Sheer drama as singer Ed makes Game of Thrones cameo

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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.

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