Aidan O’Callaghan in THE WITCHER: BLOOD ORIGIN

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Ballincollig native Aidan O’Callaghan is set to play Kareg in the four-episode spin-off. The 34-year-old made his first on-screen debut in 2014 in KILL DAY, a post-apocalyptic TV series set in 2050’s Britain. But Aidan has been well acclaimed for his role in the English TV show EASTENDERS, where he played the antagonistic barman, Lewis Butler earlier this year.

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THE WONDER review

The Wonder

In the new film version of Emma Donoghue’s richly absorbing novel THE WONDER, we confront what the march of history and colonialism has done to Ireland. The film opens in 1862, ten years after the Great Hunger, in a windswept midlands village where a local girl called Anna O’Donnell is somehow hale and hearty after forty days of refusing food since her eleventh birthday. THE WONDER will is now available on Netflix via link below.

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Niamh Algar in THE WONDER

Niamh Algar is in good company, joining the likes of Florence Pugh, Ciarán Hinds and Toby Jones on this tragic yet compelling story set 13 years after the Great Famine. Adapted from the bestselling novel by Emma Donoghue (of Room fame), The Wonder is inspired by true stories of the 19-th century ‘fasting girls’ phenomenon and tells the tale of a young girl who claims to have gone months without eating – subsisting solely on manna from heaven.

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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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Charlie Murphy’s new Netflix role

Irish actress Charlie Murphy is set to star in a new show on Netflix which centres around a dangerous love triangle. The LOVE/HATE star will play the role of Anna Barton, who embarks on a secret affair with her soon to be father-in-law, William, played by Richard Armitage. The three-part series is an adaptation of the 1991 novella by the same name from late author Josephine Hart, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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