Gabriel Byrne to star in Quirke


Gabriel Byrne is set to star in a series of crime thrillers based on novels by Booker Prize winner John Banville.

The Usual Suspects star will play the title character in three episodes of Quirke, about a pathologist in 1950s Dublin. Two of the 90-minute episodes are written by Andrew Davies, the man behind Pride and Prejudice. The new series was announced by BBC 1 controller Danny Cohen at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.