HE'S busy playing the country's favourite gangland criminal, Nidge, on the set of Love/Hate, but actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is set to return to the stage after Howie The Rookie secured a London transfer.
The dad of one first impressed in Howie last year at the Project Arts Centre and now London's prestigious Barbican theatre, has picked it up for a run in November.
"I'm really looking forward to bringing it back to Dublin, and I'm delighted London audiences will get a chance to see Mark O'Rowe's stunning play at the Barbican," said the actor.
Written by the screenwriter of hit film Intermission, the play tells the story of inner city natives Howie and Rookie.
It was first staged in 1999 as a two-hander starring Karl Shiels and Aidan Kelly, but Vaughan-Lawlor takes on both parts in the award-winning show's current production.
It is also lined up to travel to New York this year in what will be a further boost to Vaughan-Lawlor.