Jim Broadbent Confirms He's a Professor in 'Game of Thrones' Season 7

"I'm a maester, an archmaester", Broadbent told the site.

Despite the HBO hit show's producers wishing to keep nearly everything about season seven under wraps ahead of its arrival later this year, Broadbent spilled a few crucial details for "GoT" fans in a new interview with entertainment site Screencrush. Cast member Liam Cunningham (who plays Ser Davos), however, recently let slip that the date will be in July.

Speaking per ScreenCrush in a new interview, Broadbent passed along the following message on the subject of who he will be playing: "I'm a maester, an archmaester".

There's even been fan speculation that Broadbent will be playing a key role from the books: Maester Marwyn. A giant library seems like a ideal place to run into an "old professor character".

Game of Thrones is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R.R. Martin, with Marwyn appearing in the fourth novel, A Feast for Crows. "I did five episodes". Considering the fact that there are just seven episodes this season, that's significant indeed. "I did sort of one major scene in each episode".

Many believe that he could play a major part in bringing main characters together and convince them to fight against the Night King and the White Walkers. Particularly his upcoming scenes with John Bradley's Sam Tarley. However, he did not reveal what his character will be called. It doesn't take too much of a leap to put two and two together here and presume that the Archmaester who Sam will be meeting with will therefore be Marwyn himself.

In the show, his Season 7 storyline likely won't venture beyond the books just yet, as Broadbent said he shot his scenes in Belfast and was not involved in CGI sequences.

  • Ernesto Newman