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Rory Cowan Biography – Rory Cowan Wiki
Rory Cowan is an Irish actor and entertainer. He is best known for portraying Rory Brown in Mrs Brown’s Boys from 2011 to 2017, and for starring in the feature film D’Movie in 2014.
Outside of Mrs. Brown’s Boys, Rory was one of the narrators of Gogglebox Ireland. Since 2019 he has had a recurring role on the RTÉ’s Fair City as character John Bosco Walsh. That same year, Rory released his autobiography, ‘Mrs. Cowan’s Boy’.
Rory Cowan Age
He was born on July 15th, 1959 in The old Coombe hospital.
Rory Cowan Husband
Is Rory Cowan married? The openly gay actor is single and not interested in a relationship.
“I’ve been in relationships, now I’m not interested in one. I’m 62,” he told Ray D’Arcy on his RTE Radio 1 show. “When I was younger, you were always going out and wanting to meet somebody if you were single and if you did, it was great and it was wonderful.”
He added: “Now I just go out to have a chat with my mates and have a few drinks or a meal.”
He is Mrs Brown’s gay son in ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’. Despite his television mammy Agnes Brown initially being concerned that her son “never has any luck with women”, in series 3 of Mrs Brown’s Boys, Rory Brown marries his boyfriend Dino.
Rory Cowan Gay
Rory Cowan is openly gay. He was 14 or 15 when he had more than an inkling that he was gay. He told The Irish Independent he never had a conversation with his parents Esther and Rory about his sexuality. “I just assumed my mother always knew,” he said.
“I never said to my mother I was gay, ever, even to this day. And then I was on The Miriam O’Callaghan Show a couple of years ago and Miriam said to me, ‘You’re a gay man…’ I just went along with it. I knew my mother was watching it. I thought, ‘She knows now. I didn’t have to tell her.’ “
“Then my mother rang me: ‘I saw you on The Miriam O’Callaghan Show last night.’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ She said, ‘You were very good. You spoke very well.’ And that was the end of the subject.”
Rory Cowan Family
Actor Rory Cowan is the eldest child of Esther Cowan and Rory Cowan Sr. Rory and his brother, Gerard, and sister, Maebh, were reared by their trade-union activist parents in Dublin, Athlone and Limerick. Esther passed away in August 2018 at the age of 85.
Rory Cowan Dancing with the Stars
Rory Cowan is a contestant on the seventh series of Dancing with the Stars on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player. He said: “Last year I couldn’t do it because I had back surgery. But this year it’s going to be fantastic because I’m 64, I’m turning 65 in July and I just want to go out with a bang.”
“I’m not going to be doing anything else after this. I’ll continue with Fair City for as long as they like, that’s wonderful show to have. But when I’m 65 I want to do as little as possible! I just think that dancing lifts your heart.”
“I don’t have any expectations of winning this. I’ve plantar fasciitis. I’ve had back surgery. I’m a bit decrepit for my age! I’m in good form but I just know if I don’t do it this year, I’ll never do it.”
Rory Cowan Partner
Rory Cowan was partnered with Jillian Bromwich for Dancing With The Stars 2024.