Charles Dance ''would sign'' a petition to remake the final series of 'Game of Thrones'.

The 73-year-old actor portrayed Tywin Lannister in the HBO fantasy epic, which came to a conclusion in May 2019 after eight series, and the star admitted he was ''disappointed'' by the show's finale.

He said: ''Well if there was a petition, I would sign it.

''I mean, I saw it. I continue to watch the whole series even after I'd been killed off in the lavatory.

''Because I just thought it's a fantastic television show, you know? I was very lucky to be part of it. I loved it; there were storylines [where] I wanted to know what was going to happen to these people!

''I know that the finale satisfied a lot of people. It also disappointed a lot of people, and I'm afraid I am in the latter camp.''

But Charles has praised the programme's showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, for ''raising the bar'' of TV screenplay writing during the series.

He added to ''I think David and Dan raised the bar when it came to television screenplay writing.

''They are phenomenal. And for the whole thing to end up as a committee, I just thought, 'Hmm, no.' I would say I was somewhat underwhelmed by.''

Charles' comments come after his former co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - who played his on-screen son Jaime Lannister - admitted he ''almost wanted'' to donate to a petition about remaking the show's ending.

He said: ''I was aware of the petition for a new ending, which I thought was hilarious. I almost wanted to donate to that petition.

''HBO saying, 'You're right, so many people want it, we're going to do it.' I think everyone had their own opinion.

''I find the world of fandom really interesting. Everyone wanted something specific and different from what they got. It's a combination of - you imagine an ending; but also, I think if you're a hardcore fan, it was really upsetting that it ended.

''You lived with this for eight seasons. There is still a massive community dedicated to 'Game of Thrones'. I think there was a real fear that was going to go away. It had to end.''

A petition entitled 'Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers' has attracted more than 1.8 million signatures to date.