Sean Bean has praised his Game of Thrones co-star Jack Gleeson saying he is a fantastic actor.Spoiler alert!

Bean, who played Lord Eddard Stark in the first season of the HBO drama, says Gleeson's portrayal of the hateful King Joffrey was brilliant.

Speaking about the now infamous Purple Wedding scene in which Joffrey meets his end, Bean told Access Hollywood, "He was brilliant, that kid. He's a fantastic actor, and he really got people's backs up, which, I guess that's what required of the character. He certainly pulled that off. But, what can I say? I'm glad he's dead."

Joffrey's death has sent Westeros into a frenzy and Natalie Dormer hinted at the implications that his death will have on her character, his widow and aspiring Queen Margaery Tyrell. Dormer told Entertainment Weekly that Margaery's relationship with Cersei "is just going to deteriorate and get worse."

She continued, "It's going to get really nasty. The rivalry between them gets incredibly personal and venomous."

Dormer also commented on Margaery's future in season four, saying, "Well, politically, it's a disaster, to lose one husband is bad but to lose two husbands is careless! It's really bad PR for Margaery.

"So regardless of what she thought of Joffrey as a human being, it's not a good place for her to be in. So she's like cursed or tainted goods . . . That's why I like Margaery because she's human. You see that she's been traumatised by watching Joffrey die. That goes back to my saying about her being a genuinely sincere, sensitive person.

"She's just strong at hiding it. She's lost her husband, and she's lost the queenship in one fell swoop. So she has to start from scratch again, which is a tall order."