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Thursday 8 December 2016

Harewood to star in Beowulf series

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Homeland star David Harewood is joining the cast of ITV's Dark Ages drama Beowulf.

The show, based on the Old English poem about the eponymous hero's battles with monsters, is being made into a 13-part drama with a cast including Oscar-winner William Hurt.

Harewood (right) will play warrior Scorann in the show which is being filmed in Northumberland. Kieran Bew, who has appeared in Da Vinci's Demons and The Bletchley Circle, plays the title character.

"Our ancestors listened to the story of Beowulf because it scared them, thrilled them, made them laugh and cry," said producer James Dormer.

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