English actress Olivia Cooke has admitted she googled 'worst Irish accents in film' as she prepared for her latest movie role.

The 26-year-old star, who plays the title role in the Irish gangster comedy Pixie, admits she and her co-star Daryl McCormack "put a lot of pressure on ourselves" to get the Irish accent down.

Speaking to PA she said:  "I googled 'worst Irish accents in film' and was like 'Oh God', because they are not generous at all and nor would I be if someone was trying to do an Oldham accent and just butchered it, I would be really critical.

"So we put a lot of pressure on ourselves, maybe a bit too much pressure because we were having panic every single day and then going to Daryl being like 'Can you just say this line for me one more time?'

"But I think it's fine, my friend Niall who is Irish said it's fine and I'm OK with fine."

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Directed by Barnaby Thompson, the movie tells the tale of Pixie (Cooke), a young woman who wants to avenge her mother's death by plotting a heist.

However, her plans go awry and she finds herself on the run with two young men (Hardy, McCormack) who are way out of their depth being chased across the Wild Irish countryside by gangsters. She has to pit her wits against everyone, taking on the patriarchy to claim the right to shape her own life. 

The stellar cast also includes Colm Meaney, Alec Baldwin, Ben Hardy, Pat Shortt, Dylan Moran and Chris Walley.

Pixie was originally due in cinemas on October 23. A new release date has yet to be announced.

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