BALLYWALTER to open BFF

A new film starring County Down-born comedian and presenter Patrick Kielty is to get its world premiere in Belfast on Nov 3. The drama BALLYWALTER was shot on a number of locations on the Ards Peninsula and in Belfast.
Kielty has acted on stage before but this is his first feature-film role.

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Irish Film

BELFAST stars to re-unite

Stars of 2021’s hit film BELFAST are reuniting on the big screen for an adaptation of Agatha Christie novel A HAUNTING IN VENICE. Kenneth Branagh is reprising his role as Hercule Poirot for his third outing, with Jamie Dornan and Jude Hill, both of whom were in Belfast, also joining the cast for the murder mystery. Branagh is also returning to the director’s chair, with other cast members including Tina Fey, Michelle Yeoh and Kelly Reilly.

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Laura Donnelly in WEREWOLF BY NIGHT

A Belfast-born actress who stars in the HBO science fiction drama THE NEVERS has revealed she would love to return to the city’s Lyric Theatre. Laura Donnelly was speaking ahead of the release of WEREWOLF BY NIGHT, a TV special based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and the first Marvel Halloween special on Disney+.

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Roisin Gallagher to star in THE LOVERS

A darkly comic romantic drama about a love-struck odd couple begins filming in Belfast at the end of this month. THE LOVERS, an original new drama for Sky, was written by David Ireland and stars local actors Roisin Gallagher and Conleth Hill, and South African-born musician and actor Johnny Flynn.

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Branagh and Hinds on Belfast childhood

The actors grew up in the same city on opposite sides of the Troubles. Here, they reflect on revisiting their past in BELFAST, Branagh’s acclaimed, highly personal new film. Branagh was from working-class Protestant stock, while Hinds was a 16-year-old former altar boy from a Catholic family, whose school was close to the Branagh house. 

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