Philippa Dunne cast to play 'Geraldine Devlin' in the second series of Channel 4's award winning comedy DERRY GIRLS which is currently in production in Belfast..
Set in Derry in the run-up to the ceasefire, Derry Girls is a warm, funny and honest look at the lives of ordinary people living under the spectre of the Troubles, all seen through the eyes of a local teenager. Writer Lisa McGee (Indian Summers, London Irish, Being Human) has mined her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a kind comedy about what it’s like to be a teenage girl living amongst conflict.
It’s 1994/1995 - a time when nobody can seem to agree on anything, except how much they all enjoy using an acronym (The IRA, The UDA, The RUC). Armed police in armoured Land Rovers, British Army check points and “peace” walls are all an everyday reality for Erin, her cousin Orla, Michelle and Claire and not forgetting James – the only boy in an all girl’s convent school!
Derry Girls series 2 follows on from the award-winning first series of Derry Girls, which was watched by an average of 2.5 million viewers, making it Channel 4's biggest comedy launch since 2004. Derry Girls is also the biggest ever comedy launch series on All 4.