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The Disastrous Swedish Approach to Fighting COVID-19, U.S. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images), Actor Peter Dinklage arrives for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Center on January 29, 2017, in Los Angeles, California.

What the Game of Thrones cast look like out of character, Jim Broadbent's Game of Thrones character revealed, Maisie Williams discusses her deadly return to Game of Thrones. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images), UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 10: Actor Kristofer Hivju arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' "The Thing" on October 10, 2011 in Universal City, California. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Before stealing a book, the audience was introduced to Jim Broadbent’s character, Archmaester Marwyn, a superior member of the Citadel. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images), HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: Actress Emilia Clarke attends the premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 6 at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Write to Ashley Hoffman at Ashley.Hoffman@time.com.

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images), HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: Actor Aidan Gillen attends the premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 6 at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images), HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: Actor Alfie Allen attends the premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 6 at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. In the premiere titled “Dragonstone,” Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) spots a locked area within the grand library while dutifully filing books away. Sam wants access to the restricted nook, which he imagines might contain texts filled with information on how to vanquish the White Walkers, but Ebrose turns him down. More notable is their talk about the ‘restricted section’, many fans pointing out how Harry Potter — in which Broadbent played Professor Slughorn — also had a ‘restricted section’. Ultimately, Sam’s able to steal the keys and make away with the books — and learn some pretty essential information. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images), LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Liam Cunningham attends the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Delivering passionate and comprehensive entertainment coverage to millions of users world-wide each month. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images), LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Actress Nathalie Emmanuel attends the Entertainment Weekly Celebration of SAG Award Nominees sponsored by Maybelline New York at Chateau Marmont on January 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. During the first episode, Marwyn discusses the White Walkers with Sam, saying he believes the trainee, despite others having doubts. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles. After months of waiting, Game of Thrones has finally returned, the premiere steadily setting up the (shorter) season to come. ... English actor Jim Broadbent — who played Professor Horace Slughorn in … Remember when Harry Potter needed information from the restricted section of Hogwarts’ library to learn what he needed to know about horcruxes? **Spoilers ahead for season seven, episode one ‘Dragonstone’**. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images), HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: Actress Maisie Williams attends the premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 6 at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

The Weekly Ketchup: New Joker Pic, Dark Knight Footage Leaked, Iron Man at Comic-Con, and More! All fans needed to hear was that there was a “restricted” section for books to obsess about the apparent similarity. 25650_018 (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner), Scotsman Iain Glen poses for the photocall for TV series "Cleverman" during the MIPCOM audiovisual trade fair in Cannes, southeastern France, on October 5, 2015. People were elated to see their old Hogwarts professor seeming to give Hogwarts’ off-limits-but-vital book section of the library a nod.
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Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Dark Horizons have the exclusive scoop that Broadbent has been cast as Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. English actor Jim Broadbent — who played Professor Horace Slughorn in the movie adaptation of J. K. Rowling’s beloved book series — made his Thrones debut Sunday night as an archmaester at the Citadel. A subtle nod?
Cleganebowl watch: Was there a tease in the season 7 premiere? And the season seven opener of Thrones delivered. In the books, Marwyn also believes Sam’s story, deciding to venture to meet Daenerys in Meereen after hearing the cautionary tale. Jim Broadbent.

This is the “anti-Harry Potter.”. / AFP / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images), HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Sophie Turner attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.