Reg E Cathey, who starred in cult TV series 'The Wire', spoke to RTÉ.ie about his current role in 'The Shawshank Redemption'.

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Speaking exclusively to RTÉ.ie Cathey, who is starring as Red in 'The Shawshank Redemption' in the Gaiety Theatre, spoke about his fondness for Dublin and his favourite pubs.

The actor, who played Norman Wilson in 'The Wire', spoke about working in David Simon's hit drama plus his other show 'The Corner'.

He also shared his plans to convince Simon to cast him in his next drama 'Tremé'.

The actor and saxophone player spoke about starring in Seamus Heaney's 'Cure at Troy' and meeting the celebrated writer in New York.