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Brendan Gleeson to star as Knuckles McGinty in ‘Paddington 2’
19 Oct 2016 | Principal photography for Paul King’s sequel currently underway with Gleeson cast as Knuckles McGinty, who becomes an ally for Paddington, while Hugh Grant (Notting Hill) is set to play villain Phoenix Buchanan. 
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‘Love/Hate’ Actor Killian Scott for ‘Damnation’ Pilot
06 Oct 2016 | The Irish talent also known for his roles in ‘Calvary’, ‘Traders’ and ‘Trespass Against Us’ is set to return to the small screen once again for a leading role in the USA Network show. 
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‘Resistance’ sequel to ‘Rebellion’ from RTÉ to begin filming next week
03 Oct 2016 | The new five-part series follows up on RTÉ’s recent dramatisation of the 1916 rebellion, retaining several key cast members such as Brian Gleeson, with screenwriter Colin Teevan also on board. 
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Strong line-up of Irish Talent in BBC Drama ‘Paula’, set to film in Belfast
29 Sep 2016 | IFTA-winning scriptwriter Conor McPherson (The Eclipse) has penned the drama with UK director Alex Holmes set to direct in Northern Ireland from next month. It will air on BBC Two and is made with Cuba Pictures. 
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'Can't Cope, Won't Cope' Screenwriter Stefanie Preissner speaks to Film In Cork’s Production Club
27 Sep 2016 | The twenty-eight year old Writer & Actress who hails from Co. Cork will speak at the next session this Thursday, September 29th, in the RTÉ Cork Studios. 
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Anthony Byrne’s ‘In Darkness’ filming in London
26 Sep 2016 | The thriller which is set to release in 2017 is co-written by Byrne and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer, who also takes the lead role as blind musician Sofia. 
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Robert Sheehan cast in Dean Devlin’s ‘Bad Samaritan’
23 Sep 2016 | The ‘Love/Hate’ star will join the cast as one of two car valets who are also thieves, alongside David Tennant (Doctor Who). 
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IFTN talks to ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ Actors Jason O’Mara & Sam Keeley
22 Sep 2016 | The feature film debut from Richie Smyth hit the big screen in Ireland on Monday, September 19th and will release to Netflix on Friday, October 7th. 
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Extras required for ‘The Professor & The Madman’
22 Sep 2016 | MovieExtras.ie is accepting applications for roles in the upcoming feature film, which stars Mel Gibson and Sean Penn in leading roles. 
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‘Penance’ enters production in Northern Ireland
22 Sep 2016 | The latest feature from Tom Collins is an Irish language project, also known as ‘Aithrí’, is currently filming in Ramelton, Co. Donegal and Derry City. 
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‘The Fall’ S03 airs to Irish audiences on RTÉ One, Sunday September 25th
21 Sep 2016 | The BBC Two crime drama starring Irish talent Jamie Dornan as serial killer Paul Spector returns to the small screen this week with the first episode of the third season. 
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Mel Gibson & Sean Penn film ‘The Professor and the Madman’ in Dublin
21 Sep 2016 | The feature project is set to be a directorial debut for Farhad Safinia (Boss, Complete Savages), who co-wrote the screenplay with Todd Komarnicki (Sully) and Irish talent John Boorman (Queen & Country). 
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NI Talent Ciarán Hinds cast in ‘Woman Walks Ahead’
15 Sep 2016 | The ‘Frozen’ actor joins Jessica Chastain (The Martian), Sam Rockwell (Mr. Right) in the project, which is currently in production in New Mexico. 
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Netflix release ‘The Siege of Jadotville’ trailer
12 Sep 2016 | The drama starring Irish talent Jamie Dornan will release on Netflix on Friday, October 7th 2016. 
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Jamie Dornan to star in Emma Forrest’s directorial debut ‘Untogether’
09 Sep 2016 | The ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ star has been cast in Forrest’s project, with Jemima Kirke (Girls) and Lola Kirke (Mozart in the Jungle) also set to star as on screen sisters. 
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New Irish series ‘Smalltown’ continues on TV3
07 Sep 2016 | The second episode in Gerard Barrett’s three-art series airs tomorrow, Thursday September 8th at 21:30 on TV3. 
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Aidan Turner named Best Television Actor at GQ Men of the Year Awards
07 Sep 2016 | The 33 year-old actor was presented with the award at the Tate Modern by fellow Irish talent James Nesbitt (Cold Feet). 
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IFTN talks to Maureen Ward, Founder of Talented Kids Performing Arts School & Agency and MVW Talent Agency Ireland
02 Sep 2016 | September sees the nationwide rollout of new academic programmes, but also sees a new season of training in the arts. 
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IFTN talks to ‘The Fall’ Actress Valene Kane
02 Sep 2016 | The Northern Irish actress stars alongside Jamie Dornan in the award-winning crime series as Rose Stagg. 
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IFTN talks to 'A Date For Mad Mary' Actresses Seána Kerslake & Charleigh Bailey
01 Sep 2016 | The Irish feature directed by Darren Thornton is set to release to cinemas at home this Friday, September 2nd. 
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