To many Roy Dotrice is the voice of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, he has narrated all the books except A Feast For Crows, and was up for the role of Grand Maester Pycelle until ill-health put him out of the running.

Over the weekend, it’s been announced that Roy has been cast as Pyromancer Hallyne. Hallyne is the head of a semi-mystical guide that “brews” Dragonfire, a volatile incendiary substance. Based in Kings Landing he becomes involved in Tyrion’s plans for the defence of the city.