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Game of Thrones' High Sparrow draws his inspiration from the Pope



Actor Jonathon Pryce, who plays the religious fundamentalist High Sparrow in Westeros in the world of Game of Thrones reportedly said he draws his inspiration from Pope Francis. The Welsh actor explained himself and his admiration towards Pope Francis and said that, “Pope Francis had recently been elected Pope and was being photographed going round almost washing the feet of the poor and being seen as the man of the people.” He believes that his character is not unidimensional and has many layers to it.

Talking about the character, he said that, “That’s the public face of the High Sparrow – that he feeds the poor, he’ll wash them, wash their feet.

However that’s not the only thing that’s similar between the High Sparrow and the Pope. If you look carefully, you will realise that Jonathon Pryce and the Pope look very similar. If you don’t believe me, take a look at this picture.

Jonathon also spoke about how producers had approached him twice for a part in the series but he only said yes this time. “The very first series, I was offered a role in it and was very nervous about it when it was described to me as the kind of thing it was. It’s not, it wasn’t I should say, the kind of thing I would normally watch.

He further added, “I looked at the script and looked at all the weird names and I went, ‘oh, I don’t think so’, so I passed it on and then it became this massive, massive hit. And then season five came and they came back, and they offered me the role of High Sparrow, so then I did read the script, and I read it properly, and was really attracted to that role.”

Jonathon also realized that his character on the show is a game changer and that also added to his acceptance towards the role. “He was a very strong character and he created a new world in the story”, said Jonathon.

Well, whatever were the reasons, we are glad he took up the role of High Sparrow and he is doing an amazing job there.

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Real-life is often different from reel life. The celebrities we idolize often face regular problems like normal people. We might want a life like theirs, but ignore the struggles they had to face. For example, Game of Thrones macho man Jason Momoa. Though he appears fearsome as Khal Drogo and majestic as Aquaman on-screen, he’s completely different in real life. The 41-year-old actor recently opened up about his life off-screen in an interview with Men’s Health magazine.


The Game of Thrones star revealed, “I may look big and tough, but I’m not. I’m nothing like Khal Drogo. I’m not even the king of my own house! I’m absolutely terrified of my wife.”

Momoa loves his family. He said, “We’ve all gotten so much closer. My wife is very sophisticated and smart and our kids and I are kind of like animals that need to be trained a little better. I’m constantly a work in progress, and I’ve just been trying to get better as a father and a husband.” 

Jason has been through a lot, without letting anyone know about his troubles. He recently revealed in an interview how his family was facing financial troubles after Game of Thrones. It is tough to imagine someone as popular as he went broke. Things got better for him after the Justice League.

What do you think of Jason Momoa’s relationship with his family? Tell us in the comments below!


It is no secret to Game of Thrones’ lovers that majority of the show’s filming took place in Ireland. The show led to a boost in tourism sector in the country. No wonder Ireland has a host of Game of Thrones attractions all over the place, new ones opening up soon. The Game of Thrones cast is no stranger to Irish lands. Kit Harington, who filmed a lot of scenes for the fantasy series as Jon Snow, is back in Ireland filming for another show.

The 33-year-old actor was spotted in Dublin filming for the upcoming series of Modern Love. The series tells the stories of couples published in the New York Times.

He was seen cycling through the streets of Dublin for the second season of the Amazon Prime TV show. He looked quite different from his Game of Thrones character. Kit was wrapped up warm in a knit jumper, navy coat and scarf.

The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg is the only other actor officially confirmed for season two of the show. Little to no details are known about which columns have been chosen for the second season.

The Game of Thrones alum is expecting his first child with wife Rose Leslie. What are your expectations with Modern Love’s second season? Tell us in the comments below!

Animated movies are a doorway to relive our childhood. Adults and children enjoy them equally. Some of them have such an engaging story they turn out to be a huge success. Sean Bean starrer Wolfwalkers checks off all the markers of a great animated movie. (Another cool animation Hitpig is on the way!). The movie was released on 13th November in The US and has been received really well by critics worldwide.

Directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, Wolfwalkers is rooted in Irish folklore and art. It follows the tale of a young girl, Robyn (Honor Kneafsey), and her father, Bill (Sean Bean). They have been called from their homeland (England) to take out a pack of wolves in the town of Kilkenny, Ireland, in the 17th century. Robyn longs for the freedom she once had in England and wants to follow in her father’s footsteps as a hunter.

On the other side of the forest are wolfwalkers. They are a small breed of unique humans with the ability to turn into wolves when they sleep. They have control over wild wolves living in the surrounding forests. The wolfwalkers are forced to lash out as the townsfolk destroy their home, hunting them. Robyn must act as a mediator for her Irish town and the wolfwalkers of the forest.

The film features Celtic art and beautifully designed hand-drawn animation. From being the Dad Wolf in Game of Thrones to hunting wolves in Wolfwalkers, Sean Bean has come a long way. Give it a watch and tell us how you felt about it in the comments below!

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Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.