Mrs Brown’s Boys actor hopes to take on serious role
Mrs Brown’s Boys star Rory Cowan has said that he would love to move into serious acting and take on a role in Brendan O’Carroll’s upcoming drama.
Cowan has worked with comedian O’Carroll for over 20 years, through the success of Mrs Browns Boys right back to O’Carroll’s first play ‘The Course’ in the 1990s.
O’Carroll, who created and stars in the comedy megahit, has announced that The Course is set to be made into a six part BBC drama series.
The Course follows the story of a conman who creates a get rich quick scheme which involves running a fake course on Positive Mental Attitude.
Cowan would love to take part in the series. He told the Irish Mirror: “I don’t know [if I’ll be in it]. I was in the play and so was Danny [O’Carroll, Brendan’s son and Mrs Brown’s Boys co-star].
“In the stage show there was only six or seven characters but for a television show I’d say we’d all be in it.
“Brendan is very generous like that. He’d want us all in there.”
However, he has said there will be no hard feelings if O’Carroll goes with another actor this time around.
He continued: “I wouldn’t be annoyed at all [if he cast another star in the role]. At the same time I don’t think he would do it.”
Cowan is looking forward to many more years in Mrs Brown’s Boys, which despite a recent panning from an unimpressed critic, has just won the Best Comedy Award at the National Television Awards for the fourth time.
He said: “I’m sure it will end but not for a while yet. We’re still booked in to do shows and specials until 2021 I think. Mrs Brown is massive and things like that just doesn’t stop.”
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling