The Derry Girls creator reacts as Martin Scorsese reveals he’s seen the show

Derry girls Creator Lisa McGee has reacted in complete disbelief after Oscar winner Martin Scorsese revealed he’s seen the show.

Goodfellas and Criminal Organizations of New York Filmmaker Scorsese said he watched the Channel 4 sitcom, set during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, while speaking at the Economic Club of Chicago’s annual black tie dinner, held in October.

Now, more than a month after the event, McGee posted a clip of Scorsese talking about the program on Twitter, with the caption, “Excuse me while I’m dropping dead and actually dying a death.”

In the clip, Scorsese says, “I saw the other night Derry girls?” The crowd can then be heard cheering and clapping, and Scorsese responds by punching the air and saying, “Those nuns!”

Derry girls follows a group of schoolgirls – and a little Englishman – in a school run by formidable nuns.

reaction to the post, Starstruck Actor Nikesh Patel wrote: “A man of fine taste.”

Someday Author David Nicholls wrote: “Oh my god! The dream. Congratulations, Lisa!”

Comedian Dara O’Briain tweeted: “And that’s it, you win. Break it up folks, we have a winner.”

Derry girls came to an end after three seasons in May of this year. It was nominated for two Baftas for Best Screenplay during its run. It was so popular and traveled so widely that its final series featured guest appearances from Liam Neeson and Chelsea Clinton.

Many fans said at the time that the final episode of the series taught them more about the Good Friday Agreement than they ever learned at school in the UK.

Earlier this month, Margot Robbie, who starred in Scorsese The Wolf of Wall StreetShe shared the one footage she said the filmmaker told her makes a good movie “great.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/derry-girls-lisa-mcgee-martin-scorsese-b2234252.html The Derry Girls creator reacts as Martin Scorsese reveals he’s seen the show

JOE HERNANDEZ

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