Russell Crowe makes guest appearance on Canadian show Republic of Doyle

Allan Hawco (l) and guest star Russell Crowe (r) on CBC's Republic of Doyle

It’s rare for A-list actors to make a guest appearance on any TV shows, let alone a Canadian series, but that’s exactly what megastar Russell Crowe did, when he played a thug on the third season premiere of Republic of Doyle.

The show’s co-creator Allan Hawco, who also stars as Jake Doyle on the show, told CBC News: “I really feel like this episode is very special. It’s a jam-packed, fun ride.”

The episode was filmed last summer in St. John’s, Newfoundland and also features three actors who played alongside Crowe in the 2010 movie Robin Hood – Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle. The episode airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. on CBC.

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  1. C-Dub • January 11, 2012 @ 7:59 PM

    Wow way to go Russel Crowe, I don’t know why they didn’t advertise that fact. I might actually have tuned in to get to know what that show is all about.

  2. Jon • January 11, 2012 @ 10:49 PM

    Yeah, I only read it here too. I wonder why they didn’t announce that all over the place, it’s pretty big news.

  3. Kaiser • January 12, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

    Watched the show for the first time because of the guest stars. It was a fun episode with comedy and twists. The taser scene was the best. If you missed the episode you can watch it online from CBC’s TV website.

  4. C-Dub • January 12, 2012 @ 3:28 PM

    I think this was a missed opportunity from CBC.

  5. Lola • January 12, 2012 @ 4:23 PM

    It’s been advertised on tv for the past two or three weeks, my patience was wearing thin waiting for it to play. Thoroughly enjoyed it and laughed out loud in a couple of scenes!

  6. Meg • January 13, 2012 @ 2:14 AM

    Yeah it’s been advertised like crazy lately on CBC, especially prime time. Great episode!

  7. Jo-Anne • January 15, 2012 @ 3:30 PM

    never considered watching this show before…till now

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