Stephen Rea set to star in Charles Dickens with twist
Bafta-winning Belfast actor Stephen Rea is to star in a new BBC series introducing viewers to the finest works of Charles Dickens.
Rea will play Bleak House's Inspector Bucket in the 20-part series of half-hour episodes.
Set in the fictional realms of Charles Dickens' acclaimed novels, Dickensian brings together some of literature's most famous characters, including Scrooge and Fagin, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London.
Rea said: "Dickensian is the most beautiful reworking of the world of Dickens that you could ever imagine. The characters take on a fresh life, and any actor would be mad not to accept the challenge these great scripts offer."