Bran evolved into the Three-Eyed Raven. How do you describe the character now?
I had no clue this was going to happen [to Bran]. The closest way of describing the Three-Eyed Raven is basically he’s a human vehicle for time and history. That is what he really is, this keeper and history book of everything that’s ever happened to mankind. He’s the closest thing to a god or something. I’m not getting ahead of myself, but that kind of thing.
One of great things about Game of Thrones has been the fan theories. Do you have a favourite?
I’ll tell you my least favourite theory was that Bran was the Night King. The one that makes me laugh the most is that Varys [played by Conleth Hill] is a mermaid because you never see his legs and that’s how he gets between the seas really quickly. So, you tell me!
Who would you like to see on the Iron Throne?
I’d like to see someone from the Starks. I suppose Jon [Kit Harington], but he isn’t a Stark anymore. I wish we could have Ned Stark [Sean Bean] back. I think he would have been an honourable, measured leader. Alas.
One of the fan-favourite Bran episodes is 'The Door', Season 6: Episode 5. Can you tell us about filming that?
That’s an interesting one because [for most of the episode] I was literally lying down “warging”. I did actually fall asleep at one point while we were filming and the chaos was going on, and a White Walker is walking through the cave and I’m there, “Like, what?”
So, you’re now back home and off to university. Do you know what you’ll do next?
I live by myself in London. And yes, back to university in September. Into the big, bad world. Life after Thrones? Who knows what that means?