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These are the four Irish actors tipped as 'ones to watch' in 2018

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FOUR IRISH ACTORS have been selected as Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow.

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The industry publication has form in recognising rising talent, picking the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, and Carey Mulligan before they were famous.

Among this year’s selections are actress Chewing Gum’s Michaela Coel and Rogue One’s James Harkness, along with four Irish selections.

Irish producer Farah Abushwesha also earned a place on the list.

So, who are the four actors?

Seána Kerslake


You’ll know her from A Date for Mad Mary, or Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope. If you’re a big Irish film fan, you’ll have seen her early on in Kirsten Sheridan’s Dollhouse.

Patrick Gibson

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Patrick got international attention this year when he appeared in Netflix’s buzzy series, The OA. Before that, he appeared in The Tudors, Gold, Neverland, and Lenny Abrahamson’s What Richard Did.

Gibson went to Trinity College until he got the call for The OA. It seems to be all working out.

His upcoming projects include a comedy In A Relationship with Emma Roberts, and a lead role in an adaption of The Darkest Minds, a young-adult trilogy about supernatural teens.

Fionn O’Shea


Fionn gained recognition for his role in the endearing Handsome Devil. Before that, he appeared in Oscar-nominated short New Boy, and Netflix movie The Seige of Jadotville. He recently completed a Second World War drama The Aftermath with Keira Knightly and Alexander Skarsgard and is now working on a Channel 4 comedy Hang Ups with Stephen Mangan.

Jessie Buckley

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Raised in Kilarney, Jessie focused mostly on theatre until this year. She appeared on the 2008 reality series I’d Do Anything to earn the role of Nancy in.

She appeared in a TV adaptation of War and Peace for the BBC and thriller Taboo. Other projects she’s been involved with include Beast, The Woman in White, and Tom Harper’s Country Music.

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