A role in The Young Offenders? It would have to be a good one, like!

A role in The Young Offenders? It would have to be a good one, like!
Cast member Cillian Murphy at the premiere of The Delinquent Season in Dublin last night. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

CORK actor Cillian Murphy has revealed he is a huge fan of hit TV show The Young Offenders - and would love to land a role in the second series.

The BBC/RTÉ comedy has been one of the TV successes of the year and Murphy said: “I’ve met the actors, they are brilliant lads, brilliant actors. I love the show and I loved the film."

Cillian Murphy said he is a fan of the Young Offenders. Photographer: Miki Barlok 
Cillian Murphy said he is a fan of the Young Offenders. Photographer: Miki Barlok 

Asked at the premiere of his latest film in Dublin last night whether he would like to appear in an episode, his Cork accent got a little stronger as he laughed: “They’d have to give me a good part, like.” 

Murphy also hinted that the Peaky Blinders TV series which is currently in production for a fifth season could end up on the big screen.

"It's so well written, it would be great to see it as a film and I wouldn’t rule out," said the actor who plays gangster Tommy Shelby.

Murphy was speaking at the premiere of The Delinquent Season at Cineworld in Dublin, a drama about two married couples with an all-Irish cast, which includes Andrew Scott.

"I don’t recall any Irish film like this, which deals with couples at a certain stage in their lives and the choices they make," said Murphy, 41, adding: “When you are older, have children, and find yourself moving elegantly into middle age, you want to make films that reflect your own experience.”

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