Game of Thrones fans across the world have the chance to own an autographed script from the award-winning TV series loved by millions.
A rare opportunity to buy a piece of memorabilia from the show – signed by several cast members - is coming up at auction thanks to a fund-raising gesture by one of its stars.
In 2015, British actor Jerome Flynn, who plays Bronn in the series, donated an autographed Game of Thrones script to a charity auction to raise money for the Global White Lion Protection Trust. It fights to prevent the extinction of white lions in South Africa.
The script was snapped up for £1,170 by super fan Angela Raybould, who lives near Stafford in South Staffordshire. She went along to the event at The Star pub in Great Wyrley in her home county – and had to make it hers.
She said: “My sister, Louise Ford, told me the script was being auctioned off at her local pub and I decided that, whatever it cost, I had to have it. There were a few people bidding against me but they gradually dropped out and I was lucky enough to get it.”
However, Angela, who runs a security firm with husband Derek, thinks now’s the right to sell. The script is set to go under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers on January 21 with an estimate of £5,000-£7,000.
Angela said: “I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan. I have all the episodes on DVD and my husband bought me Season 8 for Christmas. But because of its value it has to stay locked away in a safe. It’s time for someone else to enjoy it.”
After she bought the script, Angela was invited to London to meet Jerome who signed it, 'To Angela, Thanks for your generosity, Big Love, Jerome Flynn'.Other cast members have also autographed it.
Jim Spencer, works on paper expert at Hansons, said: “For any Game of Thrones fan this is a wonderful thing to own. The provenance is excellent and if you admire Jerome Flynn too, it’s really got it all.
“Of course, you will need deep pockets to afford it, but the series has numerous wealthy and famous fans. I’ve read that Jennifer Lopez, Barack Obama and Madonna are among several stars who watch the show.”
The Game of Thrones typed movie script, entitled The Children, was written by David Benioff and D B Weiss in 2013 and is based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin.
First broadcast in 2011 on TV network HBO, the fantasy drama has been a worldwide hit. According to HBO, 17.4 million people watched the Season 8 premiere. The show has own numerous TV awards.
The script is due to be sold on January 21 at at Hansons, Heage Lane, Etwall, Derbyshire DE65 6LS. To find out more or to arrange a free books or works on paper valuation, email: [email protected].
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