Huberman to receive Maureen O’Hara Award

Actress Amy Huberman is set to be awarded the prestigious Maureen O’Hara award at the Kerry International Film Festival. This year’s festival will take place from October 20-23 across a series of venues throughout Killarney, Co. Kerry. In 2008, KIFF established the Maureen O’Hara Award in celebration of women who have excelled in film, TV and/or media. This year, the award will go to Huberman.

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Saoirse Ronan in BLITZ

28-year-old Ronan will star in Steve McQueen’s upcoming WWII drama BLITZ, which follows a group of Londoners during the aerial bombardment of their city. The confirmation of Ronan’s casting only adds further prestige to the upcoming project, given she is currently one of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Already a four-time Oscar nominee before the age of 30, the young Dublin actress can currently be seen in mystery comedy SEE HOW THEY RUN.

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HEART OF STONE first look

HEART OF STONE is set to be one of Netflix’s big blockbusters of 2023, and we’ve now got our first look at the upcoming spy thriller starring Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot and Irish actor Jamie Dornan. Fans got a sneak peek at HEART OF STONE on Saturday as part of Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event. With five distinct celebrations, Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event includes first-look photos, never-before-seen footage, new trailers, behind-the-scenes access, celebrity appearances, interviews, and more from over 100 of Netflix subscribers’ favourite series, films and specials.

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THE WONDER on Netflix Nov 16

THE WONDER, Netflix’s upcoming film which is set in the Irish Midlands in 1862, will be released on the streaming platform on November 16. The psychological thriller, which is an adaptation of the Emma Donoghue novel of the same name, with a cast that includes Florence Pugh, Ciarán Hinds, Niamh Algar, Brían F O’Byrne, Elaine Cassidy and her daughter, Kíla Lord Cassidy, has Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Gloria) behind the lens.

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Gleeson to host SNL

Award-winning Irish actor Brendan Gleeson is to host the iconic US TV comedy show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE next month. The 67-year-old Dublin-born star, who is an Emmy award winner, will make his SNL debut on October 8. The show, which will be the second of its 48th season, will see Gleeson joined by Willow, daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who will make her debut as musical guest.

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DERRY GIRLS S3 release date

 

DERRY GIRLS returns to Netflix on October 7. Netflix’s official Twitter posted a tweet stating it was hard to say goodbye to the show, saying the “final season of our beloved Derry Girls arrives October 7 on Netflix (outside The UK & Ireland).” Last fall, creator and writer Lisa McGee confirmed on Twitter the third season would be the last, and that it was always the plan to have the show end after three seasons. “Derry Girls is a coming of age story…a love letter to the place I come from and the people who shaped me,” McGee said, also commenting it was an honor to write the show, and she was proud of what it had accomplished and achieved.

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Gleeson on playing THE PATIENT

Domhnall Gleeson has to do a balancing act for the new limited TV series he stars in — delve into the psyche of a serial killer without justifying his behavior. The Irish actor stars as Sam Fortner, a murderer who chains his therapist to the floor in his basement in THE PATIENT an introspective psychological thriller now on Hulu. Sam has just one request of Dr. Alan Strauss, played by Steve Carell: Help me stop murdering people.

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Harland in THE BALLAD OF RENEGADE NELL

Derry Girl Louisa Harland will star in an upcoming Disney+ series, THE BALLAD OF RENEGADE NELL. Harland’s character “ends up on an extraordinary adventure after she is framed for murder – a twist of fate that has far bigger consequences than Nell could ever dream of,” the outlet states. The series follows Nell, an 18th century young woman, as she finds herself “unwittingly becoming the most famous highwaywoman in the country.”

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Daryl McCormack is on the rise

The Irish actor’s performance as a sympathetic sex worker in GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE this summer “has definitely opened up doors for me,” he said. Next up is the Apple TV+ series BAD SISTERS. McCormack grew up in Nenagh, in County Tipperary, the son of a white Irish mother and a Black American father he rarely saw. But his paternal grandfather, Percy Thomas, who runs a theater company in Maryland, helped fill that void.

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Clare Dunne in WITNESS No.3

Clare Dunne discusses her starring role in the Ireland-shot thriller, WITNESS No.3. In her role as Detective Whelan, she is in charge of young mother Jodie (Nina Toussaint-White), who witnesses a killer and his victim moments before he is murdered. Jodie comes forward following a police appeal, unaware how the decision will endanger her own life. WITNESS No.3 is on Wednesdays at 9pm on Virgin Media More.

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