Rutger Hauer joins Line of Duty star in new Dave sitcom

Ian Sandwell
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From Digital Spy

Rutger Hauer has seen things you wouldn't believe and now he's tackling a whole new challenge: a British sitcom.

Yes, the acting legend is joining Line of Duty star Claudia Jessie, Inside No 9's Ed Easton and Crazyhead's Susan Wokoma in Dave's new sitcom Porters about the unseen life of a modern hospital.

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In his first-ever British TV comedy appearance, Hauer will play porter and former golfing prodigy Tillman who teaches newbie Simon (Easton) about the ways of the hospital, manhood, karma and – most importantly – love.

We need to see this show right now.

"None of us are worthy, especially me. It's quite surreal but utterly amazing to go from watching someone on screen as a kid, to chatting about your script with them in Costa Coffee," joked Dan Sefton of Hauer's casting.

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Based on Sefton's own experiences of working in a hospital, Porters follows the deluded Simon as he dreams of becoming a doctor by starting at the bottom and becoming the best porter the NHS has ever seen.

All he has to do is survive a few months in the hospital basement and not kill any of the patients. He's joined in his quest by the cynical, self-styled 'Queen of the Porters' Frankie (Wokoma) and naïve nurse Lucy (Jessie).

Porters is expected to launch on Dave later this year.

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