Channel 4‘s new series The Virtues sees This is England director Shane Meadows team up with some of his old castmates for a brand new gritty drama. 

The four-part series will introduce audiences to a brand new set of characters including family man Michael, who takes in Joseph after his ex-partner moves to Australia with their young son.

So, want to find out everything we know about the actor who plays Michael? Read below to find out his name, previous roles, Instagram and more…

Channel 4’s The Virtues

Who plays Michael in The Virtues?

Playing Michael in Shane Meadow’s The Virtues is Irish actor Frank Laverty.

Frank started acting professionally in 1996 after attending drama college in Dublin.

The actor is now in a relationship with BAFTA-winning composer Laura Forrest-Hay.

Frank Laverty in The Virtues

Has he been on TV before?

Yes!

Frank has appeared in many TV series over the years including Doctors, Casualty, Glenroe and Raw.

He also appeared in feature film Michael Collins alongside Julia Roberts and Liam Neeson as well as the Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side written by Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley.

 

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Frank Laverty on Instagram

If you would like to follow Frank on Instagram you can do so at @frank.laverty.

It appears that the actor has only just set up his Instagram, with only two posts on his page.

However, he is starting to post updates about The Virtues, so make sure you give him a follow to get all the insider info about the series.

 

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New York x 2

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THE VIRTUES BEGINS ON CHANNEL 4 WEDNESDAY 15th MAY AT 9 PM.

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