Netflix superhero Robert Sheehan brightens up his Laois home town

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan

Netflix superhero Robert Sheehan brightens up his Laois home town

One of the Netflix posters gone up in Portlaoise with local actor Robert Sheehan

Actor Robert Sheehan is brightening the rainy streets of his hometown Portlaoise this week.

Netflix launched its new series The Umbrella Academy last Friday February 15, and on the same day launched two huge posters of "Super.Sheehan." in Portlaoise in Laois.

Robert plays Klaus in the fantasy show, a junkie with the power to talk to the dead, and he is camping it up to his finest in the role, prancing about in his jocks with hilarious one liners.

He stars alongside Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Aidan Gallagher and Mary J. Blige, as a dysfunctional family of super heroes facing an apocalypse.

The actor whose first big roles were in Misfits and then as Darren in Love Hate, frequently returns home to his family and heads out on the town like a regular local.

He attended school in Ballyfin College, now the five star Ballyfin House.

Below: Robert Sheehan with Portlaoise fans at the launch of a fundraiser for the Dunamaise Theatre where he began his acting career.