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"Oh we're all thinkers now, are we? Full to the tits with ideas. You have ideas, I have ideas, he has ideas. Why should my ideas have anymore value than yours, simply because I have been doing this my whole life? Who's anyone to judge my work? This is my profession, I know what I'm doing! You have no right to an opinion."
―Izembaro to Lady Crane[src]

Izembaro[1] is a recurring character in the sixth season. Izembaro is the lead actor of a Braavosi theatre troupe. Izembaro is played by Richard E. Grant.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Izembaro is the leading actor and the playwright of The Gate, a theatre troupe. He is a huge presence on stage and rather nasty to his company when off-stage.

Season 6Edit

In The Bloody Hand, a farcical account of the events preceding the War of the Five Kings, Izembaro plays King Robert Baratheon. After the performance, he chides Bianca for wanting her role expanded and for not "ringing true" on stage.[2]

In the second act of the play, Izembaro plays Lord Tywin Lannister. When he retires backstage, he says that he found the day's crowd particularly bad, and complains that they were "worse than animals". Lady Crane tries to suggest a change to the script, so he mocks her for trying to rise above her station, and claims she has no right to an opinion because he has been acting all his life. He watches in bemused shock as Arya Stark spills Crane's drink and accuses Bianca of wanting Crane dead.[3]

Izembaro later loses both Bianca, whose face has been mutilated by a vengeful Crane, and Lady Crane herself who has been killed by the Waif.

AppearancesEdit

Season Six appearances
The Red Woman Home Oathbreaker Book of the Stranger The Door
Blood of My Blood The Broken Man No One Battle of the Bastards The Winds of Winter

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Izembaro is also the leader of a theater troupe in Braavos, called "The Gate". Not unlike in the show, he has a penchant for portraying kings.

After Arya performs her first assassination successfully, the Kindly Man orders her to go to Izembaro to begin her first apprenticeship, and she does. It is unknown yet what her next assignment is, and why she needs to join Izembaro's theatre - she is not ordered to kill Lady Stork or any of the mummers (not yet anyway). While she is there, she notices Rafford and kills him, without being ordered to.

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