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PSA: Colin Farrell is returning to the BBC 21 years after his stint on Ballykissangel

“I’m thrilled to have Colin Farrell on board.”

SHORTLY BEFORE HE began gracing Hollywood’s red carpets, Colin Farrell played a year-long role in BBC drama, Ballykissangel.

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For anyone who might not remember the show which ran from 1996 to 2001, it centred around a community in rural Ireland, and featured all manner of high jinks; love triangles, unrequited love, the lot. Honest to God, it was all go.

The man himself played Danny Byrne between 1998 and 1999, before making one serious splash Stateside the following year, but now Colin is returning to his television roots.

It has been announced that the Dubliner will be joining the cast of BBC Two’s The North Water in which he will be playing whale harpooner, Henry Drax.

The series director, Andrew Haigh, has hopes for Colin’s interpretation of the character.

According to The Independent, he said of Colin’s addition to the cast:

Casting the right leads is the most important part of any project and I’m thrilled to have Colin Farrell on board.

“I am a huge admirer of his work and can’t wait to see him bring Drax vividly to life,” he added.

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