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Christmas/New Year Edition: IFTN Interviews ‘Damo & Ivor’’s Hannah Crowley
19 Dec 2014 | In the midst of the holiday season and looking back on the year gone by, IFTN interviews Hannah Crowley, who plays the wealthy-but-witless Sarah-Jane in RTE’s ‘Damo And Ivor’… 
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‘Moone Boy’ wins Best Sitcom at the British Comedy Awards
17 Dec 2014 | Irish comedy ‘Moone Boy’ won Best Sitcom at the 2014 British Comedy Awards last night, while there were also awards for Irish performers Brendan O’ Carroll, Graham Norton, Aisling Bea - and for Arthur Matthews new show ‘Toast of London’. 
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Saoirse Ronan and Corey McKinley nominated for Young Performer of the Year at London Critics' Circle Film Awards
17 Dec 2014 | Irish actors Saoirse Ronan (‘Brooklyn’, ‘Byzantium’) and Corey McKinley have both been nominated in the Young Performer of the Year category at the 35th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards. 
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Irish Casting Round-Up
15 Dec 2014 | This week saw Irish actors Sarah Bolger, Andrew Scott and Brian F O’Byrne land roles in major international productions, while Chris O’Dowd signs with WME… 
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Moe Dunford to Receive Shooting Star Award
11 Dec 2014 | Moe Dunford – who has most recently starred in the award-winning ‘Patrick’s Day’ – is one of ten European actors to receive a Shooting Star award in Berlin on 7th February, as part of the Berlin International Film Festival. 
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Irish Actors Among SAG Nominees
11 Dec 2014 | The nominees for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced, with Allen Leech garnering two nominations for being part of the cast ensemble of television series ‘Downton Abbey’ and the British film ‘The Imitation Game’. 
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Wins for Brendan Gleeson, Andrew Scott and Stephen Rennicks at the 17th BIFA Awards
08 Dec 2014 | Actors Brendan Gleeson and Andrew Scott – and composer Stephen Rennicks – were the big Irish winners at the 17th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards on Sunday, December 7th. 
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TV3 unveils full ‘Red Rock’ cast
08 Dec 2014 | TV3 has today announced the complete cast of its brand new soap ‘Red Rock’ along with the first official images of the families we will get to know and either love or loathe, from January 2015. 
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Casting Round-Up
26 Nov 2014 | Carla Mooney lands role in spy thriller ‘Kickback’ opposite John Cusack, Stuart Townsend nabs multi-episode part in US TV show ‘Elementary’ and Jason Barry and Brian Robinson both to star in new feature ‘Murphy’ from Caspian Pictures. 
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Casting & Audition Workshop with Louise Kiely Casting At The Gaiety School Of Acting On Sunday, 23rd November
18 Nov 2014 | The Gaiety School of Acting - The National Theatre School of Ireland is running a Casting & Audition Workshop this Sunday 23rd November at Essex Street West, Temple Bar from 10am - 5pm. 
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'Standby's Brian Gleeson
14 Nov 2014 | Brian Gleeson is the leading man, opposite Jessica Paré, in Rob and Ronan Burke's 'Standby', out this weekend. 
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Interview with Aisling Franciosi – Star of ‘The Fall’
14 Nov 2014 | Best known for playing babysitter Katie - teenage temptress to suburban serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) in the Belfast-set drama ‘The Fall’ – actress Aisling Franciosi has indelibly started her career off on a high. 
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Brendan Gleeson Nominated For 2014 European Film Award
11 Nov 2014 | Irish actor Brendan Gleeson has been nominated for a European Film Award for his performance in the dark comedy ‘Calvary’. 
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Irish Casting Round-Up
10 Nov 2014 | This week saw Irish actors Victoria Smurfit, Emmet Scanlan and Eoin Macken land roles in major international productions… 
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Maureen O’Hara receives an Honorary Oscar
08 Nov 2014 | Almost a decade to the day since her 2004 recognition in Ireland, by the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA), Maureen O'Hara is being given a prestigious Honorary Oscar Award this weekend, an honour she so richly deserves - from the American Academy - a fitting tribute to a screen legend and an extraordinary Irish woman. 
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The Double-Bill Of Andie McCaffrey Byrne
07 Nov 2014 | With not one but two films hitting this autumn's Cork film festival frenzy, actress Andie McCaffrey Byrne is on the rise. 
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IFTN Interviews Fionn Walton, Star of ‘Out of Here’
06 Nov 2014 | Fionn Walton first caught our attention in his role as Cian in Lenny Abrahamson’s film ‘What Richard Did’, which stars Jack Reynor. He now takes the lead in Donal Foreman’s feature debut ‘Out of Here’, which was runner-up for Best Irish Feature at last year’s Film Fleadh in Galway and won the CineTALENT award as well as a Dublin Critic’s Circle Award at this year’s JDIFF. ‘Out of Here’, which is a story about coming home too soon, will now get a release in Irish cinemas. 
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IFTN Interviews Valene Kane, star of ‘The Fall’
05 Nov 2014 | Following breakout performances in Ivan Kavanagh’s ‘The Fading Light’ and Kieron J. Walsh’s ‘Jump’, actress Valene Kane from Co. Down will now feature in the critically acclaimed BBC series ‘The Fall’. She talks to IFTN about the hit series (which airs its second season this weekend) as well as about her acting career, which continues to grow with casting in international productions such as blockbuster ‘’71’ and ‘Frankenstein’, opposite James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe. 
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Michael Fassbender in Talks to Play Steve Jobs
05 Nov 2014 | With Christian Bale’s departure from the project, it has been reported that Michael Fassbender is in early talks for director Danny Boyle’s next feature ‘Jobs’. Fassbender would play the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, whom the biopic is based on. 
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Black Is Back
03 Nov 2014 | It’s been seven years since the man who brought us Pigs and Korea has made a film, but Cathal Black is back, with the crowdfunded short Butterfly. IFTN analyses the caterpillar. 
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