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  • 26 March 2014, 9:36

Game Of Thrones Film 'Excites' Show's Stars

Members of the cast of Game Of Thrones have told Sky News they would love to see the hit show on the big screen.

It has been revealed that the much anticipated first episode of the fourth series will be aired in the US and UK simultaneously on April 6/7.

Labelled by some as "The Sopranos with swords", the show, based on the books by George RR Martin, has become a global success.

Among its famous fans is Madonna, who recently posted a photo on Instagram of her wearing character Daenerys Targaryen's costumes.

The show is filmed in Iceland, Northern Ireland, Malta and Morocco, and John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly, thinks the settings would look great blown up for the cinema.

Speaking at the premiere of season four in central London, he said: "The colours are so vibrant, the images are so beautiful, each frame is like a painting. I think it would absolutely match up to the big screen and I'd be very excited to see it."

Game Of Thrones has a hardcore following and Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, told Sky News he had even had a woman faint on him.

And he is sure the fans would love a film version, explaining: "It sounds to me like a fine idea, just for the experience of sitting and screaming at whoever is getting killed or the bad guys getting away with murder again."

The cast were coy about what happens in the next series, but admitted that with so many previous characters coming to a grisly end, they are constantly on their guard in case they are next to get the chop.

Iain Glen said he wouldn't expect much notice if Jorah Mormont were to die: "You just keep your fingers crossed you're not going to be decapitated or something, it's such a lovely gig to be on."

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, 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?."

King Joffrey was the character the cast talked about most at the event at the gothic-looking Guildhall in The City and Turner told Sky News why she has compared the evil royal with singer Justin Bieber.

"Joffrey Baratheon - Sansa adored him, she looked up to him, she idolised him. It's the same with Justin ... That was the comparison I drew, not the crazy psychopathic Joffrey Baratheon killer."

Season four will premiere on Sky Atlantic HD at 2am on Monday, April 7.

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