Angela *Freaking* Lansbury Is Rumored to Be Joining the Cast of 'Game of Thrones'

Please let this be true.

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Appearing on Game of Thrones has long seemed like a rite of passage for British actors, but now it's getting to the point that not being asked almost feels like a snub.

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The series made headlines last week with the announcement that Jim Broadbent (aka Professor Slughorn from the Harry Potter films) had been cast in a "significant role." The internet barely had time to speculate what that role might be (although the general consensus is some kind of maester (opens in new tab)) before rumors of another famous Brit joining the cast took hold.

Angela Lansbury. Two episodes. Season 7. (!!!)

Said rumors originated from a German website called Bild (opens in new tab), and have been gaining steam ever since because—naturally—everyone wants Jessica Fletcher to come to Westeros.

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Some (opens in new tab) speculate that Lansbury could appear as another Tyrell family matron or as Lady Stoneheart (AKA zombie Catelyn Stark, for all the non-book readers out there).

Since this is most definitely still the stuff of internet fodder and neither HBO nor Lansbury have confirmed or denied, we'll *try* to keep our excitement in check. But, if this rumor turns out to be true, then Season 7 is shaping up to be Thrones' most epic yet.

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Kayleigh Roberts
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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.