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Irish Actor Morgan C Jones to Play lead Role in Dutch Political Thriller ‘The Fox’
21 Feb 2017 | Currently being filmed in the Netherlands and Dublin, ‘The Fox’ is the second feature film by Director Klaas van Eijkeren (‘No Man’s Land’). Set against the background of foul play within politics and especially where our privacy is at stake. 
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Patrick Gibson talks 'The OA', playing Steve Winchell and upcoming roles
20 Feb 2017 | We caught up with the young Irish actor who plays the fiery and troubled Steve Winchell in the fantasy drama, a standout performance which puts him in contention for a Best Lead Actor Nomination in the upcoming IFTA Film & Drama Awards. 
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Emile Hirsch cast in Park Films’ ‘The Disassembled Man’
15 Feb 2017 | The casting of the ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’ and ‘Into the Wild’ actor in the upcoming film noir has been announced by Park Films, with further updates on the production team to be revealed this month. 
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Gaiety School of Acting to host FILM+ Film-making for Actors
14 Feb 2017 | The new industry-focused intensive course has been developed by the school for actors to enable them to write, produce and act in their own films. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31st 2017. 
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“It’s crazy, It’s kind of humbling really,” Donegal’s Annie Award Nominated Art Parkinson Talks to IFTN
03 Feb 2017 | IFTN caught up with the young Donegal actor Art Parkinson, ‘Game of Thrones’, 'Dracula Untold' just before he jetted off to LA for the Annie Awards ceremony on the 4th February. He is nominated for Outstanding Achievement, of Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production for his work as the main voice lead of Kubo in the Laika production ‘Kubo and The Two Strings’. 
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IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2017 Submissions Deadline: 5pm Friday, February 3rd
03 Feb 2017 | Following what has been an incredible year for Irish productions on screen, the Irish Film and Television Academy is accepting submissions to its annual ceremony which celebrates the best of Feature Film, Television Drama, Feature Documentary, Live Action Short and Animation projects. 
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‘Into the Badlands’ Actress Sarah Bolger and fellow Irish Talent Stephen Rea for ‘Counterpart’
01 Feb 2017 | They join J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, Sara Serraiocco and Ulrich Thomsen in the upcoming spy drama from MRC, Anonymous Content and Gilbert Films. 
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IFTN Talks To John Connors About Filming In America For RTÉ Series
23 Jan 2017 | Filmed entirely on location in the US, ‘John Connors' America’ is a two-part series on race relations exploring the reality of discrimination, poverty and violence in African American & Native American communities. 
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War-drama ‘Anthropoid’ starring Cillian Murphy & Jamie Dornan earns 12 Czech Lion Awards Nominations
20 Jan 2017 | Both actors are honoured in the nominations, with Murphy up for Best Actor for his performance as Josef Gabcik, and Dornan who plays Jan Kubis for Best Supporting Actor. The winners will be announced at the 24th Czech Lion Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 4th. 
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Irish Actress Caitriona Balfe Wins People’s Choice Award for ‘Outlander’ Role
20 Jan 2017 | Irish Talent Caitriona Balfe wins an award for Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress at the 43rd People’s Choice Awards, held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Balfe won for her role as Claire Randall in TV series ‘Outlander’. 
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Tadhg Murphy talks Theatre, Television, Future Film work and the upcoming ‘Ballyturk’, ‘Guerilla’ & ‘Will’
20 Jan 2017 | The Irish actor steps in from freezing weather in Berlin to take our call, having shot outdoor scenes earlier in the day, adding to a growing portfolio of theatre, television and film projects under his wing. 
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Amy Shiels Talks to IFTN about starring in 'Twin Peaks'
19 Jan 2017 | Irish Actress Amy Shiels talks about working on home turf projects like 'The Secret' and ‘The Detour’ and her latest role on the new series of cult television show 'Twin Peaks' 
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The Applied Art of Acting now enrolling for September Course
18 Jan 2017 | The three-month training initiative is currently accepting applications for new students of all levels of experience. 
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Spring Workshops announced by Bow Street Academy
18 Jan 2017 | The Dublin-based Academy for Screen Acting has announced the details of four new workshops and a part time improvisation course for the coming months, with mentors hailing from film and television alike. 
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Filmbase to host The Teen Actors Programme
17 Jan 2017 | The five-day course will run from Monday February 20th 2017 in Filmbase, Temple Bar and is suitable for participants aged between thirteen and seventeen 
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‘Get Shorty’ starring Chris O’Dowd & Ray Romano in Production in New Mexico
17 Jan 2017 | The series which will run on US channel Epix is an adaptation of a 1995 feature of the same title, which was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring John Travolta (Grease) and Gene Hackman (Welcome to Mooseport). 
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Director Whit Stillman talks 2016 for acclaimed Period Comedy ‘Love & Friendship’
16 Jan 2017 | The Irish co-production was filmed in Ireland and produced by Katie Holly at Blinder Films. 
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The busy 'Vikings' star Moe Dunford chats to IFTN about the latest season returning tonight, ‘Patrick’s Day’, ‘Black 47’ and more
11 Jan 2017 | The Irish actor best known for his role as Aethelwulf caught up with IFTN during a break on set, to talk about ‘Vikings’, which returns tonight on RTÉ 2 after it’s mid season break, ‘Black 47’, Lance Daly’s famine feature which Moe is currently filming, ‘Handsome Devil’, ‘Patrick’s Day’, and his next project ‘The Mute’ filming in Poland later this year. 
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Urgent Casting Call: Feature Film ‘Black 47’ requires Extras
11 Jan 2017 | The feature film directed by Lance Daly, which is currently filming in Ireland stars Jim Broadbent, Stephen Rea, Moe Dunford, Barry Keoghan and Hugo Weaving is in immediate need of actors for background roles. 
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“The bar keeps getting set higher with each new season” – Actress Cathy Belton on ‘Red Rock' S03
11 Jan 2017 | The third season of home-grown drama ‘Red Rock’ returned to Irish screens last Monday, January 8th with a feature length episode coinciding with the launch of the new three-channel line-up from TV3 Group. 
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