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Jack Gleeson's cruel King Joffrey is named best TV villain

Lynne Kelleher

Published 18/06/2014 | 07:17

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King Joffrey
King Joffrey

The sadistic boy king, played by actor Jack Gleeson in Game of Thrones, has been named the best villain on TV by Rolling Stone magazine.

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The series has become compulsive viewing for millions of fans around the world with incest, nudity, and graphic violence all featuring in its latest record-breaking run.

Playing the character of evil King Joffrey Baratheon - killed off in the latest series - modest Cork actor Gleeson previously announced he had decided to bow out of acting completely to further his studies.

Rolling Stone wrote: "Played to insufferable perfection by Jack Gleeson, a publicity-shy language scholar who's already retired from acting at the tender age of 22, King Joffrey Baratheon was the best villain currently on television".

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