Kerry born True Detective star Tim V Murphy has revealed that his Russian accent is now so good he gets chosen for parts ahead of native speakers. Murphy plays Russian gangster, Osip Agranov, in the second series of the show, which is currently showing on Sky Atlantic. 

Speaking to Brendan O'Connor on RTÉ Radio 1 this morning, Murphy said: "In the states I have been picked over Russians themselves. One of the guys I learnt the accent off doesn't go through my lines with me anymore!"

The Tralee native also talked about working with fellow Irish man, Colin Farrell. "I met him a bunch of times and we'd know each other, but we wouldn't be hanging out or anything. I mean he's Dublin and I'm Kerry."

Murphy's personal life is set for a big change in the coming weeks, as he is expecting a baby with his Irish-American partner, Caitlin Manley."I have a steady woman now and we're having a child in a couple of weeks!"

Describing himself as a late starter to parenthood, he said: "I'm 55, all of my nieces and nephews are in their 20's. Sure, better late than never."

Murphy recently played TV villain Galen O'Shea, in Sons of Anarchy and on the big screen he has starred in The Lone Ranger, The Road To Paloma, Appaloosa and National Treasure: Book of Secrets

True Detective continues on Sky Atlantic on Mondays at 9.00pm.