Belfast Telegraph

More Northern Ireland stars join cast of Derry-set Troubles sitcom

By Francesca Gosling

Northern Ireland actors Ian McElhinney, Tara Lynne O'Neill and Kathy Kiera Clarke have joined the cast for a new sitcom set in Londonderry during the Troubles.

Derry Girls, which has already started filming for Channel 4 in Belfast, will tell a candid story of family life during a period of huge unrest, based on the experiences of writer Lisa McGee.

Saoirse Monica Jackson stars in the lead role of 16-year-old Erin Quinn, who begins to juggle the political problems in her home city ith issues of her own.

McElhinney plays Erin's fearsome Granda Joe, while O'Neill takes on the role of her uncompromising mother and Clarke plays her skittish aunt Sarah.

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