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Ardal O’Hanlon and Pat Shortt join the cast of Independent film ‘Twice Shy’
06 Jul 2015 | Actors Ardal O’Hanlon and Pat Shortt have joined the cast of Irish independent feature film ‘Twice Shy’ which is currently filming in Ireland. 
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Michael Neeson cast as Michael Collins in upcoming Irish drama ‘The Rising’
02 Jul 2015 | Michael Neeson, son of Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson, has been cast as revolutionary leader Michael Collins in Kevin McCann’s upcoming 1916 drama/thriller ‘The Rising’. 
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Andrew Scott cast in BBC Films’ ‘Swallows and Amazons’
30 Jun 2015 | Adding to an already busy slate that will see him appear in upcoming James Bond film ‘Spectre’, Andrew Scott has joined the cast of feature film ‘Swallows and Amazons’ from BBC Films. 
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Galway Film Fleadh to host Public Interview with Oscar-nominated actor John C. Reilly
17 Jun 2015 | A Public Interview will be held with Oscar-nominated actor John C. Reilly at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, which takes place 7-12 July. 
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MovieExtras.ie holding annual open casting weekend on June 19 & 20
17 Jun 2015 | Extras Agency MovieExtras.ie will hold their annual open casting weekend on June 19th & 20th at The Gresham Hotel. 
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Irish Filmmakers launch Joyce on Film for Bloomsday
16 Jun 2015 | Carl Finnegan’s Rose Finn Films are now accepting applications from all actors and filmmakers for the new anthology film series ‘Joyce On Film’ – launched to coincide with Bloomsday this year. 
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Jack Reynor cast in Ben Wheatley’s crime drama ‘Free Fire’
10 Jun 2015 | Perhaps one of the busiest young actors in the world right now, Jack Reynor has just added to his busy slate by landing a role in Ben Wheatley’s crime drama ‘Free Fire’ alongside fellow Irish actors Cillian Murphy and Michael Smiley. 
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A Look at the Production of the IFTA Awards
03 Jun 2015 | The 2015 IFTA Film & Drama Awards, presented by Caroline Morahan, took place last Sunday, May 24 and aired on Bank Holiday Monday on TV3 at 9pm. Here, IFTN takes a closer look at the production team behind this year’s ceremony. 
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Casting Round-Up
03 Jun 2015 | Stephen Rea for BBC 20 part series ‘Dickensian’ which begins shooting, Charlene McKenna and Johnny Award cast in Lifetime pilot and Eoin Macken enters ‘The Forest’. 
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Sharon Horgan’s ‘Catastrophe’ to air in the US through Amazon
27 May 2015 | ‘Catastrophe’, a six part British comedy series co-created by Irish actress and writer Sharon Horgan, has been set a US premiere date of June 19. 
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Actor Niall Toibin is granted Freedom of Cork
23 May 2015 | Actor Niall Toibin has received the Freedom of Cork in recognition for his artistic endeavour and career that has spanned over 50 years so far. 
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Casting Round-Up
20 May 2015 | Robert Sheehan cast as lead in Hollywood film, Saoirse Ronan for ‘The Seagull’ and Chris O’Dowd to star alongside 2015 Oscar-winner Julianne Moore in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’. 
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Interview with ‘The Canal’ actress Kelly Byrne
11 May 2015 | With ‘The Canal’ currently in Irish cinemas after a lot of buzz in the US, IFTN talks to actress Kelly Byrne about her well-reviewed role on writer/director Ivan Kavanagh’s acclaimed Irish horror film. 
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Casting Round-Up
11 May 2015 | David Wilmot cast in HBO mini-series ‘Lewis And Clark’, IFTA nominee Jack Reynor for World War 2 drama ‘HHHH’, Ruth Negga cast in Jeff Nichols’ upcoming ‘Loving’ and Barry Keoghan lands lead in ‘I Want To Be Like You’. 
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Stephen Rea wins BAFTA TV Award for ‘The Honourable Woman’
11 May 2015 | Northern Irish actor Stephen Rea has won a BAFTA TV Award for his role in the British political spy thriller series ‘The Honourable Woman’. 
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IFTA's Herald New Wave of Irish Actresses
06 May 2015 | Sprinkled among the more established names of Deirdre O’ Kane, Kerry Condon, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Sinéad Cusack in the four female acting categories at this year’s IFTA Film & Drama Awards, are eight first-time nominees and fledgling actresses destined for stardom in Ireland and beyond. 
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Casting Round-Up
01 May 2015 | Recently announced IFTA nominees Domhnall Gleeson and Aisling Franciosi land roles in major US projects while Dublin actor Jason O’ Mara enlists in Richie Smith’s siege drama ‘Jadotville’. 
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Child actors from MVW Talent Agency Ireland nab lead roles in animated film ‘Two By Two’
29 Apr 2015 | Animated film ‘Two By Two’ will be released to Irish cinemas on May 1 with two of the lead actors being voiced by young actors from the MVW (Maureen V Ward) Talent Agency in Clondalkin. 
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The Applied Art of Acting Three Month Programme auditioning now
20 Apr 2015 | The Applied Art of Acting is now auditioning for its fifth annual intake. The course will run from the first week of September for three months. 
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Filmbase presents first Screen Studio Series
27 Mar 2015 | Screen Studio Series is a selection of masterclasses specially designed to help actors hone their craft while giving them access to some of the best acting and professional development tutors. 
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