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Cillian Murphy says he would be up for playing a role in The Young Offenders

Well, this is just too much.

IT’S BEEN ALMOST two months since the series wrapped, and yet we still have a Young Offenders-shaped hole in our hearts.


Thankfully, this has been soothed somewhat by suggestions that Cillian Murphy would be keen to join Conor, Jock and the crew in the next season of the Cork-based comedy.

We know, it’s too much.

The Cork-native, who currently stars in Peaky Blinders, recently confirmed that he’s a fan of both the film and the series, and would be on for joining the cast if the role was right.

cillian MM Source: PA Images

Speaking to The Herald, Cillian praised Chris Walley and Alex Murphy, and naturally we’re already picturing the 41-year-old returning to his native accent, and joining the lads on their latest (mis)adventure.

I’ve met those lads and they’re brilliant lads and brilliant actors and I love the series.

But despite his admiration for both the show and its stars, Cillian said he’d need a fairly good role if he was to join.

It would have to be a good part, mind.


The lads have made no secret of their admiration for the Peaky Blinders actor, telling the press in recent months that Cillian’s opinion of the show meant the world to them.

It’s great because when you’re growing up and wanting to be an actor, Cillian Murphy is just from down the road. To hear he likes the show is just great.

In fact, they’re absolutely mad about him.

We actually met him over the summer while we were filming and he had nothing but nice things to say. He’s an absolute legend, we love him.

*Crosses fingers and toes for a Cillian cameo.*

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