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Children know me from Love/Hate - Sean

Irish actor Sean McGinley has revealed that people still recognise him from Love/Hate.

Sean played IRA boss Tony in the top gangland series and revealed that even children know him from the series.

"You can always tell when a show... sort of goes beyond being a TV show and becomes a water cooler conversation," he said.

"I think it really spoke to people. All sorts of people. Even kids in the street who probably shouldn't have been watching it still recognised me.

"I think it all starts with the quality of the writing. The writing in Love/Hate is one the best - if not the best thing - I've ever read and, of course, when you're asked to do something like that you say yes because the quality doesn't come around that often," he told the Pat Kenny show on Newstalk.


We will next see Sean in a new four-part series for RTE called Clean Break, which tells the tale of a community driven by love, greed, status and revenge.

With Love/Hate taking at least a year off, this Wexford-based drama is set to fill the void when it airs later this year.

The series also stars Adam Fergus (Love/Hate), Aidan McArdle (Mr Selfridge), Simone Kirby (Peaky Blinders), Damien Molony (Ripper Street), Kelly Thornton (Love/Hate) and Ned Dennehy (Peaky Blinders).

Sean is also promoting his native county of Donegal as a location for both national and international TV and film projects.

"I think the county has a lot to offer - the resources we have here, the landscape, our architectural heritage and the people - all that adds up to something that sets us apart a bit," he said.