Tóibín will be in Wick­low film

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

LEGENDERY Ir­ish ac­tor Niall Tóibín came out of re­tire­ment to play a role op­po­site one of his daugh­ters, Muire­ann Tóibín, in a new Ir­ish short that has just been com­pleted.

The film was shot en­tirely on lo­ca­tion in Wick­low, us­ing fa­mil­iar land­marks in­clud­ing the for­mer Bray Head Ho­tel, Dann’s pub in Grey­stones, and Bray har­bour.

Niall Tóibín’s il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer spans 50 years in film and tele­vi­sion, in­clud­ing Ryan’s Daugh­ter, Far and Away, Bracken, The Ball­room of Ro­mance, The Ir­ish RM and Bal­lykissan­gel.

‘When I sent him the script I didn’t ex­pect him to say yes,’ said Grey­stones-based writer/ direc­tor Ian Camp­bell. ‘It was a real thrill for ev­ery­one in­volved – cast and crew – to see him work up close and breathe life into a char­ac­ter that was writ­ten for him.’

Re­mains is a pow­er­ful drama that tells the story of an Amer­i­can busi­ness­man who ar­rives in Ire­land with the ashes of his par­ents. Us­ing his mother’s di­ary as a guide, the Amer­i­can re­traces their steps in the weeks when they fell in love and meets lo­cal peo­ple, in­clud­ing Niall Tóibín’s char­ac­ter, who do lit­tle to help his in­creas­ingly frag­ile state of mind .

Pa­trick Dunne, from Grey­stones, plays the role of the up­tight Amer­i­can. He’s worked with Ian Camp­bell on other shorts, in­clud­ing Noth­ing Nowhere, which won the Best For­eign Film award in the 2011 Ac­tion/Cut Short Film Com­pe­ti­tion in the US.

Niall Tóibín.

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