Belfast Telegraph

Bed of noses for Shameless star

Shameless madam Lillian Tyler has traded red roses for red noses to recreate a famous scene from American Beauty in support of Comic Relief.

The Chatsworth estate brothel-keeper - played by Alice Barry - is pictured almost naked except for a few strategically placed noses.

Cast members from the Channel 4 show also staged a red nose fight outside The Jockey pub with the Maguire clan taking on each other as well as their neighbours.

Show stalwart Lillian put her twist on the racy scene from Oscar-winning film American Beauty, which originally featured actress Mena Suvari.

"What better cause to get my kit off than for Comic Relief?" said Alice.

"I had an absolute ball and what an experience to be showered in Car Noses. I think I look better than the original - more classy and sophisticated," she joked.

More details about Red Nose Day - which takes place on March 18 - are at www.rednoseday.com.

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