NBC’s “Red Nose Day” broadcast May 21 not only raised an estimated $21 million so far, but inspired a delightful surprise for “Game of Thrones” and Coldplay fans—a Game of Thrones musical.
During the broadcast, singer Chris Martin and the band treated viewers to a behind-the-scenes look at the band’s efforts to create and attract the stars of HBO’s hit to be part of a “Game of Thrones” musical.
It’s no “We Are the World,” but it is hilarious. The six-minute version, which aired during the special, is shown above. Coldplay has released a 12-minute version Thursday night on YouTube, which you can watch below.
“GoT” stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolai Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie, Mark Addy, Iwan Rheon, Alfie Allen, Charlotte Hope, John Bradley, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Diana Rigg joined Coldplay members Martin, Guy Berryman, John Buckland and Will Champion in the sketch. Liam Neeson narrated and co-starred.
Harington (Jon Snow) rocks “Wildling.” Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) sings the reggae ditty, “Rastafarian Targaryen.” Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) performs the ripper, “A Man for All Seasons (Still Goin’ Strong).”
And Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) croons “Closer to Home,” as Neeson says, “the first romantic ballad about incest in Coldplay’s career.”
The video was shot for a great cause, Red Nose Day US. Inspired and supported by Comic Relief U.K.—the British charity behind Red Nose Day—NBC and Funny of Die teamed up to bring the charity event to the U.S.
The money raised during Red Nose Day will be used to fund programs that address the immediate needs of children and young people living in poverty in the U.S. and internationally in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The charity partners are Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children’s Health Fund; Feeding America; Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance; The Global Fund; LIFT; National Council of La Raza; National Urban League; Oxfam America; Save the Children and United Way.
NBC has said the broadcast raised at least $21 million. You still can donate to Red Nose Day US. Just go to rednosedayusa.org
If you enjoyed this Coldplay video and want to donate show your support through the band’s efforts, click the following link: RedNoseThrones.
Coldplay’s Game of Thrones musical video—full version