Sunday 22 October 2017

Keith Duffy's wife is standing by her 'scumbag'... and so are his fans

Keith Duffy in 'Love/Hate'
Keith Duffy in 'Love/Hate'
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Some Love/ Hate fans were quick to dismiss Keith Duffy's role in the drama but wife Lisa thinks it was the part he was born to play.

"The first thing I said when I saw him was, 'You know what? You blended in really well. You looked like a gym bunny and a bit of a scumbag,'" she told the Herald. "So for me he did well."

Lisa says she is well used to the public knocking her other half and has built up a thick skin. She added: "I've been in this business a long time. We all have. So we're used to it. You bring out a new record -- someone loves it, another person hates it.

"That the way it goes. You can't keep everyone happy, especially when it comes to acting -- you either like someone as an actor or you don't.

"There are loads of actors who don't appeal to me. People have a right to their opinion. But Keith works very hard. I know the Boyzone label is on him but as far as I'm concerned he's been out there working as a jobbing actor for a long time. He auditioned and he got the job on his own merit."

Lisa revealed fans of her hubby (39) are very supportive of his career direction.

Gang make a run for it Laurence Kinlan as Elmo, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge and Mark Dunne as Ado
Gang make a run for it Laurence Kinlan as Elmo, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge and Mark Dunne as Ado
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Fran chases Kellie
The kidnapping scheme from Sunday night's episode of Love/Hate
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge with Mary Murray as Janet
Warren's First Holy Communion
Tommy and Aido in conversation at Warren's Communion
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge at Warren's communion party
Kieran O' Reilly as Detective Ciaran Madden
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge
Caoilfhionn Dunne as Lizzie and Barry Keoghan as Wayne
Caoilfhionn Dunne as Lizzie and Barry Keoghan as Wayne
Fran urinates in a graveyard
Silvia Napoleoni as Denise and Susan Loughnane as Debbie
Callous: Nidge sees the bodies
Keith Duffy in 'Love/Hate'
Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge.
Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge.
Fran (Peter Coonan) and Dean (Ian Lloyd Anderson) attack Andrew (Peter O' Meara)
Fran (Peter Coonan) and Dean (Ian Lloyd Anderson) dispose of Andrew's body (Peter O' Meara)
Fran (Peter Coonan) and Dean (Ian Lloyd Anderson)
Fran (Peter Coonan) and Dean (Ian Lloyd Anderson) attack Andrew (Peter O' Meara)
Fran (Peter Coonan) attacks Andrew (Peter O' Meara)
Fran (Peter Coonan) and Dean (Ian Lloyd Anderson) dispose of Andrew's body (Peter O' Meara)
Ado (Mark Dunne) with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Tommy (Killian Scott) collapses outside warehouse
Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Elmo (Laurence Kinlan drag Tommy (Killian Scott) into the warehouse
Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Elmo (Laurence Kinlan drag Tommy (Killian Scott) into the warehouse
Elmo (Laurence Kinlan) Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Ado (Mark Dunne) discuss what to do with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Ado (Mark Dunne) with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Brían F. O' Byrne as Mick Moynihan checking on Killian Scott as Tommy
Stephen O' Brien as Detective Terry arrests Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge
Brían F. O' Byrne as Mick Moynihan checking on Killian Scott as Tommy **EMBARGO - NOT TO APPEAR IN PRINT, ONLINE OR SOCIAL MEDIA UNTIL MONDAY NOVEMBER 11TH**
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Brían F. O' Byrne as Mick Moynihan checking on Killian Scott as Tommy **EMBARGO - NOT TO APPEAR IN PRINT, ONLINE OR SOCIAL MEDIA UNTIL MONDAY NOVEMBER 11TH**
Glen (Leroy Harris) guns down Wayne (Barry Keoghan). Love/Hate series 4, episode 6. RTÉ One.
Glen (Leroy Harris) guns down Wayne (Barry Keoghan).

She said: "People are going to criticise and with social media it means they can get away with it. Keith has a lot of fans out there.

"He's brilliant at what he does. And that's why I love him." The man himself was pleased with his performance.

Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge. Love/Hate series 4; episode 6. RT One.
Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge. Love/Hate series 4; episode 6. RT One.
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Killian Scott as Tommy **EMBARGO - NOT TO APPEAR IN PRINT, ONLINE OR SOCIAL MEDIA UNTIL MONDAY NOVEMBER 11TH**
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Tommy (Killian Scott) collapses outside warehouse
Glen (Leroy Harris) guns down Wayne (Barry Keoghan). Love/Hate series 4, episode 6. RT One
Glen (Leroy Harris) guns down Wayne (Barry Keoghan). Love/Hate series 4, episode 6. RT One.
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Bran F. O Byrne as Mick Moynihan checking on Killian Scott as Tommy
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Elmo (Laurence Kinlan) Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Ado (Mark Dunne) discuss what to do with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Bran F. O Byrne as Mick Moynihan checking on Killian Scott as Tommy
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Stephen O Brien as Detective Terry arrests Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Ado (Mark Dunne) with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Elmo (Laurence Kinlan) Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Ado (Mark Dunne) discuss what to do with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Stephen O Brien as Detective Terry arrests Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Bran F. O Byrne as Mick Moynihan checking on Killian Scott as Tommy
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Killian Scott as Tommy
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Elmo (Laurence Kinlan) Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Ado (Mark Dunne) discuss what to do with Tommy (Killian Scott)
Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Sunday November 10th Elmo (Laurence Kinlan) Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Ado (Mark Dunne) discuss what to do with Tommy (Killian Scott)

He said: "People could see the character and not Keith. I was in the UK but I got a lot of texts and the reaction was very positive."

And co-star and golfing buddy Laurence Kinlan (30) backed his pal. He added: "He's got some stick and I think that's harsh.

"I think he played a very understated part and he trained very hard for it."

(The Herald)

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