Former Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon is set to join Derry Girls season two.
The comedic legend who plays Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted has joined the Derry Girls cast.D
A release from Channel 4 claims that the Monaghan native will play the role of; “Eamonn, the awkward, middle-aged mummy’s boy of the Quinn/McCool extended family”.
Saoirse-Monica Jackson, who plays Erin Quinn spoke about the actor in an interview with RadioTimes; “Ardal O’Hanlon joins our family this year, which is brilliant.”
Nicola Coughlan, who plays Claire, says that the character of Eamonn is “a real Irish stereotype” – but he’s “not a priest”. “I think it’s something that everybody will recognise, and he completely gets it so on the money,” she added.
“It was really surreal, just looking at him, because he’s such an iconic figure in Ireland, and he’s such a lovely man. He’s so good in it,” Coughlan continued.
“There’s a scene where it gets quite physical, and Lisa McGee came over. She was like, “Don’t bully Ardal”. And we were like, “We’re not bullying him, he’s like a national treasure!” ‘Cause we had to like go for it in the scene.”
The second season fo Derry Girls returns next month!