Wednesday 18 October 2017

Mrs Brown's ready to hit movie screens in the US

Brendan O'Carroll and Jennifer Gibney with the award for best Comedy at the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Brendan O'Carroll and Jennifer Gibney with the award for best Comedy at the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Mrs Brown's Boys
Brendan O Carroll and wife Jenny Gibney
Brendan O'Carroll's wife Jenny Gibney and Zoe Lonergan (2) at the celebrity ward walk at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin
Laura Butler

BY Laura Butler

COMEDIAN Brendan O'Carroll has revealed he is to bring 'Mrs Brown's Boys: D'Movie' to America.

The Dubliner, who picked up the award for National Television Awards' Best Comedy with the BBC1 ratings giant this week, has said that his matriarch character Agnes Brown will be seen on the silver screen by audiences in the US.

"We just finished editing it, and it will come out on June 25 in cinemas," Brendan confirmed.

The film will also be released in Ireland, the UK and Australia this summer.

The 58-year-old Finglas-born funnyman shot the movie, alongside wife Jenny Gibney and son Danny O'Carroll, over 10 weeks.

With the film now complete, Brendan hopes to write another TV series for the show.

"I definitely want to write another series, it's just the question of getting the slot," he said.

"We didn't do one last year because our time was taken up with shooting the movie, so hopefully with having the movie out of the way this year we'll have the time to contemplate -- at the very least -- writing it."

Brendan said that he is still contemplating a fourth series of the hit show.

"As far as a fourth series is concerned, it's down to the time element," he said.

"I mean, I love working, I love working for the BBC. I'm delighted and very proud to be part of the BBC family and we have been made to feel like family.

"So as long as they take something off me, I'll keep writing."

The 'Mrs Brown's Boys' Christmas special was the most watched show in the UK and attracted a massive 913,000 viewers in Ireland.

Florida-based Brendan insisted it was "absolutely fantastic" to see it reach such high ratings.

Speaking about the success of the series, Brendan admitted that it comes down to "longevity".

"I think one thing that has helped is the fact it has such longevity because it started on radio, where the pictures are always better, and then it went to novels and a movie," he added.


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