George Kent (8W) appearing in Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands on ITV

The epic fantasy drama will also air in the USA on the Esquire Network


Photo: George Kent (8W)

Photo: George Kent (8W)


  • The story is a re-imagining of themes and characters from the Old English poem Beowulf written c700–1000AD, but with new characters and storylines added.
  • George plays Young Slean
  • Set in the Dark Ages of Britain’s mythic past, the story unfolds on a huge canvas, filmed amongst the beautiful North East.
  • The show is currently available on ITV Hub and the show is airing on Sunday evenings, 7pm. 
  • There are 13 episodes in total
  • George will also appear in the forthcoming TV series Dark Angel
  • George joins the remarkable number of St. Mary's Menston pupils who have achieved acting success over the years.
  • It is an exciting year for our Year 8 with the upcoming Ullswater Residential and GCSE choices.

“Beowulf is of historical interest as the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest. As a fan of both TV dramas and history, I enjoyed watching the first episode with my family. Congratulations to George for this wonderful achievement! I’m already looking forward to seeing George return to TV in Dark Angel.”
— Mrs R Burrows, Year 8 Student Progress Leader

George Kent [IMDB PAGE] 

Beowulf (2016 TV series) [WIKIPEDIA]

Beowulf [THE BRITISH LIBRARY]


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