Game Of Thrones' Aidan Gillen has joined Gabriel Byrne's film, Samuel Beckett biopic called Dance First.

The film is due to start filming in Budapest at the end of the month where he will also join Dating Amber actor Fionn O'Shea.

The film is being directed by The Theory of Everything director James Marsh and follows the life of Nobel Prize Winner Beckett, through his life in Paris, his time in the French Resistance during World Wat Two and his life as a recluse.

Marsh said: "Samuel Beckett had such a radical influence on modern culture, yet despite all the adulation that came his way was acutely aware of his own failings.

"The film is a playful and often poignant exploration of the life of the literature icon, delving deep into the key relationships in Beckett's life - mainly the two women he was close to."