First pics of Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in TV3's 1916 drama

There's another 1916 drama on the way... in case you haven't had your fill of centenarian celebrations already. Hope not, it's only February, and there's a lot more to come, including this brand new TV3 drama starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, or Nidge, as he's better known to most of the population.

The Love/Hate star will be back on our tellies soon in TV3's Trial Of The Century, which will be a re-telling of history looking at what might have happened if the leaders of the Easter Rising were brought to court instead of executed.

Vaughan-Lawlor will play leader of the 1916 Easter Rising Padraig Pearse, while he will also be starring alongside his former on-screen wife Aoibhinn McGinnity, who will play grieving mother Catherine Foster.

There he is now...


Red Rock actor Anthony Brophy, who plays Liam Reid on the TV3 soap, is also set to star in the show as Eoin McNeil - the founder of the Irish Volunteers who tried to call off the Rising.

Other names in the upcoming three-part drama include Mark Huberman (Amy's bro) as George Gavan Duffy, Andrew Bennett as lead prosecutor Sebastian Banks, and Denis Conway as Pearse’s senior counsel.

Filming took place in Green Street Courthouse in Smithfield, which was the venue of several noted trials such as those of Wolfe Tone and Robert Emmet in 1803, John Mitchel in 1848 and other Fenian leaders. It was also extensively used during the troubles from 1970 to 1990s as the home of the Special Criminal Court.

'Trial of the Century’ will air on TV3 this April/May.

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