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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.



Moone Boy has proved a hilarious and highly successful TV show since it’s début in 2012.

And it seems its creators don’t want to let go just yet as they are in discussions about a possible movie for Martin (David Rawle) and his imaginary friend,  Seán (Chris O’Dowd).

O’Dowd created and co-writes the show as well as starring in it. The show is also set in O’Dowd’s hometown of Boyle in Co. Roscommon, where it is believed the movie would also be set.

The show’s co-writer, Nick Vincent Murphy, confirmed that a movie could be on the way, saying, “There are rumours of a film – isn’t it exciting? I can confirm that”.

It would seems also that there are possible time constraints on both the finale and a movie, “you can’t have an imaginary friend forever, so this story is going to end and we’re figuring out how to end it.”



Irish actor Chris O’Dowd was spotted sporting a new look as he walked around New York recently; however, it was all in the name of art.

The Moone Boy star was almost unrecognisable after he shaved his head and grew a particularly shaggy beard for his new role in Of Mice and Men on Broadway.

Our favourite funny man stars alongside James Franco and Leighton Meester as he plays the role of Lennie Small in the America play.

While he may have ditched his distinctive curly mop, it seems Chris is having a blast on the set.

Talking to The New York Times about working alongside the Roscommon native, James said: “He’s 90 percent less stoned than I was expecting. Also, I knew he’d be really smart, but he’s proven me wrong every day with that!”

He added: “I’d honestly heard great things about him. We have mutual friends, and everyone was like, ‘You know what? He’s an odd dude, but I think you’ll really like him.’”