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Love/Hate's pipe bomb-maker John joins Nidge again

Published 12/12/2013 | 19:45

Actor John Connors in Love/Hate
Actor John Connors in Love/Hate

An actor has credited Love/Hate with landing him his first non-traveller role.

Coolock man John Connors is one of the stars of Citizen Charlie -- RTE's €3.7m drama starring Aidan Gillen.

Connors was last seen getting the better of Nidge as the pipe bomb-maker in Love/Hate.

Now the 23-year-old will be working with actor Tom Vaughan- Lawlor again in the political drama in which the Nidge actor plays PJ Mara.

"I'm in the middle of shooting it. I can't say anything about who I'm playing, other than it's a non-traveller part which is brand new to me. I'm really excited," Connors told Voice Of The Traveller magazine.

The Love/Hate part came about when he was introduced to writer Stuart Carolan at the Galway Film Fleadh.

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Series 4 Episode 4 - Sunday October 27th 
Gang make a run for it Laurence Kinlan as Elmo, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge and Mark Dunne as Ado
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Gang make a run for it Laurence Kinlan as Elmo, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge and Mark Dunne as Ado
The Weldon family held in ghost estate
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
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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)
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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)
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Glen (Leroy Harris) guns down Wayne (Barry Keoghan). Love/Hate series 4, episode 6. RTÉ One.
Glen (Leroy Harris) guns down Wayne (Barry Keoghan).

"Stuart approached me and said he'd seen two of my films, King Of The Travellers and Stalker," he said.

"He told me he liked my performances and wanted me to be in the next series."

But the Navan man told Connors he had no idea who he would play in the TV show. "I didn't take this too seriously as people in the film industry didn't always keep their word," he added.

"Four months later Stuart called me back and said 'I have it John'.

"'I'm bringing you back as the fella who gave Nidge the pipe bomb. It's the perfect role.'"

Connors, who trained at the Abbey School of Drama, says he has had huge support from fellow travellers since Love/Hate aired.

"My community are proud of me and think it is great I got the role," he said.

No transmission date has been given yet for the new three-part Haughey drama.

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