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It is worse for me. I never heard of him and when I looked him up and saw his picture, I still don't know who he is. I don't know how much of a "coup" this is when the person isn't an A list star.
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Same here LOL-LOL

Wow, I guess none of you like Ewan Mc Gregor, or Nicole Kidman? Have you seen the movie Moulin Rouge? I liked Jim Broadbent's performance in that movie.
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Haven't watched an episode yet. But my friends won't stop talking about it.
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big casting news!...Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent joins Season 7 in 'significant' role...even for GoT standards this is a big coup...last season had Max Von Sydow and Ian McShane and now Broadbent...

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/31...dbent-season-7

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This is great news! I can't believe how many people in this thread never heard of Jim Broadbent. He won an Oscar for Iris. He wasn't a one hit wonder either. Broadbent’s wonderful performances in Moulin Rouge and the criminally underappreciated Topsy Turvy, come to mind. For those who don’t know Broadbent’s work, he will be wonderful in Game of Thrones. Trust us on this.

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For those who can't place a face with a name (which included me), here is a picture of Jim Broadbent...

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Unless I picture Bob Newhart sucking a lemon then no, doesn't look familiar.

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Unless I picture Bob Newhart sucking a lemon then no, doesn't look familiar.

His talent notwithstanding, I think it's fair to say that Jim Broadbent is not matinee idol handsome.

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This is great news! I can't believe how many people in this thread never heard of Jim Broadbent. He won an Oscar for Iris. He wasn't a one hit wonder either. Broadbent’s wonderful performances in Moulin Rouge and the criminally underappreciated Topsy Turvy, come to mind. For those who don’t know Broadbent’s work, he will be wonderful in Game of Thrones. Trust us on this.
Good Lord we have different tastes in movies!!!

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This is great news! I can't believe how many people in this thread never heard of Jim Broadbent. He won an Oscar for Iris. He wasn't a one hit wonder either. Broadbent’s wonderful performances in Moulin Rouge and the criminally underappreciated Topsy Turvy, come to mind. For those who don’t know Broadbent’s work, he will be wonderful in Game of Thrones. Trust us on this.

yeah I'm surprised as well...yes he may not be as well known as George Clooney or Johnny Depp in terms of star power but the guy is a fantastic actor and a huge coup for GoT
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If Jim Broadbent had been a young woman with a pretty face and smiled you guys would have every statistic known about her.
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Broadbent is a quintessential Character Actor, and I am surprised as well more don't associate him .. I'm expecting he'll add his skill set quite nicely in GOT ..
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Agree - he'll be great in the show.
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Good Lord we have different tastes in movies!!!
To say the least!!! I own both Moulin Rouge and Topsy Turvy on BD. Topsy Turvy particularly is one of my favorite films. It's a biopic about W.S. Gilbert (played by Broadbent) and Arthur Sullivan and how they came to write The Mikado. It is a tossup as to which of the two was the most eccentric.
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If people don't recognize an old British actor by name, these days you can just say "he was in the Harry Potter movies" because there were so many of those movies and they had so many characters that the producers had to drag almost every aging British thespian into the series.

And yes, Jim Broadbent was in the Harry Potter movies too.
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If people don't recognize an old British actor by name, these days you can just say "he was in the Harry Potter movies" because there were so many of those movies and they had so many characters that the producers had to drag almost every aging British thespian into the series

Michael Caine must be upset that he was not called for a Harry Potter role
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Alfred was busy with Master Wayne or I'm sure he would have carried Harry's bags from the train.


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Michael Caine must be upset that he was not called for a Harry Potter role
Especially since he apparently was the only one who wasn't. Of course, he's only done 534 other movies so it's not like he's got no street cred with his mates.
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Especially since he apparently was the only one who wasn't. Of course, he's only done 534 other movies so it's not like he's got no street cred with his mates.

IMBD credits him with 161 movies, which is still nuts.
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IMBD credits him with 161 movies, which is still nuts.
So I was close then.
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Good Lord we have different tastes in movies!!!
Hah, I was thinking the same thing. I have Moulin Rouge, but only because the wife likes it. I hated it personally, and I don't think I've seen Topsy Turvy.

I know him from Harry Potter (Half Blood Prince), though I know I have seen him in other things as well, I just can't name them.

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That's only about the same number of straight to DVD movies that Nicholas Cage makes in a week though.
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R.R. Martin is in discussions with HBO on doing a possible prequel. Hmmm, not sure how I feel about that.

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R.R. Martin is in discussions with HBO on doing a possible prequel. Hmmm, not sure how I feel about that.
Ugh. Has there ever been a good prequel? Most of the time they're a waste, because you always know how it ends, or who can't live or die, or they go and **** with canon, or there are too many musical interludes.

Examples: Spartacus. Star Wars. The Hobbit. Star Trek: Enterprise.
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Ugh. Has there ever been a good prequel? Most of the time they're a waste, because you always know how it ends, or who can't live or die, or they go and **** with canon, or there are too many musical interludes.

Examples: Spartacus. Star Wars. The Hobbit. Star Trek: Enterprise.


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Martin has done work still inside the GOT Universe, yet well before the timeframe of the show :: just one would be "Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" .. at least material has been written, since if he has not written it yet, it probably never will be ..

I am personally against a prequel .. let the story end as it should and move on to something new .. there is plenty of great material of this type that HBO can turn into a series ..
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I am personally against a prequel .. let the story end as it should and move on to something new .. there is plenty of great material of this type that HBO can turn into a series ..
Agreed, yet we keep seeing classic old series and movies "remade". And they usually stink. Why? Not because they have a new or better way to tell the story (Battlestar Galactica being one of the few exceptions). Because of the comfort and security of name recognition. They're piggybacking off an existing brand name that people have heard of.
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Agreed, yet we keep seeing classic old series and movies "remade". And they usually stink. Why? Not because they have a new or better way to tell the story (Battlestar Galactica being one of the few exceptions). Because of the comfort and security of name recognition. They're piggybacking off an existing brand name that people have heard of.
I think "The Last Kingdom" was a great example and a great TV series .. while Bernard Cornwell may not have the name recognition some authors have, any one of his book series would be wonderful, if properly done, for TV .. the 1990's British film series "Sharpe's (fill in the blank) is a good example of Cornwell ..

Although Cornwell tends to stay within reality .. Historical fiction, really .. I could name off any number of Fantasy fiction that would be well deserving of TV or film treatment ::

The First Law by Joe Abercrombie

Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett

The Riddle-Master Trilogy by Patricia A. McKillip

Gentlemen Bastard Sequence by Scott Lynch

The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay

The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson

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