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01st Mar 2021

Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is “itching” to trace his roots by visiting Irish county

James Fenton

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has been speaking about his desire to visit Co. Armagh in order to trace his roots.

Bryan Cranston was speaking on The Late Late Show on Friday, when he mentioned that his great-great-great-great grandparents had originally come from Co. Armagh. The multiple Emmy-winner said to Ryan Tubridy “I gotta come back to Ireland, I haven’t been in several years” and added “I’ve never been to where my people come from in Armagh.”

Referencing the acclaimed Jez Butterworth play The Ferryman, which is set in rural Armagh during The Troubles, the Malcolm in the Middle star said: “When I watched it, I thought that’s where my people are from so I have to go and see what that was like and I can’t wait.”

The actor will no doubt be welcomed whenever he gets the chance to make his way over. In the meantime, you can catch Bryan Cranston in his new show Your Honor, which starts on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday night.

Have a look at a snippet of his chat with Ryan Tubridy below…

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