Screen legend Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, The Hitcher, Batman Begins) is joining the cast of Dave’s recently announced new sitcom Porters.
The series focusses on “deluded” Simon Porter (Ed Easton) who dreams of passing his medical exam and becoming a doctor – but by starting at the bottom, and becoming the best porter the NHS has ever seen.
Hauer, who will be making his first British TV comedy appearance, plays Tillman, a porter and former golfing prodigy who teaches newbie Simon about the ways of the hospital, manhood, karma, and most importantly, love.
Writer Dan Sefton said, “I’m astonished and honoured that a genuine movie legend has agreed to take part in a sitcom written by an idiot. None of us are worthy, especially me.
“It’s quite surreal but utterly amazing to go from watching someone on screen as a kid, to chatting about your script with them in Costa Coffee.”
Laurence Bowen, executive producer at Dancing Ledge Productions, said, “What a treat to be able to announce that Rutger Hauer has joined our cast as hospital porter and all round “basement guru”, Tillman, in his UK comedy debut.
“His casting will help make the eccentric world of Porters truly memorable.”