‘Tudors’ actors living the dream
IT MAY NOT have been the first TV set for many of the actors from the Gladys Sheehan School of acting but there was certainly that first time excitement as the young actors stood alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers on the set of the Tudors.
Following her biggest call yet, over 20 of Gladys Sheehan’s budding actors were requested to feature in next season’s series.
The opportunity was not only an acting career dream come true for most, but also a dream for many of the older girls came true as they got to meet their pin-up heartthrob Rhys Meyers.
The actor proved to be the very opposite of his character Henry VIII and was very gracious and open to discussion with the young actors.
One curious young man with plenty of questions caught the attention of the Hollywood actor.
Rhys Meyers asked the boy’s name which also happened to be Jonathan and was ready to answer any questions he threw at him about the filming of the series, the costumes and the set.
For the girls they not only got to be on set with a Hollywood heartthrob but they also got to take part in the most magnificent game of dress up ever.
In the week prior to the day of filming the girls were fitted for their stunning dresses designed by the Oscar award winning costume designer Joan Bergin.
For the boys the dressing up wasn’t as fun with many of them being baffled by the idea of having to wear tights.
‘It was a really lovely shoot and all of the students did a brilliant job. All the crew and actors were delightful to work with which was great for these young budding actors to see,’ explained Glady’s Sheehan,
‘A lot of organising goes into a day of filming and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my chaperones Haley Gibbons and Colm O’Brien who looked after the kids so well.’
Students from the Gladys Sheehan School of Acting who are currently starring in The Tudors.