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Irish Actress Gabrielle Reidy Dies Aged 54
16 Oct 2014 | Irish stage and screen actress Gabrielle Reidy has died aged 54. She passed away at her London home this week after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. 
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Comedian Ardal O’ Hanlon Appointed to Advisory Board of Deadpan Pictures
16 Oct 2014 | Deadpan Pictures have announced the appointment of comedian Ardal O’Hanlon to the Advisory Board of the company. 
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15 Oct 2014 | He’s onscreen for just 15 minutes, but 13-year old COREY MCKINLEY just about steals the show in the critically acclaimed ‘71. IFTN starts his Oscar campaign here... 
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Interview with Owen McDonnell—Star of upcoming TG4 Series ‘An Bronntanas’
14 Oct 2014 | Galway born actor Owen McDonnell has been working steadily since taking the leap from stage to screen eleven years ago with Irish film ‘Conspiracy of Silence’. A slew of larger roles followed, including the lead in all four series of the highly rated RTÉ show ‘Single-Handed’ and RTÉ drama ‘Wild Decembers’, as well as appearances in BBC’s ‘Silent Witness’, ‘Spooks’ and ‘Mount Pleasant’ on Sky One. 
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Killian Scott Talks to IFTN
07 Oct 2014 | Love/Hate star Killian Scott talks to IFTN about '71' and a busy year. 
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Maisie Williams Talks Gold, Accents, and GOT
07 Oct 2014 | Maisie Williams, more commonly known as the fearless Arya Stark from the global phenomenon Game of Thrones, is in Dublin to discuss her new role, that of Abbie in the offbeat new Irish film Gold (out October 10th), written & directed by Niall Heery (Small Engine Repair). 
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07 Oct 2014 | With both Gold and ‘71 out this week, acclaimed Irish actor David Wilmot takes time out to talk with IFTN about trusting directors, finding good scripts, and how we need an Irish X-Men. 
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Irish casting round up
03 Oct 2014 | This week saw local actors Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Bolger and Kerry Condon land roles in big international productions… 
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Fishpond Celebrates 6th Anniversary
03 Oct 2014 | Fishpond is a represented and independent casting database of professional actors. Set up in 2008 by Ali Coffey, who has over ten years of casting experience herself, the online casting process offers directors, producers and casting agents the opportunity to search for Irish actors. 
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Actor and filmmaker base ‘The Factory’ re-opens as ‘Bow Street’
30 Sep 2014 | After five years at their Barrow Street headquarters, The Factory has been rebranded and renamed as Bow Street, a venue to find future talent for the big and small screen, and is now located in Smithfield. 
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Aiden Gillen Confirmed for ‘The Maze Runner’ Sequel
29 Sep 2014 | Fox have announced that Aiden Gillen has been cast in the main villain role for the 'Maze Runner' sequel, which is being fast-tracked for a 2015 release after the box office success of the first film out this month. 
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Kirby Enthusiasm
29 Sep 2014 | This may be her busiest year yet - what with Jimmy’s Hall, Love/Hate, Peaky Blinders and working with Johnny Depp - but Irish actress Simone Kirby managed to find time to talk with IFTN. 
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Liam Neeson joins cast of ‘Ted 2’
26 Sep 2014 | Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson, whose wide range of credits include ‘Schindler’s List’, ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘Taken’ among many others, is the latest star to be added to Seth MacFarlane’s continuing growing cast for his upcoming comedy sequel ‘Ted 2’. 
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Colin Farrell confirmed for ‘True Detective’
22 Sep 2014 | In an interview with the Sunday World, Colin Farrell confirmed the rumours that started circulating last summer that he will have a role in the next series of ‘True Detective’. Farrell is the only cast member confirmed so far for the second series of the HBO hit. 
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Irish Casting Round-Up
19 Sep 2014 | Roles for Liam Neeson, Ciarán Hinds & Sarah Greene 
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A ‘Noble’ Cause
17 Sep 2014 | True life stories have gripped Irish filmmakers and audiences time and time again, so Stephen Bradley’s hard work on ‘Noble’ - about the Dublin woman who would start a world-famous orphanage foundation for street children - might just pay off. 
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Actress Sorcha Furlong launches The Gaiety School of Acting’s Autumn Programme for 2014
15 Sep 2014 | ‘Fair City’ actress Sorcha Furlong was recently on hand with actors Marnie McCleane, Stephen O’Leary and Dave Rowe as well as GSA Director Patrick Sutton to help launch the forthcoming Autumn/Spring 2014/15 programme at The Gaiety School of Acting – The National Theatre School at their HQ on Essex Street West, Temple Bar. Sorcha, who plays Orla Kirwan in the popular RTE series ‘Fair City’, previously completed an evening course at the school when she was younger. 
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Irish Casting Round-Up
29 Aug 2014 | Roles for Jamie Dornan, Ruth Bradley & Martin McCann 
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Eve Hewson Among Variety's '10 Actors to Watch' Picks
29 Aug 2014 | Variety has announced its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has been bestowing since 1998. Dubliner Eve Hewson is among the young stars on Variety's ‘10 Actors to Watch for 2014’ list. 
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Pierce Brosnan teams up with Irish director John Moore
28 Aug 2014 | Pierce Brosnan is to team up with fellow Irishman, director John Moore (‘A Good Day to Die Hard’), for his new film, ‘I.T.’. Voltage Films set John Moore to direct and William Wisher Jr. to rewrite the new thriller. 
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