I don't know how well known this is, but Chris Langham has been given his first acting role since his release from prison in a film called Black Pond. The film also stars Simon Amstell, so you have to wonder about the quality of the script, but there you go.
1. How do you feel about this? He's done his time, no? My feeling is directors have every right to cast him in their films; whether or not members of the public are willing to go and watch them as a result is another matter.
2. Here is a trailer for the film: http://www.blackpondfilm.com/ What do you reckon?