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Daily Bite: Sarah Bolger Cast in ‘My All American’; Tatum and Hill coming to Ireland; & BAFTA TV Winners
19 May 2014 : Aisling Newton
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Sarah Bolger Cast in ‘My All American’
Irish actress Sarah Bolger has been cast in the upcoming American football film ‘My All American’.

‘The Tudors’ star will join Robin Tunney (The Mentalist), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) and Finn Wittrock (Noah) in the new movie scheduled to begin filming in Austin, Texas today, Monday 19. Angelo Pizzo will direct the true story about 1960s University of Texas football great Freddie Steinmark and his relationship with legendary Texas coach Darrell Royal. Bolger plays Linda Wheeler, Steinmarkʼs high school sweetheart who follows him to college, while Tunney will play Gloria Steinmark, Freddie’s loving, supportive mother.

Bolger’s previous credits include the TV series ‘Once Upon a Time’, ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ and ‘Stormbreaker’. She received her big break when she starred alongside her sister, Emma Bolger, in Jim Sheridan’s semi-autobiographical feature ‘In America’.

Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill coming to Ireland
Sony Ireland has announced that Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill will touch down on Irish shores this Friday as part of their ’22 Jump Street’ promotional tour.

The pair will attend a premiere screening of their new ’22 Jump Street’ movie and are also said to be making an appearance at Trinity College’s Philosophical Society to receive Bram Stoker Medals for their contribution to entertainment. In a sequel to Sony‘s successful reboot last year that topped $200 million worldwide, ’22 Jump Street’ follows officers Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) as they go deep undercover at a local college. Written by Michael Bacall, Rodney Rothman and Oren Uziel, the film is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The action comedy also stars Ice Cube, Amber Stevens and Craig Roberts.

Further information about the pair’s stopover in Ireland is expected to be released by Sony in the coming days. ‘22 Jump Street’ will be released in Irish cinemas on 6 June. The trailer can be viewed below:

2014 BAFTA TV Winners
BBC1’s ‘Broadchurch’ came out the clear winner at last night’s BAFTA TV awards, which attracted more than 5 million viewers, taking home awards for Best Drama Series, Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and Best Supporting Actor (David Bradley).

Irish actor Jamie Dornan (The Fall) lost out to ‘Southcliffe’ star Sean Harris for Best Actor. ‘The Fall’, which is currently filming its second series in Belfast, was also nominated for Best Mini-Series, but lost out to zombie drama ‘In The Flesh’. Sarah Lancashire won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in ‘Last Tango in Halifax’. The award for Best Soap and Continuing Drama went to ‘Coronation Street’ while hit US series ‘Breaking Bad’ picked up its first BAFTA for Best International Award, beating off stiff competition from ‘House of Cards’, ‘Borgen’ and ‘The Returned’. ‘Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway’ won two awards for Best Entertainment Programme and Best Entertainment Performance.

Other winners on the night included Sky's 'A League of Their Own' for Best Comedy; Sir David Attenborough’s ‘Natural History Museum Alive 3D’ for Specialist Factual Award; ‘Him and Her’ for Situation Comedy; ‘Long Lost Family’ for Features; and the Academy Fellowship award went to Julie Walters. Channel 4 and ITV took home eight awards each.

This year’s ceremony was held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. A full list of the 2014 BAFTA TV Award winners can be viewed here.


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