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Ed Sheeran lands new tv role in 'The Bastard Executioner'

Published 28/07/2015 | 11:16

Ed Sheeran concert at Croke Park
Ed Sheeran concert at Croke Park
Ed Sheeran with support act Jamie Lawson at Croke Park yesterday
Ed Sheeran pictured after a press conference at Croke Park. Pic Steve Humphreys 24th July 2015.
Ed Sheeran in Dublin this afternoon. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Ed Sheeran in Dublin this afternoon. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Ed Sheeran in Dublin this afternoon. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Ed Sheeran in Dublin this afternoon. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Chart topping singer Ed Sheeran is about to add another role to his resume, as he gets ready to star in his first acting role.

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The 24-year-old performer has bagged a part on Kurt Sutter's new medieval drama, 'The Bastard Executioner'.
Suttle is the creator of cult motorcycle series Sons of Anarchy.

Ed Sheeran with his Official Number 1 Albums Award after his album x is back at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart
Ed Sheeran with his Official Number 1 Albums Award after his album x is back at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ed will play an "ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder" named Sir Cormac.

The website adds that the red-haired singer landed the role as he was close friends with Sutter, as he's a big Sons of Anarchy fan.

THE A TEAM: Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeranhas been romantically linked with ‘Fade Street’ star Louise Johnston
THE A TEAM: Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeranhas been romantically linked with ‘Fade Street’ star Louise Johnston
Ed Sheeran arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP)

Ed even recorded a version of Foy Vance's Make It Rain for the penultimate episode of the California-based drama.

Ed hinted at a potential tv role earlier this year when he told The Sun about a "gruesome" project that was in the pipeline.

"It's gruesome and it's going to be fine because my friend wrote it. I feel like people would expect me to be in a romcom or something, so I wanted to be in something people don't expect me to."

It's been a big week for the Thinking Out Loud crooner, who played two sold-out stadium gigs at Croke Park over the weekend.

The highlight of Ed's week came when he was told that he had an ice cream flavour named in his honour.

To celebrate the star's Dublin performances, HB Ice Cream recreated its popular Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwich cover art to show 'Ginger-Ed' complete with a miniature guitar.

Evidently delighted, he took to his Instagram to claim, “You know you’ve made it when …”

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