Friday 24 January 2020

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Gus McDonaghwho playing Bertie Ahern in the drama
Gus McDonaghwho playing Bertie Ahern in the drama
Gus McDonagh who plays Bertie Ahern in the drama
Bertie Ahern

Bertie Ahern was back in the spotlight when his character made a first appearance at filming of a new TV series on the career of Charlie Haughey.

The former Taoiseach – whom Haughey described as the "the most skillful, the most devious, the most cunning of them all" is being played by Gus McDonagh. The actor previously played a customs official in 'Love/Hate' and also had a role in BBC's 'Ripper Street'. The production began filming in Dublin earlier this week.

It sees several of the award-winning 'Love/Hate' cast reunite for the programme, with casting director Maureen Hughes – who found the stars of 'Love/Hate' – brought in for the audition process earlier this year. Aidan Gillen stars as the main man himself, while Laurence Kinlan plays Tony Gregory and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor has taken on the role of PJ Mara.

Meanwhile, the granddaughter of Terry Keane has insisted she will not be tuning in to see the RTE drama.

Former Miss Ireland Holly Carpenter, pictured, told the Irish Independent that she has no desire to see the mini-series when it airs next year.

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