Kerry’s film roy­alty on the up once again

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DEN­NEHY

KERRY has never been short of tal­ent on the film front, a fact proven once again as Kil­lar­ney’s Jessie Buck­ley and Cro­mane’s Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly were nom­i­nated for some of the UK film in­dus­try’s most cov­eted awards.

Jessie Buck­ley’s film ‘Beast’ in which she plays the lead Moll, was re­leased in 2017 to mas­sive ac­claim.

The film this week re­ceived 10 nom­i­na­tions in the Bri­tish In­de­pen­dent Film Awards; in­clud­ing nom­i­na­tions for the Kil­lar­ney ac­tor in both the ‘Best Ac­tress’ and ‘Most Promis­ing New­comer’ cat­e­gories.

Cro­mane’s Fodhla has mean­while been hon­oured by the BAFTA’s ‘Break­through Brits’ ini­tia­tive, es­tab­lished to cel­e­brate the next gen­er­a­tion of Bri­tish-based tal­ent.

The Cro­mane pro­ducer has been based in Lon­don for the last num­ber of years and is among 17 oth­ers hon­oured by the ini­tia­tive.

She re­turned to Kil­lar­ney last year where she screened her penul­ti­mate film ‘Lady Mac­beth’; her lat­est film ‘My Gen­er­a­tion’ stars Michael Caine. Jessie’s lead role in the dark and un­com­pro­mis­ing Beast has won plau­dits left, right and cen­tre for the Kerry woman who came to fame in I’d Do Any­thing.

Jessie Buck­ley.

Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly.

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