It didn’t take stunning Irish actress Séainín Brennan long to be snapped up for her first movie role following on from her acclaimed performance in the mega popular BBC prime-time drama “The Fall”.
“The Fall”, which has the whole of the UK and Ireland talking and has already been given the green light for a second series, concluded last week on BBC and RTE and is currently available in the USA, Canada and Latin America via Netflix.
The actress, who plays Liz Tyler, a bereaved grieving mother and abused wife, who unwittingly seeks solace in the arms of serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), in the internationally popular prime time drama “The Fall” as well as playing Frances in political conspiracy thriller “Hidden” will begin filming her new role in romantic drama “WILD” this July.
“Wild” is based on the true story of Mary Reynolds, a young Irish woman who, in 2002 and against heavy odds, became the first Irish winner of the Chelsea Flower Show gold medal, which is considered the Olympics of gardening. Séainín will star alongside “Shameless” actress Emma Greenwell who has been cast to play Mary, and English actor Tom Hughes.
Séainín will play Dr Jaqui Finch in the film – a beautiful and fashionable Doctor. It’s a very different role to her most recent character but Jaqui Finch has a few problems of her own.
Speaking about her new role, Séainín said “It’s very exciting to be cast in my first feature film. What drew me to “Wild” is the brilliantly written fun quirky script by Vivienne DeCourcy and I just love a story that champions the underdog! My character, Dr. Jaqui Finch, is a far cry from Liz Tyler in “The Fall”. She’s glamorous and fashionable but she has her own set of problems and issues. I really enjoy taking on a variety of roles as I like to continually challenge myself and take on a new persona. It allows me to go on that person’s journey without having the burden of their problems in real life.”
It’s no surprise that the movie roles have come calling as the talented actress has already gained a string of prestigious theatre credits across the UK and Ireland. She received critical acclaim for creating the role of Regine in the World Premiere of Frank McGuinness’ version of Ibsen’s “Ghosts” at Bristol Old Vic, and for her portrayal as Helen Woods in “Scenes from the Big Picture”, directed by Conall Morrison.
She last tread the boards in Dublin in the sell-out run of “Death of a Salesman” at the Gate Theatre, which was directed by award winning Broadway director David Esbjornson, and audiences will always remember her for her portrayal as Victoria Beckham’s former nanny Rebecca Loos in “Macbecks”, directed by David Bolger, at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and the Cork Opera House.
Radiant Films International has picked up international rights to Wild, which marks Vivienne DeCourcy’s feature film directorial debut. “Wild” is funded by Green Earth, the Irish Film Board, RTE and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
“Wild” will shoot in Ireland and Ethiopia over the coming months.
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