Thursday 19 April 2018

Nidge puts Padraig Pearse in the dock for new 1916 drama

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'.

Eimear Rabbitt

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.

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