Thursday, April 10, 2014

Donal Logie Lands Recurring Role In “Law & Order: SVU” As Acting Commander of the Special Victims Unit (NBC Press Release)

NBC Press Release
April 10, 2014


Photo by Michael Parmelee/NBC © NBC Universal, Inc.

New York – April 10, 2014 – Actor Donal Logue (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Vikings,”) will star in a recurring role on NBC’s hit Wolf Films/Universal Television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Logue will continue his role as Lieutenant Declan Murphy, acting commander of the New York Special Victims Unit. He is slated to appear through the end of the season. “Law & Order: SVU” airs Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Logue guest starred as Murphy earlier this season when he crossed paths with Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) while working undercover (“Gambler’s Fallacy). Murphy joined the SVU as acting commander during this evening’s episode (“Beast’s Obsession”).

Logue's versatility and talent makes him one of the most well respected and loved actors in the business. He currently stars in the HISTORY series “Vikings” as King Horik and will star in the upcoming Fox series “Gotham” as Detective Harvey Bullock. He previously starred in series such as “Sons of Anarchy,” “Copper,” “Terriers,” “Life,” “The Knights of Prosperity,” “Grounded for Life” and “ER." Logue broke out in the feature film world starring in "The Tao of Steve" as the larger-than-life, philosophizing lothario. The film was praised by critics and debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, where he won a Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance. Other film credits include "Blade," "The Runaway Bride," "Reindeer Games," "The Patriot," "Comic Book Villians," "Just Like Heaven," "The Groomsmen," "Ghost Rider," "Zodiac," "Max Payne," "Oliver Sherman," "Charlie St. Cloud" and "CBGB," opposite Alan Rickman and Malin Ackerman.

Logue made his directorial debut with the independent film "Tennis, Anyone?" which premiered at the US Comedy Arts Festival. He wrote, starred, and directed the film about two Hollywood has-beens who try and find meaning in their lives through a series of celebrity tennis tournaments.

“SVU” returns with new episodes beginning Wednesday, April 30 (9-10p.m. ET). In “Post-Mortem Blues,” the SVU must deal with the aftermath of William Lewis’ suicide when the IAB investigation into Sergeant Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) actions is inconclusive. Her nightmare continues as a lengthy trial and insufficient evidence puts her career in jeopardy.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Television. Dick Wolf is creator and executive producer. Warren Leight, Julie Martin, Jonathan Starch and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.

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Darkstar said...

I'm sure, Rollins is excited by the news!

Petra S said...

I just love this! Makes me hope for a brilliant end of season 15 & it would make my life if he could stick around for S16 but I know that can be hard with all his other gigs.
But can you imagine Rollins' BJ-shame and I can see some excellent 'you're-not-my-father'-complex scenes between the two (and if he doesn't stick around for S16 they should totally jump in the sack *sorryNOTsorry*). And Amaro *lol* he punched his boss in the gut! This can be great!

CLA said...

Who will like this substituiação is Olivia. I'm sure he prefers to act as a detective. Fans also thank. Nobody is as good as Olivia Benson.

Deborah J Armstrong said...

If there is a 16th season, I hope he stays on.

Cath T said...

Murphy is a Lieutenant so he outranks Benson.

A Sergeant can't really expect to command a squad and Benson's tenure as boss was only ever going to be temporary.

I can't imagine that after all that has gone on and Benson's public admissions that she could possibly be allowed to retain command. In "real" life she'd be lucky to keep her job at all but this is purely fiction so there is no need to get too caught up.

If there is to be a 16th season then Murphy's inclusion as the boss would be great but that all depends on the availability of Donal Logue and whether he'd want the gig.

Linda F. said...

I know Logue is slated to be a regular in the new Gotham series on the WB (? - not sure of the network) in the fall, so I'm guessing his availability is limited if there's a 16th season. Which is a shame; I think he'd really fit in well as the commander and there'd be a lot of potential tension.

Sara Kürz said...

I really like him too,i was always a bit worried cause i knew that the squad will need a captain. But lt.Murphy truly fits perfectly in give tge again some freshness and stability. The more i think about it the more i believe that there will be a s16-there are several reasons-besides the solid fanbase-wich speaks for it. He has,by the way kind of the attitude as captain craigen wich is that he dont just stick to the rules and follow and order them but he also is trieing to keep the detectives safety and is willing for that to interpret the law for their advantedge and will hopefully make him well beloved in the squad. As some of you-as I noticed- don't really cope up with any changes in generall within the squad i hope you give him at least a chance as the new captain.