Sunday 25 February 2018

Brendan and Cillian loved dogs

Brendan Gleeson and Cillian Murphy were fans of the dogs in Perrier's Bounty
Brendan Gleeson and Cillian Murphy were fans of the dogs in Perrier's Bounty

Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson were highly impressed with their Perrier's Bounty co-stars - not Jim Broadbent or Jodie Whittaker, but the dogs.

Director Ian Fitzgibbon has said he would never work with dogs again, but Brendan, who plays gangster Darren Perrier, hasn't been put off by the canines.

"I have a dog at home but I wouldn't consider them to be in the same league as these dogs I had to deal with - my dog has a personality with no ego because the tantrums that were happening, you just would not believe it," he joked.

"Storming off to their kennels and staying there until somebody arrived with some more chocolate treats. They got very tired one night - they were brilliant until half three in the morning and that was their cut-off point. They were great fun actually," Brendan continued.

Cillian, who plays small-time criminal Michael McCrea who goes on the run from Darren, added: "These dogs have a more impressive CV than me certainly because they've been in so many films and are really well-trained.

"They can switch it on like that, with a click of the fingers. As long as they have their chocolate treats, they're anybody's."

:: Perrier's Bounty is in cinemas now.

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