Hollywood actor Patrick Bergin joins cast of Red Rock
Hollywood actor Patrick Bergin has joined the cast of TV3's Red Rock.
The Dublin native will star in the series as Jim Tierney, the grandfather of Detective Rory Walsh.
Jim Tierney is Rory's only family and holds a chequered past. He is no stranger to crime and has a dark secret that Rory will risk his career for to keep safe.
The 65-year-old said he is "looking forward to bringing some danger and mystique" to the show.
“I’m a big fan of Red Rock so it’s a massive privilege to have a character created for me. I’m looking forward to bringing some danger and mystique to Red Rock! What’s even nicer is we're filming just down the road from Drimnagh, where I grew up, so it's good to be home.”
He is currently filming at The John Player Factory on the South Circular Road and his first scene will be aired in April 2017.
Bergin is best known for his roles in Hollywood films Sleeping With The Enemy starring alongside Julia Roberts, Patriot Games alongside Harrison Ford and When The Sky Falls.
Red Rock returns Monday 9th January on TV3.