More great news for Take2 Casting! Congrats to student Pearse Kearney who has landed the role of ‘Tiny Tim’ /’Henry Jr’ in feature film ‘The Man who Invented Christmas’ which is currently filming here in Ireland. Other cast members includes Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer & Jonathan Pryce. It has been an exceptional year for Take2 Casting & what a way to finish!!
Take2 student Megan O’Kelly has just landed a leading role in feature film ‘Birthmarked’ playing the role of Maya.
Actors Toni Collette & Matthew Goode will play Megan’s parents in this black comedy.
Megan will be heading off to Montreal, Canada for two months to film! Megan is currently appearing in ‘Miss Mogul’ on RTE (Swipe TV) & previously worked on the Dreamhouse Project alongside Saoirse Ronan & directed by Jim Sheridan.
I see a great future ahead for this wonderfully talented young lady.
November 3rd 2016
More great news for our budding star Sam Hardy, Sam is on our screens regularly in the Aldi TV Commercial (Play Rugby campaign) & soon to be on a radio commercial with his acting partner Paul O’Connell! Fresh from filming ‘The Widows Last’ Sa has just landed the role of Nico in feature film ‘Muse’ which is filming in Dublin & then he is jetting off to Barcelona to film! So proud of this little guy! Sam attends Drama classes in Take2 with Shauna Griffith .
There’s no sibling rivalry in Take2 as siblings are busy filming!Congrats to brother & sister Charlie & Ruby Geelon who have been busy filming again! Ruby has been invited back for a second season on ‘Swipe TV’ as their regular book reviewer, Ruby was also invited to do a voice over for the new TV Series ‘The Makers’ directed by Julian Hills.Meanwhile Charlie who recently filmed a Kerrygold TV Commercial landed another role as the lead in short film ‘The Loneliest Boy in the World’ alongside sisters Elena & Mia O’connor. Elena is no stranger to filming with a string of previous films, TV commercials etc behind her!John Nolan was cast in a ‘Kerrygold’ TV Commercial which filmed last month & we look forward to seeing it on our screens soon!Isolt McCaffrey who filmed ‘St’Patrick’s Day’ last year has been cast in Feature film ‘The Third Wave’; cast include Sam Keeley, Ellen Page & Tom Vaughan-Lawlor. Isolt pictured at the Tribeca Film Festival alongside Ruth Bradley & Gary Shore.
Sam hardy has been a busy young man, following the success of short Film ‘Groundless’ Sam has gone on to feature in the Aldi ‘Play Rugby’ TV Commercial, as well as print & online coverage!
Sam then went on to be cast by Hubbard Casting London to play ‘Michael’ in the Film ‘The Widows Last’ which is currently filming in Kerry. Very exciting for this young man!!
Megan O’Kelly & Aifric O’Donnell both feature in Miss Mogul which will launch on Friday 30th September at 4.30 on RTE , Megan was invited to do an interview on Swipe TV to talk about the show, meanwhile Aifric went on to feature as the Grandaughter in the new series of Vodafone Piggy Sue TV Commercials!
Children of the Revolution which I had the pleasure to cast has been nominated for an IFTA, all the children in the documentary are from Take2.
Charlie Geelon has been cast in a new Kerrygold Butter TV Commercial, this was Charlie’s first ever audition!
A great start to the academic year in Take2 Casting.
Congrats to our young actor & Take2 student Sam Hardy who starred as ‘Simon’ in ‘Groundless’ short film which won Best First Short Film at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Actress Aoibheann McGinnity (Love Hate) played his mum, congrats to all involved.
Congrats to Dean Quinn who starred in short film ‘Lily which won best Short Film at this year’s ‘Galway Film Fleadh’ – very proud of you Dean!
Congrats to our Take2 students Aifric O’Donnell (who also played ‘Aya’ in Game of Thrones) & Megan O’Kelly (previously worked on Dreamhouse project directed by Jim Sheridan) who have both been cast as lead characters in a new Children’s TV series for RTE called ‘Miss Mogul’.
Delighted for you girls!!
Take2 student Mimi Keily has been selected as a backing dancer to the Pop Stars on ‘Pop up Pop Star’ on Swipe TV. Well done to our little dancing queen, we are so proud of you!
More good news for Take2 Students!
Clodagh Brennan was selected to take part in ‘Pop up Pop Star’ and filmed in RTE yesterday. This is one of Swipe TV’s very popular children’s TV shows … we will keep you posted on air dates. Well done Clodagh.
Take2 ‘Little Star’ student Anna Walkin is the star of the new ‘Maxol Petrol’ campaign. Anna’s photo can be seen nationwide in Maxol stations & she also stars in their TV Commercial ! Well done Anna, we are all very proud of you xxx
https://vimeo.com/168611541 (TV Commercial)
Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April in ‘The Talbot Hotel’ Stillorgan.
Take2 Performing Arts School once again excelled in a variety of competitions over the weekend, sweeping the boards & taking home numerous Cups, Trophies, Plaques & Medals! The Speech & Drama Teachers of Ireland Festival had record entries this year with 4000 entries from students all over Ireland participating… we are most fortunate to be located so close to the venue considering students travelled for Donegal!
The Festival kicked off on Friday Evening with Improvisation for 12s & under.
|Improvisation 12s A||1st Amelia Opperman, Sophie Fitzpatrick, Lily Nadir & Emma Clifton.3rd Jack Massey, Grace Tansey, Emily Terry, Sophie Sutton, Oisin Ryan.|
|Improvisation 12s B||2nd Sadhbh Mullins, Shira Hamilton, Tara Cantwell, Claudia Deluca & John Nolan.|
|Girls Poetry 5yrs||1st Harriet May Murphy|
|Boys Poetry 5yrs||2nd Fionn O’Donnell|
|Girls Poetry 8 yrs||Zara Kos Commended|
|Girls Poetry 9yrs||1st Keelin O’Byrne, Ryby Geelon Highly Commended, Lainey Higgins Highly Commended|
|Boys Poetry 9 yrs||Oran O’Keeffe -Highly Commended|
|Boys Poetry 10yrs||John Nolan Highly Commended|
|Boys Poetry 11yrs||Theo Byrnes Commended|
|Mixed Poetry 13/14||India Costelloe Commended|
|Mixed Poetry 15/17yrs||1st Joe Hastings, Oscar Quinn Highly Commended, Eimear McKenna Commended.|
|Solo Mime 8/10yrs||Keelin O’Byrne Highly Commended|
|Solo Improvisation||1st Ella O’Flynn (Ella has won this award 3 years in a row!)|
|Solo Drama 10yrs||3rd Emily Terry, Grace Tansey- Highly Commended.|
|Solo Drama 15/16||Amy Byrnes Commended.|
|Sight Reading 10yrs||Ruby Geelon Highly Commended|
|Sight Reading 11/14yrs||1st Ella O’Flynn, 2nd Shira Hamilton|
|Story Telling 11/14yrs||2nd Rebecca Hil, Oisin Ryan Highly Commended|
|Write a Poem||Rebecca Hill Highly Commended, Jack Massey Commended.|
|Paint a Poem||1st Elizabeth Tansey, 2nd India Costelloe, Sinead Ryan Highly Commended.
Sophie Lawlor, Highly Commended
|Sunday 24th April|
|Improvisation 13/14rs||1st India Costelloe, Isabel O’Keeffe, Chloe Costelloe, Kate O’Dowd, Elizabeth Tansey & Cameron Kelly.
3rd Lily-Mae Butler, Nicole Mason, Amy Higgins, Eily Heffernan & Aoife Hamilton.
|Improvisation 15/19yrs||1st Sadhbh Potts, Amy Byrnes, Ella O’Flynn, Aifric O’Donnell, Rachel Grannell.
2nd Oscar Quinn, James McCaffrey, Aoife Daly & Ella O’Flynn
|Senior Public Speaking||1st Rebecca Hill, 2nd Eily Heffernan,
Aoife Daly Highly Commended.
|Junior Shakespeare Cup||1st Ella O’Flynn ( another win for Ella)|
|Senior Solo Recital||1st Ella O’Flynn (and another win!)|
|Senior Poetry Shield||Joe Hastings|
|Yeats Cup||1st Aoife Daly, 2nd Ella O’Flynn, 3rd Sinead Ryan.|
|Senior Solo Musical Theatre||1st Aoife Daly… well done Aoife!|
|Intermediate Musical Theatre||3rd Eimear McKenna 3rd Zoe Downes, Marc Cobuzzi Highly Commended, Alexandra Giblin Commended.|
|Senior Solo Drama 17/21yrs||2nd Rebecca Flynn|
|Solo Drama 13/14||1st Aoife Hamilton|
|Junior Musical Theatre A||1st Jenna Gregg, 2nd Sophie Rose Plumley, 3rd Amelie Moore, Clodagh O’Donnell Highly Commended, Mary-Kate Tierney Commended, Amelia Opperman Commended.|
|Junior Musical Theatre B||1st Lily Nadir, 2nd Jessica Gregg, Anna Kearney Highly Commended.|
|Junior Musical Theatre C||Kaelin Driver 3rd, Millie Downes Highly Commended, Elena O’Connor Commended.|
|Duologue 9/10 yrs||Emily Terry & Sophie Sutton Highly Commended.|
|Duologue 11 yrs||Tara Cantwell & Shira Hamilton Highly Commended|
|Duologue 13/14yrs||2nd Amy Byrnes & Ella O’Flynn, Jude O’Neill & Laurence Endersen Highly Commended.|
|Duologue 15/17yrs||1st Rebecca Flynn & James McCaffrey, 2nd Oscar Quinn & James McCaffrey (nice one James!) Síle Ni Mhurchú & Sinead Ryan 3rd.|
|Paint A Poem 5-10yrs||2nd Robert Boles, Sophie Lawlor Highly Commended|
|Girls Poetry 10||Lainey Higgins Highly Commended|
|Girls Poetry 11||Sadhbh Mullins Highly Commended, Sophie Sutton Commended,|
March 14th 2016
‘Children of the Revolution’ featuring children from Take2 will air on RTE1 9.30pm Easter Sunday. The documentary is narrated by Joe Duffy.
Our Take2 actors are Saoirse O’Keeffe, Oscar Quinn, James McCaffrey, Evan Rooney, Niamh O’Dowd, Ella O’Flynn, Eoin Murtagh, Jack O’Farrell, Laurence Endersen & Oisin Ryan.
VERY EXCITING NEWS!!
Congrats to Elena O’Connor who stars alongside John Kavanagh in short film ‘The Great Wide Open’ which has been nominated for an IFTA in ‘Best Short Cagegory’.
The films tells the story of Etain (Elena) & her Grandad (John Kavanagh) & the summer she spends helping him to make his derelict boat & ‘himself’ seaworthy again. Directed by Ciarán Dooley.
We are VERY PROUD of you Elena. Elena who is only 10 has played many featured & lead roles to date, watch this space!!
March 12th 2016
Well done to Sam Hardy who has been cast to play ‘Simon’ in short film ‘Groundless’, another role for our up & coming little star!
March 11th 2016 Congrats to Aoife McMahon who was cast in role of ‘Iris’ in short film ‘Mortem’,
Very proud of you Aoife on landing yet another role!
January 30th 2016
Congrats to Aoife McMahon, Anna Kearney, Sophie Sutton & Jack Massey who have been cast in a
schools Equality Video to be filmed by Invisible Thread Films entitled ‘Equate Ireland’.
Congrats to Aoife McMahon & Anna Kearney who have both been cast in a schools Equality Video to be filmed by Invisible Thread Films entitled ‘Equate Ireland’. The girls will be filming this weekend (January 23rd & 24th) Break a Leg Girls!