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Charles Dance has spoken out about the violent twists in Game of Thrones' fourth season finale.
Tywin Lannister was executed by his son Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) in 'The Children', with Dance branding his character "a s**t" and "a hypocrite".
"Tyrion is the brightest of his three children, the wittiest and the cleverest," Dance told Entertainment Weekly. "Those are the qualities that he would admire if he weren't a dwarf.
"But the fact that he's a dwarf is a continual reminder of [Tywin's] failure. So as long as he's alive, he's going to treat him like s**t - it's horrible."
Dance explained that he is not "one of these actors that tries to find good in a character".
"If a character is a s**t, he's a s**t, and you play him full on as a s**t," he said. "Don't try and make him nice - you play him full on."
Game of Thrones will return to HBO and Sky Atlantic in 2015, with Dance adding: "They should start season five with a great f**k-off funeral for Tywin."
Watch a clip from the Game of Thrones fourth season finale: