Angela Lansbury will not be in ‘Game Of Thrones’ after all

Jessica Fletcher is not heading to Westeros

Veteran actress Angela Lansbury has confirmed she won’t be appearing in Game Of Thrones season 7.

A story in German newspaper Bild at the weekend said that Lansbury – star of Murder She Wrote and Bedknobs And Broomsticks – was set to have a role in season seven of the HBO drama.

The newspaper claimed Lansbury would have a cameo role requiring four days of filming, which would see her appear in two episodes.


But the 90-year-old actress’ publicist told EW: “The report is not true.”

Lansbury played Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote for 12 years until 1996, since when she has largely concentrated on theatre roles, though she has also appeared in Law And Order: SVU as well as the films Mr Popper’s Penguins with Jim Carrey and opposite Emma Thompson in Nanny McPhee. She will star in Broadway next year in The Chalk Garden.

Game Of Thrones’ next season will be shown in summer 2017 and is the penultimate series before it’s scheduled to end in 2018. It has been confirmed that veteran British actor Jim Broadbent will have a role in the new season.

It was reported this week that Game Of Thrones creator George RR Martin’s next novel in the saga, The Winds Of Winter, would be published in March 2017, though his publisher has denied it. A statement said “The world will know” when the correct release date is due.