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Sunday 13 July 2014

Caroline Morahan reveals she'd love to star in an Irish version of Downton Abbey

Published 16/01/2013|09:48

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Caroline and her Anglo puppet Collagen, a poster character for the excess of the Celtic Tiger era.

TV PRESENTER turned actress Caroline Morahan, who is enjoying a stint in Anglo the Musical, has revealed she’s love to see an Irish version of the period drama Downton Abbey.

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The Dubliner, who lives between LA and Dublin with her new husband Daithi, told the new issue of VIP magazine, that if the right role came along at home, she would jump at the chance.

“We are absolutely bursting with talent here. I’m really excited about the film television industry here, and I’d love to be more active in stuff on home soil,” she tells the magazine.

“I’d love to see an Irish version of Downton Abbey,” she says of the period drama that has Irish actor Alan Leach in a lead role.

The Northside girl is currently working on Anglo the Musical, where she works with the puppet Collagen, a poster character for the excess of the Celtic Tiger era.

“It’s so much fun,” she reveals. “Although it’s farcical, the story is very much rooted in reality.”

The new bride, who married long-time boyfriend Daithi in Italy in September, said last year was without doubt the best year of her life.

“ From the moment Daithi asked me to marry him, I was just bowled over.”

“We had the most interactive, fun wedding, I’m quite a spiritual person, and I’m a religious person, so the sacrament element of marriage was very important to me,” she says.

She admits the wedding was massive fun and went on for four days, with everyone in the swimming pool at 9 am the morning afte, with the couples’ friends from Ireland and the US bonding and friendships beingmade:

“My LA friends hooked up with my best friend and went travelling up north to Italy,” she says.

And as for the future, Caroline says she her new husband will make a great dad if they couple have children:

“If we were to have children, I know that I’ve married somebody who would be an amazing father,. I see how he interacts with our nieces and nephews, and - I know it sounds ridiculous – but the way he cares for our dog, is wonderful.”

The full interview appears in the new issue of VIP magazine, on sale now.

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