Coldplay's Will Champion to play a drummer in 'Game Of Thrones'

He's landed a cameo role in season three of the fantasy series

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Coldplay drummer Will Champion is to make a cameo appearance in Game Of Thrones.

In a role that is not expected to test him unduly, Champion will play a drummer. It is not known how large his part will be, but according to Entertainment Weekly, Champion will make his appearance during the show's upcoming third season.

Champion is not the first rocker to land a cameo in Game Of Thrones. Back in July (2012), Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody revealed that he has filmed a brief appearance in the fantasy show. Lightbody's role has yet to be revealed, but he will also appear during season three.

Other stars joining Game Of Thrones' large ensemble cast for the next batch of episodes include Paul Kaye, Diana Rigg and Mackenzie Crook. Season three will premiere on March 31 2013 on the HBO network in the US. In the UK, the show airs on Sky Atlantic.

Meanwhile, Coldplay have recently announced that their new concert film, Live 2012, will be shown in cinemas worldwide for one night only on November 13. You can check out NME's first view of the live film here.

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