Ed Sheeran to guest star in Game of Thrones
The singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will appear in the seventh series of the HBO fantasy drama, which returns to TV screens in July.
The show’s creators, David Benioff and DB Weiss, revealed Sheeran’s involvement during an event at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Sheeran, 26, seemed to confirm the news by posting a link on Twitter to a news story about his casting, and writing: “Guess the cat’s out the bag …”
guess the cats out the bag… https://t.co/9GCDUp9HPN
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) March 12, 2017
Speaking at a panel discussion, Benioff and Weiss said they had been pursuing Sheeran for some time because Game Of Thrones actor Maisie Williams was a fan.
Further details on Sheeran’s role were not given.
The star would not be the first musician to make a cameo in the show – Coldplay’s Will Champion and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody have appeared in previous episodes.