He plays one of the most unfortunate characters on television but Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen will live the high life off-screen, as he heads to New Zealand for a whirlwind publicity tour next week.

Allen, who plays the castrated prisoner Reek, will make his first visit to New Zealand to promote the hit series' sixth season, which premieres on Sky next month.

Will he reveal the fate of himself and the eldest Stark daughter, Sansa, after their leap to escape?

A self-confessed rugby fan and adventure-junkie, Allen told Spy he is looking forward to exploring the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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But fans hoping to get in Allen's good books, a word of advice: Don't mention his famous sister Lily.

The pop star infamously outed her little brother's marijuana-smoking habits in the 2007 song Alfie and he has a fraught relationship with his big sister. He has been known to bristle in interviews when asked about her.

Game of Thrones will premiere on April 25 on Sky Soho and Neon.