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Series Mania: Vicki Madden, Vincent Sheehan on ‘The Kettering Incident’

Series Mania: Vicki Madden, Vincent Sheehan on ‘The Kettering Incident’
Paris — Making its world premiere in Competition, Foxtel’s eight-part series “The Kettering Incident” arrived as one of the more rarefied entries at this year’s Series Mania in Paris. Presented by creators Vicki Madden and Vincent Sheehan, the show – described down under as “Tasmanian Gothic” – quickly drew good word of mouth, compared favorably by one U.S. exec to the Australian breakout hit “Top Of The Lake.” Set to screen later this year, the series is the first show to be fully financed by the Australian subscription service Foxtel and tells the story of Anna Macy (Elizabeth Debicki), a doctor who returns to her Tasmanian roots after a long time abroad. Back home, in a close-knit logging town, she finds herself caught up in the cases of two girls who mysteriously disappeared in identical circumstances 15 years apart. Here, Madden and Sheehan reveal some of the show’s myriad secrets…
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Posterized: Saoirse Ronan

Since we forgot to celebrate Saint Patricks Day and since Brooklyn is fresh on DVD, let's talk everyone's favorite current Irish lass! Saoirse Ronan is only 21 years old (she turns 22 next month) but she's already logged over a decade of work having started as a child in a Irish television series called "The Clinic". Her first movie role was as Michelle Pfeiffer's daughter in the romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman shot in 2005 though it took along time to emerge due to behind the scenes studio and distribution dramas. Her breakthrough Oscar-nominated performance in Atonement (2007) quickly followed. She's now ascended to a real movie star with her warm engaging film-carrying work in Brooklyn (2015).

Let's repeat a bit of Oscar trivia since it's quite impressive and important: Saoirse Ronan (nominated at 13 and 21) is only the 4th child star in history to received an Oscar nomination before and after
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Berlin: Global Screen Picks Up 3D Fantasy Adventure Pic ‘Legend of Longwood’

London — Global Screen has picked up world-wide distribution rights to 3D fantasy family entertainment pic “The Legend of Longwood.” It will start selling the title at the European Film Market in Berlin.

The English-language production is an adventure thriller about a 12-year-old big-city girl, Mickey Miller, who is destined to break a 300 year-old spell cast on a small Irish town and its inhabitants. On her long quest, Mickey must redeem a mysterious Black Knight and single-handedly save a precious herd of horses from a ruthless woman with evil plans.

The Dutch-Irish-German live-action film is directed by Lisa Mulcahy (“The Clinic,” “The Gift of the Magi”), and stars newcomer Lucy Morton and Lorcan Bonner (“Milo”), as well as Lorcan Cranitch (“Dancing at Lughnasa”), Thekla Reuten (“The American,” “In Bruges”), Fiona Glascott (“Resident Evil,” “Omagh”), Sean Mahon (“Philomena,” “Dark Shadows”) and Miriam Margolyes (“Harry Potter,” “The Age of Innocence”).

Music is composed
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The Village

  • ScreenTerrier
Extending from 1914 to 1920, the first series of epic new series The Village written by Peter Moffat comes to BBC One Sunday 31st March at 9pm.

The series stars John Simm and Maxine Peake as impoverished, alcoholic Peak District farmer John Middleton and his wife, Grace.

13-year-old newcomer Bill Jones, a member of the Nottingham-based Television Workshop, stars as young Bert Middleton, whose long life is central to the anticipated on-going serial. Bert is growing up in extreme poverty on a family farm in Derbyshire. He is twelve years old at the start of the series, and his days are filled with school, his friends, working in the fields with his father and secret swimming lessons with his brother Joe, whom he adores. Young Bert, like his brother, falls in love with new arrival Martha Lane the moment she arrives in the village. He is very confused as he watches the
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Frightfest the 13th Preview: The Inside

You’ve seen him as Sir Gwaine in the BBC’s TV series Merlin, now Eoin Macken steps behind the camera to direct The Inside, featuring Czech starlet Tereza Srbova (Sirens, Eastern Promises) alongside the cream of Irish acting talent that includes Emmett J. Scanlan (Hollyoaks, Charlie Casanova), Sean Stewart (Occi, Coward), Natalia Kostrzewa (The Clinic) and Brian Fortune (Game of Thrones).

While in a pawnshop a young man comes into possession of a second hand video camera; discovering a tape still inside he plays back the footage and witnesses a horrific series of events involving a group of teens in an undisclosed location. Using the footage as a guide he retraces the steps to where the events seemingly occurred. Deciding to investigate he discovers to his horror not only the truth of the events on the tape but comes face to face with a supernatural terror from which he may not escape…
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Irish Horror 'The Inside' To Receive World Premiere at Frightfest Next Month

Irish feature film 'The Inside' will receive its world premiere at Film4's Frightfest on August 26 in London. The psychological horror is one of three Irish films screening at the UK festival with Conor McMahon's 'Stitches' and Jon Wright's 'Grabbers' also set to be shown. 'The Inside' marks actor and cinematographer Eoin Macken's feature film directorial debut and stars 'Charlie Casanova' actor Emmett J. Scanlan and Czech actress Tereza Srbova (St. Trinian's). In addition to Dublin-born Scanlan, a number of Irish actors star, including Karl Argue (Where the Sea Used to be), Kellie Blaise (The Borgias), Siobhan Cullen (The Clinic), Brian Fortune (Game of Thrones), Sean Stewart (Swan Song: Story of Occi Byrne) and Liam Heffron also feature. Jen Moynan provided the costumes on set, while Nadai Macari was the makeup artist.
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Film4 Frightfest Image Explosion: New Stills and Art for Hidden in the Woods, Tulpa, Outpost II, After, Chained, Before Dawn, Errors of the Human Body and More!

We've updated our Film4 Fright Fest line-up story with tons of images. Read on to see what you may have missed and what's brand spanking new! Dig it!

Programme - Screen 1

Thursday Aug 23

Opening Film - The Seasoning House (World Premiere)

Special make-up prosthetics and splatter genius Paul Hyett makes his directorial debut with a harrowing exploration into tense claustrophobia, hard-hitting action and rollercoaster suspense. In a Balkan brothel, where girls kidnapped by soldiers in war-torn zones are prostituted to the military and civilians alike, Angel (Robin Day) is the deaf mute orphan enslaved to care for the inmates. But unbeknownst to her captors, she moves between the walls and crawlspaces of the seasoning house planning her escape. Psychological horror in the nerve-shredding Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski style but with an ultra-modern twist.

89 mins Director: Paul Hyett UK 2012

Rosie DayAngel

Sean Pertwee – Goran

Kevin Howarth – Viktor

David Lemberg
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Jim Norton, Conor Mullen and Leigh Arnold Cast In €1.2m TV Drama 'Deception'

Irish actors Jim Norton (Fr Ted), Leigh Arnold (The Clinic), Nora-Jane Noone (The Magdalene Sisters), Conor Mullen (Rough Diamond), Vincent Walsh (A Kiss For Jed) and Helen Roche (Roy) are heading up the cast of new €1.2m drama series 'Deception,' which is currently shooting in Galway. The six-part series – formerly reported under the working title 'Tailor's Hill' – began production last Monday (June 18) in Spiddal and will shoot for four weeks in total.
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Emmett Scanlan 'Casanova' Wins Ecu Actor Award

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Irish actor, Emmett Scanlan walked away with the Best Film Actor Award at the recent Ecu European Independent Film Festival for his performance in Independent Irish feature, 'Charlie Casanova'. Written, produced and directed by Terry McMahon, Charlie Casanova had its European Premiere in Paris where it was the only Irish film selected for the Best European Dramatic Feature competition and Emmett Scanlan is the first Irish actor to win this award. The film stars Emmett Scanlan (Hollyoaks, The Guards), Leigh Arnold (The Clinic), Damien Hannaway (The Guards), Ruth McIntyre (Shackled), Tony Murphy, Valeria Bandino (The Doppleganger) and Johnny Elliott.
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ÉCU European Premiere for 'Charlie Casanova'

  • IFTN
Irish feature, 'Charlie Casanova', independently produced, written and directed by Terry McMahon is to have its European premiere at the ÉCU European Independent Film Festival. The event will showcase 77 films from 26 countries from 1 - 3 April in Paris. The film, which has now received funding from the Irish Film Board, stars Emmett Scanlan (The Guards), Leigh Arnold (The Clinic), Damien Hannaway (The Guards), Ruth McIntyre (Shackled), Tony Murphy, Valeria Bandino (The Doppleganger) and Johnny Elliott.
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'The Hobbit' Dwarfed by Irish Talent

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Northern Irish actor, James Nesbitt (Outcast, Cold Feet) and Dubliner Aidan Turner (Being Human, The Clinic) have joined the ensemble cast of upcoming epic films, 'The Hobbit'. James Nesbitt, a BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee and Ifta winning actor will play Bofur, a disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave Dwarf in the two features; whilst Aidan Turner will play a young dwarf called Kili.
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Windmill Lane Cuts 'Other Side' & 'Roadkill'

  • IFTN
Windmill Lane are posting two feature projects for Parallel Films. 'The Other Side' and 'Roadkill', are being made for the Syfy channel, both filmed in Ireland during summer 2010 and are currently in the hands of Windmill's VFX team. Gráinne Gavigan (The Clinic) 'The Other Side' which is directed by BAFTA nominee, Billy O'Brien (The Tale of the Rat that Wrote) and stars Joe Flanigan (The Other Sister) and John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark). 'Roadkill' is directed by Johannes Roberts (Hellbreeder) and produced by Adrian Sturges. Starring Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil: Afterlife) and Irish actor Stephen Rea (Ondine).
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Interview: Acting Up with Robert Sheehan

  • IFTN
Irish audiences were introduced to Robert Sheehan in the harrowing Irish feature, 'Song for a Raggy Boy'. Following this a constant flow of acting work started and has rarely let up since. Roles in feature films such as 'Summer of the Flying Saucer', 'Red Riding' and 'Cherrybomb' along with dozens of television series including 'Foreign Exchange', 'The Clinic', 'Bitter Sweet' and E4's ongoing 'Misfits' have kept the Portlaoise export very firmly in the public psyche. Iftn spoke with him about getting in touch with his animal instincts, taking part in a very enjoyable casting session and looking for Ivan McCormick's twitch.
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Delaney & Plunkett Join Cast of 'Raw'

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Production is currently underway on the third series of Dublin restaurant drama, 'Raw'. The Ecosse Film/Octagon Films co-production started shooting at the end of August and cameras will continue rolling until the end of November. The third installment of the drama sees the return of Ifta winner Charlene McKenna (Whistleblower), Aisling O’Sullivan (The Clinic), Keith McErlean (Bachelors' Walk) and Ger Ryan (Whistleblower; Family) alongside cast newcomers Padraic Delaney (Perrier’s Bounty) and Marcella Plunkett (Once).
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Behind-the-Scenes DVD Clip - Being Human: Season Two

There's no question the BBC's "Being Human" is one of the best bits of horror TV you can find out there right now, and in honor of this week's DVD and Blu-ray release of Season Two, we have a look at one of the box set's behind-the-scenes features!

From the Press Release

This September 21st the BBC is unleashing to DVD and Blu-ray the second season of the hit BBC America supernatural drama – Being Human. Premiering on BBC America July 24, the new season marks the return of Russell Tovey (Little Dorrit, Gavin & Stacey), Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, The Bill) and Aidan Turner (Desperate Romantics, The Clinic) as three twenty-somethings living double lives as a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. The second season picks up after the defeat of vampire leader Herrick with the trio trying to re-enter the human world, only to discover that there are new enemies and dangers lurking at every turn.
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Element Finish 'All Good Children' & 'Essence of Killing'

  • IFTN
Element pictures are currently putting the finishing touches to two new feature films - 'Essence of Killing', starring Vincent Gallo and Emmanuelle Seigner, is currently in post production in Ardmore Sound and Alicia Duffy's 'All Good Children' will have its World Premiere next month at Cannes' Director's Fortnight. British director Alicia Duffy's first feature, 'All Good Children', will have its World Premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Realisateurs). The film stars young Irish actor Jack Gleeson (Batman Begins) and David Wilmot (Intermission, The Clinic) and tells the story of Dara, played by Gleeson, a young Irish boy who is moved to rural France with his brother Eoin after the death of their mother.
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Channel 4 Wants 'iCandy'

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Monday, April 19th will see the broadcast of Green Inc Television's new comedy sketch show pilot for Channel 4, 'iCandy'. The pilot is written by and stars Liam Hourican (actor, The Secret of Kells) and features an all-Irish cast including 'The Clinic' star Amy Huberman, 'The Tudors' Jim Roche and 'Best: His Mother's Son' actress, Laura Donnelly. The pilot was written by Liam Hourican, David Crann (Ape) and David Stone and features Hourican playing original characters, including a Dutch mountaineer with a taste for human flesh and a TV lifecoach with a murky past. Outlandish impressions of well-known personalities also feature, including 'When Louis Theroux Met Hitler' and 'Peter Stringfellow's Community Outreach Programme for teenagers'.
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Hopkins Finds His Pupil for The Rite

Colin O'Donoghue is set to star opposite Anthony Hopkins in The Rite . The actor's credits include The Tudors , The Clinic and various other television projects. 1408 helmer Mikael Hafstrom will direct the film. Adapted from a book by Matt Baglio and based on true events, the story centers on a disillusioned American seminary student who attends exorcism school at the Vatican and ultimately finds his faith through encounters with demonic forces.
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Colin O'Donoghue Join "The Rite"

Irish actor Colin O'Donoghue ("The Tudors," "The Clinic") has joined the cast of the exorcism feature "The Rite" for New Line says Variety.

Based on the novel by Matt Baglio, the film follows a young American seminary student who has a crisis of faith but ultimately re-finds it after attending a Vatican exorcism school and encountering demonic forces.

Anthony Hopkins will play a mentor style character, an unorthodox priest and expert in exorcisms.

Mikael Hafstrom directs from a script by Michael Petroni. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson will produce.
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BBC America is 'Being Human' Again and Again

The popular British fantasy-drama Being Human is currently airing a second season and heading into a third season in the UK. The good news for fans in the Us is that all three seasons have been picked up for broadcast in America. BBC America will air both Season 2 and Season 3, the cable network has announced. It broadcast Season 1 in July 2009.

Being Human stars Russell Tovey (Little Dorrit, Doctor Who, The History Boys), Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, Doctor Who, Kiss Of Death) and Aidan Turner (The Clinic) as housemates trying to live normal lives despite the fact that they are a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. The show started life as a pilot on BBC Three in the UK. This proved to be such a hit among viewers and critics that it was commissioned as a six-part series.

"Being Human uniquely combines the drama and complexity of ordinary life with
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