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Game of Thrones snags another great Brit: Richard E. Grant

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Game of Thrones appears to have cast yet another icon of British acting: Richard E. Grant. A change to Grant's agency CV spotted by GoT fansite Watchers on the Wall has added the fantasy show to his list of television appearances, although there's no indication about which character he might play. Grant is perhaps best known for his role as Withnail in the 1987 film Withnail & I, where he played an acerbic, alcoholic, out-of-work actor. More recent roles include Doctor Who villain The Great Intelligence, world-weary Jasper in Girls, and art historian Simon Bricker in Downton Abbey.

HBO has yet to confirm Grant's casting, but the British actor, known for his talent with aristocratic and roguish characters, would certainly be a fine fit for the series. The question is, who would he be? Suggestions we've seen so far include Randyll Tarly (Samwell Tarly's father and one of Westeros' best commanders) and Izembaro (the leader of a traveling troupe of actors who briefly mentors Arya Stark). We can't say for sure, but we reckon he'd also make a good drinking partner for Tyrion or Cersei: