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Casting Round-Up
26 Nov 2014 | Carla Mooney lands role in spy thriller ‘Kickback’ opposite John Cusack, Stuart Townsend nabs multi-episode part in US TV show ‘Elementary’ and Jason Barry and Brian Robinson both to star in new feature ‘Murphy’ from Caspian Pictures. 
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Casting & Audition Workshop with Louise Kiely Casting At The Gaiety School Of Acting On Sunday, 23rd November
18 Nov 2014 | The Gaiety School of Acting - The National Theatre School of Ireland is running a Casting & Audition Workshop this Sunday 23rd November at Essex Street West, Temple Bar from 10am - 5pm. 
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'Standby's Brian Gleeson
14 Nov 2014 | Brian Gleeson is the leading man, opposite Jessica Paré, in Rob and Ronan Burke's 'Standby', out this weekend. 
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Interview with Aisling Franciosi – Star of ‘The Fall’
14 Nov 2014 | Best known for playing babysitter Katie - teenage temptress to suburban serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) in the Belfast-set drama ‘The Fall’ – actress Aisling Franciosi has indelibly started her career off on a high. 
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Brendan Gleeson Nominated For 2014 European Film Award
11 Nov 2014 | Irish actor Brendan Gleeson has been nominated for a European Film Award for his performance in the dark comedy ‘Calvary’. 
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Irish Casting Round-Up
10 Nov 2014 | This week saw Irish actors Victoria Smurfit, Emmet Scanlan and Eoin Macken land roles in major international productions… 
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Maureen O’Hara receives an Honorary Oscar
08 Nov 2014 | Almost a decade to the day since her 2004 recognition in Ireland, by the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA), Maureen O'Hara is being given a prestigious Honorary Oscar Award this weekend, an honour she so richly deserves - from the American Academy - a fitting tribute to a screen legend and an extraordinary Irish woman. 
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The Double-Bill Of Andie McCaffrey Byrne
07 Nov 2014 | With not one but two films hitting this autumn's Cork film festival frenzy, actress Andie McCaffrey Byrne is on the rise. 
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IFTN Interviews Fionn Walton, Star of ‘Out of Here’
06 Nov 2014 | Fionn Walton first caught our attention in his role as Cian in Lenny Abrahamson’s film ‘What Richard Did’, which stars Jack Reynor. He now takes the lead in Donal Foreman’s feature debut ‘Out of Here’, which was runner-up for Best Irish Feature at last year’s Film Fleadh in Galway and won the CineTALENT award as well as a Dublin Critic’s Circle Award at this year’s JDIFF. ‘Out of Here’, which is a story about coming home too soon, will now get a release in Irish cinemas. 
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IFTN Interviews Valene Kane, star of ‘The Fall’
05 Nov 2014 | Following breakout performances in Ivan Kavanagh’s ‘The Fading Light’ and Kieron J. Walsh’s ‘Jump’, actress Valene Kane from Co. Down will now feature in the critically acclaimed BBC series ‘The Fall’. She talks to IFTN about the hit series (which airs its second season this weekend) as well as about her acting career, which continues to grow with casting in international productions such as blockbuster ‘’71’ and ‘Frankenstein’, opposite James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe. 
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Michael Fassbender in Talks to Play Steve Jobs
05 Nov 2014 | With Christian Bale’s departure from the project, it has been reported that Michael Fassbender is in early talks for director Danny Boyle’s next feature ‘Jobs’. Fassbender would play the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, whom the biopic is based on. 
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Black Is Back
03 Nov 2014 | It’s been seven years since the man who brought us Pigs and Korea has made a film, but Cathal Black is back, with the crowdfunded short Butterfly. IFTN analyses the caterpillar. 
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Cillian Murphy & Michael Smiley to Star in Ben Wheatley’s Next Film
28 Oct 2014 | Ben Wheatley’s next film will be ‘Free Fire’, which he will write and direct. The director of ‘A Field in England’ and ‘Kill List’ is currently in post on ‘High-Rise’, an adaptation of JG Ballard’s novel which stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Luke Evans. ‘High-Rise’ was shot in Belfast and Down, and Wheatley’s Irish connections haven’t ceased with that production. 
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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’
13 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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06 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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