'Proof' and 'A Love Divided' star Orla Brady is to have a major role in the James Woods-starring legal drama series 'Shark'.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the Dublin-born actress will play the ex-wife of defence attorney-turned-prosecutor Sebastian Stark (Woods).

The trade daily says that Brady will appear in a multi-episode storyline in the second series of the show, which begins on US TV this Sunday.

The first series of 'Shark' can be seen on RTÉ One on Saturday nights at 11pm.