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Monday 24 July 2017

Moran laughing all the way to the bank with €1m cash pile

Dylan Moran
Dylan Moran

Gordon Deegan

The cash pile at the showbiz firm owned by comedian Dylan Moran topped €1.1m last year.

New accounts filed by Moran's Venus Lucia Productions Ltd show that accumulated profits fell by 29pc, from £1.39m to £994,404, in the 12 months to the end of September last.

The cash pile dropped slightly from £1.06m to £1m while the amount owed to the firm by debtors fell from £533,581 to £29,278.

Moran was able to add to his firm's coffers in the year under review as he continued his 'Off The Hook' tour around the world.

Moran - who now lives in Edinburgh and is not currently touring - left school aged 16 and initially sought to earn a living from cartooning before turning his attention to stand-up.

Moran has had a long career in comedy and was the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Perrier award at Edinburgh. He scooped the prize in 1996 at the age of 24. A career highlight for Moran was the acclaimed Channel 4 comedy series 'Black Books' that he co-wrote with 'Father Ted' creator Graham Linehan, winning two BAFTAs.

The series - which ran between 2000 and 2004 - centred around Bernard Black, a miserable, unsociable, drunken and disorganised bookshop owner.

Moran has also appeared in a number of movies including 'Shaun of the Dead', 'Notting Hill', 'A Cock and Bull Story', 'Run Fatboy Run', and 'Calvary'.

In an interview last year, Moran said in his own personal life his family make him laugh the most. Moran is a native of Navan, Co Meath but has now spent more time living in the UK than in Ireland.

Income for his company last year would have included revenues from his DVD from his 'Off the Hook' tour that was released in November 2015.

Irish Independent

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