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Is Aidan Gillen using his Haughey voice on Game of Thrones? People seem to think so

“We are living way beyond our means, Sansa.”


AS YOU WELL know by now, Game of Thrones returned for its fifth season on Monday.

The immensely popular show stars a host of Irish actors, including a certain Aidan Gillen.

Most recently, Gillen starred as Charles Haughey in the RTÉ One miniseries, Charlie.


Source: Bernard Walsh

And while watching the season premiere of Game of Thrones, some Irish viewers noticed that his accent sounded curiously familiar…

The actor has previously been known to try every accent under the sun on the series, but what about this week? Was Littlefinger channeling the late Taoiseach?

Well, here’s a brief clip from this week’s episode.

Source: Joffrey Baratheon/YouTube

And here’s a clip from Charlie.

Source: RTÉ TV Promotions/YouTube

Having listened to both, we think there’s a definite whack of Haughey there.

What do you think — is Gillen using his Haughey voice?

Poll Results:

Yes, definitely. (958)
Maybe a trace... (644)
Didn't hear it myself (335)

Originally published on on Wednesday. 

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