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Lincolnshire actor Jim Broadbent to play major role in new Game of Thrones series

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Oscar-winning Lincolnshire actor Jim Broadbent is set to play a pivotal role in the popular fantasy drama television show Game of Thrones, although his part is currently being closely guarded.

The film and television star who was born in Holton cum Beckering, just south of Market Rasen, initially started in theatre, before starring in blockbusters such as Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and the Bridget Jones movies.

Jim has won a variety of awards for his acting, such as the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2001’s Iris, and the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor in 2006’s Longford.

As previously reported on The Lincolnite, Jim also received an honorary doctorate from Bishop Grosseteste University on June 21.

The cast of Game of Thrones, including stars such as Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke, will be returning to television screens in summer 2017.

Filming will take place soon in locations including Iceland, Spain and Northern Ireland.

The eighth and final season is expected to follow in 2018.