Boyle actor to play his own brother in Irish movie

Chris O’Dowd the comedian come Hollywood actor from Boyle, Co Roscommon is set to play his brother John in a new Irish movie.

Chris O’Dowd the comedian come Hollywood actor from Boyle, Co Roscommon is set to play his brother John in a new Irish movie.

Chris and his brother John O’Dowd have recently been granted funding by the Irish Film Board to turn John’s travel tales into a movie.

The brothers are co-writing the script for ‘the Adventures of Super Frank’ with Chris to play the character based on his brother. The IFB have given first draft funding of w16,000 and O’Dowd will offer the script to international producers.

The plot follows an Irishman living in Berlin who follows his girlfriend to Australia and travels around the country trying to find her. It is described as “an offbeat comic road movie.” The story is loosely based on John O’Dowd’s own travels.

To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.