There are certain things that come with being British like an accent, allegiance to the Queen, and a fondness for bizarre sounding foods like “blood pudding” being examples. If you’re a British actor though, the entitlement extends to an appearance in the franchise of your choice whether it’s Harry Potter, Downton Abbey or Game of Thrones. Of course, sometimes those actors can appear in any combination of the three, and indeed there’s been a lot of crossover between them already. But how about this: What if Harry Potter himself were to appear on Game of Thrones? Well Daniel Radcliffe is game if the right opportunity came up.
“I would love to,” the actor told Digital Spy when they asked if he might like to appear on the HBO series. “If they want to just bring me in and fucking kill me, I would be so happy to do that.” It’s not out of the question. Ian McShane made a one-and-done appearance on Thrones in season six, seemingly in order to get the Hound back in the Game after a two-year absence. Perhaps Radcliffe can have a small but pivotal role like that, or maybe he can just play one of the Unsullied that gets killed in the first 10 minutes of Daenerys landing in Westeros. He can put some of that skill playing a bloated corpse to work after perfecting it for Swiss Army Man.
In the meantime though, don’t expect Radcliffe to follow the path of many of his fellow movie stars and end up on television. “I’ve recently read a couple of really good TV pilot scripts. But then it’s signing on for seven years,” he said. “Right now, I have a little bit of freedom. So if I read a script for something that’s filming next year, I don’t have to turn it down because I’m not available — which I did, for a long time.” Of course, he means Harry Potter, which was basically like being in a TV series for 10 years.
So what do you say Game of Thrones producers, do you have the guts to kill Daniel Radcliffe? Ball’s in your court.