A HOLLYWOOD actor and chip shop owner is set to star as a gangster in TV drama Casualty.
Adam Fogerty – also a former professional rugby league star – is continuing his acting work with a one-off appearance as a tough debt collector.
He is no stranger to playing hard men, having appeared alongside Brad Pitt and Vinnie Jones in the film Snatch, in which he played Gorgeous George.
Adam, a father-of-one, co-owns the Harry Heywoods chippy in Linthwaite, but still works as an actor in between frying times.
The 38-year-old said: “I really enjoy acting.
“I fell into it by accident when I was in the boxing film Power of One, but I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve done.
“In Casualty I play a character called Cutsy.
“He’s a gangster who is working as a debt collector, but I can’t really say what happens to him.
“I filmed the episode in January and spent two weeks in Bristol, where it is filmed.
“It was a good experience; they are a nice crew.”
The episode will be broadcast on Saturday, March 8.
But Adam won’t see it himself as he’ll be working in the Manchester Road chippy at the time.
But he has promised all Examiner readers who see the programme an extra-special treat.
“If people who have watched it come into the chippy the next day with a copy of this story I’ll give them half-price fish and chips,” he said.
“We serve the best fish and chips for miles around; they’re not to be missed.”
And who would argue with the ex-rugby league star, who played for St Helens and Halifax?
He bought the Linthwaite chip shop – then called Ivy Fisheries – three months ago with business partner and award-winning fryer Ian Kioch.
But Adam continues to work as an actor, most recently appearing alongside Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer in fantasy film Stardust.
He has also starred in Mean Machine, Little Voice alongside Ewan McGregor and Michael Caine and Greenfingers, where he worked with Oscar winner Dame Helen Mirren.
He features in forthcoming movie The Heavy with Christopher Lee, which is due for release this year.
He is also in talks with acclaimed director Ken Loach about a forthcoming film.