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Jamie Dornan and Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage team up for HBO

Jamie Dornan. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Jamie Dornan. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Jamie Dornan. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage

Sasha Brady

Irish actor Jamie Dornan is set to star in a new HBO film, alongside Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage.

Emmy-award winning actor Dinklage has just secured his first post-Game of Thrones role.

The 47-year-old actor, who plays Tyrion Lannister in the epic fantasy series, is teaming up with the Fifty Shades Darker star for a TV film that has just been greenlit by HBO, although no premiere date has yet been announced.

My Dinner With Herve, follows the story of the real life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, who starred in 70s TV series Fantasy Island, and who killed himself at 50 in 1993.

Cast member Peter Dinklage attends the premiere for the sixth season of HBO's
Cast member Peter Dinklage attends the premiere for the sixth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in Los Angeles April 10, 2016. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Dornan will play struggling journalist Danny Tate, who has a life-changing encounter with Villechaize when the pair meet up during a wild night in LA.

Sacha Gervasi (Hitchcock), will direct the project and Dinklage will star as executive producer.

Meanwhile, Dornan is lined up to star in a movie based on the biggest prison break in Irish or British history.

He'll team up with his Anthropoid co-star Cillian Murphy and Navan actor Pierce Brosnan for the movie H-Block, which follows the story of the 38 republican inmates who fled the maximum security Maze Prison in 1983.

Hervé Villechaize
Hervé Villechaize

Dornan will play a violent prisoner who starts discovering weaknesses in the prison and is one of the last to agree to escape and when he does he leaves with a vengeance on the way out.

Maze is currently in post-production and its makers were accused of "romanticising the violence" of the breakout.

Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan at the Irish Premiere of Anthropoid at Cineworld, Dublin
Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan at the Irish Premiere of Anthropoid at Cineworld, Dublin

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