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Sherlock‘s Mark Gatiss To Join Cast Of Game of Thrones

According to Entertainment Weekly, Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss) will be making his way out of Sherlock‘s London and into Westeros for Game of Thrones Season 4!

I wonder if he’ll be in the Westerosi equivalent of  MI6…

Who is he playing? Will Benedict Cumberbatch be close behind? Questions answered under the cut!

The identity of Gatiss’ character is being kept under wraps by the production team. That means, however, that speculation has been flying! Which character is the popular choice for who Gatiss will play?

From Big Shiny Robot:

Gatiss’s role hasn’t been announced yet, but most sites already seem to be speculating that we’ve gotten our Mace Tyrell. Mace, without giving too much away, is father to Maergery and Loras and son to Lady Olenna. He’s also head of one of the only families in the realm that can give a Lannister a run for the money.

If Gatiss is indeed going to be our Mace Tyrell, I can’t wait to see how the next season plays out. He would be heavily involved in the court life with the rest of his family, and particularly watching him interact with Natalie Dormer‘s fantastic  Margaery Tyrell would be a treat.

Sadly, there is no evidence to suggest that any of the other Sherlock actors will be joining the HBO hit; though I would definitely watch an LOTR/Game of Thrones mashup with Martin Freeman as Bilbo going across the sea to Westeros. And Cumberbatch as Smaug, one of Dany’s dragons. Entirely unrealistic, maybe, but that would be awesome.

(via Big Shiny Robot and Entertainment Weekly)

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  • Heather

    I can’t picture this. I’m having trouble getting past the umbrella. ;)

  • Aeryl

    Mace Tyrell’s a better guess than Victarion, which I’ve also seen.

  • Victoria McNally

    I came to the same conclusion — there’s no way he’s not playing Mace. If he isn’t then I will eat my hat.

  • Lapin

    House Tyrell is my favorite family in the whole series, so if he’s playing Mace, I can certainly dig it. I’m just scared that if he IS Mace, the writers will make him into Tywin the Second instead of the Mace in the books.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t read the books, but if he’s a Tyrell, does that mean he’ll get to play opposite Dame Diana? Because…. I would quite like to see that very much please thank you.

  • Lapin

    I’d say that there will definitely be scenes featuring Mace Tyrell and Olenna, so yes. But Mace is not particularly savvy and Olenna doesn’t think very highly of him, so we’ll probably see Mark Gatiss being constantly berated by Dame Diana. :D

  • Anonymous

    I think Mace is a good guess, but the secrecy intrigues me. I mean, why? All the other casting was announced without that. (Except “Boy”-Ramsay, but that sort of made sense. I don’t think they’d have Mace Tyrell anonymously chop people around King’s Landing.)
    Maybe he’s a new/composite character?

  • Mr The Batman

    I’ll never stop picturing as one of the many characters from ‘The League of Gentleman’. Fantastic series if you can handle their humour.

    Gatiss will be fantastic.

  • Anonymous

    I think I can live with that.

  • Victoria McNally

    I really should have invested in a hat made of cake before I said this.