Andrew Dunbar death: Alfie Allen 'shocked and saddened' by Game of Thrones actor's sudden death

Dunbar also had roles in Line of Duty and Derry Girls

Roisin O'Connor
Sunday 29 December 2019 11:30
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Alfie Allen has said he is “shocked and saddened” after learning of the death of his Game of Thrones double, Andrew Dunbar.

Dunbar died suddenly at his home in Belfast on Christmas Eve. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

He had starred as the body double for Theon Greyjoy in the hit HBO drama, and also had roles in shows such as Derry Girls and Line of Duty.

Allen wrote on Instagram: “Andrew was an actor who was also a stand-in as Theon on GoT. Extremely shocked and saddened to hear of his passing.

“To lose a loved one so young, I can only imagine what his family are going through. RIP Andrew xxx.”

A spokesperson for The Extras Dept issued an earlier statement, which said its team had “many fond memories of the years Andrew worked with us”.

“He was so versatile we could cast him in anything, he was such a talented performer he would always end up being featured, and he was so adored that he was always requested by productions again and again,” the statement continued.

“He’ll be remembered in his roles as a Stark and Theon Greyjoy’s Double on Game of Thrones, a corrupt police officer on Line of Duty, the poor fella cornered by Colum on Derry Girls, and a Rebel on Krypton to name a few.

“But most of all he’ll be remembered by his kind soul and infectious personality. Thank you for all you did for us Andrew. We will miss you dearly.”

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