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MovieExtras.ie Announce Open Casting Call for Limerick Production
17 Jan 2018 | An open casting call has been announce by MovieExtras.ie, which is open to all ages, nationalities, shapes and sizes, who are needed for a TV series shooting in Limerick. 
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Irish Actress Amybeth McNulty Nominated for Canadian Screen Award
17 Jan 2018 | Irish actress and Donegal native Amybeth McNulty has been named among the nominees for Best Actress Drama for the 6th Canadian Screen Awards. The nomination comes following her performance in Canadian-based Netflix Original series ‘Anne with an E’, which led the charge picking up 13 nominations in total. 
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Sky's Historical Drama 'Britannia' Starring Barry Ward Set for Amazon Release
16 Jan 2018 | Following a successful debut on Sky Atlantic across the UK & Ireland, Amazon Prime has announced that the historical drama will premiere on the US streaming service on Friday, January 26th. ‘Britannia’ marks the first co-production between Sky and Amazon Studios. 
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'The Young Offenders' Star Chris Walley Lands Major West End Role
12 Jan 2018 | Chris Walley, star of box office hit and upcoming TV series ‘The Young Offenders’, has landed a major role in a new production in London's West End. Walley will play the part of Davey in Martin McDonagh's pitch-black comedy 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore', directed by legendary MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage, in a rare West End revival. 
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First Images of 'The Young Offenders' Series released Ahead of RTÉ & BBC Debut
10 Jan 2018 | The first images have been released for the upcoming six-part TV series ‘The Young Offenders’, which wrapped back in September of last year. Commissioned by BBC Comedy for BBC Three, in association with RTÉ, the Vico Film Production was written, directed, and executive produced by IFTA-Winning filmmaker Peter Foott. 
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Jessie Buckley to Star in New Film with Julie Walters
09 Jan 2018 | Irish Actress Jessie Buckley is to star in new film 'Country Music' alongside Dame Julie Walters. 
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Martin McDonagh, Saoirse Ronan and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly Nominated for 2018 BAFTA Awards
09 Jan 2018 | Following on from their Golden Globe success, Saoirse Ronan and Martin McDonagh have been nominated for this year’s BAFTA Awards. 
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Jack Reynor Lands Lead Role in CBS All Access Series 'Strange Angel'
08 Jan 2018 | Irish actor Jack Reynor has been announced as the lead in CBS All Access’ new series ‘Strange Angel’, which is being produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions. 
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Saoirse Ronan and Martin McDonagh Pick Up Awards at 75th Golden Globes
08 Jan 2018 | It was a successful night for Irish winners Martin McDonagh and Saoirse Ronan as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awarded them for Best Screenplay and Best Actress, respectively. 
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SYFY Officially Confirm Series Order and Announce Cast for 'Nightflyers'
05 Jan 2018 | SYFY today confirmed a series pickup for ‘Nightflyers’, based on author George R.R. Martin’s novella and the 1987 film of the same name. This news follows the announcement of the key cast for the show which includes Ireland’s Eoin Macken and Brian F. O’Byrne along with Gretchen Mol and David Ajala. 
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Blinder Films' 'Striking Out' Set for Second Season Return This Sunday
02 Jan 2018 | The second season of ‘Striking Out’ is set to return to RTÉ this Sunday, January 7th. The show, which stars Amy Huberman will resume its primetime slot of 9:30pm on RTÉ One. 
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Lisa McGee's New Channel 4 Series 'Derry Girls' Set to Air This Thursday - January 4th
02 Jan 2018 | The six-part Channel 4 series from the writer of ‘Indian Summers’ is based on McGee’s own experience of growing up in the height of The Troubles. 
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Exclusive: New Irish Film 'The Dig' Finishes Shooting in Northern Ireland
21 Dec 2017 | IFTN caught up with Out of Orbit Producer Brian J. Falconer after his new debut feature ‘The Dig’ wrapped on principle shooting earlier this week. The project stars Moe Dunford, Emily Taafe, Lorcan Cranitch and Francis Magee. 
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Irish actor Barry Ward Confirmed for Two SKY Dramas in 2018
18 Dec 2017 | 2018 looks set to be a bumper year for Irish actor, Barry Ward (Rebellion, Maze, Pursuit). The Dublin native will star in two new Sky Original productions; 'Britannia' opposite David Morrissey, Zoe Wanamaker & Mackenzie Crook and 'Save Me' opposite Suranne Jones as her on-screen husband. 
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Saoirse Ronan Nominated for SAG Award as ‘Three Billboards..’ leads list of Nominations
14 Dec 2017 | Following on from her nomination at the Golden Globes on Tuesday, Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role’ at this year’s SAG Awards. 
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Ireland Gears up for the Centre Stage as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Set for General Release
13 Dec 2017 | Irish cinema goers will be treated to some familiar sights in the latest Star Wars installment, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, as the highly anticipated movie hits Irish cinema screens this Thursday, December 14th. Ireland is set to feature heavily in latest episode of the franchise with Skellig Islands and dramatic shots of Cork’s Brow Head and Mizen Head, set to showcase Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. 
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Strong Irish Contingent Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards
08 Dec 2017 | The Critics' Choice Awards have announced a strong contingent of Irish nominees for this year’s award show. Among the Irish to be nominated are actress Saoirse Ronan, Caitriona Balfe, writer and director Martin McDonagh, and director Nora Twomey. 
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George R. R. Martin Reveals First Casting for Troy Studios' 'Nightflyers' Series
07 Dec 2017 | Having confirmed that filming in Troy Studios was going straight to series, George R. R. Martin has revealed the first member of the cast as British actress Jodie Turner-Smith. 
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Sarah Bolger Joins Abner Pastoll’s ‘A Good Women Is Hard to Find’
07 Dec 2017 | Irish Actress Sarah Bolger (‘Once Upon A Time’) has been added to the cast of Abner Pastoll’s ‘A Good Women Is Hard to Find’, which stars Edward Hogg (‘Taboo’) and Andrew Simpson (‘Notes on a Scandal’). The film is currently shooting in Liége, Belgium after wrapping on production in Northern Ireland. 
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‘My Astonishing Self: Gabriel Byrne on George Bernard Shaw’ Premieres Tonight
06 Dec 2017 | Irish actor Gabriel Byrne explores the life, works and passions of George Bernard Shaw – a giant of world literature, and, like Byrne, an emigrant Irishman who had to leave to be heard: Shaw learnt the outsider’s ability to observe, needle and puncture. 
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