Michael Fry to star alongside big names from Game of Thrones and Derry Girls in TV adaptation of Graham Norton novel 1 month ago

Michael Fry to star alongside big names from Game of Thrones and Derry Girls in TV adaptation of Graham Norton novel

Brenda Fricker, Charlene McKenna and Pauline McLynn will also be part of the massive star-studded cast.

Michael Fry is set to star alongside big names from Game of Thrones and Derry Girls in a TV adaptation of Graham Norton's bestselling novel, Holding.

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Academy award-winning actress Brenda Fricker will return to television to star alongside Game of Thrones' Conleth Hill in ITV’s four-part adaptation based upon Graham Norton’s novel.

They will also be joined by Siobhán McSweeney of Derry Girls fame, Peaky Blinders star Charlene McKenna, Pauline Mc Lynn and Helen Behan.

Some other names included in the star-studded cast include Clinton Liberty of Normal People success, Halo actor Sky Yang, Elanor Tiernan of Bridget and Eamon, The Young Offenders star Demi Issac Oviawe - and JOE.ie alumnus and sketch comedian, Michael Fry - to name just a few.

The four-part series will follow incompetent local police officer Sergeant PJ Collins (played by Conleth Hill) as he attempts to solve a serious crime for the first time in his career when the body of long-lost local legend Tommy Burke is discovered.

The show will be set in the insular fictional village of Duneen, West Cork, on the edge of Ireland, and filming is currently already underway in West Cork.

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Holding is written by Dominic Treadwell-Collins and Karen Cogan for Dominic’s ITV Studios label, Happy Prince, and adapted from Graham Norton’s debut novel of the same title.

The drama is produced by Martina Niland (Once, Sing Street) for Port Pictures in association with Screen Ireland with co-production partners Virgin Media Television.