As all GOT fans are well aware by now, Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger, met his end during the Game of Thrones season 7 finale after years of manipulating and deceiving his compatriots.
The guy had a good run but his character had nowhere else to go, having turned to the rather desperate move of (unsuccessfully) pinning the Stark sisters against one another.
Aidan Gillen, who was best-known for roles in the hit TV series The Wire and Love/Hate before GOT, is now a free man and if you’re wondering what the Irish thespian is up to next, here’s what we know.
Deadline reported last night that Gillen has been cast to play none other than Ireland’s most famous writer, James Joyce, in an independent feature film. The film is called James and Lucia and it will be directed by Robert Mullan. Shooting for the film is set to begin in early 2018 in Dublin and Luxembourg.
According to the publication, the film “centres on the famed Irish writer’s life as he writes Finnegans Wake and his daughter Lucia’s mental health deteriorates. Lucia, a professional dancer, was once treated by Carl Jung and diagnosed as schizophrenic in the mid-1930s; a failed romance with playwright Samuel Beckett was particularly damaging to her.”
According to IMDB, Gillen is additionally rumoured to play the leading role of Alec Dumas in a TV adaptation of John le Carre's novel "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold." Mind you, the rumour was first in circulation as far back as July 2016. At the same time, now that Gillen is free from his GOT commitments, the project may be kicked back into gear.
Last but not least, the next time we’ll see Aidan Gillen on the big screen will actually in early 2018 (the exact release date in Ireland is TBC). In Maze Runner: The Death Cure, he will reprise the role of Janson which he also played in 2015’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.