Enniskillen-born actor Adrian Dunbar is “absolutely delighted” to have been nominated for a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for his role as Superintendent Ted Hastings in the hit BBC drama Line of Duty.

The Fermanagh native has previously spoken of how his role in the police procedural drama has been “a game-changer” for him because he feared his chance of getting a big break had passed.

In the drama, filmed in Belfast, a virtue is made of Adrian Dunbar’s accent, with his dialogue peppered with local phrases such as: “Now we’re sucking diesel” and “Mother of God!”

Series four ended in April 2017 and the BBC has confirmed that Line of Duty has been renewed for two more series, both of which are set to star Mr. Dunbar and his co-stars Martin Compston (DS Steve Arnott) and Vicky McClure (DC Kate Fleming).

Mr. Dunbar told The Impartial Reporter he is looking forward to getting back to Belfast in September to begin filming for series five. 
He commented: “I am absolutely delighted. It’s a great honour. The nomination is the main thing as an actor.”

He described his time playing Superintendent Ted Hastings as “fantastic”.
This is the Enniskillen actor’s second BAFTA nomination, having been shortlisted as a writer in the 1993 film section for best Original Screenplay for Hear My Song.

The BAFTA awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 13.