Mrs Brown's Boys actor Gary Hollywood reveals he's taking legal action against star Brendan O'Carroll over pay dispute12/27/2020
MRS Brown's Boys actor Gary Hollywood has revealed he is taking legal action against show creator Brendan O'Carroll.
The 41-year-old has alleged he was "unfairly treated" while working as Dino Doyle on the BBC show.
Lodging paperwork for a tribunal, Gary claimed he was paid less than his co-stars for spin-off show All Round To Mrs Brown’s – and was axed from a festive special after making a complaint.
He told the Daily Star: “I feel I wasn’t being paid equally and I wasn’t being given an explanation for decisions.
“When I tried to resolve it, nothing was done. I was just disregarded. But I won’t put up with it any more. I won’t be treated like that. This has gone too far. They shouldn’t do this to people."
Gary quit as Dino earlier this year, with show creator and star Brendan insisting they were on good terms at the time.
Insisting he's not a "greedy person", Gary says he "just wants the truth" and to be compensated for the time he wasn't paid fairly.
Brendan signed a massive new deal with the BBC — that will see him create Mrs Brown’s Boys festive specials for the channel until 2026.
There’s even a clause which guarantees the BBC must show the Irish comedy at 10pm on Christmas Day — the most coveted slot on British TV.
And Brendan told how he’s thrilled to be bringing laughter to homes all over the UK and Ireland with his foul-mouthed comedy series, particularly after a difficult 2020.
The star faced his own hardships after he lost his sister Fiona in March, days before the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world, but says he’s delighted to end the year on a positive note.
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