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Jonathan Pryce (High Sparrow) to play Pope Francis in new Netflix film



Game of Thrones has had a great roster of characters and actors over the years, but one of them showed up quite abruptly. Serving as quite a homely looking version of a character that was basically Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter, the High Sparrow was a calm, yet insanely powerful character. So much so that his antics made us pity Cersei Lannister. Played by Jonathan Pryce, the High Sparrow was ultimately killed off by Cersei herself, at the end of Season 6, but Pryce will be returning to our screens to play yet another religious leader, but this time around, it’s not a fictional one. Read on!

Ever since the character showed up on the show, everybody has been pointing out how strikingly similar Jonathan Pryce looks to the current Christian leader, Pope Francis, and it seems that he has nowbeen cast to play him in a Netflix movie about the his life. It has been the subject of a massive meme, the similarities in looks of the two, and whether HBO’s casting was intentional of that. Check the two out, side by side :

Here is Jonathan Pryce from Pirates of the Caribbean and Game of Thrones who will be portraying Pope Francis on Netflix’s The Pope

— Catholic Life (@CatholicPrblm) September 7, 2017

No other details are known at this moment. Talking of new projects, Richard Dormer, who plays the role of Beric Dondarrion, has his new show airing now. He plays a role in BBC’s new crime drama, Rellik. The special thing about this particular show is that the story is told in reverse. Dormer has been getting great reviews for the role. Check out the trailer for the show, below :

What do you think about this? Will Jonathan Pryce make a good Pope? Are you excited to watch Dormer without an eye patch? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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