Shameless actor takes up new role in BBC serial

David Threlfall is to star in a new BBC serial, it will be his first role since his long-running stint as Frank Gallagher, in Channel 4's Shameless.

Actor David Threlfall will play Detective Inspector Len Harper in BBC thriller 'What Remains'

The actor will appear alongside Being Human star Russell Tovey, playing a hard-working detective in 'What Remains'.

The 59-year-old has been playing layabout Frank Gallagher for a decade, he will record his final episode this week.