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Game of Thrones' actor JJ Murphy dies, HBO will not recast the role

Aug 12, 2014    

Belfast Authorities say Belfast actor JJ Murphy has died days after starting his new role on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."No cause of death was given for the 86-year-old, who worked for decades on the Belfast stage. Murphy was cast to portray Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of the Night's Watch military order, and started filming scenes last week. He died Friday at his home.HBO later tweeted that they are not looking to recast Murphy's role. Much of "Game of Thrones" is filmed in Northern Ireland and local actors feature prominently in the cast.The Arts Council o...

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