Siobhán McSweeney catch-up

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The actor and presenter on saying goodbye to DERRY GIRLS, her role in Disney’s new superhero comedy EXTRAORDINARY, and why she’s been given her own ‘infant’ table on POTTERY THROW DOWN. The Cork-born actress also discusses the possibility of a Sister Michael spin-off, the potential privatization of Channel 4 and how a feminine spirit has returned to Ireland.

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Sister Michael’s charitable Christmas

Síobhán McSweeney

DERRY GIRLS actress Síobhán McSweeney is recording Christmas messages for fans – and raising money for charity in the process. The Aherla native, who shot to fame for her role as Sister Michael in Derry Girls, has joined Cameo “for a limited time” ahead of Christmas Day. The actress, who is also known for her role in the telly adaption of Graham Norton’s novel HOLDING and for presenting THE GREAT POTTERY THROW DOWN, said she gets “so many requests for video messages” so she decided to join the platform for a limited time and raise money for charity in the process.

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DERRY GIRLS Coughlan in BARBIE

Derry Girls

DERRY GIRLS actress Nicola Coughlan has confirmed she’s landed a role in Greta Gerwig’s BARBIE movie. The Irish actress shared the exciting news after Warner Bros. released the first teaser trailer for the film, which stars Margot Robbie as the iconic doll and Ryan Gosling as her love interest Ken. The BRIDGERTON star wrote on Instagram: “Thank you Greta Gerwig for having me as a tiny part of what I think is the greatest movie ever made.”

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Lisa McGee awarded freedom of Derry

Derry Girls

DERRY GIRLS creator Lisa McGee has vowed to continue to write about the “place I come from, the place I love” as she received the freedom of the city. The writer was awarded the freedom of Derry City and Strabane at a ceremony this week. Ms McGee becomes the first woman to receive the council’s highest honour. It is an “honour and a privilege” to be recognised in a city “steeped in story and full of storytellers,” she said.

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Scorsese loves DERRY GIRLS

Martin Scorsese

Legendary film director Martin Scorsese has revealed he is a fan of the popular Irish TV show DERRY GIRLS. The Hollywood legend, 80, made the revelation while speaking at The Economic Club of Chicago annual black tie dinner last month. He was asked what TV show he was currently watching before he told the packed room that he is currently watching the Channel 4 sitcom.

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Coughlan named TV actor of the year

Nicola Coughlin

DERRY GIRLS star Nicola Coughlan has been named TV actor of the year at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2022. Coughlan has seen a meteoric rise in fame in recent years due to her role in BRIDGERTON where she plays Penelope Featherington. The second season of the show debut on Netflix earlier this year, amassing 193 million viewing hours in its opening weekend.

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Saoirse-Monica Jackson in UPGRADED

DERRY GIRL Saoirse-Monica Jackson is set to star in UPGRADED. The ensemble cast includes the likes of Marisa Tomei (MY COUSIN VINNY), Camila Mendes (RIVERDALE), Anthony Head (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER), and many more big names in TV and film. The film follows Ana, played by Camila Mendes, an aspiring art trainee as she attempts to follow her dreams. All the while, she tries to make ends meet.

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Siobhán McSweeney on Sister Michael

Sister Michael has ruled the hallways of Our Lady Immaculate with an iron fist throughout DERRY GIRLS. Portrayed by an eye-rolling Siobhán McSweeney, the character commands respect, fear, and lots of laughter. In a new Vulture magazine interview, the Cork-born actress reveals her hopes for the legendary nun’s reputation.

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DERRY GIRLS S3 on Netflix

The beloved DERRY GIRLS returns to Netflix today. Season 3 serves as a fitting cap for the hilarious and heartfelt comedy, and concludes with a 45-minute episode set against the backdrop of the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. The series is able to end, pristine and in peak form, before the onset of implausible aging or the inevitable softening of characters that afflicts long-running sitcoms. Like one’s own teenage kicks, it couldn’t go on forever.

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DERRY GIRLS S3 release date

 

DERRY GIRLS returns to Netflix on October 7. Netflix’s official Twitter posted a tweet stating it was hard to say goodbye to the show, saying the “final season of our beloved Derry Girls arrives October 7 on Netflix (outside The UK & Ireland).” Last fall, creator and writer Lisa McGee confirmed on Twitter the third season would be the last, and that it was always the plan to have the show end after three seasons. “Derry Girls is a coming of age story…a love letter to the place I come from and the people who shaped me,” McGee said, also commenting it was an honor to write the show, and she was proud of what it had accomplished and achieved.

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