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If you've been missing your Chris O'Dowd fix since the third series of Moone Boy finished up on Sky last month, fear not.

One of the show's lead cast members, Deirdre O'Kane, revealed this morning that a Moone Boy movie could be on the way very soon.

"I don’t think we’ll ever see Moone Boy back on the telly but they [writers Chris O’Dowd and Nick Murphy] want to make the movie. So, I can see that happening," the actress told the Sunday World.

The show, which won an International Emmy Award for Comedy in 2013 and a British Comedy Award last year, captured the hearts of viewers when it first hit our screens in 2012.

Set in Chris O'Dowd's native Boyle in Co. Roscommon, the show chronicles the antics of schoolboy Martin Moone (David Rawle) and his imaginary friend, Seán (O'Dowd).

Despite worries that Chris' busy schedule and first-time father duties might spell the end for Moone Boy, Deirdre doesn't think he'll be saying goodbye to the show just yet. "Both Chris and Nick love the project so much. It’s their baby. I really do believe the movie will be made," she said.

Deirdre, who plays Martin's long-suffering mum, says she would "definitely be interested" in working on a big-screen version of the show.

"I never say no to a movie. Working on Moone Boy is so much fun. I loved it all and the fact that the viewers loved it too means so much to us," she added.

Okay, Chris, the ball's in your corner. Make it happen.


On this week's Spotlight, Niamh Geaney dropped by the Irish Gala screening of Noble held in the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. Noble has been setting tongues wagging in the film industry since its festival circuit debut so we had to find out what makes this movie so special and why we should see it!

Your Snapshot host and entertainment reporter Niamh spoke to cast members Deirdre O’ Kane (Intermission), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Brendan Coyle (Downtown Abbey), Mark Huberman (Frank) and Sarah Greene (The Guard). She also chatted to the Director Stephen Bradley (Boy Eats Girl) and to the inspirational woman herself, Christina Noble, who has to be one of the most charismatic people she has ever met!

As well as getting the low down on the film we also talked George Clooney on the set of Downtown abbey, what Bradley Cooper is really like and if Dara O' Brian is excited about his upcoming Vicar St. gigs.

If you've missed any of our awesome shows this week then fear not, the catch-up will be on its way to you shortly.