Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Bastard Executioner’ Will Feature Ed Sheeran In A Recurring Role
Ed Sheeran is a musician everyone seems to love. Hell, he was even the most streamed musician on Spotify last year. It now looks like the 24-year-old will give acting a try, as he will appear in a recurring role on Kurt Sutter’s upcoming period drama The Bastard Executioner. According to THR, the six-time Grammy nominee will play a character named Sir Cormac, “an ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder.”
Sheeran previously contributed music to Sons of Anarchy, which might have initially put him on Sutter’s radar. In the show’s penultimate episode, the singer recorded his own bluesy version of Foy Vance’s “Make It Rain.” Sheeran may have fallen victim to the actor itch when he flexed his thespian chops by playing “Ed Sheeran” in the live episode of NBC’s Undateable.
Sheeran joins Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Lee Jones, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, and even Kurt Sutter on The Bastard Executioner. The highly anticipated series will premiere on FX this fall.