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Ed Sheeran scores an acting role: 'It's really dark and gruesome'

'Thinking Out Loud' sensation Ed Sheeran has revealed that he has just scored an acting gig in an exciting new medieval television programme that he described as "dark" and "gruesome". 

During a new interview with Britain's The Sun newspaper, he confessed that the role is exciting and the show has been written by one of his friends so he has a lot of faith in it:

"I have an acting job coming out after July. I can't say too much about it because the pilot just got picked up, which is good, but it's a TV show."

"It's a medieval TV show and it's really, really dark. It's gruesome and it's going to be fine because my friend wrote it. He had a musician in his last show and I said 'Oh, did he audition for that?' and he said, 'No, but I just thought he would be good in it.' So I said, 'Can you put me in a show next?'"

Back in April, Sheeran admitted that he was desperate for a 'Game of Thrones' cameo and was hoping to secure one after having to turn it down initially because of clashing schedules: "There were talks ages ago of me being an extra, which could have been cool. But every time they shoot it's the time I tour the UK. [But]I've got that time off this year, I'm going to hound them."

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