Game of Thrones' Dolorous Edd proves he's a chipper chap for Hadrian's Wall exhibition

| 23 August 2014

Take a tour with Game of Thrones Dolorous Edd and the men who saved Hadrian's Wall

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Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton takes a special 'selfie' at Steel Rigg in Northumberland © Paul Kingston / NNP © North News & Pictures ltd
Dolorous Edd, the Game of Thrones steward of the Night's Watch with a reputation as a taciturn figure prone to gloomy pronouncements proved himself to be game for a laugh this week when he lent a hand to launch a new exhibition at Hadrian's Wall.

Actor Ben Crompton made a whistle-stop tour of Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields, Steel Rigg and Housesteads Roman Fort in Northumberland and Tullie House Museum in Carlisle this Thursday.

Along the way he took a few 'selfies' for the launch of the Wall Face exhibition, which celebrates the pioneering archaeologists and antiquarians who recorded, protected and revealed the stories of the Hadrian's Wall.

The exhibition takes in eleven sites across the iconic World Heritage Site.

Click to launch a slideshow of images of Dolorous Edd and some of the men who saved Hadrian's Wall.

Wall Face: Portraits of people who revealed Hadrian's Wall' continues across 11 Hadrian’s Wall Country sites until Sunday November 9.

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