As we were hiding behind a duvet for most of last night’s latest episode of Love/Hate, we missed the surprise appearances from some special guests - but thankfully some of you had your eyes peeled.
pretty sure Tom Vaughan Lawlors dad played priest in that episode #lovehate— I.Bridget (@IBBR2) October 12, 2014
#LoveHate Am I right in saying that the priest in tonight's show is Nidge's father, in real life? Anyone know?? His name is Tom Lawlor— Noel Malone (@npmalone) October 12, 2014
It was of course Tom Vaughan Lawlor’s Dad, Tom Lawlor playing the priest at the dentist’s funeral last night.
We knew he had that 'Nidge' look about him.
And look who it is? Did you recognise this guy?
Saoirse Ronan's dad is the man for the job. #Love/Hate— hannah_lou (@hannah_lou) October 12, 2014
It was Soairse Ronan’s Dad, Paul Ronan playing shady Zoo character Brendan.
Both Tom and Paul are respected actors have obviously passed their talents down to their next of kin.
Tom boasts a successful Irish acting career appearing in Irish shorts such as ‘Coming Out’ and ‘Birds Die’.
“Yeah, my dad’s an actor and we kind of grew up in an actor’s household so I was exposed to all sides of that life from a very early age. It’s been quite a life,” Tom Vaughan - Lawlor said to RSVP Magazine when asked about his Father’s career.
Paul featured in the hit film, The Devil’s Own, with Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt, the Kevin Spacey-led Ordinary Decent Criminal and roles in dramas such as Ballykissangel and The Clinic.
Paul as Sean Phelan in The Devil's Own
"It's a family afaaaiiirrrrr"
Next week we will try our best to peek out from behind our pillow more often, as you never know who might crop up on our screens.