17 July 2017
It’s been a fairly open secret, but that didn’t stop Ed Sheeran leaving Game of Thrones fans completely baffled with his cameo in the series’ seven premiere.
The singer guest-starred in a scene with This Is England’s Thomas Turgoose and GoT regular Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark.
Sheeran and Turgoose played soldiers sat having a singsong around the campfire in the woods.
Williams’ character Arya stumbled across the group of men, leading to some sharing of blackberry wine and what looked like roasted rodent – it must have been like Glastonbury all over again for the Galway Girl singer.
Watch the scene below:
It’s not the first time a musician had made cameo in Game of Thrones (members of Coldplay and Sigur Ros have also taken on roles), but Sheeran was given more screen time than any other guest-star and the storyline was left open for him to appear in further episodes.
Showrunner David Benioff previously explained that Sheeran’s star turn was in part a gift to Williams: “We knew that Maisie [Williams] was a big fan of Ed Sheeran and for years we’ve been trying to get him on the show so we can surprise Maisie.
“This year we finally did it.”