23 September 2019 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
Actors
Actors Database
Casting Directors
Casting For Children & Young People
Actors Agents
Casting Space
Actor Training
Actor Dates & Deadlines
What's In Production
Actor Interviews
Who's Who
Actors News
Sign up for Actors Datebase
Free Newsletter
Site Map
IFTN HOME

Irish Film and Television Network

 »

Actors

 »

Actors News



Sharon Horgan Cast Opposite Richard E. Grant in 'Everybody’s Talking About Jamie'
18 Jun 2019 : News Desk
Sharon Horgan
The Irish actress, writer and producer will star alongside the Oscar nominee in a feature version of West End hit ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’.

Inspired by a true story, the feature adaptation is inspired by a 2011 BBC Three documentary ‘Jamie: Drag Queen’. The musical that resulted from the documentary on Jamie Campbell, a drag queen who grew up on a council estate in Sheffield, went on to be nominated for 5 Olivier Awards.

Horgan is set to portray Jamie’s teacher Miss Hedge, with Grant as Hugo, former drag queen and mentor to Jamie. The lead will be played by newcomer Max Harwood, who was cast in the title role ahead of more than 3,000 hopefuls who applied to an open casting call. Other cast includes Cornation Street’s Shobna Gulati and ‘Happy Valley’ star Sarah Lancashire.

The new film reunites the original creative team behind the stage production: director Jonathan Butterell, writer Tom MacRae, composer Dan Gillespie Sells and choreographer Kate Prince. Peter Carlton and Mark Herbert will produce the project through London-based Warp Films.

The casting comes after Horgan’s highly successful production company, Merman, was shortlisted for Production Company of the Year at the Edinburgh TV Awards 2019. Horgan, who co-founded the London-based company, produced the final season of her successful television series ‘Catastrophe’ this year which she also stars in. Merman also co-produces the current HBO series ‘Divorce’, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church.

In a joint statement, the creative team said: 
“Who would have thought when Jamie Campbell first put on his prom dress, that eight years later we would have brought together the best of British and Irish acting talent to tell his story. As well as launching a brand new star in Max Harwood to play Jamie himself, we’re so thrilled to welcome Sarah, Richard and Sharon to the Jamie family.”

Producer Mark Herbert from Warp Films added: 
“Warp Films are absolutely delighted that Richard, Sharon and Sarah are joining the Jamie family, and we are so excited that after nearly a year of searching we have found our Jamie- we can’t wait to start this journey with Max and to share this film with the world”

Filming will begin in Sheffield on June 24, with a release date yet to be announced. 

 

 




BREAKING NEWS
Telegael wins Animation Investor Award at 2019 European Cartoon Forum
First-look trailer released for Northern Irish drama Ordinary Love
Gerard Mannix Flynn's feature documentary Land Without God releases in cinemas October 18
IFTN talks with Maddie Rice & Kate Kennedy, writers of new RTÉ Comedy Pilot 'Handy'

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
IFTN talks with Maddie Rice & Kate Kennedy, writers of new RTÉ Comedy Pilot 'Handy'
Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne talks with IFTN ahead of the Season 5 Finale
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
IFTN talks with Dale Longmore & John Quinn, Writers of new RTÉ Comedy Pilot 'Bump'
13 Sep 2019 
Starz Orders Pilot for Sharon Horgan's Horror-Comedy 'Shining Vale'
30 Aug 2019 
Aisling Bea’s New Comedy Series ‘This Way Up’ Begins Streaming on Hulu
22 Aug 2019 
2019 IFI Documentary Festival Programme Announced
19 Aug 2019 
EDITOR'S PICK
Telegael wins Animation Investor Award at 2019 European Cartoon Forum
First-look trailer released for Northern Irish drama Ordinary Love
Eddie Doyle Appointed BBC Northern Ireland's Head of Content Commissioning
Chris O'Dowd picks up Creative Arts Emmy Award for State of the Union
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter