OUR PAST PUPILS

CONGRATULATIONS:

Kate Stanley Brennan, has written and stars in “Walk with me” at the Fringe Festival, director Sarah Brennan.”

The ridiculously multi-talented Kate Stanley Brennan has manufactured a play-with-music that comes across as part in-your-face portfolio of her talents, and a 21st century Harlot’s Progress”   Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent September 17 2017

Séan Flanagan in “Oink” Foil Arms and Hogg, Dublin Fringe Festival.

After announcing the presence of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the three lads hared into their ad libs and high-energy sketches. They’re clever dudes and Séan Flanagan is a gifted physical comic”   MM Abbey , The Sunday Times September 17 2017

Donal O’Kelly - in “Katie Roche” in The Abbey Theatre.

We wish Eva Bartley and The Brownbread Mixtape, a very successful run with their independent award nominated show “The Definitive View”  with Sneachta Ni Mhurchu, which is returning for a 5 night run in the Project Arts Centre, June 20th to 24th.

Sarah Bolger has just finished filming “Halal Daddy” staring alongside our own Deirdre O’Kane. Sarah is currently filming “End of Sentence” staring John Hawkes and she is due to start work on “Mayans MC” a TV series.

Jade Yourell - ” Sr Mary in ” The Country Girls” written by Edna O’Brien in Chichester Festival directed by Lisa Blair.

Kate Stanley Brennan ” The White Devil” at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London directed by Ann Ryan.

Independent 2/2.17  ”Kate Stanley-Brennan is magnificent as Vittoria - it’s a wonderfully liberating stroke that Vittoria is allowed to admit to having a sensual life – with a fierce and almost withering lack of shame, as Stanley-Brennan excellently plays it. Paul Taylor

Andrew Scott ” Hamlet” at The Almeida Theatre, London.

Independent 1/3/17  ”Scott is a wonderfully moving Hamlet, this is a Hamlet not to be missed.” P. Taylor

Louisa Harland ” Stand by” directed by Rob Burke &  Ronan Burke.  Also “Sunday Tide” written and directed by Jaclyn Bethany.

Louisa has also just completed shooting ” Lost in London” staring, written and directed by  Woody Harrelson and featuring Owen Wilson.

Nathan O’Toole - “The Deliquent Season” staring Andrew Scott and Cillian Murphy and also “Brian” in “Clondorca” written and directed by Ger Murray.

Danielle O’Brien(Galligan) and Sophie Jo Wasson in ” The Train” at The Abbey Theatre.

Garry Mountaine directing ” The Factory girls” by Frank McGuinness in The Mill Theatre Dundrum.

Andrew Scott - Chris ” The Delinquents Season” director Mark O’Rowe.

Peter Coonan - as Rooster Collins -  ”The Belly of the Whale”  and currently in “Wrecking the Rising” as Sean Collins on RTE TV.

Sean Flanagan on a Nationwide tour with ” Foil Arms and Hog”

Nathan O’Toole - Brian ” Clondorca” written and directed by  Ged Murray.

Danielle O’Brien Galligan in “The Heiress” in The Gate Theatre.

Peter Coonan - in “We have always lived in the Castle” a Michael Douglas produced film

Adam Fogarty - Vodafone TV Christmas commercial.

Garry Mountaine - starring and directing  ” Fiddler on the Roof” in The National Concert Hall.

Sophie Jo Wasson - RTE TV- Bernard Dunnes Mythical Heroes.

Andrew Scott - Hamlet in The Almeida Theatre London and his films ” Swallows and Amazons” director Phillipa Lowthorpe and ” Denial” director Mick Jackson.

Deirdre O’Kane, the Voice of the Irish Gogglebox  and co-presenter on  ”The 7 O’clock show” on TV3.

Jade Yourell in ” The Red Barn” at The National Theatre London.

Sophie Jo Wasson - RTE Radio Drama. “A matter of modesty” PJ O’Connor Awards.

http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2016/0710/20160710_rteradio1-dramaonone-amatterofm_c21006577_21019399_232_/20160710_rteradio1-dramaonone-amatterofm_c21006577_21019399_232_.mp3

Claire Flynn - Television presenter with the new TV3 children’s channel.

Siobhan Cullen  in “The Plough And The Stars” in the National Theatre in London.

Sarah Bolger filming “Into the Badlands” an International TV series.

also “Halal Daddy” with Colm Meaney.

Louisa Haarland is filming “Harley and the Davidsons” an American TV series.

Sean Flanagan - “Foil Arms & Hog” currently touring with their superb award winning comedy show.

Deirdre O’Kane presented the IFTA’s earlier this year.

Kate Stanley Brennan -  Nora Clitheroe  in “The Plough and the Stars” at The Abbey Theatre. “Kate Stanley Brennan’s courageous Nora, whom she gives an earthy, deep toned realism” Irish Times.

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/stage/the-plough-and-the-stars-review-the-poverty-of-our-era-put-centre-stage-1.2581659

Peter Coonan who has received many kudos for his portrayal as Gerry Devine in The Gate’s production of “Juno and the Paycock”

Alan McMahon playing the title role in “Hamlet” in Bristol has received great reviews.” A memorable performance, quick-witted and mercurial The Guardian”

Michael Ford Fitzgerald - Harry Butler ” Rebellion” TV series.

Sarah Bolger - films ” My all American” ” Kiss me” ” Outlaw” a ” Emelie”

Deirdre O’Kane -  Wishing  her all the best as Margaret “Are you there Garth its me Margaret” Gaiety Theatre.

Rachel Kavanagh- Managing Director of Glossybox UK and Ireland.

Hannah Lucey has achieved a 1st place scholarship from The School of  Medicine and Medical Science UCD.

Andrew Scott - Wishing him all the best as Denbigh  ”Spectre ” James Bond movie & also as Roderick Turpin  ”Victor Frankenstein” with James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe.

Sean Flanagan - ” Foil Arms & Hog” - The Vodafone Comedy Festival in Galway.

Danielle O’Brien & Sophie Jo Wasson - “The Train” by Authur Riordan & Bill Whelan, directed by Lynn Parker - for Dublin Theatre Festival.

Kate Brennan - “The Night Alive” by Conor McPherson for The Dublin Theatre Festival.

Kudos to Peter Coonan - in The Gate Theatre’s, “View from the Bridge” by Arthur Miller directed by the excellent Joe Dowling in The  Dublin Theatre Festival.

Eva Bartley - Electric Picnic.

Deirdre O’Kane - “Vodafone Comedy Carnival” in Galway

Andrew Cloake is studying Broadcasting and Film in University in Pennsylvania,

To our past pupils Jessica  and David  on their engagement.

Denis Clohessy, composed the music for Pat Kinevane’s  ”Silent” -Mill Theatre, Dundrum,

Andrew Morris, recent graduate from NCAD, has credited  his influences to his time spent in Young Peoples Theatre.

Garry Mountaine, “Lobster” has won the Cannes Jury prize. Directed  by Yorgos Lanthimos.

Deirdre O’Kane has won an IFTA - leading Actress in the film “Noble”. Directed by Stephen Bradley.

Dannielle O’Brien in The Lir Theatre’s production of ” My child and contractions”by Mike Bartlett. Directed by Annabelle Comyn.

Ciaran O’Melia’s kudos for lighting and set design - “Romeo and Juliet ” Gate Theatre.

Ben Harding in “8 Women” at  Smock Alley. Directed by Jan Schneider.

Kate Brennan appeared in “Hedda Gabler ” Abbey Theatre.

Garry Mountaine appeared in “I Keano” Olympia Theatre and directed  ” The Gondoliers” Gaiety Theatre.

Jade Yourell was invited to perform at The House of Lords to commemorate the centenary of  WB Yeates.

Susan McKeown on her recent concert in Madison Square Gardens New York

Garry Mountaine confirmed for next seasons “Game of Thrones”.

Sarah Bolger with her forthcoming film ” The Lazarus Effect “

Peter Coonan on his performance in the film “The Guarantee”.

Alan Mahon in Shaun Dunne’s “The Waste Ground”  at the Abbey Theatre .

The Production is strongest in Cooney and Mahon’s delicately performed exchanges. Irish Times 5/11/14

Kate Brennan in Michael Barker Caven’s - “Wuthering Heights” in the Gate Theatre.

“a thing of two halves: the evening is undoubtedly Kate Stanley Brennan’s: her Cathy has a terrifying, almost sadistic beauty, the wildness not so much a weapon as an insane driving force. Irish Independent 24/11/14

Aoife Fitzgibbon & Peter McCormick have been selected to perform  in The Royal Irish Academy’s High Achievers’ Gala Concert in The Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoighaire.

Romey Farrelly as the young Catherine Earnshaw in ” Wuthering Heights” at The Gate Theatre along with our past pupil and tutor, Kate Brennan who is playing Cathy.

Jack Kratschmar, radio commercial EPA.

Adam Fogarty, Aviva TV commercial.

Siobhan Cullen, as Desdemona in “Othello” in the Mill Theatre Dundrum.

Alana Hurley,  ”A Dangerous Fortune” directed by Christian Schwochow.

Danielle O’Brien, Mary Flynn in “Tarry Flynn” in The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art.

Oisín Murray, ‘Wildernuts’ RTE TV.

Grace Cadell, The Natural Confectionery Company , TV commercial.

Megan Kavanagh, Kellogs  TV commercial, voice work.

Gary Farrelly, banking TV commercial.

Grace Doyle Flaherty, Aoife Fitzgibbon, Peter McCormick & Ella Scally have been chosen to receive a national High Achiever Award 2014 for outstanding performance in the Royal Irish Academy exams.

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We are delighted to welcome Baby Ruby. Congratulations to her proud parents, Sarah Brennan & James Earley.

Past Pupil Achievements:

Peter Coonan, as Fran in “Love/hate”

Interview with Ivan and Chris on Newstalk -http://www.newstalk.ie/player/embed.php?mediaType=podcast&id=68850&w=560

Deirdre O’Kane was named Woman of the year in the film and TV category at this years Irish Tatler Awards.

Louisa Harland, in the new film “Standby” , directed by Rob Burke and Ronan Burke.

Adam Fogarty, Aviva TV commercial.

Siobhan Cullen, as Desdemona in “Othello” in the Mill Theatre Dundrum.

Danielle O’Brien, Mary Flynn in “Tarry Flynn” in The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art.

Comedy trio , Foil, Arms and Fog are moving from stage to screes and will appear on Jason Byrne’s new TV3 show, Snaptastic. The three pals from Rathfarnham,Sean Flanagan our past pupil, Conor Mckenna and Sean Finegan make up the comedy sketch trio.

Sarah Bolger has joined the cast of inspirational football drama “My All American”. Aaron Eckhart and Finn Wittrock star in director Angelo Pizzoa’s true story of 1960s University of Texas football great, Freddie Steinmark and his relationship with legendary Texas coach, Darrell Royal. Bolger plays Linda Wheeler, Steinmark’s high school sweetheart who follows him to college.

Peter Coonan as Gar Public in the Lyric Theatre’s production of “Philadelphia, Here I Come”

Kate Stanley Brennan appeared in “A New Day” by Gerard Lee at Bewley’s Cafe Theatre.

Its been a long road for Sean Flanagan and Peter Coonan from winning first place in Feis Maitiu in the duologues under 10. Congratulations to Peter for his Best Supporting Actor IFTA award as Fran in Love/Hate and congratulations to Sean on his sell out tour with Foil Arms and Hog.

Sophie Jo Wasson and Alan McMahon graduated in  May from Lir Dramatic Academy, Trinity College Dublin.

Deirdre O’Kane nominated for an IFTA.

Deirdre O Kane, who takes the title role in the Film “Noble” which won the top jury prize at the 29th Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival. Also on her performance as Debra Moone in the very popular TV series, Moone Boy.

Gary Mountaine filmed “The Lobster” in Kerry, director Yorgos Lanthimos:  Co starring Colin Farrell and Olivia Coleman.

Sean Flanagan had a sell out nationwide tour with Foil Arms and Hog, which received great acclaim.

Siobhan Cullen in the Meteor TV commercial.

Siobhan Cullen, our past pupil and tutor who was  cast as Mabel Chiltern in Oscar Wilde’s “An ideal husband” in the forthcoming production at The Gate Theatre.

Eva Bartley who appeared in Second Age production of “Othello”

Also Kate Brennan, who appeared in The Abbey Theatre’s Production of “The Risen People” by James Plunkett.

Peter Coonan who appeared in “Desire under the Elms” by Eugene O’Neill

Kerrie O’Sullivan who is rehearsing “Pride and Prejudice” directed by Alan Stanford at The Gate Theatre, where she plays one of the Bennett sisters.

Sophie Jo Wasson and Alan McMahon appeared in “The Lir’s ” first public performance. Also Sophie Jo in “Bold Girls” by Caryl Churchill and Alan McMahon in “Mary Stewart ” by Schiller.

Senior group who presented an excellent production of CHICAGO MOMENTS, directed by Sarah Brennan and Eva Bartley:

Class of 2013:

Heather O’Sullivan, Catriona Moloney - Drama and English in Trinity College.

Marcella Maher - Media Studies in National University of Ireland -Maynooth

Kate Sexton and Louise O’Halloran - Medicine in Trinity College.

Aoibheann Reddy and Hannah McKeown - Drama Studies in DIT.

Hannah Carey and Aisling Donnelly - Trinity College

Toni O’Rourke - Gaiety School of Acting - Diploma Course

Congratulations to Sarah Bolger in her upcoming animated film “From Up on Poppy Hill” directed by Goro Miyasaki.. Sarah is fast becoming the darling of American screens as she clocks up the US TV and film roles.

Sarah’s latest gig is sure to cement her place as one of Hollywood’s most in demand ingénues. The 22-year-old has just been signed to star in a ‘character-driven period drama’ alongside Iron Man 3’s James Badge Dale. Filming began in September in Texas and will follow a Civil War veteran who gets involved in a lethal feud with one of his neighbours.

Once Upon A Time star Bolger will play Badge Dale’s rootin’ tootin’ niece

Sophie Jo Wasson and Alan McMahon on their fine performances in show-case presented by The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art.

Peter Coonan who appeared in Pat Shortt’s “Life’s a breeze”

Kate Stanley Brennan on her excellent reviews for her recent appearance in “Best Man” by Carmel Winters.

“Kate Stanley Brennan as the dea ex machina, whose exquisite form merely enhances her formidable talent.”

Eva Bartley for her success in “Shush” by Elaine Murphy

Bronagh Taggart, Researcher “Pointless” for BBC.

Congratulations to our past pupils Jill Harding and Siobhan Cullen who appeared in”An Enemy of the People” at The Gate Theatre

Congratulations to Kerrie O’Sullivan - past pupil - has received excellent reviews for her role in The Factory Girls by Frank McGuinness.

Hannah Lucey who has been awarded the much coveted  Drama Scholarship from UCD.

Peter Coonan - King of The Travellers

Irish Film and Television Awards 2013

We are delighted to congratulate all our very talented Past Pupils who are nominated  for IFTA Acting awards.

Also to our Past Pupils who appeared in the films nominated for IFTA  Best Film Award.

Niall O’Shea returned as Darren Doyle to Fair City - RTE

Rachel Brady in Deception - BBC

Jade Yourell in Raw -  RTE

Garry Mountaine - Ripper Street BBC

Eva Bartley  in The Abbey Theatre’s forthcoming production of “Shush” director Jim Culleton.

Conor Hanratty nominated Best Director - ” Flatpack” in The Irish Times Awards.

Congratulations to Sarah Bolger who attended  The Venice Film Festival and The Toronto Film Festival with her film ‘The Moth Diaries’

Kate Brennan  returned to Dublin after her London run with Lorca’s “Yerma” to The Project Theatre - Annabella in “Tis a pity she’s a whore”

Jade Yourell - “Hay Fever” Gate Theatre

Siomha Ni Aonghusa - Meteor Commercial

Siobhan Cullen - Meteor Commercial

Fiona Sinnot, Maeve- Centra Commercial,RTE TV

Rachel Brady, Quinn Insurance RTE TV.

Sarah Bolger- past pupil- has won the Oscar Wilde New-Comer Award in Los Angeles.

Kate Brennan- past pupil- received four star review for Lorca’s Yerma in London.

Denis Clohessy - past pupil- won the best Sound Designer in The Irish Times Awards.

Congratulations to our past pupils for their nominations in The Irish Times Theatre Awards.

Best Designer Sound:  Ellen Cranitch- Phaedra for Rough Magic Theatre Company

Best Designer Sound:  Denis Clohessy- Sodome My Love for Rough Magic Theatre Company

Best New Play - What’s left of the Flag- with Sean Flanagan.

Congratulations to Sarah Bolger  who has joined the cast of the upcoming Fox series “Locke & Key,”

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Garry Mountaine: - The Dame in this years Gaiety Panto.

Eva Bartley: - Senior Tutor,  voice over  Sky TV commercial.

Kate Brennan: - “Doll House” directed by Kirsten Sheridan

Sarah Bolger: - The Moth Diaries- shot in Montreal, directed by Ed Pressman and Mary Harron.

Emily Kelly: 98fm newsreader.

Sean Flanagan: - Class tutor - National Lottery commercial

Cal Kenealy:  - Mark- Fair City

Kerrie O’Sullivan: Class tutor, -  Dearbhla Dillon in Fair City.

Peter Coonan: - Galtee commercial and film “Shoe” written by Nick Kelly.

David Sherry: - reporting for the Ryan Tubridy show.

Andrew Scott, BAFTA award for best supporting Actor.

Kate Brennan, appearing in “Tiny Plays” Fishamble Theatre Company in The Project Arts Centre.

Garry Mountaine, playing opposite Joe Conlon -  The Ugly Sisters in The Gaiety Panto.

Peter Coonan, returns to the very succesful TV series Love/Hate as Fran.

Sarah Bolger who has finished filming   “Gilded Lilys” with Blythe Daner, and will play the rebellious Violet Lily - directed by Brian Kirk.

Congratulations to our Senior Tutor Sarah Brennan who gained a 1st in her Masters Degree from UCD.

Danielle  O’Brien who has been accepted onto LIR.

Alex Moloney accepted to RADA London.

Matthew Boyle, “Nikko” Animated Film - Magma Films.

Mary Martin, “My Phone Genie” Telegael Galway.

Ella Flanagan, Hannah O’Grady, Zara Lynn, ” Princess Word Exhibition” TV commercial

Aoibheann Reddy - “Sing” RTE 2 Television

Fiona Sinnot, Maeve - Centra TV Commercial.

Rachel Brady, Quinn Health TV Commercial.

Sean Flanagan. Lotto commercial TV.

Siobhan Cullen Meteor commercial TV

Siomha Ni Aonghusa, Lotto commercial TV

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