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20 June 2011

‘Sean’

Sean Maguire - 'Sean O'Malley'

Sean Maguire plays the lead role of 'Sean O'Malley' in 'Songs for Amy'.  London/Irish Sean made his acting debut at the age of five in 'Voyage Around My Father' with Sir Laurence Olivier.  Since then he has starred in many features including 'LA Blues', 'Waterland' and 'Prince Charming'.  His most recent lead role in 'Meet the Spartans' was number one in the US Box office.  Sean is also well known for his TV roles largely in the UK including Grange Hill, Eastenders, Dangerfield and Sunburn and is currently filming ITV's police drama 'Scott & Bailey'. Although born in England, Sean comes from an Irish background and has strong Irish roots and a warm, fun, down-to-earth manner.

Using both his acting and singing talents in the film, Sean plays 'Sean' (yes, it's just a coincidence), a charismatic but struggling Galway musician who is surrounded by four idiot band mates and chaos.

http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=sean+Maguire

‘Sean’

30 June 2011

‘Amy’

Lorna Anderson  - 'Amy Kennedy'

Scottish actress, Lorna Anderson plays the leading lady role of 'Amy', the object of Sean's affection and cause of much chaos in Ireland.  24-year old Lorna has worked largely in Glasgow's 'River CIty' drama for many years and recently starred in the Bollywood feature 'Mausam' alongside Indian megastars Shadid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor.  With big blue eyes and an ability to play both the independent young woman as well as the fragile girl, Amy is a fabulous leading lady and well worth Sean's efforts.

‘Amy’

15 November 2011

‘Rory’

Barry Ward - 'Rory Jarvis'

Barry Ward plays Rory, Sean's best friend and lead guitarist in his band 'Lost and Sound'. A key character in the film, Rory is often insightful but usually stoned. 

Barry made his professional debut at 14 years old in Roddy Doyle's highly acclaimed BBC drama, 'Family'.More recently Barry appeared as Jack Clitheroe in a critically acclaimed and record breaking production of The Plough And The Stars at The Abbey Theatre directed by Wayne Jordan. He appeared as Dean in Lay Me Down Softly, a new play by Billy Roche at the Peacock Theatre directed by Wilson Milam and subsequently appeared in the leading role of Azore in the same theatre in La Dispute, directed by Wayne Jordan. Barry recently appeared in Ireland in the leading role of David in Love and Money directed by Annabelle Comyn at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. He also recently appeared in Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest at the Battersea Arts Centre directed by JMK Award winner for 2009, Caroline Steinbeis.

Barry brings a lot of humour to the role of 'Rory' in  'Songs for Amy' and is a lot of fun to work with!

‘Rory’

8 April 2011

‘Sled’

Ford Kiernan - 'Sled'

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Ford Kiernan (Still Game, Field of Blood) is one of Britain's favourite comedians. Already an esteemed actor, Ford is also a highly talented writer and joins the team at Sonny and Skye as actor and executive producer. Ford plays 'Sled', the drummer in Sean's band  'Lost and Sound' and is pictured here with his onscreen girlfriend, Lilt, played by Olwyn Boyle.

For some entertainment from the 'Still Game' bar scene clips, check out:

http://youtu.be/i5-z4iMBFZA

‘Sled’

15 November 2011

‘Declan’

Ross Mac Mahon: 'Declan Kelly'

'Songs for Amy' introduces Ross Mac Mahon as 'Declan Kelly', the bass guitarist in Sean's band 'Lost and Sound. In Ross' fantastic portrayal of the self-obsessed Declan, he manages to induce laughter with a mere raise of his eyebrow.

‘Declan’

8 April 2011

‘JJ’

Kevin J Ryan - 'JJ'

Kevin J Ryan (Copper, RAW) plays global popstar, JJ. Originally from County Dublin and voted as one of Ireland's 'sexiest Irishmen', Kevin now lives and works in LA and is currently filiming the second season

of 'Copper'.

http://www.kevinjryan.com

‘JJ’

15 November 2011

‘Bob’

Gavin Mitchell: 'Bob Sweeney'

Much loved Scottish Actor, Gavin Mitchell plays the very precise and highly efficient 'Bob Sweeney' in 'Songs for Amy'. Gavin is probably best known for his role as 'Boaby the barman' in the Scottish sitcom 'Still Game' but has also worked extensively in theatre and film including 'You Instead', 'Breaking the Waves' and 'Being Human'. Gavin played a great part in the film both onscreen and off!

‘Bob’

8 April 2011

‘Patrick Flynn’

Patrick Bergin - 'Patrick Flynn'

In addition to having had a long and extremely successful career in film (Sleeping with the Enemy, Robin Hood, Patriot Games), Patrick is also a highly talented musician. Originally from Dublin, Patrick spends his time between UK, Ireland and USA.  With a smile that can light up a room and enormous talent both in acting and music, Patrick plays legendary folk musician 'Patrick Flynn', who is a pivotal character on Sean's journey. He is pictured here with writer/producer Fiona Graham on the set of 'Songs for Amy'.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000920/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Bergin-and-the-Spirit-Merchants/207025939316860

‘Patrick Flynn’

15 November 2011

‘Murdo’

James Cosmo: 'Murdo Kennedy'

One of Scotland's most admired actors, James Cosmo plays Amy's father 'Murdo' in 'Songs for Amy'.  James attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and also studied at the Bristol Old Vic drama school.  He went on to work with some of the biggest names in the industry, starring in 'Trainspotting', 'Braveheart', 'The Four Feathers', 'The Legion', 'Game of Thrones' and 'Sons of Anarchy' to name a few.  Cosmo has great presence both on-screen and off.  He is the ideal character for Amy's protective and hard-nosed Scottish father, but a gentle giant in real life and enormous fun to work with.

‘Murdo’

8 April 2011

‘Lilt’

Olwyn Boyle - 'Lilt'

Olwyn Boyle (Fair City, Desperate Houses, Take me Out) joins 'Songs for Amy' as Lilt, the highly energetic gypsy.  Originally from Clonmel, South Tipperary in Ireland, Olwyn is a terrific actress whose natural energy and humour provide the perfect basis for her film character.

http://www.nationalist.ie:80/lifestyle/entertainment/olwyn_to_star_alongside_patrick_bergin_in_romantic_comedy_1_2568978

‘Lilt’