Mescal in JAMES BOND talks

Paul Mescal

NORMAL PEOPLE actor Paul Mescal is in talks to play James Bond in the next film, as the next movie in the spy franchise will star two 007s — one younger and one older. Paul shot to fame in 2020 playing GAA player Connell alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones in RTE and BBC romantic drama NORMAL PEOPLE. The Maynooth native was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards this year for his role in tear-jerker AFTERSUN. Mescal is set for a hot 2024 with the release of his next project, ALL OF US STRANGERS.

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Paul Mescal on Jimmy Kimmel

Paul Mescal

During his latest appearance on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, Paul talks about being at the Oscars with his parents, discovering seat fillers are a thing, staying up all night, being in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE in London, his new movie ALL OF US STRANGERS, doing a love scene with Andrew Scott, and Jimmy’s dad cornering Paul backstage to ask him a lot of questions about Ireland.

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Mescal’s 10 Best Performances

Paul Mescal

In the last three years, Paul Mescal has become one of the greatest new actors to watch for. Before NORMAL PEOPLE, the actor was a complete unknown, and only three years later, he’s already been nominated for an Emmy, a BAFTA, and an Academy Award, and has become a critics’ darling, as he keeps choosing to do indie films, where characters are much more important than action. Discover his Top 10 performances below.

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AFTERSUN leads Scottish BAFTAs

Paul Mescal

Irish actor Paul Mescal has been nominated by Bafta Scotland awards for AFTERSUN. The directorial debut from Scottish director Charlotte Wells received five nominations including best film and best writer. Mescal and Corio are among nine first-time Bafta Scotland nominees, with 13-year-old Corio being the youngest person ever to be nominated for the awards.

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ALL OF US STRANGERS trailer

Paul Mescal

The first trailer for ALL OF US STRANGERS, starring Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott, has been released. From director Andrew Haigh, and in theatres December 22nd, Adam (Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry (Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.

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FOE trailer

Paul Mescal

Based on the 2018 novel by Ian Reid, FOE is described as a psychological thriller and horror fiction set against a science fiction backdrop. In theatres October 6, the film is directed by Australian filmmaker Garth Davis, who co-wrote the script with Iain Reid, the novel’s author. Aaron Pierre, from 2020’s dramatization of Colson Whitehead’s THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, also stars. Mescal and Ronan play Junior and Henrietta, a young married couple in the not-too-distant future where severe climate change and fires have ruined the landscape. 

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Ronan and Mescal in FOE

Saoirse Ronan

Two of Ireland’s leading talents, Oscar nominees Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal, teamed up last year to shoot the science fiction thriller FOE which will likely release this fall, according to World of Reel, which also reported on a test screening of the flick. stars Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan as a couple living out in the middle of a desert-like area.

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