A legend from popular police drama The Bill made an unexpected cameo in The Witcher, leaving viewers very surprised.
Andrew Paul played PC Dave Quinnan in the ITV series for 13 years but looked strikingly different as he made a short appearance on Netflix’s fantasy show.
The actor, 61, appeared worlds apart from his policeman days as he sported a dark cloak and a black hat while appearing on the scene holding a lantern.
Rather than investigating crimes, Andrew played a merchant called Colin Coppercloth who was looking for lodgings, but he was sadly killed by a mystery creature.
His short appearance on the show, which starred Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, lasted mere seconds… but did you identify the popular soap actor in the scene?
Who is it? A legend from popular police drama The Bill made an unexpected cameo in The Witcher, leaving viewers very surprised
The cameo featured on the debut episode of The Witcher series two, and presenter Dan Walker seemed to have been catching up with the series this week.
The newsreader, 45, took to Twitter on Thursday evening to describe Andrew’s appearance on The Witcher as ‘random’.
He wrote: ‘Can anyone beat PC Dave Quinnan from The Bill turning up in Season 2 of The Witcher (and lasting about 20 seconds) for a more random cameo?’
Andrew appeared to see the funny side as he responded to the tweet, saying: ‘It was 20 seconds of pure quality Dan!!’
Andrew is best known by fans for starring on The Bill for 13 years before his departure in 2002, just years before the show’s final episode in August 2010.
He went on to make a brief appearance on EastEnders as Maxwell Moon, the second cousin of Alfie Moon.
The star also earned a role on ITV drama Where the Heart Is and also had guest roles on soap operas Casualty and Doctors.
The Witcher has earned a massive fanbase but Henry Cavill will not be returning in the lead role for season four after he was replaced by Liam Hemsworth.
Legend: Andrew Paul played PC Dave Quinnan in the ITV series for 13 years but looked strikingly different as he made a short appearance on Netflix’s fantasy show
Star: Andrew is best known by fans for starring on The Bill for 13 years and went on to make a brief appearance on EastEnders (pictured) as Maxwell Moon, the second cousin of Alfie Moon
Henry originally inhabited the role for three seasons before announcing his exit in October. The third series of The Witcher is slated for release in summer 2023.
In October, Liam, 32, revealed he was ‘over the moon about the opportunity to’ play the TV show’s monster-hunter protagonist.
‘I’m honoured that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure,’ The Hunger Games actor added.
He concluded: ‘Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character. I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world.’
However, it was then revealed that Henry was fired from Superman, leading to speculation that he might return to The Witcher.
But Variety reported that season four of the show will continue moving forward as originally planned with Liam starring in the series.
Henry most recently has a cameo appearance as Superman at the end of Warner Bros. Black Adam, teasing a showdown between Superman and Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.
Exit: The Witcher has earned a massive fanbase but Henry Cavill will not be returning in the lead role for season four after he was replaced by Liam Hemsworth
That came just days before James Gunn and Peter Safran were brought on as the new heads of DC Films.
‘I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman,’ Henry announced on Instagram.
‘The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build,’ he added.
‘I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck, and happiest of fortunes,’ he added.