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Chris O'Dowd: I'm cool

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'Lorraine Live' TV Programme, London, Britain - 05 Jul 2013
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Star of IT Crowd and Bridesmaids, Mr O'Porter tells us about his new improvised comedy, Family Tree.
Chris O'Dowd

Chris O'Dowd insists his new home isn't quite a luxurious "castle".

The Bridesmaids star is married to Dawn O'Porter and recently rumours emerged they were planning to buy a castle in his native Ireland.

While he brushed off the idea his new home is extravagant, he does think he deserves some form of title.

"I don't think so, but I think the title would be Mr Cool," he laughed when asked by British magazine Star.

"Castle is pushing it. It's essentially a two-up, two-down - Irish castles aren't that fancy. They were built as a defence mechanism."

Chris' next gig is on UK TV show Family Tree, in which his character gets over failed relationships by researching his ancestry.

The funnyman quipped he has his own way of dealing with heartache.

"I used to have this annoying habit when a girl broke up with me of going round her house and murdering her. We'll see how things go with Dawn..." he deadpanned.

Chris believes people get interested in their family history when they're "on the cusp of having kids".

While he and Dawn are yet to start their own family, the 33-year-old has been doing a little research.

"I traced the O'Dowds back to the 15th/16th century, and the very first O'Dowds are from 15 minutes from where the O'Dowds are now. We're not a family of travellers!" he laughed.

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