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Robert Sheehan to star in new supernatural drama ‘The Messenger’
22 Jul 2014 | Irish actor Robert Sheehan has been confirmed for the leading role in new UK supernatural film ‘The Messenger’ which begins filming in England’s Peak District this week. The Misfits & Love/Hate star will appear opposite Lily Cole and Jack Fox in the film directed by David Blair. 
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Eve Hewson in Talks to Star in Spielberg Thriller
22 Jul 2014 | Steven Spielberg will be producing and directing what is an as-yet-untitled new Cold War thriller for Dreamworks, and none other than Irish actress Eve Hewson has been attached to the project. Deadline.com first reported the news that Hewson is in talks to join the project and also reported that production is set to commence in September with shooting on location in New York and Berlin. 
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Jack Reynor cast in ‘The Secret Scripture’
21 Jul 2014 | Twenty two year old Wicklow native Jack Reynor (‘What Richard Did’), who most recently appeared in Dublin for the premiere of ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ and was in Galway last week for the premiere of ‘Glassland’, will return to Ireland for his next movie role in the film adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s ‘The Secret Scripture’. 
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TV Roles for Actors Colin Farrell and Killian Scott
15 Jul 2014 | Farrell is up for a role in the second series of HBO series ‘True Detective’ while Scott has landed parts in BBC series ‘Siblings’ and ‘Call the Midwife’ 
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Peter Coonan to star in TV3’s Feature Film ‘The Guarantee’
10 Jul 2014 | Produced by John Kelleher Media in association with the BAI, the Irish Film Board and TV3, filming of ‘The Guarantee’ will get underway in the TV3’s Sony HD Studio on 21st July. Directed by Ian Power (The Runway), the film recreates the drama surrounding the most significant political decision in modern Irish history when the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system on the night of September 29, 2008. ‘The Guarantee’ tells the story of that night, and what led to it. Starting four years earlier, it charts the peak of the boom and the beginning of the bust. 
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Leading Actors Jack Reynor & Will Poulter to Attend World Premiere of Gerard Barrett's ‘Glassland’ at Galway Film Fleah
08 Jul 2014 | Element Pictures Distribution are delighted that two of ‘Glassland’’s leading actors – Jack Reynor (‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’, ‘What Richard Did’) and Will Poulter (‘We’re the Millers’, ‘Chronicles of Narnia’) will be in attendance on Friday night July 11th for the World Premiere of Gerard Barrett’s highly anticipated new feature. ‘Glassland’ will screen at 20.00pm in the Town Hall Theatre, Galway City. 
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Irish Casting Round-Up
07 Jul 2014 | Roles for Sam Keeley, Dominique McElligott and Ruth Bradley 
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John Carney Will Cast Unknown Actors in ‘Sing Street’
01 Jul 2014 | In a recent interview with Cominsoon.net, John Carney revealed that, similar to his first hit film ‘Once’, he will be casting new, unknown actors in his next production ‘Sing Street’. The interview was orientated around Carney’s new film, ‘Begin Again’, which stars Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, and hits Irish cinemas on Friday July 11th. 
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Jimmy Deenihan Congratulates Fassbender and Cillian Murphy on joining AMPAS
30 Jun 2014 | Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has congratulated Irish actors Michael Fassbender and Cillian Murphy, who are among 20 actors who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The newest members of AMPAS were announced last Thursday (27th June). 
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Jack Reynor in Line-Up to Play Josh Hamilton in New Biopic
26 Jun 2014 | Writer-director Casey Affleck has set his sights on young Irish actor Jack Reynor to play John Hamilton in his new biopic. Hamilton was a Texas Rangers slugger who, having recovered from a descent into drugs, became a baseball star who now plays for the Los Angeles Angels. 
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Luke Evans & Elisabeth Moss Join ‘High-Rise’
26 Jun 2014 | Welsh actor Luke Evans and American actress Elisabeth Moss have joined the cast of ‘High-Rise’, directed by Ben Wheatley and produced by Jeremy Thomas’ Recorded Picture Company (RPC). Production is scheduled to commence in July in Belfast with financiers including Film4, the BFI Film Fund, Scope Invest Producteurs of Belgium and Northern Ireland Screen. 
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Irish Casting Round-Up
24 Jun 2014 | Irish actors Ardal O’Hanlon, Jason O’Mara and Glenn Keogh have been lined up to take on prominent roles on both the big and small screen. 
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Cast Added to Season 3 of ‘Vikings’
19 Jun 2014 | Following the announcement of Ben Robson joining ‘Vikings’, more additions have since been made to the cast for the latest season of the hit History Channel series. ‘Vikings’ follows the adventures of the warrior Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel). The upcoming third season will, like its preceding seasons, be shot in Co. Wicklow with production in Luggala and Ashford Studios. Filming is currently underway. 
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Highlights of annual John Ford Ireland Film Symposium 2014
11 Jun 2014 | This year’s John Ford Ireland Film Symposium took place from 6th to 8th June. The Symposium, which is dedicated to the life and works of legendary Irish-American filmmaker John Ford, consisted of a number of events such as Industry Panel Discussions, rare Ford Screenings, Academic Panels, In Conversation With and a Masterclass. Special guests attended and screenings of some of Ford’s most beloved films were presented. 
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Jennifer Maguire for RTÉ Pilot
10 Jun 2014 | Jennifer Maguire, best known for her prominent role in RTÉ series ‘Republic of Telly’, is set to return to TV in a pilot for the international broadcaster. The latest nine episodes long season of the IFTA Award-winning hit comedy series finished airing on RTÉ Two last May. 
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Young Irish Actors among Screen’s 2014 Stars of Tomorrow
05 Jun 2014 | Screen International has just announced its 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow, profiling names to look out for in rising actors, writers, directors, producers and heads of department. While filmmakers Cathy Brady and Stephen Fingleton were named Stars of Tomorrow last year, this year has seen the inclusion of two up-and-coming young Irish actors – Aisling Franciosi and Sam Keeley. 
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Irish Actress Gemma-Leah Devereux for ‘Dartmoor Killing’
03 Jun 2014 | UK director Peter Nicholson is currently in prep for his first feature film, psychological thriller ‘Dartmoor Killing’. Irish actress Gemma-Leah Devereux has been confirmed as a member of the cast. She will star alongside Rebecca Night (‘Lark Rise to Candleford’, ‘Cold’), Callum Blue (‘Dead Like Me’, ‘Smallville’), David Hayman (‘Queen and Country’, ‘Macbeth’) and theatre actress Olivia Morgan. 
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Daily Bite: First Image of Pierce Brosnan for ‘The Moon and the Sun’; Official Trailer for ‘What If’; Trailer for ‘A Walk Among Tombstones’, starring Liam Neeson
30 May 2014 | See what is happening in film & TV industries around the world... 
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'Jimmy’s Hall' Out in Cinemas Today – IFTN speaks with Cast & Crew
30 May 2014 | Fresh from Cannes, at which the cast and crew received a 14 minute-long standing ovation at the film premiere and the film secured a US distribution deal with Sony, the highly-anticipated ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ is showing in Irish cinemas from today. IFTN had the opportunity to not only speak to stars Barry Ward and Simone Kirby, who play the title role and his love interest respectively, but was also given an audience with its director Ken Loach, one of the most highly-revered directors of Britain, and long-time writing partner Paul Laverty, of Irish and Scottish descent. 
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Ben Robson Joins Season 3 of ‘Vikings’
29 May 2014 | History has added cast to its first and only original series ‘Vikings’. It has been confirmed that British actor Ben Robson has landed a series regular role for Season 3 of the drama series. The first two seasons of ‘Vikings’ were shot in Co. Wicklow, with production in Luggala and Ashford Studios, and the third season will begin filming in Ireland at the beginning of June. 
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