Brendan O'Carroll says 'it's hard' to see Rory Cowan as anything other than his Mrs Brown's Boys character - Mrs Brown's Boys

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Brendan O'Carroll says 'it's hard' to see Rory Cowan as anything other than his Mrs Brown's Boys character

The 60-year-old actor finished up on Mrs Brown’s Boys after 26 years back in July 2017 and was replaced by actor Damien McKiernan


Rory Cowan and Brendan O'Carroll in Mrs Browns Boys (Image: Andy Peebles/BBC)




Brendan O’Carroll admitted he finds it hard to see Rory Cowan as anything other than Rory from Mrs Brown’s Boys - despite his new role in Fair City.

However, the comic show creator said he hasn’t had a chance to watch him fully in action on the hit RTE soap.

The 60-year-old actor finished up on Mrs Brown’s Boys after 26 years back in July 2017 and was replaced by actor Damien McKiernan in a dramatic Christmas Day special 2017.

The much-loved actor has since arrived in Carrigstown as John Bosco Walsh.

Speaking of Cowan’s new role on Fair City, former boss Brendan said: “I saw a clip of him on YouTube. I haven’t seen him on TV because we’re not here. I thought he was brilliant.”

Rory’s character John is part of a poignant storyline about Rose’s battle with dementia, an issue which is close to his own heart as he lost his own mum Esther last year to the disease.

He arrived in Carrigstown as his sister Molly could no longer care for Rose, played by legendary actress Geraldine Plunkett.

However, having watched him play out Agnes’ hairdresser son for almost thirty years, Brendan admitted:

“It’s hard to see him as anything other than Rory but having said that when he does it, I think he does it really, really well.”

When asked if he would ever work with the actor again, he joked: “I think we’re both too old. I’m very lucky play a 75-year-old woman I can grow into my part. Poor Rory is in a situation where he grows out of his part.

“I think for anybody who knows Rory - if Rory makes a decision, no matter what it is, he’ll stick with that decision.

“I benefited from that. because when he decided I was going to be a big star in the UK, he stuck with that and had a plan for that. That is what Rory is like. He just sticks with things.”

Meanwhile, commenting on the possibility of a Mrs. Brown’s Boys series in future, ahead of the highly anticipated annual Christmas special on Wednesday the Finglas funnyman, 64, admitted: “I would never rule it out. I would never say no to anything but at the same time it is not in my immediate plans. I’ve other fish to fry.”





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