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Beowulf ITV Cast List – TV Series ‘Return to the Shieldlands’

Trailer and cast list details for ITV’s new 2016 television series ‘Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands’ – Actor Kieran Bew stars as title character Beowulf, joined by William Hurt as Hrothgar and actress Joanne Whalley as Rheda.

Beowulf ITV Cast List – TV Series

Character Name – Actor/Actress

Beowulf – Kieran Bew – Da Vinci’s Demons, WPC 56, The Bletchley Circle, Crusoe, Silent Witness, Waking the Dead, The Bill, The Street, Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale, Green Street Hooligans, AVP: Alien vs. Predator

Rheda – Joanne Whalley – The Borgias, Jamaica Inn, Wolf Hall, Gossip Girl, Scarlett, The Singing Detective, Edge of Darkness, 40, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Willow, Navy Seals, Diverted, The Challenger Disaster

Hrothgar – William Hurt – Damages, Humans, Bonnie and Clyde, Moby Dick, Dune, The Incredible Hulk, Into the Wild, A History of Violence, Dark City, Kiss of the Spider Woman

Pictured above: Actor William Hurt.

Slean – Ed Speleers – Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall, Echo Beach, Moving Wallpaper, Plastic, A Lonely Place to Die, Witchville, Eragon

Rate – David Ajala – Black Box, Trexx and Flipside, Law & Order: UK, Silent Witness, Black Mirror, Jupiter Ascending, Emulsion

Scorann – David Harewood – Homeland, Selfie, Blood Diamond, Robin Hood, The Last Enemy, Criminal Justice, Fat Friends, Always and Everyone, The Vice, Agony Again, Doctor Who, Strike Back, Blood Diamond, Supergirl, Spooks: The Greater Good

Lagrathorn – Ian Puleston-Davies – Coronation Street, Waterloo Road, Desperate Romantics, Being Human, Funland, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Waking the Dead, The Children, Midnight Man, Hollyoaks, Vincent, Conviction, Silent Witness, The Bill, Awaydays, Ghostboat

Vishka – Ellora TorchiaIndian SummersDCI Banks

Breca – Gísli Örn Garðarsson – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Spooks and Spirits, Children, Undercurrent, Jitters

Sylvi – Kirsty Oswald – Ripper Street

Kendra – Susan Aderin

Elvina – Laura Donnelly – Missing, Outlander, Hex, Merlin, Sugar Rush, Casualty, Dread

Varr – Edward Hogg – Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Dead Boss, Indian Summers, Bunny and the Bull, Imagine, Anonymous

Koll – Alex Price – Father Brown, Above Suspicion: Silent Scream, Mouth to Mouth, A Horse With No Name, Storage 24

Brinni – Jack Rowan – Silent Witness


Beowulf Trailer: Return to the Shieldlands


Set in the mythical location of Shieldlands, this ITV series is a fantasy-drama based on one of English literature’s most legendary heroes Beowulf. Following many years wandering the land, acting as a mercenary warrior, our hero comes back to Herot. But with Herot being terrorised by a monster known as Grendl, Beowulf decides he must seek out and destroy the beast.


Beowulf ITV Air Date

With filming for Beowulf having started in March of 2015, the series UK premiere date and time has now been set for Sunday the 3rd of January, 2016, at 7:00pm on ITV.

Filmed in the North East of England, this action-drama will be broadcast over 12 episodes, despite having originally being planned as a 13-part series.