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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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JDIFF: Interview with Robert Sheehan
24 Mar 2015 | With his film ‘The Road Within’ screening at JDIFF, IFTN caught up with actor Robert Sheehan to talk about his role in the small independent US film, written and directed by Gren Wells. 
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Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage, and Tom Holland join Brendan Muldowney’s ‘Pilgrimage’
24 Mar 2015 | Jon Bernthal (‘The Walking Dead’), Richard Armitage (‘The Hobbit’) and Tom Holland (‘The Impossible’) have joined the cast of the Irish action-thriller ‘Pilgrimage’, which will be directed by Irish director Brendan Muldowney (‘Love Eternal’, ‘Savage’) this spring in Ireland, with support from the Irish Film Board (IFB). 
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Casting Round-Up
19 Mar 2015 | Ruth Negga has been cast as the female lead in the AMC pilot ‘Preacher’, Aidan Gillen lands role in the new Guy Richie film and Damien Molony cast in a new HBO pilot. 
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Bow Street to host Open Day on April 13
12 Mar 2015 | Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting, who officially opened their new premises last month, are to host an Open Day on Monday, April 13. 
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Jack Reynor to star with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Jungle Book’
10 Mar 2015 | Dublin actor Jack Reynor has been cast alongside Oscar winners Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in an adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book’ to be helmed by Andy Serkis in his directorial debut. 
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IFTA to host An Evening In Conversation With…..Andrew Scott
09 Mar 2015 | The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) are to host An Evening In Conversation With…..Andrew Scott on March 30th in Dublin. 
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Cinemagic and NPAS to host Q&A with Saoirse Ronan on March 30th
04 Mar 2015 | Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival For Young People and the National Performing Arts School (NPAS) are joining forces for the inaugural NPAS and Cinemagic Industry Film Academy which will take place in Dublin this July. 
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Casting Round-Up
03 Mar 2015 | Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy cast as the leads of the world war two thriller ‘Anthropoid’ and Timothy V Murphy and Sarah White are added to the cast of Kurt Sutter’s period drama ‘The Bastard Executioner’. 
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IFTN talks to casting director Maureen Hughes
26 Feb 2015 | As one of Ireland’s most renowned casting directors – finding actors for films and television shows such as ‘Once’, ‘Six Shooter’, ‘Raw’, ‘Noble’, ‘This Must Be The Place’, ‘Love/Hate’ and ‘Charlie’ – the work of Maureen Hughes has undoubtedly been an integral cog in the rise of Irish screen actors on the international scene over the past 10 years. 
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Son of the Father
26 Feb 2015 | One of our finest comic actors, Peter McDonald talks to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about the return of ‘Moone Boy’, the renaming of ‘The Stag’ and throwing his Oscar weight around. 
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