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Double Snow Seven? Harington says he wouldn't turn down Bond


Thrones star Kit Harington

Thrones star Kit Harington

Aidan Gillen as Littlefinger

Aidan Gillen as Littlefinger


Thrones star Kit Harington

Kit Harington has said he wouldn't turn down the opportunity to play James Bond.

The Game of Thrones heart-throb has had his name linked with 007 since he rose to prominence in the fantasy series as Jon Snow.

Speaking to Herald columnist Lisa Cannon at the premiere of the eighth season, where she presented for Extra TV, he said: "Do they think I'd be a good Bond?

"I mean, I wouldn't like to comment. I mean, yeah, though… who would turn Bond down?"

Meanwhile, former co-star Aidan Gillen has revealed he's "clueless" about how the eighth and final series of the show will end, but hopes it does so "in style".

The Dublin actor's character, Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish, was killed off in season seven, so he's watching the final six episodes unfold like any other viewer.

"I'm clueless," he said of who will claim the Iron Throne.

"There's 10-1 on Petyr Baelish being the ultimate victor in Game of Thrones. What's that about?

"To be able to finish this off at all is going to be quite a task. I don't doubt they can do it in some style and some surprising and stunning fashion, so let's hope that's what happens."


Since leaving the hit HBO fantasy show, Gillen (50) has had a starring role in the well-received sci-fi series Project Blue Book, and he's making a tentative foray into the world of music, alongside his partner of four years, singer Camille O'Sullivan (44).

The couple have recorded a version of Roy Orbison's In Dreams, which was produced by John Reynolds and has just been released on vinyl and iTunes, to raise funds for homeless charity Focus Ireland.

Camille is also headlining the Sunday Independent's Rock Against Homelessness concert, also in aid of Focus Ireland, at the Olympia Theatre on Tuesday.

The concert also has Finbar Furey, Jerry Fish, Deirdre O'Kane and more among the line-up.

Limited tickets - priced at €35 from Ticketmaster - remain for the event.