Actor Chris O'Dowd has shared his first publicity headshots online, with presenter Angela Scanlon telling him that they look like "Garda ID". 

The Roscommon actor had Twitter and Instagram in stitches when he took a trip down memory lane to share the images from when he was starting out as an actor. 

Judging by the photos, it seems like fate that O'Dowd got his big break as IT 'specialist' Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd.

Friends and fans did not hold back on social media. The Bridesmaids actor was described as being "an assistant deputy manager in a Carphone Warehouse", "a big loss to Fair City" and "a new independent candidate for the Roscommon county council".

On Instagram people made comments such as:

"Definitely taken in Templemore."

"Ohmygod the one with the tie. Serious Chris."

"Tie Chris looks like he knows his way around a photocopier."

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Back in the present day, O'Dowd's latest projects include the marital comedy State of the Union and the third series of Get Shorty.