Adrian Dunbar

Adrian Dunbar

Adrian Dunbar (Wikipedia)

Adrian Dunbar an actor and director from EnniskillenCounty FermanaghNorthern Ireland, best known for his television and theatre work. Dunbar co-wrote and starred in the 1991 film, Hear My Song, nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the BAFTA awards.

He has played Superintendent Ted Hastings in the BBC One thriller Line of Duty since 2012. He has also appeared as Alan Cox in The Jump, Martin Summers in Ashes to Ashes, Richard Plantagenet in The Hollow Crown, and as Father Flaherty in Broken.

Dunbar was born and brought up in EnniskillenCounty Fermanagh, in Northern Ireland, the eldest of seven siblings. He was educated by the Irish Christian Brothers before attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Adrian has appeared in such notable films as My Left FootThe Crying Game, and The General. He has also had leading roles in the films TriggermenShootersHow Harry Became A Tree (with Colm Meaney), Richard III, and Widows’ Peak.

On television, he starred in the first episode of Cracker, giving a performance as an innocent murder suspect with amnesia, and also the last episode of A Touch of Frost, and has been in many British productions, including Tough LoveInspector MorseKidnappedMurphy’s LawMurder in MindAshes to Ashes and the 2005 re-staging of The Quatermass Experiment.

Dunbar’s theatre credits include: The Shaughraun and Exiles at Dublin’s Abbey TheatreReal Dreams and The Danton Affair at the Royal Shakespeare CompanyKing LearPope’s WeddingSaved and Up To The Sun And Down To The Centre at Royal Court TheatreConversations on a homecoming at the Lyric Theatre (Belfast)A Trinity of Two (as Oscar Wilde) at Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre; Boeing Boeing (London, 2007). He directed a critically acclaimed production of Philadelphia Here I Come!.

In 2008 he starred in and co-directed Brendan at the Chelsea by Janet Behan, playing Brendan Behan. The play was the first to be staged in the Naughton Studio in the new Lyric Theatre (Belfast) after it reopened in 2011 and is being revived for a tour to Theatre Row in New York in September 2013.

Adrian Dunbar
Adrian Dunbar

He played the role of Aufidius in the BBC Radio production of Coriolanus. He also made a guest appearance in the BBC Radio 4 series Baldi, and appeared on stage as Vermeer in an adaptation of Girl with a Pearl Earring.

In 2008, Dunbar played the role of Philip Conolly in the critically acclaimed The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce. Dunbar starred alongside fellow Northern Irish actor Ciarán McMenamin in the remote rain-forests of north west Tasmania. He has also joined the cast of the British police procedural television seriesLine of Duty in 2012, portraying the role of Superintendent Ted Hastings continuing on in this role for Series 2 (2014), Series 3 (2016), Series 4 (2017) and Series 5 (2019).

Dunbar is also a theatre director who staged productions for the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival.[3][4][5][6]

He played the mysterious character Martin Summers in the second series of Ashes to Ashes. In 2014 he played the title character in a BBC comedy drama Walter.[7]

Dunbar also starred as Jim Hogan on the Virgin Media Television original drama, Blood.

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