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Daryl McCormack cast as lead in ‘Good Luck To You, Leo Grande’ opposite Emma Thompson
26 Feb 2021 | Daryl McCormack (Pixie, Peaky Blinders) has been cast opposite Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson in Good Luck To You, Leo Grande. 
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First-look at Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson for Sky Original drama This Sceptred Isle
25 Feb 2021 | Sky has released the first-look image of BAFTA and Emmy award-winning actor Kenneth Branagh as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson for Sky’s major new limited series, This Sceptred Isle. 
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Actor Pierce Brosnan stars in new video showcasing the beauty of Ireland
23 Feb 2021 | Tourism Ireland has teamed up with the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) to create a new series of short videos to showcase Ireland. The first of these videos features actor Pierce Brosnan. 
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Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington join Netflix's Belfast-bound The School for Good and Evil
22 Feb 2021 | Theron and Washington will join Bridesmaids director Paul Feig to film the Netflix original film, which is due to begin filming at Belfast Harbour Studios later this year. 
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IFTA to host panel event - Working in Development – Skills in Focus
19 Feb 2021 | The event takes place 2pm-3:30 pm online on Thursday, February 25th and is presented in association with Screen Skills Ireland. 
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Lenny Abrahamson to direct Sally Rooney's Conversations With Friends adaptation; Irish newcomer Alison Oliver named among cast
17 Feb 2021 | Element Pictures (The Favourite, Room, The Lobster) has revealed the highly anticipated casting for the BBC Three and Hulu TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut literary sensation, Conversations With Friends. 
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James Nesbitt stars in Northern Ireland-set BBC Drama Bloodlands
10 Feb 2021 | The new BBC One series, which is set in Northern Ireland and supported by Northern Ireland Screen, is Executive Produced by Jed Mercurio, the mastermind behind Line of Duty and Bodyguard. 
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The Irish at the Oscars
05 Feb 2021 | With 2021 nominations on the horizon, Ireland’s screen industry has good reason to hope for successful nominations across a number of categories. 
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Screen Producers Ireland CEO Susan Kirby discusses Production during COVID
05 Feb 2021 | We spoke with Screen Producers Ireland CEO Susan Kirby to get an update on the status of production in Ireland at present, the implications of COVID on film sets, the need for industry-focused PUP, the need for more support from insurance brokers, the future potential of SVOD markets, and settling into the new role at SPI. 
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Wolfwalkers, Herself, and Calm With Horses lead Irish contingents long-listed for BAFTA Awards
04 Feb 2021 | Ten Irish contenders including Saoirse Ronan, Jessie Buckley, and Niamh Algar have been named among the BAFTA long list ahead of the 74th edition of the British Academy Film Awards, which take place on April 11th. 
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Normal People, Wolfwalkers, and Brendan Gleeson lead Irish nominations at the 78th Golden Globe Awards
03 Feb 2021 | The Hollywood Foreign Press has announced the nominees for the 78th Golden Globes. 
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St. Brigid's Day: Irish Female Talent on the Rise
01 Feb 2021 | Today IFTN will celebrate St. Brigid’s Day by highlighting the work of some of the Irish Women making waves in the Irish and international Screen industries, with a look at recent developments, how the industry continues to improve for female cast and crew, and a look back at some of our recent interviews with the Irish Women blazing a trail in the industry. 
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Actress Leah McNamara talks with IFTN
29 Jan 2021 | We caught up with Normal People and Dublin Murders star Leah McNamara to find out more about her subtle rise in recent years, advice for young actors breaking into the business, and keeping busy during lockdown.   
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Liam Neeson tops US Box Office as The Marksman shoots down Wonder Woman: 1984
22 Jan 2021 | Liam Neeson's latest action thriller The Marksman, dominated a quiet Martin Luther King Day box office in the US takin in $3.2 million for three-day weekend and currently standing at $3,905,869. 
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“The story will continue in another form”; Peaky Blinders to end on the BBC after sixth season
19 Jan 2021 | Peaky Blinders creator and writer Steven Knight has revealed that the forthcoming sixth season of his hit period drama will be the last, though it could return in a film format. 
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Irish actress Alisha Weir cast as lead in upcoming Netflix adaptation of Matilda
18 Jan 2021 | Alisha Weir (11) has been cast in the titular role in the Sony Pictures and Netflix movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book Matilda, opposite Emma Thomson. 
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Spotlight joins leading casting technology provider Talent Systems
13 Jan 2021 | Spotlight has been acquired by global casting technology solution provider Talent Systems. 
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Fionn O'Shea selected for European Shooting Stars Award 2021
12 Jan 2021 | Fionn O’Shea has been selected for the 24th edition of European Shooting Stars, a prestigious initiative to promote European acting talent. 
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Jessie Buckley cast as lead in Men, Alex Garland next film for A24
07 Jan 2021 | Following on from the success of her leading role in Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Irish actress Jessie Buckley looks set to take on the leading role in Alex Garland’s next feature film for A24. 
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Landmark cultural showcase Samhlú 2020, hosted by Tommy Tiernan, debuts on TG4 this Tuesday
14 Dec 2020 | Taking place this Tuesday, December 15th at 9:30pm, Samhlú, TG4’s landmark cultural showcase seeks to celebrate the artistic endeavours and creativity that have endured throughout Ireland despite a very challenging year. 
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