Maria Doyle Kennedy

THE COMMITMENTS star Maria Doyle Kennedy is one of the famous faces cast in a ground-breaking new BBC drama LOST BOYS AND FAIRIES. The Dublin native, who appeared in the likes of KIN and OUTLANDER, will star in the much anticipated new four-part series, which tackles the topic of adoption within the gay community. Written by Welsh writer Daf James, the series, which has now begun filming in and around Cardiff, also stars Sion Daniel Young, Fra Fee, Elizabeth Berrington and Sharon D Clarke. James’ tender tale, described as “a glittering story of singer and artiste-extraordinaire Gabriel, his partner Andy and their journey to adoption”, was inspired by his own experiences, the writer revealed this week.

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