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‘Game of Thrones’ star Daniel Portman to attend Bangalore Comic Con 2015

MUMBAI: Daniel Portman, the star of HBO hit series ‘Game of Thrones’, will be attending Bangalore Comic Con 2015.

This is for the first time that Comic Con India is inviting an international actor as a special guest to Bangalore. Last year, Mark Gatiss, actor, co-creator, and executive producer of the BBC’s hit series ‘Sherlock’, attended Mumbai Film and Comic Con 2014 in December.

Bangalore Comic Con 2015 is taking place at White Orchid Convention Centre from 3 to 5 April.

Portman said, “I am very excited to be coming to Bangalore for Bangalore Comic Con in April. I am looking forward to meeting my Indian fans and having a great weekend.”

The actor will talk about his character in the show and will answer questions from fans about both previous seasons and the forthcoming season, which premieres a week after the event. He will also sign exclusive posters for the fans at the convention.

Portman is a Scottish actor. His first role was as Paul in the 2010 supernatural thriller film ‘Outcast’ alongside ‘Game of Thrones’ actors James Cosmo and Kate Dickie. Following ‘Outcast’, he appeared in the Scottish comedy film ‘The Angel’s Share’.

In 2011, it was announced that he would be playing Podrick Payne in HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s ‘A Game of Thrones’. Podrick is the loyal squire to Tyrion Lannister and has appeared in the show since its second season. Daniel will be returning to Game of Thrones in Season 5.

In 2013, Portman toured the UK and US in the stage play ‘Black Watch’.

Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma said, “We are super excited to have Daniel over at Bangalore! We wanted to give GOT fans in the city something to look forward to, and Daniel’s presence is one of the many things we have planned this year!”

Another main attraction at Bangalore Comic Con 2015 will be a special photo-op booth of ‘The Game of Thrones’. Comic Con India has officially tied up with HBO to bring the Throne replica exclusively at the convention.

The fifth season of ‘The Game of Thrones’ is premiering in India on 13 April at 10 pm, within 24 hours of the US premiere on HBO Defined, followed by other episodes on subsequent Mondays at the same time.