Game of Thronesfans know Iain Glen best as Ser Jorah Mormont, the exiled knight who has been an advisor to Daenerys Targaryen since the first season of the show, but soon the actor will be taking on an entirely different type of role in a new British series.
Deadline reports that Glen is set to star in Breathless, a six-part period drama set in a London hospital in the early 1960s. Masterpiece and ITV Studios are co-producing the show, after previously teaming up to produce the series Mr. Selfridge, which stars Jeremy Piven.
The series follows several doctors and nurses in a gynecology wing at a time when abortion was still illegal, and will focus on the changing culture of the time. Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton tells Deadline, “Television dramas that tell good stories about women’s lives in the 20th century are endlessly interesting to me… and apparently to lots of other people... We’re all fascinated by the enormous changes that happened just a short time ago.”
This isn't the first historical drama that deals with women's lives in the 20th century that Iain has had a part in — he memorably played Sir Richard Carlisle on Downton Abbey. (And as that role proves, you shouldn't worry that this new program will interfere with Iain's Game of Thrones obligations. As far as we know, he's not going anywhere).
Let’s just hope that any baby-birthing scenes Glen takes part in on this show will go better than the fateful one he participated in with Khaleesi and Mirri Maz Durr on Season 1 of Game of Thrones!