Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Brendan O'Carroll's joy as his Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie hits silver screen

Brendan O'Carroll on the pink carpet with his wife Jenny last night
Mrs Brown

TV's favourite foul-mouthed mammy hit the big screen last night at the world premiere of Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie.

Even though it isn't on general release yet, comedian Brendan O'Carroll already has big plans for the two follow-up films in the trilogy.

"They'll be filmed in Dublin and I'll be getting a bigger salary," he joked at the world premiere at Dublin's Savoy Cinema.

Dubbed "the overnight success story that was 20 years in the making", Agnes Brown (below) first appeared as a brash and brazen matriarch on RTE radio.

Since then she has appeared in books, movies and TV shows.

With its bawdy humour and knowing winks to camera, the programme has attracted massive global audiences since it made its TV debut in 2011 – although the critics have not always been kind. But O'Carroll had a defiant message for the naysayers: "Thank you so much for writing about Mrs Brown. It means an awful lot to get the name out there.

"Keep writing about it, I don't care what you say."

Walking the customised pink carpet – to match Agnes' favourite cardigan – O'Carroll was overcome with emotion.

"I'm an emotional wreck to tell you the truth," he said. "I never dreamed of all this. It knocks the breath out of you. After the journey I have been on, I'm absolutely overwhelmed and bursting with pride with this welcome home."

Following on from the hugely successful show, O'Carroll admitted there was some pressure when sitting down to write the script.

"There is some pressure for it to do well. It's like the difficult second or third album but hopefully I've made it funny enough to get the TV audience off the sofa and into the cinema," he said.

"I only care what the audience think, not the critics."

Rugby player Shane Byrne, boxing champion Katie Taylor and comedienne June Rodgers all attended the premiere.

"Working with Brendan is a joy," RTE presenter Joe Duffy said. "I play myself and I am absolutely awful in the film but the movie itself is fantastic."

O'Carroll's daughter Fiona, who is seven months pregnant, arrived with her brother Danny O'Carroll.

"We are one big family on stage and on TV," she said.

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