IAN MCSHANE’S GAME OF THRONES ROLE REVEALED.
NEW YORK – After weeks of secret negotiation, HBO have announced that Deadwood star Ian McShane will make an appearance in Game of Thrones.
“We’ve been chasing Ian for a while,” said a HBO spokesperson:
He’s a very hard man to pin down. One week he’s liberating Russian circus bears and the next, he’s on an archaeological expedition searching for the Ark of the Covenant. He gets around but we finally caught up with him and sealed the deal.
McShane will appear in season six as Luvjoy , a wandering antiques dealer who specializes in dragon glass.
“Luvjoy doesn’t feature in the original books but I was very keen to write a role for Ian,” said George R.R. Martin:
He’s a man of mysterious origins adept at swordsmanship and a real charmer. Ian complained that he never gets to do any sex scenes so I’ve written one in which he makes love to a White Walker. I say love, it’s more brutal, unbridled lust.
Asked if he had any plans to work with any other former members of the Deadwood cast, Martin nodded:
It’s funny you should say that, we’re currently talking to Jeffery Jones about playing Luvjoys sidekick, Tinkker
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