MRS BROWN: MY GAY SON IS DOING A RONALDO!
LEAVING: Rory is quitting show after 26 years MRS Brown’s Boys creator Brendan O’Carroll has compared the departure of co-star Rory Cowan – after 26 years of working together – to footie star Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer from Manchester United. Rory played the son of O’Carroll’s popular character Agnes Brown for the final time at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday. In a statement O’Carroll labelled him a “legend”, adding: “To all of us it feels like Ronaldo leaving Manchester United. “But Ronaldo went on to amazing success – which I know Rory will too.” “I can’t even quantify the contribution Rory has made to our success and the wellbeing of me and my family – not just on screen or stage but way before that as a friend and a driving force in getting us here. “He’s a legend.” Cowan, who played hairdresser Rory Brown, said he had grown “tired” of the hit BBC comedy and stage show.
He said: “I got tired of it, I haven’t been happy for the last two years working there.”
“There was no row with Brendan, there was no dispute over money or anything, in fact quite the opposite, I got so well paid that it enabled me to be able to leave – I didn’t need to stay.”
Cowan’s agent said his client’s split from the hit BBC comedy and popular stage show had been “amicable”.
The actor had starred as Rory Brown since 2001 and has worked with O’Carroll since the early 1990s.