Aidan Gillen to play comedian Dave Allen in new biopic

The BBC has announced that Game of Thrones alum Aidan Gillen is set to portray the controversial Irish comedian Dave Allen in an upcoming one-off drama set to air on BBC Two.

Entitled Dave Allen at Peace, the one-hour drama is being directed by Andy De Emmony (Fantabulosa!) from a script by Stephen Russell (We’re Doomed: The Dad’s Army Story) and will be framed around Gillen’s Allen perched on a stool as he looks back over his life and his 40-year career.

As per Deadline, it will ” explore how his comedy genius was shaped by the tragic loss of his father, his brother — and his finger — and how he survived decades of the Roman Catholic Church’s wrath, death threats from the Ira and a ban by Irish and Australian TV.”

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