Keith Duffy's American TV dreams

Boyzone singer and 'Coronation Street' star Keith Duffy admits he has huge ambitions to appear in an American drama TV series

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Keith Duffy who plays Ciaran McCarthy

Keith Duffy

Keith Duffy wants to be an American TV star.

The Boyzone singer - who currently portrays cheeky barman Ciaran McCarthy in the Weatherfield-based soap - admits his "dream" would be to star in a US drama series like 'Grey's Anatomy' or 'The Wire'.

He said: "These are amazing TV shows. They have fantastic direction and budgets and wonderful script writers. That's where I would love to end up. I never went to acting school or drama college, I was lucky enough to learn from the ground up on a show like 'Coronation Street'. I've done some stage work too. I'm starting to explore a lot of the acting avenues - but ultimately American TV is where my dream is at."

The 35-year-old hunk enjoys being able to work on both musical and TV projects, but admits his real passion is towards furthering his acting career.

He added to RTE.ie: "I am very ambitious. I really want to further my career in acting. I love being in Boyzone and I love being part of a band. But to be honest with you, I'm more into Boyzone because I love spending time with the lads, we love reminiscing and having the craic together. But it's not my passion. I love being there because it's all I know and it's all I done for a long time. Me and the lads are so close - we've spent most of our lives together, we miss each other when we're not together. But my passion now and my ambitions now would definitely be towards the acting."

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