If you’re a film fan and know your Irish actors, you’re probably very familiar with the last name Gleeson. There’s Brendan Gleeson, a damn fine veteran actor. But you also have his two sons, Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson, two great actors in their own right. Well, if you have a lot of Gleeson love, you’re going to really enjoy “Frank of Ireland.”
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As seen in the trailer for “Frank of Ireland,” the story follows the lead character, aptly named Frank. You see, Frank is a bit of a loser. He’s 32-years-old but still lives at home with his parents, can’t drive, has a terrible love life, is a failing musician, and has a best friend affectionately called Doofus. So, the series follows Frank as he deals with all of this drama as he attempts to find just a shred of respect. Hilarity, most definitely, ensues.
And as mentioned, you got a couple of Gleesons thrown in for good measure. Brian Gleeson (“Peaky Blinders”) plays the title character, Frank. Then you have Brian’s real-life brother, Domhnall Gleeson (“Star Wars,” “Ex Machina“) playing Doofus, the loveable bestie who, as the trailer so clearly points out, likes to watch.
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“Frank of Ireland” debuts on Amazon Prime Video on April 16. You can watch the trailer below.
Here’s the series’ synopsis:
Frank of Ireland is a physical and ridiculous brand of humor with an original twist. Brian Gleeson (Peaky Blinders, The Bisexual), stars as Frank Marron, a 32-year-old catastrophe; a misanthropic fantasist in arrested development who’s convinced that the world owes him. He’s also our hero. Frank is newly single and still lives at home with his mother, Mary (Pom Boyd). He’s a self-proclaimed musician with a tenuous hold on reality, and hasn’t written a song or played a gig in years. His ex-girlfriend Áine (Sarah Greene) has just found a new boyfriend, and Frank may be finding that a tad difficult. Luckily, Frank has a loyal best friend, Doofus, (Domhnall Gleeson) whose full-time job is clearing the debris left in Frank’s wake. Set in an idyllic suburb of Dublin, Frank of Ireland is the hilarious story of a man’s hapless search for respect, as he struggles to grow up and get his life together, and hopefully not burn everything to the ground in the process.