A Game of Thrones star is coming to the North-east to take part in a Christmas concert to raise funds for a university’s cancer and dementia research.
Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont in the hit series is the latest star to sign on to take part in the University of Aberdeen’s annual Christmas concert.
Actor and presenter Sir Tony Robinson has joined forces with composer Professor Paul Mealor to create the concert, which will be performed at the University’s fourth annual Celebration of Carols.
The University will host two concerts – one in St Machar’s Cathedral in Aberdeen and the other at St Marylebone Parish Church in London.
Iain, an honorary graduate and former student at the University of Aberdeen, will perform in both the Aberdeen and London concerts, rekindling his association with the University that goes back to the 1970s.
He was invited to play the part of Herod in The Three Ships – a Christmas story written by Sir Tony Robinson and Professor Mealor which offers a unique interpretation of the traditional nativity.
Iain said: “The Aberdeen University Drama Society was my introduction to acting, and by the time I left I had just about enough belief to try and give the profession a go.
“I am so pleased to be part of this very special choral concert and to be able to walk the streets of the Silver City once again.”
Katrina Allan, Head of Alumni Relations at the University of Aberdeen, said: “The Celebration of Carols is a fantastic festive event and we are delighted that Iain Glen has accepted our invitation to take part.
“Iain’s involvement adds an exciting new dimension to what promises to be an entertaining evening, thanks to the creative partnership that Sir Tony and Professor Mealor have developed since they performed together at last year’s concert.”
The Aberdeen concert will take place on December 12 while the London concert will be held on December 21.