Tim Roth To Join Last King Of The Cross

Tim Roth To Join Last King Of The Cross

Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Tim Roth (Hateful Eight, Lie To Me, Sundown) will now play the role of the lead antagonist, Ezra Shipman, in the highly anticipated Australian original drama series, Last King of The Cross, after actor Ian McShane has had to withdraw due to health concerns.

Producer and HELIUM Founder, Mark Fennessy, said: “It’s unfortunate that Ian is unable to join us and we wish him a speedy recovery.  

“We are truly delighted that the super brilliant Tim Roth joins our cast as Ezra, and cannot wait to see him breathe life into yet another unforgettable character”.

Inspired by John Ibrahim’s best-selling autobiography, Last King of The Cross is an operatic story of two brothers, Sam and John Ibrahim who organise the street but lose each other in their ascent to power. 

The 10-part gritty serialised drama tracks John Ibrahim’s rise from a poverty-stricken immigrant with no education, no money, and no prospects, to Australia’s most infamous nightclub mogul in Sydney’s Kings Cross – a mini-Atlantic City, barely half a mile long with every form of criminality on offer.

Last King of The Cross is currently filming in and around Sydney,and stars Lincoln Younes (Grand Hotel, Tangle, Barons) playing the lead character of John Ibrahim, as well as Callan Mulvey (300: Rise Of An EmpireOutlaw King), Tess Haubrich (Spiderhead, Alien: Covenant), Claude Jabbour (EdenStateless), Maria Tran (Truy Sat, Echo 8), Matt Nable (RiddickBikie Wars: Brothers In Arms) and Damian Walshe-Howling (UnderbellyJanet King).

Last King of The Cross cast also includes Wadih Dona, Setareh Naghoni, Wesley Patten, Jake Ryan, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Simon Elrahi, Robert Rabiah, Justin Rosniak and rising stars Allegra Monk and Malek Alkoni, who plays teen John.

Last King Of The Cross. is A Paramount+ Original series expected later this year.