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Fans of Derry Girls were treated to a Derry special guest star tonight on Channel 4, with Hollywood and Northern Irish legend Liam Neeson joining the cast as Chief Constable Byers, a local member of the police force who interrogates the gang following them getting into a spot of bother on the eve of their GCSE results.

“I was delighted to be able to play a wee part of the final series of Derry Girls. I’m a huge fan of the series, the talented Lisa McGee’s incredible writing and the superb ensemble cast. It’s such a unique and special show with real heart and amazing to see the lives of ordinary, funny people living in Northern Ireland during The Troubles played out in a Channel 4 comedy. It was lovely to be back filming there and having fun with them all.” – Liam Neeson

Series 3 of Derry Girls once again follows Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), her cousin Orla (Louisa Harland) and friends Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell) and Michelle’s tag along English cousin, aka The Wee English Fella, James (Dylan Llewellyn). The series also stars Tommy Tiernan as Erin’s long-suffering father Gerry, Tara Lynne O’Neill as Erin’s mother Mary, Ian McElhinney as Granda Joe, Kathy Kiera Clarke as Aunt Sarah and Siobhan McSweeney as Sister Michael, the straight-talking Headmistress of Lady Immaculate College, which the group attend.

Commissioned for Channel 4 by Director of Programmes Ian Katz, Head of Comedy Fiona McDermott and Commissioning Editors Jack Bayles and Laura Riseam. The series is written by Lisa McGee. Caroline Leddy (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner, London Irish), Liz Lewin (London Irish, Crashing, I Hate Suzie), Jimmy Mulville and Lisa McGee are Executive Producers with Brian Falconer (Ordinary Love) Producing and Michael Lennox (Endeavour) Directing. Derry Girls is a commission for Hat Trick Productions and is a showcase of creative talent from Northern Ireland, entirely set and made locally. Derry Girls received funding from Northern Ireland Screen.

Credit: Derry Girls airs Tuesdays on Channel 4, catch up on All 4

Source Channel 4

April 14, 2022 5:24am ET by Channel 4  


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