Young Offenders actor is nominated for an Olivier Award for his stage work

Young Offenders actor is nominated for an Olivier Award for his stage work
Actor Chris Walley was nominated for an award for his performance in 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore'. Pic: Larry Cummins

YOUNG Offenders star Chris Walley, who plays Jock O’Keeffe in the hit TV show, has been nominated for an Olivier Award for his stage work.

The 24-year-old actor was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his part in Martin McDonagh’s critically acclaimed 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' which ran in the West End last year.

Aidan Turner, Chris Walley and Denis Conway in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore opens in the West End. Pictured isPicture Johan Persson.
Aidan Turner, Chris Walley and Denis Conway in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore opens in the West End. Pictured isPicture Johan Persson.

The Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London theatre and are known as Britain’s most prestigious stage honours.

Meanwhile, Walley is up for Best Comedy Performance (Male) category in the RTS award programme that aims to celebrate the best that the UK television industry has to offer.

Fingers crossed this Corkonian talent comes up trumps in the award ceremonies which will be taking place in March and April.

The RTS programme awards are taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Tuesday 19 March while The Olivier Awards are going to be on at the Royal Albert Hall on April 7, hosted by English comedian and presenter Jason Manford.

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