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Sunday 20 April 2014

Gabriel Byrne's quirky role as TV pathologist

Gabriel Byrne shoots scenes for new drama 'Quirke' with Aisling Franciosi on Dollymount Strand in Dublin

HE'S just finished one Irish-based production and now acting veteran Gabriel Byrne is busy on the next production in his home country.

He recently finished filming with 'The Vikings' but there has been no time to rest.

The 62-year-old has been shooting scenes for upcoming BBC drama 'Quirke', which is based on John Banville's series of novels, which he wrote under the pseudonym Benjamin Black.

Byrne was spotted alongside his cast member and on-screen daughter, Irish-based actress Aisling Franciosi, at the well-known Dollymount Strand in Dublin.

'The Usual Suspects' star has taken on the role of Dublin pathologist Garrett Quirke.

The three-part series is set in 1950s Ireland and although the scenes yesterday were shot here, they will be portrayed as being in the US.

Irish actor Nick Dunning, who won an IFTA in 2008 for his role in ' The Tudors', and stage and screen actor Stanley Townsend will also star in the series.

Conor McPherson has adapted Banville's novels for the screen and John Alexander of 'Sense and Sensibility' directs.

'Quirke' will air on BBC One in late 2013.

Irish Independent

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