is expected to return for 10 episodes next April.
HBO’s programming president Michael Lombardo recently revealed that the network plans at least eight seasons of the show, a bump from the reported seven season plan.
Source: Daily Mail