SPOILER ALERT etc, etc. The latest GOT rumour doing the rounds regards the actor reportedly taking on the role of Randyll Tarly, father of Samwell Tarly, in season 6.
— Vulture (@vulture) September 16, 2015
The all-seeing-all-knowing Game of Thrones fan site, Watchers on the Wall, have yet another nugget of news - seemingly James Faulkner, who played the haughty Lord Sinderby (AKA Rose's father-in-law) in ITV's Downton, has been cast to play Tarly. News which will no doubt rock viewers of both shows. In case you're not a fan, perhaps you'll remember him as Bridget Jones's handsy Uncle Geoffry.
Watchers on The Wall also reveals that the Tarly family will be fleshed out courtesy of Samantha Spiro, who will take on the mantel of Samwell's mother, while Rebecca Benson will play his sister.