Matthew Rhys, Jamie Dornan to star in Death and Nightingales

Matthew Rhys and Jamie Dornan have signed on to star in new BBC Two drama, Death and Nightingales.

They will appear alongside Ann Skelly in the three-part drama based in Eugene McCabe’s novel.

The story takes place in Fermanagh in 1885 and is set over a tense 24-hour period.

Beth Winters’ is celebrating her 25th birthday – the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward (Dornan) and escape from her limited life and difficult and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner stepfather Billy (Rhys).

Matthew Rhys said: “I’m thrilled to have been given the chance to work on Death And Nightingales alongside Jamie and Ann and return to the BBC.”

Jamie Dornan added: “I’m thrilled to play such an intriguing character like Liam Ward and to return to Northern Ireland and BBC Two”.

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