The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) are to honour one of Ireland’s most beloved actors in the 2011 Tribute Event ‘Niall Tóibín, A Life on Screen’, where Niall will be awarded with the IFTA Life on Screen Lifetime Achievement Award.
With a career that covers stage, screen and radio, Niall is one of Ireland’s most versatile actors. Now aged 81, his memorable television career includes a starring role in 1970s drama ‘Bracken’ alongside Gabriel Byrne, the role of ‘Slipper’ in 80s comedy drama ‘The Irish R.M.’ and his unforgettable Father Mac in ‘Ballykissangel’.
Tóibín’s big screen credits include a vast array of characters from Judge Ballaugh in Joel Schumacher’s ‘Veronica Guerin’, poteen-maker in Bob Quinn’s ‘Poitín’ and Tom Cruise’s father in Ron Howard’s ‘Far and Away’. His theatre career is equally as distinguished having toured the world for many years in ‘Behan Himself’ and ‘The Borstal Boy’, portraying the seminal Irish character Brendan Behan.
The IFTA tribute event will take place on Thursday, November 3rd 2011 and will take place at the Irish Film Institute. Friends, Colleague and specially invited industry guests will join Niall and his family for the evening of celebrations. Gay Byrne will host an interview with the legendary actor and a special invited guest will present Niall with his Lifetime Achievement Award
This event is free and exclusive to IFTA Members – visit www.facebook.com/iftaonline for up to the minute details about the event.