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

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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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