Adam and Paul actor jailed for smuggling drugs into prison
An actor who starred in hit Irish movie Adam and Paul has been jailed after trying to smuggle heroin into a Manchester prison.
Thomas Farrell (38), from Sandyford, Dublin was caught with 17 wraps of the drug up his backside and was sentenced to four years in prison on December 16.
Farrell had been charged with a number of offences.
They included stealing a Prada handbag from a woman after feigning a heart attack, burglaries, criminal damage and conveying a prohibited article into prison.
He has reportedly been suffering from mental health difficulties and Manchester Crown Court heard that he was on a “downward spiral”, according to the Manchester Evening News.
He was previously jailed for eight months after knocking a woman unconscious in Manchester city centre.
As a teen, Farrell started abusing heroin.
Following a rehabilitation course at the age of 23, he turned his attentions to acting.
The Dubliner previously starred in RTÉ medical drama The Clinic and also appeared alongside Golden Globe nominee Jonathan Rhys Meyers in 'The Tudors'.
He played the role of ‘Sleeping Bag Boy’ in Adam and Paul, a movie which documented the day-to-day lives of two drug addicts living in Dublin.