Tony & Olivier Winner Jonathan Pryce Joins Cast of HBO's GAME OF THRONES

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Tony & Olivier Winner Jonathan Pryce Joins Cast of HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Veteran stage and screen actor Jonathan Pryce is heading to HBO.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the network announced new additions to the cast of its hit series Game of Thrones for its fifth season at Comic-Con today, including the former MISS SAIGON star as "a powerful religious leader in King's Landing."

Pryce, a Tony and Olivier winner, will play the High Sparrow. His character is described as: "A devout and pious man, the High Sparrow came to King's Landing to serve those forgotten by much of the world - the poor, the downtrodden and the infirm - and quickly amassed a large following. His fellow believers have swarmed over the city, ministering to the lowest and decrying the corruption of the highest."

'GOT' will welcome eight others to the cast, including Alexander Siddig, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jessica Henwick, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Toby Sebastian, Nell Tiger Free, DeObia Oparei, and Enzo Cilenti.

Based on the popular book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," by George R.R. Martin, the hit Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for Power in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom.

Members of the ensemble cast include Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. The executive producers are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield, and co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.

Pryce made his Almeida debut playing Martin in Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? His extensive theatre credits includes The Caretaker for Liverpool Everyman and Bath Theatre Royal, which he has also performed at the Trafalgar Studios, and on a world tour culminating at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music in New York, Dimetos at the Donmar Warehouse, Glengarry Glen Ross at the Apollo Theatre, A Reckoning for Soho Theatre and My Fair Lady at The National Theatre and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane as well as Oliver at the London Palladium, Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Hamlet for the Royal Court, Measure for Measure at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Comedians at the Old Vic. His film and television work includes Cranford, Hysteria, Pirates of the Caribbean, Tomorrow Never Dies, What a Girl Wants, Victoria and Albert, Evita, Unconditional Love, Brazil and Carrington.

Photo by Walter McBride

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