Game Of Thrones swordsman signs on for Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: Episode VII has added a sword-fighting expert to its ranks in the form of Game Of Thrones star, Miltos Yerolemou.

Yerolemou played the Braavosi swordsman Syrio Forel in the first series of the HBO smash, the teacher who schools Arya Stark in the art of wielding steel.

Yerolemou has also played swordsmen in a number of other projects, so it's probably not too much of a stretch to assume he’ll be picking up a lightsaber in J.J. Abrams’ forthcoming film.

The actor becomes the second Game Of Thrones alumnus to join the cast, with Gwendoline Christie, perhaps better known as Brienne of Tarth, already on board.

Directed by Abrams and co-starring Harrison Ford, Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o, Star Wars: Episode VII will open in the UK on 18 December 2015.