It would seem that Richard E. Grant is the latest name to be added to the ever-growing cast of Game of Thrones.
The beloved British actor, who is perhaps best known for his performance in Withnail and I, is set to appear in the highly anticipated sixth season of HBO’s fantasy series, in an as yet unknown role.
The news that Grant is headed to Westeros was revealed following a blunder on his agency’s website. ARG Talent prematurely added the show to the actor’s online resume this morning (Tuesday 8th September), sparking much speculation in the media. Variety has since confirmed that Grant’s involvement in the show is genuine.
Grant is the the latest in a crop of renowned British actors to join the fantasy series, which includes Ian McShane and Jonathan Pryce. Danish actor, Pilou Asbæk has also joined the cast as Euron Greyjoy, while Freddie Stroma has been cast as Dickon Tarly. Max Von Sydow will also make an appearance as the Three Eyed Raven.
Game of Thrones: Season 6 is set to air on Sky Atlantic at some point in Spring 2016. Remind yourself of what happened in the Season 5 finale below.