The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) has announced the Screen Ireland – IFTA Rising Star nominees for 2023 ahead of the IFTA Awards in Dublin next month. The five Rising Star nominees are: Kathryn Ferguson (Director – NOTHING COMPARES), Danielle Galligan (Actor – LAKELANDS), Éanna Hardwicke (Actor – LAKELANDS), Aoife McArdle (Director – SEVERANCE) and Daryl McCormack (Actor – BAD SISTERS, GOOD LUCK TO YOU LEO GRANDE). Áine Moriarty, Chief Executive of IFTA, said: “These five superb individuals are a true reflection of the brilliant new wave of Irish talent who are proving themselves to be world-class screen professionals.”
Bryan Cranston has spoken of his yearning to return to Ireland and explore his family’s roots in Armagh. The BREAKING BAD actor opened up about his Irish roots during an appearance on RTE’s Late Late Show. Cranston told host Ryan Tubridy he is “itching” to come back to Ireland and explore his family’s links to the Emerald Isle.
A national St Patrick’s Festival running for almost a week in the run-up to St Patrick’s Day will be broadcast for the first time this year on St Patrick’s Festival TV, a free online channel accessible worldwide. The online festival to celebrate Ireland’s national day, which was announced on Wednesday morning, will feature a series of events being safely created and recorded by hundreds of artists, musicians, performers, makers, creators and community organizations.
As the Irish film and TV industry benefits from a global boom in demand for “watch at home” storytelling, our stars continue to make strong impressions with incredible performances on screen. Here are some of the upcoming highlights you can expect in 2021.
While 2020 wasn’t exactly a year that the majority of us will remember fondly, it did see a select bunch of Irish actors cement their reputations with some impressive roles. On this note, the Irish Mirror has picked out eight actors that are set to have a very good 2021.