Ben Kingsley To Star In Spike TV’s ‘Tut’ Event SeriesOscar winner Ben Kingsley has been tapped for a starring role in Spike TV’s Tut. He will play Ay, the Grand Vizier to King Tutankhamun, who wields tremendous power and influence as the top advisor to the young Egyptian ruler The six-hour event series revolves around Tutankhamun, aka King Tut (who reigned c. 1333 to 1323 BC), the youngest Pharaoh to rule Ancient Egypt, whose famous golden sarcophagus has become one of the symbols of the ancient civilization. Shooting begins this fall in Morocco and Canada. It’s slated to debut in 2015.
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