‘Game of Thrones’ Joffrey Actor Jack Gleeson Is Returning to TV After Six Years

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Since Game of Thrones ended last year, many of us have been left with a Westeros-shaped hole in our hearts. But there was one star who has been gone from our screens for far longer.

In 2014, Jack Gleeson’s delightfully evil Joffrey was murdered at his own wedding. Since then, Gleeson has taken a break from acting – but he’s now set to make a major comeback.

Since its release in 2011, Game of Thrones was an epic experience.

The show was set in the fictional kingdom of Westeros and followed the events following the death of King Robert Baratheon, as families warred over their right to the throne.

It ran for ten years and had such an enormous cast of characters that many struggled to keep up.

In fact, the final series of the epic was incredibly divisive, and many were left feeling very disappointed about how the story turned out.

And, although many felt a little dissatisfied and let down by the finale, it is still greatly missed – with many fans unable to fathom that they won’t see their favorite characters ever again.

SO long, in fact, that many had assumed we’d never see him again.

This character, played impeccably by Jack Gleeson, was the guy we all loved to hate.

There were no redeeming features to this horrible guy.

But then seemed to just get worse and worse as the series progressed.

He had one of the most frightening character arcs of the series.

Which goes to speak for Jack Gleeson’s incredible acting talent!

He was poisoned by a mystery assailant (later revealed to be Olenna Tyrell) on his own wedding day.

And was the perfect ending for a character who could only wreak havoc wherever he went.

He said on Saturday Night Live, “I have wanted to become an actor and it’s just the last few years I’ve started to change my mind about it, so I’m liable to change it again.

“Once the prospect of becoming an actor professionally, and essentially my dreams became a reality, well it nearly professionalizes it too much.”

“I feel slightly ungrateful because I’m in a position that, as you said, a lot of people would like to be in, but I guess I’ll just have to be ungrateful for the time being.”

Because it seems he’s finally set to return to our screens.

The show is called Out Of Her Mind, and stars a range of amazing British comic actors.

She told the BBC, “Out of Her Mind is a direct expression of my mind. We’ve turned my brain into a theme-park, and everyone’s invited! The cast are INCREDIBLE and I can’t wait for people to see what we’ve made.”

Including Cariad Lloyd from Peep Show, Adrian Edmondson from The Young Ones, Navin Chowdhry from Doctor Foster, and musician Scroobius Pip.

We never thought we’d be this excited to see Joffrey again! Fancy more from Game of Thrones? Scroll on for the amazing cruise around the very best of the show’s location…