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'I'll be typecast as a gangster's moll if I don't watch it!' - Love/Hate's Mary Murray on new crime role

Published 03/04/2014 | 10:04

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Love/Hate Series 4
Mary Murray as Janet
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Love/Hate Series 4 - Mary Murray as Janet (Photo:RTE)

It's more "gangster madness" for 'Love/ Hate' actress Mary Murray.

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The IFTA nominated Dubliner is set to star alongside 'Goodfellas' actor Joe D'Onofrio in upcoming gangland film 'Control'.

Murray, who plays brothel madam Janet in 'Love/ Hate', will take on the role of Emily in the gritty drama.

"From Nidge and the boys to more guns and fighting. I'll have to watch out for being type cast," she told the Irish independent. "It's more gangster madness."

The film will also star 'The General' actor Tommy O' Neill, Jeff O'Toole and Saoirse Ronan's dad Paul Ronan.

Murray returned to the 'Love/ Hate' set this week and says her character Janet develops considerably in the fifth season.

"The script is absolutely fabulous this year. You see more sides to Janet's character, there’s a depth to her.

"I'm just back on set this week so it's great catching up with everyone and hearing what they've all been up to," she said.

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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge with Mary Murray as Janet in the hit RTE show 'Love/Hate' (Photo: RTE)

Several members of the 'Love/ Hate' cast and crew will attend the annual IFTA awards ceremony this Saturday night.

David Caffrey has been nominated in the Best Director category, Stuart Carolan has received his fourth IFTA nomination for Best Writer while actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Nidge) has made the cut in the Best Actor category.

Actress Charlie Murphy (Siobhan) goes up against Mary Murray for Best Actress, Peter Coonan - who plays 'Fran the Man' - has received a Supporting Actor nomination while Caoilfhionn Dunne (Lizzie) is up for Supporting Actress.

"I can't wait - I think it's going to be deadly night for us all."

'Control' will go into production this summer with a 2015 release date.

The Irish feature has a budget of €1 million and producer Derek O'Sullivan is determined to "break the mold and make a big film production on a small budget."

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