The seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is beginning to take shape. Oscar winner Jim Broadbent has boarded the George R.R. Martin fantasy drama, Highlight Hollywood has confirmed. As first reported by EW, the Oscar winner and Emmy-nominated actor whose credits include Harry Potter, Irish, Bridget Jones’s Diary and more, will have a “significant” role.
Details about Broadbent’s role are being kept under wraps, in typical Game of Thrones fashion.
Season seven will be the penultimate season for Game of Thrones. HBO programming president Casey Bloys confirmed that season eight would be the final one for the Emmy darling. Season seven will consist of seven episodes and will not premiere until summer 2017 as producers look to wait for colder weather to reflect the creative story in which winter is indeed coming.
Production is currently underway and will be based in Northern Ireland, while other locations set to be featured next season include Spain and Iceland. Shooting locations in Spain include Seville, Caceres, Almodovar del Rio, Santiponce, Zumaia and Bermeo.