The Actors’ Room: Geraldine McAlinden

In this episode of The Actors’ Room, Lynn Larkin chats to Geraldine McAlinden. Originally from County Armagh, Geraldine trained originally as a solicitor and worked in the UK and Ireland.

She trained and worked part-time as an actor and director for theatre until 2012 when she left law to take up a place in the first one year Screen Acting programme run by the Factory now Bow Street Academy. During that time she trained with Kirsten Sheridan, Shimmy Marcus, Lance Daly and Maureen Hughes during the one year Screen Acting Programme in The Factory (now Bow Street) and with the Gaiety School of Acting and the Focus Theatre. She is a member of The Actor’s Studio in Bow Street.

 

Film credits include the features The Secret Scripture, The Truth Commissioner, How to be Happy, ANTON and Portrait of a Zombie (Winner of the 2013 Underground Film Festival’s Best Independent Feature award). Geraldine’s performance in Portrait of a Zombie led to her being long listed for an IFTA for Best Actress in a leading role in a feature film in 2013.

Geraldine’s TV acting credits include the IFTA winning Red Rock and Cumann na mBan 100 as well as Scup and RTE’s children’s show Spooky Stakeout.

Geraldine’s recent theatre credits include One Day by Dick Walsh, Remember to Breathe (Dublin Fringe 2015), Friendly Fire, Mary Stuart, Beyond Therapy!, Philidelphia Here I come!, and various characters in the longplay improv Spoonfed (Dublin Fringe 2005).

Geraldine’s directing credits include the plays Orphans, The New York Monologues and The Cripple of Inishmaan and the short film Helmets and Thorny Island.

Her writing credits include the tiny play Knowing (which was published and produced by  Fishamble’s Tiny Plays for Ireland) and the short films The Crack and Any Given Night (which she co-wrote).

Her film production credits include Enough (selected for screening at the 2015 Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival).

Geraldine is one of the two founding members of Alchemy 8 Productions whose production of Orphans was highlighted as one of the theatre highlights in Dublin for 2015. Geraldine can be seen soon in the new season of Striking Out   on Rte and in the upcoming feature films Zoo, Dark lies the island and Black 47.

Currently she can be seen playing Jennifer in the web-series Fix Me by Tom Moran.

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The Actors’ Room: Eddie Jackson

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In this episode of The Actors’ Room, Lynn Larkin is joined by Eddie Jackson.

Eddie’s most recent credits include the feature film Red Room, directed by Stephen Gaffney, Game of Thrones (‘Battle of the Bastards’ and ‘Book of the Stranger’), directed by Miguel Sapochnick, Riegn (TV Show) and Ripper Street (TV Show). He is also currently shooting Acceptable Risk, a six-part series.

 

Eddie studied theatre studies at Inchicore College and later completed the Dublin Acting Class with Terry McMahon. His other film and television credits include Vikings (T.V.) J.A.M (Short), Gold (Feature), Justlikeabitch (Short), Dog Eat Dog (Short), Proclaim (Short), Bridge Station (Short), Promised Land (Short), Windows (Short), The Last Frame (Short) and The Light of Day (Feature).

 

Eddie also appeared in the short films A House of Cards and Normal, written and produced with fellow actor Mark McCabe. Both films had successful festival runs with Normal most notably being selected for the Cork Film Festival. Normal won Best Screenplay at The Underground Film Festival and was also nominated for best film, with Eddie also being nominated for best actor.

 

He directed the short Lennon v McCartney, starring Seamus Brennan and Ruaidhri Conroy in 2015, which was based on the play by the same name, written by Stephen Kennedy.

 

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Eddie Jackson features on an Actor’s Panel hosted by Lynn Larkin at this year’s DubWebFest, joined by Aiobheann McCaul (Fair City), Tony Kelly (The Hurler)  and Karen Healy (Pondering Media). The actors will discuss their experiences, future projects and the changing nature of traditional TV versus online TV.The Actors Panel takes place at Filmbase on Friday, 18th November at 7pm 

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The Actors’ Room: Maureen O’Connell

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In this episode of The Actors’ Room, Lynn Larkin is joined by Maureen O’Connell.

Maureen has a Higher National Diploma in Film Production from Ballyfermot College & a BA in Acting from RADA, London.

 

Maureen has over 10 years experience as an actor & filmmaker. She has many theatre and tv credits to her name, most notably, ‘Mary’ in Juno & the Paycock alongside Niamh Cusack, and ‘Oonagh’ in BBC 1’s Father Brown alongside Mark Williams and James Fleet.

 

She has written and directed 3 short films, the most recent of which Proclaim! has just won the Best 1916 Centenary Short Film Award at Fingal Film Festival and Best Script at the Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival.

 

Maureen also teaches Acting at Filmbase.

 

Maureen is currently directing her first feature film.

 

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The Actors’ Room: Susan Barrett

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In this episode of The Actors’ Room, Lynn Larkin is joined by Susan Barrett.

Susan trained as an actor in Dublin before moving to London to pursue her training further. Returning to Ireland in 2010, she has worked in both theatre and film, featuring in a number of short films, including Engraved (2014), which she also wrote and produced.

In 2015, Susan made her feature debut in The Hit Producer directed by Kevin de la Isla O’Neill.  

 

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The Actors’ Room: John Connors

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In this episode of The Actors’ Room, Lynn Larkin is joined by John Connors. John is an actor and writer, whose features include King of the Travellers, Stalker and Monged. John will also feature in Jim Sheridan’s upcoming film, The Secret Scripture, and Mark O’Connor’s Cardboard Gangsters, which he co-wrote with Mark. John’s television work includes Love/Hate, Charlie and Rebellion.

 

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The Actors’ Room: Glenn Keogh

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Film Ireland are delighted to be launching The Actors’ Room, a new series of podcasts featuring conversations with actors. To kick off the series, Glenn Keogh dropped in for a chat with Lynn Larkin to give us the insight on working in LA.

Glenn has been living and working in LA for the past 9 years, picking up roles on a number of high-profile TV series, including Castle, Criminal Minds, Undercovers, Days of Our Lives, Ray Donovan, Sons of Anarchy, Once Upon a Time, Scorpion and New Girl. Glenn’s feature film credits include working alongside fellow Irish actor Jack Reynor in Transformers: Age of Extinction.

 

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Podcast: The Actors’ Room

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Film Ireland are delighted to be launching The Actors’ Room, a new series of podcasts featuring conversations with actors.

In this series, Lynn Larkin welcomes Irish actors in to chat about their experiences in the industry. We ask them about how they got into film, auditioning, influences, careers to date, lessons they’ve learnt and advice they’d give.

If you’re an actor, this is the podcast for you…

 

Susan Barrett

 

John Connors

 

Niamh Hogan

 

Eddie Jackson

 

Glenn Keogh

 

Maureen O’Connell

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