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IRISH FILM & TELEVISION ACTORS NEWS
Jason O’Mara to star in Amazon Drama ‘The Man In the High Castle’
15 Jun 2017 | The acclaimed Irish actor who recently received the IFTA for Best Supporting Role in Film for ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ (Richie Smyth) is set to star as a series regular in the third season. 
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A Day in the Life of an Account Manager - Alison Crosbie of Spotlight Ireland
13 Jun 2017 | Our latest interview series connecting the knowledge and advice of leading industry professionals with newcomers to film and television continues with another look at the logistics of casting. 
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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ sequel Casting Young Actors
13 Jun 2017 | The latest building block of the acclaimed Harry Potter franchise will enter production around August and November 2017. 
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Casting Call: Audition to become a Classic Disney Villain this June
02 Jun 2017 | The Disney team are holding the open call on Monday, June 5th at Dance Ireland, Foley St. Dublin at 10:30. 
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A Day in the Life of a Casting Agent - Clare McGinley of Spotlight Ireland
01 Jun 2017 | As part of our new series promoting training and employment in the Irish film and television industry, we’re catching up with staff from some of the leading companies in the country, in the fields of production, distribution, festivals and beyond. 
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Accent Workshop with Acting and Voice Coach Gerry Grennell
31 May 2017 | This two-day workshop beginning June 22nd is aimed at actors with previous film or television experience and runs from 10:00-17:00 at Bow Street, Smithfield. 
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‘Poldark’ S03 starring Aidan Turner to air in BBC One next month
30 May 2017 | The much-anticipated third series is due to air Sunday nights from June, with Turner returning to his role as Ross Poldark. 
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Irish Speaking Farmers wanted for ‘Taithi Gan Teorainn’
29 May 2017 | The upcoming five-part series is being produced by Loosehorse Television for TG4 and is set to shoot in June. 
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‘Ray Donovan’ Actor Cathal Pendred to take leading role in ‘Lore’ Adaptation for Amazon
26 May 2017 | ‘Lore’ is a critically acclaimed horror podcast which was created by Aaron Mahnke in 2015 and has an average of 6 million monthly listeners. It recounts true stories of frightening and paranormal occurrences and will see Pendred take the leading role of Michael Cleary, a real-life character from Irish folklore. 
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ADIFF Festival Board adds Mark O’Halloran & Suzanne Noble
26 May 2017 | The Audi Dublin International Film Festival has announced its team has brought actor/writer O’Halloran, publicist and and executive Sharkey on board, as Sarah Sharkey is also brought into the role of Managing Director. 
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Barry Keoghan impresses Internationally in Rave ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Reviews
23 May 2017 | The latest feature film from ‘The Lobster’ helmer Yorgos Lanthimos in which Keoghan stars alongside Nicole Kidman and fellow Irish talent Colin Farrell, has received rave reviews at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, with many focusing on the calibre of the young actor. 
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Deadline Tuesday June 6th: Close Up Development Scheme for Actors
23 May 2017 | The 2017 instalment of the talent development scheme run by Filmbase is due to run from Tuesday, June 13th, and enables actors to learn from professional directors in film and television through a series of workshops. 
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Mackenzie Davis to star in ‘Vivarium’, the Second Feature from Irish Talent Lorcan Finnegan
19 May 2017 | The helmer of ‘Without Name’ will direct the ‘Blade Runner 2049’ actress in his latest project, a sci-fi thriller written by collaborator Garret Shanley (Without Name, Foxes). 
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Irish Actor takes Evil Lead in 'Rendel' the Finnish Action Film Screening at Cannes
17 May 2017 | Johnny Vivash plays Commander Radek the head baddie and evil leader of a group of mercenaries in Finlands first superhero feature film 'Rendel' directed by Jesse Haaja. 
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Casting Call: Jim Sheridan & Colm Quinn’s Documentary ‘The Rocker: The Life and Music of Phil Lynott’
17 May 2017 | The upcoming feature documentary from the multi-award winning Irish Filmmakers behind such titles as ‘The Secret Scripture’ (Sheridan) and ‘Mattress Men’ (Quinn), is currently casting for the lead role of Thin Lizzy frontman, Phil Lynott. 
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The Applied Art of Acting Interview with David Scott
16 May 2017 | IFTN got the chance to speak with David Scott, the actor, acting teacher, Director of Company D Theatre, writer and theoretician about the Applied Art of Acting course he runs in Dublin. 
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Casting Call: Irish Male Actor needed to play ‘Artemis Fowl’
16 May 2017 | The team behind the adaptation of Irish author Eoin Colfer’s novel of the same name is set to be distributed by Disney is looking for an Irish actor aged 9-12 of any ethnicity. 
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Seána Kerslake to star in Lee Cronin’s ‘The Hole in The Ground’
15 May 2017 | The IFTA Rising Star and Best Lead Actress Nominee is set to take the leading role in Cronin’s feature debut, due to film this Summer. 
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Irish Actress Leads Way in Sky 1’s New Drama 'Jamestown'
12 May 2017 | Set in the year 1619 Sky 1’s new drama ‘Jamestown’ goes back in time to bring the story of English settlers in America. Irish talent Niamh Walsh maps her acting voyage on to our screens playing the strong character of Verity Bridges one of the leading ladies in the programme. 
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Jamie Dornan to star in ‘My Dinner With Hervé’ alongside Peter Dinklage
10 May 2017 | The Irish actor has been cast in the feature drama based on the real life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, who starred in 70s TV series ‘Fantasy Island’, and who killed himself at fifty years of age in 1993. 
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