An acclaimed actor who may have become more closely identified in the public’s minds with a police mug shot than with any of his on-screen achievements will be a regular on a new Fox series.
EW.com’s Inside TV reports that Nick Nolte, a Golden Globe winner and three-time Academy Award nominee, is joining "Gracepoint," the network’s "Broadchurch" remake.
Nolte will be a series regular on the show about murder in a small seaside town. He will take on the role of stubborn bachelor Jack Reinhold. His character, according to casting details, “runs the kayak rental on the beach as well as the local wildlife observation program, where the murdered boy was one of his volunteers.”
David Tennant of “Doctor Who” will portray the lead detective, and other cast members include "Breaking Bad’s" Anna Gunn and Jacki Weaver of ‘Silver Linings Playbook," the story says. “Broadchurch” recently concluded a run on BBC America.
The photo of Nolte below is NOT the notorious mug shot, which was reportedly snapped in a hospital where Nolte was taken during his Sept. 11, 2002, arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. He was later found to be under the influence of the drug GHB, reportedly receiving three years’ probation. You can see the mug shot by clicking here.
Nolte’s many acting accolades include Oscar nominations for "The Prince of Tides" (1991), "Affliction" (1997) and "Warrior" (2011), along with a Golden Globe Award for "The Prince of Tides." He was nominated for an Emmy in 1976 for "Rich Man, Poor Man."