'Game of Thrones'
A picture of Hafthor Bjornsson's costume in "Game of Thrones" Season 6. Facebook/ GameofThrones

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson has shared his first behind the scenes picture from the production set of “Game of Thrones” Season 7. Filming has reportedly stared for the popular TV series, and there has been a big casting announcement.

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Björnsson (Gregor Clegane) spent some time getting ready to film his scenes for the show, and teased a picture with his makeup on. The actor joked about being hung over, and appreciated the work done by the makeup team.

I've never been this hung over in my life!!! Just kidding _ great work as always by the make up crew behind the scenes!  #gameofthrones

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Credit: Instagram/ Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Production has finally begun for the show in Belfast, Watchers on the Wall reports. Some of the cast members were spotted in Ireland in the past few weeks. Local sources near Titanic Studious have reportedly said that the cars are being rerouted in order to keep the studio noise free for filming. The pink “GOT” filming signs have also been spotted on the roads for the first time this year.

Filming for “Game of Thrones” Season 7 was deliberately delayed this year. As winter has finally arrived in Westeros, the producers wanted to film scenes during appropriate weather conditions. They did not want to film scenes when the weather was sunny.

Meanwhile, the first big casting for the show has been announced. Oscar winning actor Jim Broadbent has been cast for the popular HBO TV series, Entertainment Weekly reports. The actor is popular for playing the role of Professor Horace Slughorn in the “Harry Potter” movies. He will be seen playing the role of Bridget’s father in “Bridget Jones’ Baby” this year.

The producers are yet to reveal the name of the character Broadbent will be playing in “Game of Thrones” Season 7. The role is teased to be “significant.” Although some character descriptions have leaked in the past, the report points out that the casting details are kept inaccurate for fear of them getting leaked.