Gabriel Byrne to Attend IADT for National Film School Lecture Series

Next week, IADT’s highly successful series of National Film School Lectures will reach the half century mark, when BAFTA-winning prosthetics and special effects make-up designer, NEILL GORTON, will give  a public demonstration / lecture on Thursday, 6th December at 2pm.


However, three days earlier on Monday, 3rd December, GABRIEL BYRNE, will participate in the 49th NFS Lecture at 6pm, which will take the form of a public interview with Roger Greene, Programme Co-ordinator, of the MA in Broadcast Production. The National Film School Lectures, which are generously supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board, were established in 2004 and since then IADT has welcomed a galaxy of media practitioners of international standing to its Dún Laoghaire campus, including: Oliver Stone, Mike Leigh, Stephen Frears, Alan Parker, Neil Jordan, John Landis, Jim Sheridan, and Stephen Rea.


The new NFS Building is currently under construction and is due to open in October 2013 for the new academic year. This exciting space will include a state-of-the-art HD TV  Studio, only the second in the state, and the only one in any academic institution in Ireland.


GABRIEL BYRNE is one of our leading actors. After extensive experience in Irish film, television and theatre, he first made an international impression in John Boorman’s Excalibur. He went on to appear on screen in many productions including Defence of the Realm; Gothic; Diamond Skulls; Miller’s Crossing; Into the WestThe Usual Suspects; Little Women;  Jindabyne; Secret State; and the hugely successful, In Treatment, for which he received two Primetime Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe. He has worked on two projects in Ireland this year: Vikings, currently in post-production, and Quirke, which is shooting now.


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