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This Donegal actress has just won the lead role in Netflix's new Anne of Green Gables series



Netflix has announced that it has cast Irish actress Amybeth McNulty as the lead in Anne, its forthcoming television adaptation of Anne of Green Gables series.

McNulty hails from Co. Donegal and initially auditioned for the series from her home. Irish viewers may recognise her from the RTÉ One series Clean Break.

clean break 3 Source: RTÉ

The 14-year-old, whose mother is Canadian, will play the titular role in the series and has been filming on Prince Edward Island in Canada.

So is the series going to be of any use?

Well, Moira Walley-Beckett is the woman responsible for adapting it for television and she has some pretty impressive credentials: she won three Emmys for her work as a writer and producer on Breaking Bad.

And she was very complimentary of our own Amybeth McNulty:

Amybeth is a wonderful and sensitive actress who embodies all of Anne’s qualities. She’s soulful and inquisitive, mercurial and passionate. Her ability to convey pain and joy is breath-taking.


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