Aspiring actor Brian Hogan, 35, has finally made his break into TV and will make his on-screen drama debut in the popular Irish soap.
He plays the part ofconman Vince, who goes on an internet arranged date with one of the show’s main characters, unlucky-in-love Orla, played by Sorcha Furlong.
Vince at first seems lovely until he spills wine on Orla during dinner.
When she goes to clean herself up, Vince steals her wallet and her mobile from her handbag.
Brian said he hopes the part will lead to bigger and better roles.
“I did some acting in primary school and left it at that for a few years before doing a play in Youghal recently, and it was like a light switch went off. I got the taste for more,” he said.
He completed part-time acting courses in The Gaiety and went on the amateur dramatic circuit before doing a few TV and film courses in Dublin, which eventually lead to an audition for Fair City almost a year ago.
It resulted in a call from his agent recently to play the part of Vince.
Brian plans to watch the show at home or in the Marine Bar in Youghal.