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Merlin star Colin Morgan is to appear in a new BBC One drama series. The Irish actor will appear opposite Gabriel Byrne in forthcoming detective serial Quirke later in 2013.

[Above: Colin Morgan as the title character in 'Merlin'] The role will mark Morgan's first television appearance since popular fantasy drama Merlin concluded on December 24, pulling in 7.8 million viewers. The three-part Quirke will star award-winning Byrne as the title character - a sombre Dublin pathologist who solves crimes (more) »

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