PATRICK Bergin has enjoyed an acting career spanning 30 years and has starred alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names.
But his latest role has taken him all the way to Walford, as he is the newest face to arrive on EastEnders– here’s what we know about him.
Patrick Bergin, 66, is an acclaimed Irish actor whose most notable role to date has been playing Julia Roberts’ menacing husband in 1991’s Sleeping with the Enemy.
The Hollywood star was born in Drimnagh, Dublin in 1951 .
He turned to acting after living and working in London as a teacher, builder, and as part of a theatre group which he himself founded.
He’s enjoyed an impressive 30-year career to date, on both sides of the Atlantic, and has starred in a number of Hollywood films.
He made his name in Tinsel Town in the 90s, starring in the likes of Patriot games, Robin Hood, Highway to Hell, and Mountains Of The Moon.
The actor has starred alongside the likes of Harrison Ford, Sean Bean and Uma Thurman.
His turn as Martin Burney in Sleeping with the Enemy earned him a Saturn nomination for best actor in a supporting role.
Patrick will appear on-screen as Aidan JP Maguire, a prison friend of Phil Mitchell’s, on Monday November 27.
The villain makes a call at Phil’s house, before making himself known to a number of the Square’s residents.
When the news was announced earlier this year, Patrick said: “I am delighted to be joining EastEnders as I have watched and admired it since the days of Dirty Den.
“It is an iconic show that has the ability to shape the way people think, while also telling big explosive stories that keep the audience gripped.
“I am really looking forward to seeing what they have in store for Aidan as it’s bound to be dramatic.”
Bergin fronts his own band called Patrick Bergin and the Spirit Merchants.
His song The Knacker found equal parts success and controversy when released.
After causing some offence with the song’s title, Bergin responded: “I was talking to another woman from the travelling community on the radio and we came to an understanding and she accepted that it was not intended that way, and proceeds will go to benefit travelling communities.”