Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Iain Glen fulfils dream in TV role

Iain Glen has always wanted to play a private eye

Iain Glen has said he's fulfilling a dream by starring in TV drama Jack Taylor.

The Scottish actor, 51, has wanted to play a private eye since watching the 1974 film Chinatown.

Now he plays an Irish ex-cop in the Channel 5 show, three feature-length thrillers based on the novels by Ken Bruen.

Iain, who has enjoyed roles in Tomb Raider, Downton Abbey, Ripper Street and Game Of Thrones, admitted: "I've always fancied playing a private eye since seeing Chinatown with Jack Nicholson."

He added: "When (director) Stuart Orme sent me the pilot episode through, I liked the material."

:: Jack Taylor begins on Channel 5 on Thursday, February 21.

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