Sheer drama as singer Ed makes Game of Thrones cameo
The sun might be shining down over Britain for the next few days, but winter returned to UK television screens last night with one notable red-headed cameo.
Fantasy epic television series Game of Thrones made its long-awaited return, with pop superstar Ed Sheeran making a cameo appearance.
The Shape of You singer’s acting talents were stretched to their maximum, with Sheeran playing a young soldier singing a song about the love of a woman.
The first episode, Dragonstone, kicked-off what will surely be another death-strewn series of the hit TV drama, now in its seventh season.
It was shown simultaneously with the American broadcast at 2am on Sky Atlantic, with a repeat showing at the much more reasonable time of 9pm the same day.
Quite surprisingly Sheeran wasn’t killed off, a fate which has befallen most cameo characters in the past.
The singer-songwriter, who plays two sold-out dates at Hampden Park in May next year, celebrated his appearance by posting a shot of his performance on Instagram after watching himself on screen.
He said: “Throwback to the time I was a Lannister,” in reference to one of the feuding families on the show.
As well as singing the song which opens the scene, Sheeran shared some screen time and a couple of lines of dialogue with Arya Stark – played by Maisie Williams – and This is England star Thomas Turgoose.
The HBO series, based on George RR Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire novels, will reach its conclusion in its final season next year.
The show has won a record 38 Emmy awards.
Ed Sheeran in Game of Thrones.