Ed Sheeran lands acting role

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran has a recurring role on a new TV show.

The Grammy nominee will take on the part of Sir Cormac, ”an ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder” in The Bastard Executioner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The new FX drama has been created by Sons of Anarchy‘s Kurt Sutter.

It is being billed as a ”blood-soaked medieval epic that tells the story of a 14th century warrior whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of a journeyman executioner.”

It will also star Stephen Moyer and Katey Sagal.

Ed, 24, was a huge fan of the biker gang drama Sons of Anarchy and recorded Foy Vance’s ‘Make It Rain’ for the penultimate episode.

Although Ed’s new role has just been announced, he previously gave some details, saying: ”It’s a medieval TV show and it’s really, really dark. It’s gruesome and it’s going to be fine because my friend wrote it. He had a musician in his last show and I said, ‘Oh did he audition for that?’ And he said ‘No, but I just thought he would be good in it.’ So I said, ‘Can you put me in your show next?”’

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