Nidge puts Padraig Pearse in the dock for new 1916 drama
Published 24/02/2016 | 07:37
He spent five years donning a tracksuit and sporting a shaved head for his role as gangster kingpin Nidge on Love/Hate.
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.