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NIKOLAJ Coster-Waldau’s Game of Thrones character Jaime Lannister will find himself back in the bosom of the Lannister family when the hit show returns for a fourth season.

The show’s cast, including Coster-Waldau, Sophie Turner and Iain Glen, turned out to kick off the new series with a special screening in gothic surroundings. Burning flames lit the way to the entrance of the imposing building, lit to look like part of the set.

A projection on to the Guildhall for Sky Atlantic's premiere of the fourth season of Game of Thrones at The Guildhall, London.

A projection on to the Guildhall for Sky Atlantic's premiere of the fourth season of Game of Thrones at The Guildhall, London.

The Sky Atlantic series is based on George RR Martin’s books, and has become known for its ability to shock viewers with its plot twists and vicious character culls.

Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, said: “The great thing about Game Of Thrones is it’s going more away from the books as we go on, so it’s all very hush-hush secret. We really have no idea what’s going to happen.

“There are a lot of shocks consistently the whole way through this season.

“It always keeps you on your toes, that’s what Game Of Thrones does, but usually you have that ninth episode peak - this season is on a high the whole time.”

Glen, who plays lead character Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) bodyguard Jorah Mormont added: “It’s always exciting, I love reading (the scripts).”

He admitted to feeling nervous about whether his character would join the long list of those brutally killed off: “A little bit, but people tell me I’m still alive...”

Turner agreed: “Everyone gets really worried, but we’re all so selfish, like: ‘Are you going to die?’ We do go up to the writers and say: ‘Am I going to die this season? Can you just let me know before you send out the script?’”

Other stars of the TV series who joined the red carpet included Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) and Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy).

Game Of Thrones season four begins on Sky Atlantic on April 7.