Happy birthday Ed Sheeran: 5 best film and TV cameos
Ed Sheeran is a popular singer and songwriter. He celebrates his 32nd birthday on Friday (February 17). While his songs such as Perfect, Shape of You, Photograph, I Don't Care, and Shivers continue to be top favorites of his fans, some may still be unaware that he has a knack for acting too. Here are his interesting cameos that his fans must know about.
'The Bastard Executioner' (2015)
He has mostly played cameo roles in films and television shows. However, his character in The Bastard Executioner, where he played Sir Cormac, is a recurring one. Sheeran appeared in at least five episodes of the drama that is set in the 14th century. He engaged in some horrifying and dramatic scenes, putting his acting skills on display for the audience.
'Game of Thrones' (2017)
One of the most popular TV series, Games of Thrones didn't have many cameos. However, it did have a surprising addition in its seventh season when the makers introduced Sheeran, masquerading as a Lannister soldier. Although his scene alongside Arya Stark was a brief one, it sure grabbed the eyeballs. It is unlikely for Sheeran's cameo character to return in the Jon Snow series.
In most of the cameos, Sheeran has been seen playing himself. However, among those, the most memorable one is from the 2019 film, Yesterday. Sheeran was shown in the movie as one of the most popular songwriters in the world. Sheeran's character throws a challenge at the film's lead character, Jack Malik (played by Himesh Patel), and eventually loses against him.
'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (2019)
All those Star Wars fans who have watched Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would be aware that many prominent faces were behind the helmets of Stormtroopers. One among those hidden-behind-the-helmet faces was Sheeran. Although it's tough to know which Stormtrooper he played, since he didn't have a line, Sheeran who is a massive sci-fi fan, sure was a part of it.
'Red Notice' (2021)
Sheeran had a brilliant cameo in 2021's Red Notice. He is brought out to sing at a wedding but is later busted along with the rest of the guests by Interpol. He not only played a cameo in it, but fans also got to catch up on a bit of his performance as he sings his popular number Perfect.