Derry Girls: Shock as actor celebrates 31st birthday - but can you guess their real ages?
Twitter was sent into a spin after one of the 16-year-old Derry Girls recently celebrated her 31st birthday.
Written by Maiden City native Lisa McGee, the Channel 4 comedy has earned widespread acclaim since hitting the small screen. Set in 1990s Derry it tells the story of four school friends attending at all-girl school who are lumbered with an English boy who is placed in their school in order to avoid the - possible - recriminations had he gone instead to the all-boys school.
There was incredulity - and praise for her acting skills - for Nicola Coughlan on social media when one user realised just how old she really was.
Originally From Galway, Nicola plays the baby-faced Claire. She celebrated her birthday last week - her 31st making her the oldest of the five teenage characters.
"It's the rain," one Twitter user suggested while others questioned if the show was actually filmed in the 1990s - when it's set - given their disbelief of her age.
Can you guess the name of the rest of the '16-year-old' class.
Just click on the gallery of pictures above.
Nicola Coughlan, who plays Clare in Derry Girls, is 31 years old.— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) January 11, 2018
THIRTY ONE YEARS OLD! pic.twitter.com/UKbibL8Phq
It's the school uniform that makes her look a lot younger.— zenon (@zenon2009) January 12, 2018
It’s all the rain that keeps us all so young out here in Norn Iron...— Sabella (@sablecolby7) January 16, 2018
Ian ziering was 52 in Beverly Hills 90210 .— Malachy McGowan (@thaktonhemlock) January 15, 2018
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