USA's 'Dig' Books Richard E. Grant (Exclusive)

Richard E. Grant - P 2014
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Richard E. Grant - P 2014

USA's Dig has added a shady archaeologist to the mix.

Richard E. Grant has joined the six-hour fall event series in a recurring role opposite Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Dig centers on Peter Connelly (Isaacs), an FBI agent currently stationed in Jerusalem, who, while investigating the murder of an American archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making. Alison Sudol, David Costabile, Omar Metwally, Regina Taylor and Lauren Ambrose round out the cast for the drama-thriller from co-creators Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland).

Grant has been cast as Ian Margrove, the Cambridge archaeologist heading up the dig Emma (Sudol) is working on in Jerusalem. Following a murder, Peter begins to suspect that Margrove may be more involved in the mystery surrounding the death than he's letting on.

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Grant is repped by Artists Rights Group in the U.K. Recently, he recurred on Girls and guest-starred on Downton Abbey. Over on the film side, Grant co-starred in Dom Hemingway and was in Penelope, Dracula and Corpse Bride.

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