Young offenders star Chris Walley wins Olivier award
Cork man wins award for his work in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Chris Walley accepts the Best Actor In A Supporting Role award for The Lieutenant Of Inishmore on stage during The Olivier Awards in London, England. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images.
Chris performed in plays at the National Youth Theatre and was active in the Gaiety Theatre and Cork School of Music.
Chris earned a place in RADA and was one of just 28 people to gain entry from over 3,500 applicants.
Prior to the production he said that receiving a part in the play was a “dream come true.”
“To have this happen in the same year as the Young Offenders TV show is broadcast is really something else. To be able to play two such different characters in the space of twelve months is very exciting.”