3:54 pm - 01/14/2014

Tywin Lannister narrates BBC Olympic promo

Charles Dance, the actor who plays Tywin Lannister on Game of Thrones (and the bad guy in Last Action Hero, as if I had to tell you), lends his voice to this commercial for the BBC's coverage of the Sochi Olympics.

Winter is coming. Who's psyched? Are you psyched? I'm psyched.


the most important thing i'm taking away from this is that tywin lannister was in last action hero.
hautekills 14th-Jan-2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
so excited for tywin's arc in got season 4 :)
therearewords 14th-Jan-2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
That voice.
dance_electro 14th-Jan-2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
I misread the title as Tywin Lannister narrates BBC Olympic porno and I thought to myself, "holy shit, this is gonna be good."

Edited at 2014-01-14 10:36 pm (UTC)
hautekills 14th-Jan-2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
he has a sexy voice tho my god
therearewords 14th-Jan-2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
And I like the text, let me write it down and copy it to Tumblr with a ~creative front and thoughtful sketches.
kweenbeyonce 14th-Jan-2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
new posts...
rarkon 14th-Jan-2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
No "shitting gold" puns, BBC? Missed opportunity.
ravenhawker 16th-Jan-2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
kweenbeyonce 14th-Jan-2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
this is a pretty epic advert. thought a fucking hobbit was gonna pop out.
josiefier 14th-Jan-2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
There are people who didn't already know he was in Last Action Hero? The whole reason I've known who he is all along is because of The Golden Child and Last Action Hero.

Now I feel old.
imnotasquirrel 14th-Jan-2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
last action hero was one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies when i was little, but i haven't watched it recently enough to recognize charles dance. back then he was just some random old dude.
horatios Excited tbh.14th-Jan-2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
holy_fishcakes 14th-Jan-2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
V afraid the BBC are only going to show minimal hockey :(

Edited at 2014-01-14 10:44 pm (UTC)
ms_geekette 15th-Jan-2014 11:15 am (UTC)
The BBC has at least 4 channels, I thought...5 or 6 if they split up BBC HD and kick the kids off CBBC. They certainly have *room* for it. They could also be benevolent and have some stuff on iPlayer, perhaps.

I'm in the US, so I imagine there will be some decent hockey coverage here, since I assume ESPN will also be carrying some stuff NBC doesn't want, perhaps, but I would not be opposed to some curling, b/c I'm all about weird sports. :-D Give me some tense commentary with brooms.
goofusgallant 14th-Jan-2014 10:52 pm (UTC)
that voice unf
smegma 14th-Jan-2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
that icon unf
octoberstarlite 14th-Jan-2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
It's a shame we don't care about Winter Olympics here because that was a good advert BBC.
whatyawaiting4 14th-Jan-2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
This is amazing. I could listen to him read a phone book tbh.
winter_lace 14th-Jan-2014 11:02 pm (UTC)
I like the word conundrum.

What I wouldn't give for cold right now
beesknees7 14th-Jan-2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
unf dat voice! i also like the nbc one voiced by giancarlo esposito.
kellerton 14th-Jan-2014 11:31 pm (UTC)
jeahsus it's just the olympics.
smegma 14th-Jan-2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
omg fapping

p.s. fuck russia
shouldbegood 15th-Jan-2014 12:38 am (UTC)
The superior Lannister.

come at me
chocolateamargo 15th-Jan-2014 12:56 am (UTC)
Ugh When I though I couldn't be more angry about this Olympic games/Russia, I find that they captured wild orcas,trained them to do tricks at the opening ceremony and then might sell them to Seaworld (the last one is just a rumour, but it is plausible since Seaworld desperately needs another male breeder). what a mess.
xperfume 15th-Jan-2014 12:57 am (UTC)
ms_geekette 15th-Jan-2014 11:20 am (UTC)
Why on earth would they need wild orcas for the opening ceremony? For the *Winter* Olympics? It makes no sense.

I could see some very misguided country doing it for summer, since there are a crap-ton of swimming events. But winter...why?

Someone free the orcas!
citri 15th-Jan-2014 01:50 am (UTC)
winter is coming and so am i
fabouluz 15th-Jan-2014 06:51 am (UTC)
So excited!!!
ms_geekette 15th-Jan-2014 11:29 am (UTC)
This was better than the last CDance narration I'd heard (although he can make a silk ear out of the crappiest material)...
Posting, b/c it is now relevant again!

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