Tag: ireland

  • Spotlight’s Christmas Opening Hours 2023

    Spotlight’s Christmas Opening Hours 2023

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again! We’d love to wish a Happy Holidays and New Year to all of Spotlight’s members and friends in the industry, and to also let you know our opening hours over the festive period. Spotlight will be closed on the following dates: Saturday 23 December Sunday…

  • Sean McGinley’s Tips for Learning Scripts

    Sean McGinley’s Tips for Learning Scripts

    Advice from the ‘Braveheart’ actor on how to start your acting career and learn a script Donegal-born actor Sean McGinley has had a career that spans decades and roles in countless well-known productions, including Braveheart, Gangs of New York, Shetland, The Alienist, and, most recently, the independent film Wait for Me. We had the chance…

  • Stage Shows Touring the UK in Autumn and Winter 2023

    Stage Shows Touring the UK in Autumn and Winter 2023

    A look at eight must-see theatre shows and West End musicals touring the UK and Ireland this autumn and winter As the early nights draw in and Christmas waits just around the corner, what better excuse is there for a trip to the theatre? Here are some of the many exciting shows touring around the…

  • What’s Filming in the UK and Ireland – Autumn 2023

    What’s Filming in the UK and Ireland – Autumn 2023

    As we fall into Autumn, we look at some of the productions happening in studios and on location around the UK and Ireland  by Charlie Gardiner During the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes in the United States, productions worldwide closed down in support of the performers and writers on the picket line. However, there are some…

  • 7 Reasons to Join a Youth Theatre

    7 Reasons to Join a Youth Theatre

    Why youth theatre is important for young actors and how you can get involved Youth theatre is a lifeline for many young people. It’s a safe place where in-person connections thrive, creativity is celebrated, and individuals are accepted. For some, youth theatre can even become a home and a family. Here are seven reasons why…

  • 8 Films and TV Shows Shooting in the UK and Ireland This Winter

    8 Films and TV Shows Shooting in the UK and Ireland This Winter

    We take a look at the productions currently being filmed in the UK and Ireland. Festival season is sadly behind us, but awards season is just around the corner and some of the biggest films of the year are still to be released. UK and Irish film studios are busy working to meet deadlines and actors…

  • The Spotlight on Ireland

    The Spotlight on Ireland

    We want to introduce some of our wonderful agents and casting directors working and living in Ireland! Take2 Actors Agency Name: Shauna Griffith Location: Dublin, Ireland About us: Established in 1988 by Pamela Hughes, Take2 Actors Agency is now run by Shauna Griffith. We specialise in the representation of young performers, aged 0–25. We are dedicated to representing…

  • Maureen Hughes on Casting RTE’s ‘Taken Down’

    Maureen Hughes on Casting RTE’s ‘Taken Down’

    Our interview with casting director Maureen Hughes on her latest casting challenge: RTE’s Taken Down – including how she found unrepresented talent via Spotlight! Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTE)’s newest drama series Taken Down reunites the creative team behind the hugely successful gangland drama Love/Hate, joined by best-selling novelist Jo Spain. Love/Hate ran for 5 series…

  • How to Get an Agent in Ireland with Richard Cook

    How to Get an Agent in Ireland with Richard Cook

    Agent and Director of Lisa Richards discusses what he wants from actors seeking representation Subtitle Film Festival Founder, Richard Cook, spoke to Spotlight about what he looks for in actors he signs at Dublin agency Lisa Richards Ltd. With clients such as Aidan Turner and Robert Sheehan, they represent some of Ireland’s top talent. You…

  • Drama School Stories: Bow Street

    Drama School Stories: Bow Street

    Actor Patrick Flannery on the ins and outs of training in Ireland, and why he chose Bow Street Coming from America to study in Ireland, Spotlight asked Patrick Flannery, graduate from Bow Street, Dublin, to contribute his POV on his training experience. With plenty of great insight on offer in this series, read the rest of our…