Thursday 29 September 2016

Nidge puts Padraig Pearse in the dock for new 1916 drama

Eimear Rabbitt

Published 24/02/2016 | 07:37

Pictured in Green Street Courthouse, Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars as Padraig Pearse in TV3's new 1916 commemorative three-part series 'Trial of the Century'.
Pictured in Green Street Courthouse, Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars as Padraig Pearse in TV3's new 1916 commemorative three-part series 'Trial of the Century'.

He spent five years donning a tracksuit and sporting a shaved head for his role as gangster kingpin Nidge on Love/Hate.

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So Dublin actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor will turn heads when his latest show - where he plays devout revolutionary Padraig Pearse - hits TV3.

The UK-based actor looks very solemn in the first pictures from his new programme - Trial of the Century.

Vaughan-Lawlor leads the cast for the three-part revolutionary drama, which also features Aoibhinn McGinnity and Mark Huberman, brother of Amy.

Set in a courtroom, it takes a look at what would have happened if Pearse had faced trial for his role in the 1916 Rising.

Scenes were filmed in Green Street Courthouse in Smithfield - used for the trials of revolutionaries Wolfe Tone in 1798 and Robert Emmet in 1803.

Vaughan-Lawlor is decked out in green army attire -resembling that worn by Pearse - as his character is put in the dock to defend the Easter Rising.

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