Character killed off after five consecutive seasons on "Game of Thrones"
Began appearing as Barristan Selmy on HBO's "Game of Thrones."
Appeared on Showtime's "The Tudors."
McElhinney acted in several dozen British films and TV shows before landing the role of Barristan Selmy on "Game of Thrones."
In addition to "Game of Thrones," McElhinney also played Pope Clement VII on the notable Showtime series, "The Tudors."
McElhinney did not begin acting professionally until he was well into his 30s.