| 9.1°C Dublin

Colm would love to play detective again

HOLLYWOOD star Colm Meaney said he would love to reprise his famous role as a psychotic detective in Intermission.

The Dubliner is currently on the big screen in the biopic of Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts, One Chance, alongside Gavin and Stacey star James Corden.

The actor said he would jump at the chance to return to his memorable role as Detective Jerry Lynch in Intermission which he played opposite Colin Farrell in Intermission.

"I'd love to. Intermission was a wonderful piece," he said.

"Director John Crowley was amazing on that and did a great job. It would be lovely to do something with that."

But Colm said he can never see himself getting back on the Star Trek set again in his role as Chief Miles O'Brien.


"I wouldn't fit in the space suit anymore," he said.

The Snapper actor also confirmed on the show that he managed to utter the word 'boll**ks' on the bridge of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine while playing the role in the 90s.

"I snuck it into a script. It was the early 90s and an American audience wouldn't have known what it meant," he said.

The actor said on the Ray D'Arcy Show that he is thrilled with his latest big screen project, One Chance, where he plays the Paul Pott's Dad Roland.

"Literally people laugh and cry which always a good thing. You leave the cinema feeling uplifted and with a smile on your face," he said.

Colm said he was impressed with James Corden's portrayal of the character during filming.

"I wasn't familiar with his work. Most people told me he did a lot of comedy," he said.

"I was hugely impressed with his work as an actor."

The actor has been lined up to play a key role in the biopic of football legend Pele, which begins shooting next month.

"It's a lovely script. It's not a just a biopic. It's actually the story of the 1958 World Cup and the Brazilian team that went there," he said.

"We look at Brazil now and the wonderful football they play and we think of it as very artistic and sophisticated.

"Actually in 1958 the European attitude towards Brazilians wasn't so magnanimous.