ITV Beowulf adaption announce full cast line up

Published On March 12, 2015 » 1175 Views» By Darren Dimmick » News, TV
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ITV new 13 part drama Beowulf is set to be a spectacular adaption of the 5th century poem about Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, who comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes.

Kieran Bew (Pictured) from Da Vinci’s Demons,The Bletchley Circle has been cast to play the lead role of Beowulf in ITV’s epic re-imagining of one of literature’s greatest and most enduring heroes Beowulf.

Bew will star alongside William Hurt who most recently stared in Humans, as well as having starred in Hollywood blockbusters like the Incredible Hulk and Stephen Spielsberg AI.

Hurt will take on the role of Hrothgar with acclaimed actress Joanne Whalley (Wolf Hall, Jamaica Inn) taking on the role of Rheda.

The series which has been created by Created by Stirkes back scribe James Dormer, Tim Haines and Katie Newman is set in the mythical Shieldlands, a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures.

ITV have described the new series as “Essentially, a western set in the Dark Ages of Britain’s mythic past, the story unfolds on a huge canvas, filmed amongst the breathtaking beauty of England’s North East”.

The cast will be rounded out by Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) in the role of Slean and David Ajala (Black Box) will play Rate, along with Davies (Coronation Street), Ellora Torchia (Indian Summers), Gisli Orn Gardarsson (Spooks and Spirits) Susan Aderin (The Last Detective), Kirsty Oswald (Ripper Street), Laura Donnelly (Outlander), Edward Hogg (Indian Summers), Alex Price (Father Brown), Jack Rowan (Silent Witness) and Itoya Osagiede (Okora: The Prelude).

Filming will begin later this month, with it set to air later in the year.

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