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Derry Girls movie would be huge boost for city and cast

Derry Girls cast members Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Dylan Llewellyn, and creator Lisa McGee
Derry Girls cast members Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Dylan Llewellyn, and creator Lisa McGee

Editor's Viewpoint

Derry Girls was a surprise hit on Channel 4 given that Northern Ireland-centric comedy doesn't travel very well. But the antics of the schoolgirls and 'wee English fella' were a sort of St Trinian's of the Bogside, widening their appeal well beyond these shores.

Now the show, about to enter its third series, could end up on the big screen. This would be an incredible coup for creator Lisa McGee and the cast who have brought her words to humorous life.

It is also great publicity for Londonderry, recently a UK City of Culture, and symbolises the ability of Northern Ireland people to laugh at themselves even in the most fraught of times.

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