Game of Thrones star to lead ITV adaptation of Graham Norton's novel

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Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

Game of Thrones' Conleth Hill is set to front ITV's upcoming adaptation of Graham Norton's darkly comic, best-selling novel Holding.

Set in the insular fictional village of Duneen, Ireland, the four-part series will see the actor, who famously played Varys in the hit fantasy show, bring Sergeant PJ Collins to life, a local officer who would much rather spend the day scoffing comfort food and doing half-hearted police work than interacting with others.

Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

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His lackadaisical routine becomes a thing of the past though, when the body of long-lost community legend Tommy Burke is discovered and PJ is tasked with solving a serious crime for the first time in his career. And to do so, he'll have to try and reconnect with his neighbours after avoiding them all for most of his life.

Gimme Gimme Gimme's Kathy Burke is on board to direct, working with a script written by Dominic Treadwell-Collins (EastEnders) and Karen Cogan (The Young Offenders).

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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"I'm looking forward to getting to work with Kathy, the cast and crew, Dominic and everyone at Happy Prince on bringing Graham's brilliant characters and story to the screen," Hill said.

"I am beyond excited to see the story and characters I created being brought to the screen," Norton added. "I love how the brilliant creative team have transformed my novel into something so rich and dramatic. West Cork is ready for its close-up!!"

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