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Jamie Dornan reportedly in talks about appearing in Derry Girls

Jamie Dornan has reportedly been in talks about appearing in the hit comedy show Derry Girls. Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

JAMIE Dornan has reportedly been in talks about appearing in the hit comedy show Derry Girls.

The Holywood-born actor is understood to have spoken to the writer behind the popular TV programme, Lisa McGee, about the prospect of starring in the next series.

Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan described the possibility of starring alongside Dornan as a "dream", but said filming for the third series of the Channel 4 comedy has been hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"He’s definitely chatted to the writer, Lisa McGee, about joining Derry Girls," she told the Irish Independent.

"That would be the dream, and I would welcome him fully with open arms

"I would not object to Jamie Dornan (joining), and I don’t think anyone in their right mind would object to him."

Coughlan, who plays Clare Devlin in the show, added: "Although my character is a lesbian and I think he is a little old for the girls, he could play a cool uncle or something.

"I know Lisa gets emails every day from actors, because a lot of people would love to fit into the next series if they could."

The actress, who hails from Galway and is currently starring in Netflix hit Bridgerton, said it was still unclear when filming for the show would resume.

"We're still waiting, because it's integral to the show that we film in Derry, and we can't do anything involving a crowd right now, so logistically, it's really tough," she said.

"But I spoke to Lisa McGee recently and she talked me through the storylines.

"They're so brilliant, which doesn't surprise me - she's just incredible - but it made me want to do it right now.

"But we also want to do the best version of the show we can.

"By hell or high water, we all want to make it work - if they said we could go tomorrow, trust me, we would all be there."

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