Reg E Cathey, who starred in cult TV series 'The Wire' has revealed that he would like to star in RTÉ's 'Fair City'.

Speaking exclusively to RTÉ.ie Cathey, who is starring in 'The Shawshank Redemption' in the Gaiety Theatre, said: "I'd like to star as an American guy coming to meet his daughter who is now a big singer, someone like Laura Izibor!"

He added, laughing: "I'm serious, I'd love it. It's all part of the 'Keep Reg E in Dublin Movement'. I love it here and want to stay around."

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

Watch the interview here

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