Sunday 17 December 2017

Joe Duffy: 'Shooting scenes for Mrs Brown movie a career highlight'

Joe Duffy on Mrs Brown's Boys. Photo: RTE
Joe Duffy on Mrs Brown's Boys. Photo: RTE
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

BROADCASTER Joe Duffy has described his day on the set of the ‘Mrs Browns Boys’ movie as one of the best experiences of his career so far.

The ‘Liveline’ host shot scenes opposite Brendan O’Carroll for the upcoming silver screen adaptation of the IFTA award-winning series in Dublin, last week.

Duffy previously played the role of two characters -- Mrs Brown's late husband and a psychic -- when the fourth season of O’Carroll’s BBC comedy aired last January.

But the RTE star told the Irish Independent that he’s going to be channeling a new character this time around.

It is rumoured that Duffy, who is a long time friend of O’Carroll’s, will in fact be playing himself on screen, however the 57-year-old was staying tight lipped on revealing any specific details.

“The only thing I could say is there are still legal disputes over the nudity clause,” he joked.

“That was for Mrs Brown – not for me.

“It was brilliant, I’m one scene but I have lines and I have about six set-pieces to do. I hope I don’t end up on the cutting room floor because I’m told the interview that he does turns something in the movie, the plot thickens,” he said.

Duffy is not the only well-known face featuring in the film, directed by Ben Kellett.

Comedienne June Rodgers, ‘Bachelors walk’ actor Simon Delaney and retired Ireland rugby international Shane Byrne have also been called up to make cameo appearances.

The cast and crew have spent four weeks shooting in Ireland and are then due to finish production in the UK.

Starring in lead roles opposite matriarch Agnes Brown are O’Carroll’s real-life wife Jennifer Gibney as Cathy, his daughter Fiona as Maria, his son Danny as Buster and his sister Eilish as Winnie McGoogan.

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