Winter may not be coming to Dubai but Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is.
The star, who is known for playing the role of Jaime Lannister in the HBO mega hit series which is based on author George RR Martin’s series of fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, will attend the Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Thursday April 7 and Friday April 8.
His appearance comes weeks ahead of the premiere of the sixth season of the popular TV show, which airs on April 24.
The Dane's early career saw him earn great acclaim with a number performances in various Scandinavian films, before his Hollywood big break in Black Hawk Down and New Amsterdam. Those roles earned him a spot as one of the most complex characters in Game of Thrones.
As well as Coster-Waldau, WWE superstar Randy Orton and cult sci-fi actress Summer Glau – known for Firefly, Serenity and Castle - have also been added to a high-profile roster of guests.
The stars join previously announced Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza, veteran sci-fi and fantasy pics star Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Stan Lee, who has created pretty much every major superhero in the Marvel Universe. Lee will appear in a live link-up from L.A.
Randy Orton, arguably one of the biggest names in WWE history, with his impeccable track record and reputation as the World Heavyweight Champion, Intercontinental Champion and World Tag Team Champion along with his infamous RKO signature move, will be meeting and greeting his fans making this fifth anniversary event one to remember and fans will have the chance to try their own ‘Walk On’ at the WWE stand.
With the exhibition space already sold out, MEFCC 2016 has also reported that the early bird ticket category was sold out within a week. VIP, three-day and single day tickets are still available as the event heads towards its target of 70,000 visitors for its fifth anniversary event.
Dhs100-500. April 7-9. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.mefcc.com/tickets.