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15th Apr 2021

New comedy with a genuinely amazing all-star Irish cast starts tonight on Channel 4

Stephen Porzio

This looks like a must-watch.

A new comedy is premiering tonight on Channel 4 with plenty of Irish talent involved both on-camera and off.

Frank of Ireland is a six-part series written by and starring real-life brothers Brian and Domhnall Gleeson.

The show centres on Frank Marron (Brian Gleeson, Peaky Blinders), described as a “misanthropic, narcissistic, fantasist in arrested development who thinks the world owes him something.”

A struggling musician living in Dublin with his mother (Pom Boyd, Rialto), he discovers his ex-girlfriend (Sarah Greene, The Dublin Murders) has a new boyfriend (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Love/Hate) for the first time since they split.

Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina) plays Frank’s wigman named Doofus, who foolishly thinks they are best friends.

Also part of the cast is Brian and Domhnall’s real-life father Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), as well as Pat Shortt (Killinaskully), while Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) is producing the series.

The show airs tonight on Channel 4 at 10pm. Check out its very funny teaser below.

Clip via Channel 4

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