Forget the Red Wedding; it’s all about Red Nose Day in Westeros. Peter Dinklage, aka Tyrion Lannister, has teamed up with Coldplay and exercised his vocal chords for charity, singing a jazzy number about the key Game of Thrones characters who have died over the last five seasons.
In a clip from Coldplay’s spoof Game of Thrones musical, which will air on American network NBC tomorrow night, Dinklage sings about the demises of Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon, Robb Stark and King Joffrey before crooning about the fact he’s still around.
“Baby you know I’m the man for all seasons. Characters get cut for various reasons. Some people’s parts just ain’t very long. But not me, I’m still going strong!” he sings.
Red Nose Day creator Richard Curtis revealed earlier this week that the TV marathon would include a mockumentary-style video, following Coldplay as they create a musical version of Game of Thrones, with original songs by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Game of Thrones cast members.
US Red Nose Day is also set to feature performances from the likes of Ian McKellen, Hugh Bonneville, Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore, Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks and John Legend.
This is the first time Red Nose Day will take place in America. A HBO event called Comic Relief has aired on US cable network since 1986 but the US charity, Comic Relief US, is not affiliated with the UK Comic Relief or Red Nose Day.