Monday 19 March 2018

Domhnall refuses to let any 'Star Wars' spoilers slip

Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

DOMHNALL Gleeson was wary of talking about lightsabres or Death Stars as he attended the opening of the latest Ross O'Carroll Kelly play.

Gleeson has just been cast in the 'Star Wars' franchise alongside Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill.

The most high-profile role of his career is sure to thrust him onto the global stage, but he was cautious about letting any spoilers slip.

"I don't want to say too much about it because I am terrified I will accidentally give the entire story away," he told the Irish Independent.

"But obviously I'm extremely excited about it. We had the read-through and it was incredible sitting in the room with all those unbelievably talented actors."

The foyer of the Gaiety Theatre was packed for Paul Howard's latest show 'Breaking Dad', which will run until May 24.

Domhnall Gleeson
Domhnall Gleeson
Paul and Mary Howard
Michael Colgan with his children Sophie, Sarah and Richard

Rory Nolan takes on the lead role of fictional southsider Ross O'Carroll-Kelly with 'Love/Hate' actor Laurence Kinlan playing the part of his son Ronan.

Several members of the 'Love/Hate' cast were on hand to support their co-star.

"I've heard great things and can't wait to see the story, what's in store for Ross this time round," Tom Vaughan-Lawlor said.

Peter Coonan, who played Fran, arrived with his heavily pregnant girlfriend Kim O'Driscoll, and Aoibhinn McGinnity (Trish) dashed through the doors.

Liam Cunningham, Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh and Paul McGuinness were also in attendance.

This is Howard's third stage play, following 'The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger' and 'Between Foxrock and a Hard Place'.

The latest saga is set in 2022, with Ireland in the middle of an unexpected economic boom.

The country's debts have been repaid in full, people are again selling houses for five times their worth, and Bertie Ahern is set to become Taoiseach again.

Irish Independent

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