'Get a f***ing life. It's only t**ts and dragons' - Game of Thrones' Ian McShane responds to fan criticism over his plot revelations
Actor Ian McShane has no time for Game of Thrones fans who take the show too seriously.
Recently he was accused of giving the plot away when he said his character would be "bringing somebody back" in an appearance on the hit HBO show.
However, he reckons fans should "get a f***ing life".
In an interview with the Telegraph, the 73-year-old star said, "You say the slightest thing and the internet goes ape.
"I was accused of giving the plot away, but I just think get a f***ing life. It's only t**s and dragons."
The former Deadwood star appears in just one episode although he took a little convincing to sign up.
"They asked me if I wanted to do Game of Thrones and I said, 'Sure, I'll be able to see my old pals Charlie Dance and Stephen Dillane,' and they said, 'No, we've killed them off,'" he said.
"I wasn't sure whether I could commit, but then they said it would only be for one episode, so I said, 'So that means I must die at the end of it. Great, I'm in.'"
In November McShane said he would return for one episode and bring a character back that fans never thought they'd see again.
In fairness, it could be anybody as the show has killed off numerous big names and key characters, not just Jon Snow, who met his demise at the end of season 5 and about whom most of the speculation revolves.
Game of Thrones season 6 will arrive on HBO on April 24 at 9pm in the US while Sky Atlantic will premiere the first episode at the same time, which will be 2am in the UK and Ireland.
McShane is also appearing in Doctor Thorne, ITV, Sunday 9pm