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Audiences 'laughing and crying' at Friends actor's play

Matthew Perry has told ITV News the audiences at his debut play in the West End have laughed and cried saying they are doing "all the things we want them to be doing".

He also warned people coming to see The End of Longing that the character he plays is a very different person to Chandler, the character from the US sitcom Friends that made his name.

"There's a lot of swearing that takes place in the play, you can't do that on Friends", he added.

Perry wrote The End of Longing, and stars in it, but he denied the character he plays is a version of himself.

He's a drunk, and I have a very well documented history with alcoholism, so we have that in common.

But it's not autobiographical, it's not me up there.

– Matthew Perry, actor

He also revealed that he started writing whilst working on Friends, pitching jokes to the writers, who he said listened and used them.

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