Olivier win for Young Offenders star Chris Walley

Olivier win for Young Offenders star Chris Walley
Chris Walley with the Best Actor In a Supporting Role, for the The Lieutenant Of Inishmore at the Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 7, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Olivier. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

The Young Offenders star Chris Walley, well known to audiences as Jock O’Keeffe in the comedy film and series, has won an Olivier Award.

The Corkman won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award for his part in Martin McDonagh’s critically-acclaimed The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

The play, which also starred Irish actor Aidan Turner, ran at the Noël Coward Theatre in London’s West End last year.

Before the awards ceremony, held in the Royal Albert Hall last night, the 24-year-old actor spoke on the red carpet about how to stay positive in the world of showbiz. Mr Walley discussed constant auditioning in the face of rejection, something that is likely to be a little easier following his latest accolade.

The Olivier Awards celebrate the best of London theatre and are Britain’s most prestigious stage honours.

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