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‘Ray Donovan’ Actor Cathal Pendred to take leading role in ‘Lore’ Adaptation for Amazon
26 May 2017 | ‘Lore’ is a critically acclaimed horror podcast which was created by Aaron Mahnke in 2015 and has an average of 6 million monthly listeners. It recounts true stories of frightening and paranormal occurrences and will see Pendred take the leading role of Michael Cleary, a real-life character from Irish folklore. 
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ADIFF Festival Board adds Mark O’Halloran & Suzanne Noble
26 May 2017 | The Audi Dublin International Film Festival has announced its team has brought actor/writer O’Halloran, publicist and and executive Sharkey on board, as Sarah Sharkey is also brought into the role of Managing Director. 
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Barry Keoghan impresses Internationally in Rave ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Reviews
23 May 2017 | The latest feature film from ‘The Lobster’ helmer Yorgos Lanthimos in which Keoghan stars alongside Nicole Kidman and fellow Irish talent Colin Farrell, has received rave reviews at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, with many focusing on the calibre of the young actor. 
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Deadline Tuesday June 6th: Close Up Development Scheme for Actors
23 May 2017 | The 2017 instalment of the talent development scheme run by Filmbase is due to run from Tuesday, June 13th, and enables actors to learn from professional directors in film and television through a series of workshops. 
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Mackenzie Davis to star in ‘Vivarium’, the Second Feature from Irish Talent Lorcan Finnegan
19 May 2017 | The helmer of ‘Without Name’ will direct the ‘Blade Runner 2049’ actress in his latest project, a sci-fi thriller written by collaborator Garret Shanley (Without Name, Foxes). 
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Irish Actor takes Evil Lead in 'Rendel' the Finnish Action Film Screening at Cannes
17 May 2017 | Johnny Vivash plays Commander Radek the head baddie and evil leader of a group of mercenaries in Finlands first superhero feature film 'Rendel' directed by Jesse Haaja. 
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Casting Call: Jim Sheridan & Colm Quinn’s Documentary ‘The Rocker: The Life and Music of Phil Lynott’
17 May 2017 | The upcoming feature documentary from the multi-award winning Irish Filmmakers behind such titles as ‘The Secret Scripture’ (Sheridan) and ‘Mattress Men’ (Quinn), is currently casting for the lead role of Thin Lizzy frontman, Phil Lynott. 
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The Applied Art of Acting Interview with David Scott
16 May 2017 | IFTN got the chance to speak with David Scott, the actor, acting teacher, Director of Company D Theatre, writer and theoretician about the Applied Art of Acting course he runs in Dublin. 
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Casting Call: Irish Male Actor needed to play ‘Artemis Fowl’
16 May 2017 | The team behind the adaptation of Irish author Eoin Colfer’s novel of the same name is set to be distributed by Disney is looking for an Irish actor aged 9-12 of any ethnicity. 
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Seána Kerslake to star in Lee Cronin’s ‘The Hole in The Ground’
15 May 2017 | The IFTA Rising Star and Best Lead Actress Nominee is set to take the leading role in Cronin’s feature debut, due to film this Summer. 
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Irish Actress Leads Way in Sky 1’s New Drama 'Jamestown'
12 May 2017 | Set in the year 1619 Sky 1’s new drama ‘Jamestown’ goes back in time to bring the story of English settlers in America. Irish talent Niamh Walsh maps her acting voyage on to our screens playing the strong character of Verity Bridges one of the leading ladies in the programme. 
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Jamie Dornan to star in ‘My Dinner With Hervé’ alongside Peter Dinklage
10 May 2017 | The Irish actor has been cast in the feature drama based on the real life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, who starred in 70s TV series ‘Fantasy Island’, and who killed himself at fifty years of age in 1993. 
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Saturday AM Presenter Simon Delaney cast in Coronation Street
08 May 2017 | The Irish actor who is known for his long-running roles in ‘Bachelor’s Walk’, ‘Trollied’ and ‘Roy’ will appear on the UK series next month. 
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Jim Sheridan to helm ‘H-Block’ starring Jamie Dornan & Cillian Murphy
02 May 2017 | The six-time Oscar nominated director of the recent ‘The Secret Scripture’ is set to tackle the breakout of thirty-eight IRA prisoners from Her Majesty's Prison Maze in 1983. 
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Saoirse Ronan to Play Lead in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Film
26 Apr 2017 | The 23 year old Irish actress from Carlow has been cast to play the historical role of Mary Stuart in the upcoming ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ film to be directed by Josie Rourke (Much Ado About Nothing) with Irish award winning cinematographer Seamus Mc Garvey (Nocturnal Animals) also on board. 
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Andrew Scott Cast in BBC’s Gay Britannia Season
25 Apr 2017 | The BBC this week announced the launch of Gay Britannia, a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967. Dublin actor Andrew Scott familiar to fans of mystery drama ‘Sherlock’ is one of the Irish names noted to feature within the line up of new content and programmes scheduled. 
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Filmbase to host Introduction to Acting for TV & Film Training Course
25 Apr 2017 | Sarah Hone will tutor the eight-evening course, with fifteen years experience in acting and casting which has taken her from touring Japan for Disney to working as a casting assistant on ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ in Australia. 
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John Butler talks 'Handsome Devil', releasing to Irish Cinemas Friday April 21st
21 Apr 2017 | IFTN caught up with John to talk about his superb new buddy comedy, working with producers Rob Walpole and Rebecca O'Flanagan at Treasure, impressive young Irish acting talent, John Hughes, and how inspiring young people are. 
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Netflix release trailer for all-new ‘Anne of Green Gables’ starring Donegal Actress Amybeth McNulty
21 Apr 2017 | The young talent who was cast in the role last year leads the cast as Anne Shirley, the little orphaned girl whose big personality takes centre stage in the 1890s drama. 
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“Adrien Brody, Aidan Gillen and Charlie Murphy give us a wealth of talent to work with” – ‘Peaky Blinders’ Creator Steven Knight on S04
19 Apr 2017 | The upcoming fourth season of the series which is produced by Caryn Mandabach and Tiger Aspect Drama is as always led by Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby. Fresh Irish faces are set to join the forty year old actor, who was recently awarded an IFTA for Best Male Lead in Drama. 
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