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Truthful Metropolis’s Bryan Murray wanted police escort to work after receiving loss of life threats

Fair City’s Bryan Murray had to get a police escort to work while working on the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside.

The actor played the evil Trevor Jordache, one of the soap’s biggest villains, and English police received information that Bryan’s life was in danger after a series of death threats were made against him.

Bryan played the family patriarch who bullied his wife Mandy and sexually abused his teenage daughter Beth, played by Anna Friel.

Bryan told RSVP Magazine, I had to get a police escort for a week when I played Trevor Jordache at Brookside.

“The police took me to the studio from home because they received threats from the public.

“I thought they were looking at me, but it was very serious.”

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He added, “Characters like Trevor Jordache and other soap villains create emotions in people who don’t get aroused very often. The act makes something explode in them and they don’t like themselves for it. “

Fair City was off the air for nearly six months during the initial lockdown last year and into the summer, and that took its toll on Bryan and his partner Una Crawford O’Brien, who plays Renee on the RTÉ show.

Una said, “Not only that, Bryan and I were supposed to be touring the country with a two-handed piece called Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan.

“Fair City has disappeared and so has the play. We have been able to film Fair City well since then, but nothing happened to the play because the cinemas are all closed.

“But we survived the lockdown, we live by a beautiful river and we walk a lot. Although we were limited to the 3 miles travel restrictions, we could just about walk to Sandymount Beach.

“I also learned how to cut Bryan’s hair and dog’s eyebrows!”

Una Crawford O’Brien and Bryan Murray at Lillies Bordello, Dublin

Bryan continues: “We cooked a lot and tried many new menus. A lot of red and white wine was drunk and a lot of music played.

“We really enjoy having people around the house, entertainment at home is one of those warm and beautiful moments in life so we look forward to it happening again.

As their work dried up, it also gave them financial worries.

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Bryan said, “Acting, whatever position you’re in on the corporate ladder, is a hit-and-run job.

“It’s not something that lasts 52 weeks a year. Obviously it was terrible to be out of work for so long, but as an actor you have to get used to the fact that you’re going to be out of work soon.” work as long as you work. “

Una added: “And if you don’t work, you won’t get paid!”

And how has your private life been for the past 15 months?

Bryan said, “We’re a good couple, but we have our gaiters just like everyone else.”

Una joked: “Oh no, we don’t!”

Bryan added: “We are good together and we are very supportive of each other.”

Una said: “And we laugh what is important.”

Fair City stars from past years

Bryan and Una are back at Fair City playing Bob and Renee. So what can we expect from Bob and Renee this summer?

Una revealed: “My problematic daughter Heather shows up again, she who is always in trouble will return.

“Then there is a problem with Ellie, who is my granddaughter, and what is going to happen? Heather is like a tornado, she comes in, wrecks havoc and goes.”

Bryan continued, “But it makes good television!”

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