Dave Allen (top) and Aiden Gillen as Dave Allen (above)
The first images of Aidan Gillen as Irish comedy great Dave Allen have been released ahead of the screening of the biopic Dave Allen at Peace on RTÉ One next month.
Dave Allen at Peace airs on RTÉ One on Easter Monday, April 2, at 9:30pm and explores “how Dave’s comedy genius was shaped by the tragic loss of his father, his brother… and his finger.
The hour-long drama sees Tommy Tiernan play Allen’s father, Cully, with Gillen’s Game of Thrones co-star Conleth Hill playing Allen’s brother, John.
Commissioned by the BBC in association with RTÉ, Dave Allen at Peace was written by Stephen Russell, whose credits include We’re Doomed: The Dad’s Army Story and Peaky Blinders. It is directed by Father Ted and Quacks director Andy De Emmony.
Top pic: BBC