It has been confirmed that Jim Broadbent will star in season 7 of HBO’s hit TV show Game of Thrones. This makes him the final British actor to be cast. After it emerged earlier this year that he was the only living British actor yet to appear on the show, he made several inflammatory statements:

“Are you kidding me?” he blasted “That show is full of fucking muggles. I taught at fucking Hogwarts. I should be a bloody Stark or something.”

Professor Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster at Hogwarts and long time friend of Mr Broadbent told us “He likes the company of the powerful. He enjoys the feeling that he influences these people. He has never wanted to occupy the throne itself; he prefers the backseat.”

When asked to comment further on the show’s cast members he continued “That bloke off of Soldier Soldier, Liam Neeson’s ginger kid from Love Actually, the fat bloke off of the Tesco adverts and Dr Bashir from Star Trek?! Bugger off. I have an Oscar. I want on that show. I’m not getting my cock out though. Well. Maybe.”

When he later learned that he had been successfully cast he added “I have long been a fan of the show, and of the work of all of it’s extremely talented actors. I look forward to playing my small part in the show’s continued success.”

One of the show’s creators, David Benioff, told us “I can confirm that Professor Slughorn will be joining us for season 7, completing our set of British actors. He will be getting his cock out. It is a small part.”