Charles Dance portrays the role of Lord Tywin Lannister on Game of Thrones © Getty Images
Charles Dance portrays the role of Lord Tywin Lannister on Game of Thrones © Getty Images

Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, is frequently referred to as the Mecca of Cricket. It is hallowed ground for any true cricket lover, and possibly the most famous cricketing venue in the world. There is over a century’s worth of cricketing history attached to the ground, which makes it a site of great repute. Lord’s released an amusing video of Charles Dance, the highly respected actor who portrays Lord Tywin Lannister on the iconic TV show ‘Game of Thrones,’ offering a behind-the-scenes look at Lord’s. In the video, Dance speaks about how posh Lord’s is while someone or something happens in the background of the video to undermine his seriousness. READ: Recasting Game of Thrones with cricketers

Dance portrays the role of the strict patriarch of House Lannister, one of the major players in the epic fantasy TV show ‘Game of Thrones,’ based on the book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire.’ Lord Tywin is one of the series antagonists, infamous for being a tactically brilliant but cold-hearted general who proxy-rules over the Iron Throne after the demise of the rightful king Robert Baratheon. Given his character in ‘Game of Thrones’ it is quite amusing to see Dance in a cheerful, upbeat avatar in the Lord’s video. Dance speaks about the sanctity of the Lord’s Long Room only to have the Middlesex T20 team rush out hooting and yelling. He then speaks about the royalty of the pitch itself while the Middlesex mascot runs around and gets tackled by security.  READ: A dozen oddities related to Lord’s

 

The video ends with Dance rushing off as someone calls after him, which presumably means that Dance himself was trespassing on the ground. It is a light-hearted video made in keeping with the ‘fun’ factor of the Natwest T20 Blast, England’s domestic T20 tournament.