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IFTN talks to casting director Maureen Hughes
26 Feb 2015 | As one of Ireland’s most renowned casting directors – finding actors for films and television shows such as ‘Once’, ‘Six Shooter’, ‘Raw’, ‘Noble’, ‘This Must Be The Place’, ‘Love/Hate’ and ‘Charlie’ – the work of Maureen Hughes has undoubtedly been an integral cog in the rise of Irish screen actors on the international scene over the past 10 years. 
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Son of the Father
26 Feb 2015 | One of our finest comic actors, Peter McDonald talks to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about the return of ‘Moone Boy’, the renaming of ‘The Stag’ and throwing his Oscar weight around. 
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Blue Moon
25 Feb 2015 | Deirdre O’Kane has always had a reputation for telling it like it is, onstage or off. Here she talks frankly to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about the return of Moone Boy, Noble causes, and betting the house. 
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Boys keep Swinging
20 Feb 2015 | As the hit TV series Moone Boy returns, IFTN’s Paul Byrne talks to its two young shining stars, David Rawle and Ian O’Reilly, about those growing pains. 
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Bow Street Acting Academy officially opened by Jim Sheridan
18 Feb 2015 | Irish film writer/director and six time Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan officially opened the Bow Street Acting Academy in Smithfield, Dublin 7 on February 17th. 
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Casting Round-Up
17 Feb 2015 | Liam Cunningham confirmed for ‘The Childhood of a Leader’ shooting in Hungary, Michael Fassbender to star in video game adaptation ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and Irish actors Shahira Barry and Timothy V. Murphy set for roles alongside Colin Farrell in new season of True Detective. 
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Ethan Hawke to star in Parallel Films co-production ‘Maudie’
13 Feb 2015 | Ethan Hawke has been cast in the Canadian/Irish co-production ‘Maudie’, to be directed by Aisling Walsh. 
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Moe Dunford receives Shooting Star Award at 65th Berlin International Film Festival
10 Feb 2015 | Irish actor Moe Dunford – who has recently garnered acclaim for his portrayal of a mentally-ill young man in Terry McMahon’s award-winning ‘Patrick’s Day’ - has received a European Film Promotion (EFP) Shooting Star Award at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. 
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers takes lead role in Moroccan-Set ‘Damascus Cover’
06 Feb 2015 | Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been cast in the lead role of the Moroccan-set ‘Damascus Cover’ – to be directed by Daniel Zelik Berk. 
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Making the Cut– Karen Gorman of Karen Gorman Casting
05 Feb 2015 | As part of our Making the Cut series, IFTN has been profiling successful graduates of some of the film courses offered around Ireland. 
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Looking for Richard
29 Jan 2015 | An overnight sensation that took just 25 years, Richard Dormer talks to Paul Byrne about taking the long road, getting dark with Fortitude, and still feeling those good vibrations with Terri Hooley. 
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IFTA 10 Years on: David Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award
29 Jan 2015 | 2015 marks ten years since the late character actor David Kelly was honoured by the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his fantastic contributions to film. 
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Moe Better Blues
26 Jan 2015 | With his powerhouse performance in Terry McMahon’s award-winning ‘Patrick’s Day’ about to make him a star, Moe Dunford catches his breath long enough to talk with IFTN’s Paul Byrne. 
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Last night a PJ saved my life
23 Jan 2015 | One of Ireland’s most successful funnymen, thanks to the likes of TV hits ‘Naked Camera’ and ‘Next Week’s News’, PJ Gallagher talks to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about his crippling stage fright, the subject of his Reality Bites documentary. 
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IFTA Announces Details of Upcoming Events
23 Jan 2015 | The Irish Film and Television Academy has announced details of five events that will be held throughout February and March – with topics ranging from television trends to music on the screen and guests including Oscar nominee Whit Stillman, Casting Director Maureen Hughes, and IFTA winning documentary filmmaker Maurice Sweeney. 
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Making The Cut: Career advice from the cast and crew of ‘The Fall’
22 Jan 2015 | With the CAO deadline fast approaching (1st February), IFTN has scanned the archives to gather key advice from the cast and crew of the IFTA-winning ‘The Fall’, the critically acclaimed Belfast-set police procedural starring Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson. 
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Gavin O'Connor talks about role on hit RTÉ show ‘Charlie’
20 Jan 2015 | Playing the controversial Roscommon politician Sean Doherty in RTE’s acclaimed series Charlie ‘was just a dream role’ Gavin O’Connor tells IFTN’s Paul Byrne. 
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Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture begins shooting in Ireland
13 Jan 2015 | Ferndale Films has announced that principal photography on Jim Sheridan’s film adaptation of ‘The Secret Scripture’ has begun in Ireland and is due to wrap on 6th March. 
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Girl, Intercepted
09 Jan 2015 | About to head off to India to shoot ‘Les Cowboys’, the busy Antonia Campbell Hughes takes a breather to talk career, clothes, childhood and Crowe with IFTN’s Paul Byrne. 
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Gaiety School of Acting to host Open Day on Saturday, January 10th
09 Jan 2015 | The Gaiety School of Acting - The National Theatre School of will host an Open Day for prospective students for Full Time & One Year Part Time Courses on Saturday 10th January 2015 at the Gaiety School of Acting, Essex Street West in Temple Bar from 10.30am to 3.30pm. 
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