Adrian Dunbar: ‘In the Line of Duty drinking game, if I say fella, you take a gulp’

The Northern Irish actor on directing Beckett – and the extraordinary impact of Jed Mercurio’s cop thriller Adrian Dunbar was born and brought up in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, before attending Guildhall School Of Music & Drama in London. His stage credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Court, while film work includes My Left Foot , Hear My Song and The Crying Game . On TV, he’s best known as Supt Ted Hastings in hit BBC cop-corruption thriller Line of Duty . This week, Dunbar directs a play at Happy Days, the annual Samuel Beckett festival in his home town of Enniskillen. How did you get involved with the Beckett festival? Curator Seán Doran found himself in Enniskillen and realised it was a beautiful town, located between two lakes, with incredible literary connections. Not only did Wilde and Beckett go to school here, but Brian Friel was born up the road, Seamus Heaney not too far away, same with Patrick Kavanagh, WB Yeats grew up in Sligo… It’s the epicentre of an amazing