Iain Glen reveals Ser Jorah’s role in Game of Thrones final season


Iain Glen was in Belfast recently and stopped off for an interview with India Today, where he revealed some information about the final season of Game of Thrones.

Of course, Glen portrays Ser Jorah Mormont, the former exiled Northern lord from Westeros who has sworn loyalty to Daenerys Targaryen. The fact that he still lives is a good thing, and from the sound of it, his character will be playing things a little safer in Game of Thrones final season.

Don’t expect Mormont to head out on any more suicide missions as the final season rolls in. Instead, he will be sticking close to home and by the side of his unrequited love Daenerys. As Glen said, he will become more of a key advisor in the upcoming war.

"“In the next and last season, Ser Jorah will happily become a permanent fixture in Daenerys Targaryen’s inner circle, as the battle between good and evil draws to a spectacular finale.”"

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Iain Glen also promised that Game of Thrones will remain the same as it always has been. According to Glen, GOT will continue to deliver the unexpected, because that is what has always worked for the hit HBO series. He adds that there will be “loads of surprises” all throughout season 8.

Glen is also very happy about how his character has progressed through the series — one that has seen numerous double-crosses and betrayals, as well as Red Weddings along the way. He feels his character remains true.

"“To me, Jorah stands for loyalty. He is admirable for the way he supports goodness at any cost.”"

When it comes to season 8, Glen said that the fact that there are only six total episodes is not something people should take lightly, calling each episode a massive movie.

"“The scale on which the final season has been mounted is amazing. GoT is the biggest TV show ever and the finale will reflect that.”"

Glen also said he feels that the long wait between season 7 and season 8 won’t hurt fan interest in the show, saying that he believes that the wait will “increase fan frenzy.”

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In the interview, Iain Glen also seemed amused that he remains best-known in the United States for his role as Ser Jorah Mormont. This is because people in London equally recognize him for his roles as Hamlet or Henry V and also the fact that he was the main bad guy in the Resident Evil movies, a franchise that earned $1.235 billion at the box office.

Luckily, Glen said that he is not typecast by Hollywood because he lives in London and acting in theatre keeps him grounded.