Max von Sydow – best known for his roles in The Seventh Seal, Game of Thrones, and The Exorcist – has died at the age of 90. He died at his home in France.
Sydow first came to international attention thanks to eleven collaborations with fellow Swede and director Ingmar Bergman, including The Seventh Seal (1957), in which the actor portrayed a knight who plays chess with Death.
Sydow’s many notable other roles include Emperor Ming in Flash Gordon (1980), James Bond villain Blofeld in Never Say Never Again (1983), and Lamar Burgess in Minority Report (2002).
More recently, he played the mysterious Lor San Tekka in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and the mystical Three-Eyed Raven in the HBO show Game of Thrones (2016).
Throughout his lifetime, he received two Oscar nominations for her performances in Pelle the Conqueror (1987) and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011). His last role was alongside Léa Seydoux in the Belgium-French drama Kursk (2018).