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Frank of Ireland

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Comedy
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Episode 1: Frank of Ireland

Summary

Comedy about thirtysomething Irish fantasist Frank Marron, a misanthropic, narcissistic in arrested development who thinks the world owes him something. In the opening episode, Frank is shocked to hear that his ex-girlfriend, Aine, has a new boyfriend and decides to learn mixed martial arts to match up to the new man in her life. With Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, Pom Boyd, Sarah Greene and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.
Recommended

Review

The Gleeson brothers – Brian and Domhnall, sons of Brendan – star in and co-write this new sitcom, which looks like being a rich source of dirty laughs. Brian Gleeson is Frank, a feckless and very unsuccessful singer/songwriter who has a tendency towards dysfunctional relationships and ill-advised one-night stands. He also still lives with his mother (Pom Boyd), who likes to start her day by crashing into his room and dissing whoever’s still sleeping in Brian’s bed. 

As you’d expect from a show made by Merman (Sharon Horgan’s production company), a lot of crass pratfalling is expertly offset with just a dash of warm vulnerability, as Brian and his idiot friend Doofus (Domhnall Gleeson) vie for the affection of a martial-arts instructor before Frank performs, disastrously, at a funeral. There’s a hot new messy loser on the block. 


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Cast

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Frank MarronBrian Gleeson
DoofusDomhnall Gleeson
Mary MarronPom Boyd
AineSarah Greene
NicolaLiz Fitzgibbon
PadraigPat Shortt
Peter-BrianTom Vaughan-Lawlor
Taxi driver 1Rory Mullen
Taxi driver 2Sandra ni Bhroin
Funeral priestEamon Rohan

Crew

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DirectorMJ Delaney
Executive producerClelia Mountford
Executive producerSharon Horgan
Executive producerBrian Gleeson
Executive producerDomhnall Gleeson
Executive producerMichael Moloney
ProducerRory Gilmartin
ProducerCharlie Laurie
WriterBrian Gleeson
WriterDomhnall Gleeson
WriterMichael Moloney

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  • Episode 1

    Frank of Ireland

    Summary

    Comedy about thirtysomething Irish fantasist Frank Marron, a misanthropic, narcissistic in arrested development who thinks the world owes him something. In the opening episode, Frank is shocked to hear that his ex-girlfriend, Aine, has a new boyfriend and decides to learn mixed martial arts to match up to the new man in her life. With Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, Pom Boyd, Sarah Greene and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.
    Recommended

    Review

    The Gleeson brothers – Brian and Domhnall, sons of Brendan – star in and co-write this new sitcom, which looks like being a rich source of dirty laughs. Brian Gleeson is Frank, a feckless and very unsuccessful singer/songwriter who has a tendency towards dysfunctional relationships and ill-advised one-night stands. He also still lives with his mother (Pom Boyd), who likes to start her day by crashing into his room and dissing whoever’s still sleeping in Brian’s bed. 

    As you’d expect from a show made by Merman (Sharon Horgan’s production company), a lot of crass pratfalling is expertly offset with just a dash of warm vulnerability, as Brian and his idiot friend Doofus (Domhnall Gleeson) vie for the affection of a martial-arts instructor before Frank performs, disastrously, at a funeral. There’s a hot new messy loser on the block. 


    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Frank MarronBrian Gleeson
    DoofusDomhnall Gleeson
    Mary MarronPom Boyd
    AineSarah Greene
    NicolaLiz Fitzgibbon
    PadraigPat Shortt
    Peter-BrianTom Vaughan-Lawlor
    Taxi driver 1Rory Mullen
    Taxi driver 2Sandra ni Bhroin
    Funeral priestEamon Rohan

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorMJ Delaney
    Executive producerClelia Mountford
    Executive producerSharon Horgan
    Executive producerBrian Gleeson
    Executive producerDomhnall Gleeson
    Executive producerMichael Moloney
    ProducerRory Gilmartin
    ProducerCharlie Laurie
    WriterBrian Gleeson
    WriterDomhnall Gleeson
    WriterMichael Moloney

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