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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Dylan Moran sitting pretty cash pile of over €1m

Gordon Deegan

Published 30/04/2014 | 02:30

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Dylan Moran with Brendan Gleeson in Calvary
Dylan Moran with Brendan Gleeson in Calvary

A STAR of hit movie 'Calvary' – stand-up comedy veteran Dylan Moran – was sitting on a cash pile of €1.01m by last July.

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Accounts just filed by Moran's Venus Lucia Productions Ltd in the UK show that its cash pile dipped from £1.16m to £903,296 (€1.01m) last year. In the same period, the firm's accumulated profits decreased by €147,661 to €888,526.

The two directors of the firm are Dylan Moran (42) and his wife Elaine who works as a script editor.

The drop in accumulated profits and cash last year follows a stellar year at the firm in 2012 when his profits increased by a third to £1.036m with the cash pile at the BAFTA award-winning comedian's firm last year increasing from £324,568 to £1.167m.

Its shareholder funds stood at €888,626 at the end of July.

Revenues last year were boosted by Moran's first tour of the US where be brought his 'Yeah Yeah' show in June. He also became the first English-speaking comedian to perform in Russia.

Moran – who lives in Edinburgh – left school at 16 and wanted to become a cartoonist before turning his attention to stand-up.

He has had a long career in comedy and at 24 was the youngest winner of the prestigious Perrier award at Edinburgh in 1996. A career highlight was Channel 4 comedy series 'Black Books' which he co-wrote with Fr Ted creator Graham Linehan.

Moran has said his move into TV and the movies "wasn't something I had planned for . . . it wasn't a target.

"Originally, it was a chance to make money. Any money."

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