Jim Broadbent
British actor Jim Broadbent arrives at the European premiere of "The Iron Lady" at the British Film Institute in central London, January 4, 2012. Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly

Fans of “Game Of Thrones” who may not have accepted that the show’s season 7 is going to be delayed can rest a little easier with the casting of Oscar winner Jim Broadbent.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Broadbent’s character will be a “significant” one, but nothing else has been said about it.

Broadbent has starred in a variety of films, including “Moulin Rouge,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Another Year.” In 2002, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Iris,” where he portrayed John Bayley.

Needless to say, the 65-year-old actor has the talent and versatility to portray any character. And since the HBO series has surpassed and is thereby no longer based on George R.R. Martin’s books, the possibilities of what character he will hold seem almost endless. However, Watchers On The Wall previously reported a list of castings for “Game Of Thrones” season 7, some of which would be perfect for Broadbent.

General - a character that is aged 40-55 and is a senior military officer. What strengthens the possibility is that this role is expected to be filled an actor with a British accent. Furthermore, the actor is needed on set by Sept. 6.

Priest - a character to be played by someone in his 60s to portray an individual with high moral authorities and gravitas. Again, the role requires an actor that is capable of an RP accent and can shoot by September.

Merchant -- a character to be played by someone in his 40s, the role of the merchant mysteriously appears at an inn. This would be a non-combat role and is expected to be from a place not yet explored in “Game Of Thrones.” Daenerys is expected to come across him during her journey. The part is expected to shoot sometime in November.

“Game Of Thrones” is scheduled to return to HBO in June 2017.