Ed Sheeran – best known his vocal stylings and selling millions of records – will try out his acting chops after landing a recurring role on the upcoming FX series “The Bastard Executioner” from “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ed has signed up to play Sir Cormac, the “ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder”.
Loosening his grip on the guitar: Ed Sheeran moves to the small screen for The Bastard Executioner. However, when violence returns to his life, he must pick up the bloodiest sword of all and swing his blade at the necks of the damned.
Additionally, while this will be Sheeran’s first major recurring role on a television series, it won’t be his first appearance on an American TV show.
The Grammy Award nominee is thought to have bagged himself the role after a Twitter conversation with Sutter last year, which lead to him recording a song for Sons of Anarchy.
On Bastard, Sheeran joins a cast that’s fronted by True Blood’s Stephen Moyer, Sons’ Katey Sagal and stateside newcomers Lee Jones and Flora Spencer-Longhurst.
There’s no word on when Sheeran will appear in the series, but he’s expected to show up in multiple episodes during season one.
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